Act of Depression

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Act of Depression
Underoath-Act of Depression.jpg
Studio album by Underoath
Released July 4, 1999[1]
Recorded March 1999
Studio Audiolab Studios, Tampa, Florida[2]
Length 55:55
Label Takehold
Producer James Paul Wisner
Underoath chronology
Act of Depression
Cries of the Past
Reissue cover
Act Of Depression (Reissue).jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 2/5 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3/5 stars[1]

Act of Depression is the debut album by Underoath. Released July 4, 1999, through Takehold Records, the album was out of print for some time as there were only 2,000 copies originally released. Solid State reissued this album alongside Cries of the Past on August 20, 2013.[5]

Musical content and style[edit]

The style of this album has been described as hard hitting Christian metal, stylistically featuring a mix of metalcore, death metal, and black metal.[5][3][6]

The hidden track "Spirit of a Living God" begins with commentary by lead guitarist Corey Steger speaking about his description about God, talks about receiving Jesus Christ and that he dedicates the album to those that were victims to rape, suicide and depression. It features drummer Aaron Gillespie in the background of the commentary singing along with an acoustic guitar. It later leads to the song itself which is an acoustic rock song that features singing vocals by Gillespie.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Heart of Stone" 5:50
2. "A Love So Pure" 10:39
3. "Burden in Your Hands" 6:28
4. "Innocence Stolen" 6:35
5. "Act of Depression" 10:23
6. "Watch Me Die" 6:56
7. "Spirit of a Living God" (hidden track – sometimes credited as "Praise") 9:08
Total length: 55:55


  • Dallas Taylor – lead vocals
  • Corey Steger – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, clean vocals, backing vocals
  • Octavio Fernandez – bass
  • Aaron Gillespie – drums, backing vocals on "A Love So Pure", lead vocals on "Spirit of a Living God"
  • Produced by James Paul Wisner


  1. ^ a b c Powless, Steven (November 29, 2011). "Underoath, 'Act of Depression' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Underoath – Act of Depression (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Boland, Casey (July 4, 1999). "Home Reviews Underoath - Act of Depression". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on August 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Gramlich, Chris (May 2002). "Underoath - The Changing of Times". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Instagram post by Solid State Records • Jul 26, 2013 at 9:13pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved December 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 976. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.