Lead Sails Paper Anchor [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Katherine Fulton
Atreyu's Lead Sails Paper Anchor is a decent album. The problem? It would be a much more consistent and stronger one if producer John Feldmann had settled on one sound -- slick or raw -- because it can't be both. For the record, the rougher moments on the album do give Atreyu more vitality. It isn't even a case of different songs having different production values, which would have made for a difficult, but ultimately forgivable, listen. Instead, these switches in sound occur multiple times, often in the same song. It's noticeable right from the beginning with opening number "Doomsday." During the verses, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel crunch away while Alex ...
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All Music Guide - Katherine Fulton
Atreyu's Lead Sails Paper Anchor is a decent album. The problem? It would be a much more consistent and stronger one if producer John Feldmann had settled on one sound -- slick or raw -- because it can't be both. For the record, the rougher moments on the album do give Atreyu more vitality. It isn't even a case of different songs having different production values, which would have made for a difficult, but ultimately forgivable, listen. Instead, these switches in sound occur multiple times, often in the same song. It's noticeable right from the beginning with opening number "Doomsday." During the verses, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel crunch away while Alex Varkatzas' raspy vocals add texture and grit, but as soon as the chorus hits, the sound abruptly becomes slick and restrained. It's not on the part of the musicians, either -- it's very obviously a recording effect. It's a trend that is repeated throughout Lead Sails Paper Anchor, reining in Atreyu's hard and heavy sound to the album's detriment. By holding the band back, the album never achieves any sort of critical mass. Fortunately, Lead Sails Paper Anchor isn't a bland effort, and this helps to compensate somewhat, even if some of the songs seem a little out of place. "Falling Down," which sounds a little too punk-pop for this collection, is a prime example. "Lose It" is a particularly intriguing number, beginning with layered and distorted guitars before bursting into a brief flurry of heavy riffs. This, in turn, gives way to haunted verses, a rough, aggressive chorus, and an eerie bridge section featuring echoing harmonies and hand claps. "Blow" is another highlight, though for completely different reasons -- the big, juicy guitar riffs, a singalong though hardly family-friendly chorus, and a healthy dose of cowbell all add up for a rousing, arena-ready showstopper. Both are unencumbered by the restraining effects placed on most of the other pieces, giving a glimpse of what this album could have been. Fans may have to wait for a live album or a concert ticket to hear what Atreyu are really capable of doing with this material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2008
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087110826
  • Catalog Number: 000094602

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Doomsday (3:19)
  2. 2 Honor (3:08)
  3. 3 Falling Down (2:59)
  4. 4 Becoming the Bull (3:40)
  5. 5 When Two Are One (4:40)
  6. 6 Lose It (3:58)
  7. 7 No One Cares (3:03)
  8. 8 Can't Happen Here (4:02)
  9. 9 Slow Burn (3:26)
  10. 10 Blow (4:09)
  11. 11 Lead Sails (And a Paper Anchor) (4:46)
  12. 12 [Untitled Hidden Track (7:26)
  13. 13 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Atreyu Primary Artist
Patrick Brayer Steel Guitar, Baglama
Brett Anderson Vocals
John Feldmann Percussion, Vocals
Monique Powell Vocals
Josh Todd Vocals
Travis Miguel Guitar
Alex Varkatzas Vocals
Brandon Saller Drums, Vocals
Marc McKnight Bass, Vocals
Nick Martin Vocals
Dan Jacobs Guitar
Sean Stiegemeier Vocals
Bobak Naghavi Vocals
Kenny Shackelford Vocals
Tyler Trautman Vocals
Technical Credits
Howie Weinberg Mastering
John Feldmann Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Ryan Williams Producer
Brett Allen Guitar Techician
Atreyu Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it or Leave it!

    Atreyu's new album is VERY different from the last three (A Death Grip on Yesterday, The Curse, and Butterfly Kisses and Suicide Notes) Overall I liked it, ONLY b/c I listened to it knowing very well that it wasn't going to sound like the old Atreyu... If you REALLY love Atreyu you'll buy it anyways. But don't go listening to it thinking it's going to sound like Atreyu... just pretend that it's someone else. If you listen to it thinking it's Atreyu, I'm sad to say that you'll be VERY dissapointed... Brandon's (vocals/drums) voice is very distinct but i'm afraid to say that Alex (Lead singer) doesn't scream anymore... there are very fews songs in which he actually screams like "Becoming the Bull" but his singing voice sounds more like M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold and, it doesn't sound good... Sadly this is not Atreyu's best I think mostly b/c they changed record companies but if you like them you might want to listen to there songs first on there myspace and then decide if you want to buy it! HOWEVER! If you LOVE them like I do, No matter what they sound like, you'll get this album and love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A truly amazing listen.

    I've heard a lot of people complaining about how Atreyu has changed their sound on this album. People need to listen to this album with an open mind. It truly blew me away, and every song is absolutely beautiful, especially "When Two Are One" and "Lose It."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best album of summer 2007

    personally, atreyu have just released their their best and cleanest sounding album of their career. yes, the song "blow" is very explicit. yet at the same time it, along with the rest of the album, is highly addicting. although a couple of the songs get old fairly quickly. however, this is, simply put, the best album of 2007 (so far). i would recommend it to anyone who is even interested in this band..and i mean that they should BUY IT, not download it for free. and NO, I AM NOT FROM A MAGAZINE, A PART OF THE BAND, OR FROM HOLLYWOOD RECORDS. enjoy...(^_^)

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