Underøath drummer Aaron Gillespie has responded to negative online criticism from fans.

The band have come under fire of late for their decision to include expletives on new album Erase Me whilst also taking on a new sonic direction.

Taking to Twitter, Gillespie wrote that he and his band “are people too. We read. We hurt. We also spent more time on erase me than on any other record we’ve ever made.” In doing so, Gillespie quote a relatively negative comment from a disgruntled fan, using it as the backbone for his argument. Check it out below.

Following his tweet, multiple members of Underøath’s contemporaries also took to Twitter in Gillespie’s defence. Sleeping With Sirens’ Nick Martin responded with a sly “Fuck ’em”, whilst The Amity Affliction’s Joel Birch and August Burns Red’s JB Brubaker both came out in high praise of Erase Me. The Word Alive’s Telle Smith, on the other hand, emerged with a small rant of his own. Check that out below.

Read more of Smith’s views here, and watch the video for Underøath’s Rapture below.