Design the Skyline is an American experimental metal band from Corpus Christi, Texas. Formed in 2007, the group was originally known as Extra Large Kids during high school and recorded demo songs while playing in their local area under this name. In 2011, the band gained international attention after being signed to Victory Records with their song "Surrounded by Silence" and its accompanying video which was negatively received to the point of the band gaining considerable exposure.
The negative reaction was generally due to the song's key structure and sound changes, along with the band members' appearance which was dubbed as "ridiculous" and "scene as fuck" by reviewers. The band's later released debut full-length album, Nevaeh, subsequently featured a completely different sound to that of "Surrounded by Silence", but was still met with generally poor reviews.