Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses

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All Music Guide - Jason D. Taylor
Atreyu's debut album, Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses, is an invigorating foray into melodic metalcore in the vein of Darkest Hour, Poison the Well, and Eighteen Visions. Helmed by the tortured vision of frontman Alex Varkatzas, Atreyu looks to strike a name for themselves in a genre that has experienced its share of attention, yet while other bands look to simply bludgeon the listener to death with a permanent double-bass thrash, these five men wish for a little bit more originality to be added to the metalcore equation. Exquisitely crafted, the band fuses Swedish metal riffs in the vein of At the Gates with the tremendous rhythm section that never ceases to amaze ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason D. Taylor
Atreyu's debut album, Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses, is an invigorating foray into melodic metalcore in the vein of Darkest Hour, Poison the Well, and Eighteen Visions. Helmed by the tortured vision of frontman Alex Varkatzas, Atreyu looks to strike a name for themselves in a genre that has experienced its share of attention, yet while other bands look to simply bludgeon the listener to death with a permanent double-bass thrash, these five men wish for a little bit more originality to be added to the metalcore equation. Exquisitely crafted, the band fuses Swedish metal riffs in the vein of At the Gates with the tremendous rhythm section that never ceases to amaze with its precision and intricate nod to detail. Varkatzas' inflamed vocal screams make even the listener wince with pain, yet this vocal agony helps convey the sincerity and depth of his lyrics. Drummer Brandon Saller backs these growls of pain with melodies of passion, apparently contributing a beam of light into the darkness that consumes Varkatzas. Together, these two men make for some spectacular vocal moments, as their give and take on "Ain't Love Grand" is breathtaking. "Someone's Standing on My Chest" is a much more volatile blend of emotion and anger, as Varkatzas' ferocity is just barely kept in check by Saller's melody, and explodes into a tumultuous thunderstorm of sound on numerous occasions. Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses is an outstanding debut for a band that has its eyes set on the top of the heap, and with its extensive slaying of all heavy genres, Atreyu is quite possibly the next big thing in the metalcore scene.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • Label: Victory Records
  • UPC: 746105017726
  • Catalog Number: 177
  • Sales rank: 80,724

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Atreyu Primary Artist
Travis Miguel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alex Varkatzas Vocals
Brandon Saller Drums
Dan Jacobs Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chris Thomson Bass, Bass Guitar
Jaime Boepple Piano
Chris Thomson Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Eric Rachel Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Engineering
Justin Borucki Illustrations
Paul Miner Engineer
Brandon Saller Melody Arrangement
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Atreyu Rocks!!!

    Suicide And Butterfly Notes rocks, Atreyu knows how to make one damn good metal album. Lip Gloss And Black is the coolest song they've done. Rock on Atreyu, looking forward to A Death Grip On Yesturday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome work of art...for the hardcore/metalcore genre...Hell for others tho ;P

    This is the killerist cd EVER. If you're a fan of the hardcore or metal core genre,you'll absolutely LOVE this cd..Also,if you can,try to look for the edition thats limited to 30,000 copies,as it comes with an awsome dvd as well...I got copy 13,324 out of 30,000.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Atreyu is GGGRRREEEEAAATTT!!!

    Wow...what a great hardcore CD. Definitly one to check out. My favorite song is Lip Gloss and Black...great song. Go get this CD NOW!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For not liking Hardcore......

    I was never one to listen to a lot of hardcore, but eversince the sampler cd that came with TBS, Atreyu has become one of my all time favorites. As a matter of fact, because of their beautifully sick sound, they are the only hardcore band I can listen to. This CD is a must!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Album Ever!!!

    I heard of Atreyu when i got a sample disk with another cd. It had "Someone's Standing on my Chest" and I loved it. So I picked up the cd and, dude, its the best. I never get tired of it. Atreyu's music is so powerful, you just can't say no.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best new thing?

    Atreyu's suicide notes and butterfly kisses is one of the best albums i have purchased in a long time. The mix of melodic singing,guitar..and screaming just left me breathless and wanting more. Although at times you might think (80's style) this is the one band that can make it work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the ultimate hardcore cd

    Atreyu is no other ordinary emo/ hardcore band. This is the ultimate package for any listener of anti mainstream music. The lyrics are extremely emo, but added to the great sounds of headbanging symbols and hard guitar, this is the band to listen to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You're missing out if you don't have this album

    Atreyu's debut album is far and large one of the best releases this year. Do not pass this one over, you'll hate yourself for it. Each song has its own blend of heavy riffs, strong vocals and melody through out each second of the song. Bottom line is that this album is a must have for the true fans of the hard rock scene.

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