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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. Feb 3, 2013
    sick!! the great sick sounds of the guitars, the incredible and the mature throaty voice of Spencer Chamberlain, and the incredible lyrics make me say: (Disambiguation) is one of the best albums of not only the band, if not also the genre of metalcore. I can't believe that many people actually miss this masterpiece.
    People please, wake up!!, should not miss this unforgettable album.

    Unfortunately, without knowing it, this was her farewell, but left us with a great taste.
  2. Jan 5, 2011
    This album presents the same message with a different lineup. This band has changed so much over it's existence and for them to manage to keep the message consistent is pretty cool. Even when you see them in concert they put the message above all else. I was more of a fan of the last two albums and not as into the loss of Aaron as the drummer/singer. I feel they balanced the singing and screaming better in the last albums. I also think that the Spencer Chamberlain matched with Aaron was a better combination than him singing on with the accompaniment of the other band members. I feel like they lost that uniqueness. Aaron added a certain powerful emotion that is missing in this album. The drums however, picked up by former Norma Jean drummer Daniel Davison are a lot more involved than in the last two albums and there are less electronic fills which makes them sound more "rock." But Underoath definitely become less identifiable for me. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2010
    This is a really solid album from a band that has slowly become more of a "rock" band then anything resembling metal (I am still hesitant to call the band metal... bands like Wretched, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Between the Buried and Me are more so). After losing interest in the band following their last two releases, Disambiguation finds them losing Aaron Gillespie (the drummer/singer currently fronting the band The Almost) and gaining an identity. This album is heavy. Not in the sense that there are a lot of technical or mathematical guitar riffs or breakdowns, but in the sense of pounding, down-tuned (yet still audible), rhythmic, music that drives and grooves. That isn't to say there isn't any softer parts... in fact, the singer of Underoath now gets to truly shine... and shine he does on this album. Overall, this is a well put together, frantic, and heavy album for fans of heavy music. Jaded metal fans may hate it due to its lack of technicality, but fans of solidly written heavy music (with the added plus of excellent vocals) can really get into this. Expand

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    To fans it'll undoubtedly shine as their best record yet, while the uninitiated may be about to find their new favourite band.
  2. Apr 5, 2011
    Less encouraging is that while the album is unmistakably brutal, it's also remarkably unmemorable. [2 Apr 2011, p.52]
  3. 80
    That framework [on 2008′s Lost in the Sound of Separation] is largely in tact on the new effort, except it's decidedly richer and more vibrant, showcasing each member's strengths in ways not realized before in Underoath's decade-old career.