I was very tempted to do “Returning Empty Handed” as it’s my 2nd favorite song of Underoath’s. But here we are reviewing a signature UO song. Writing On The Walls and A Boy Brushed Red.. are basically Underoath’s most popular tracks and this is my favorite of the two. I’m sure this happened with many of you, but this was the first Underoath track I heard and I absolutely loved it. Upon hearing it I went to download The Changing Of Times, They’re Only Chasing Safey, and Define The Great Line as I waited impatiently for their next record. The crowd went absolutely crazy for Writing On The Walls each time I saw them. This track is fantastic and would be so even without it’s popularity. Fan’s love for Writing On The Walls does add to it’s greatness though. The back and forth vocals from Aaron to Spencer is as good as it gets here as it is very well balanced. I must now discuss my personal favorite part of the song, and I’m sure you all love it just as much as me. At 2:35 when the song slows down leading up to Aaron singing the line:
I hope to God you come down I hope to God you feel this now I hope to God you come down I hope to…God
And the song could have easily ended there, but better yet, we are left with one final Spencer vocal. Overall, Writing On The Walls is an iconic Underoath song and very well deserves to be one. I hope to god you like it too.
This was the band I turned to (and still do to be honest) when I was feeling down in life and was my introduction to the world of heavy music way back in 2004/5. Their lyrics are heartfelt and brutally honest and speak to believers and non-believers alike. I am eternally grateful for what they have done in my life and wish them all the best in the future. I’ve seen them many times live and I’m grateful that they would always visit Australia whenever they could. This is my little fan tribute using my rudimentary photoshop skills.
You’re almost gone and I’m okay to give you time to be afraid.
This song has always been my favorite, and the most powerful song. The sentimental value it holds in my heart is insane, because there are so many things attributed to this song. It hurts to even listen to it sometimes.