Best of Atreyu

The Best of Atreyu

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by Atreyu
     
 
Atreyu's acerbic approach to metalcore -- merging Alex Varkatzas' caustic gutturals and Brandon Saller's melodic underpinnings with thrashing hardcore and continuous double-bass shots to the gut -- rocketed the guys straight to the top of the underground scene. The genre may have quickly become saturated,

Overview

Atreyu's acerbic approach to metalcore -- merging Alex Varkatzas' caustic gutturals and Brandon Saller's melodic underpinnings with thrashing hardcore and continuous double-bass shots to the gut -- rocketed the guys straight to the top of the underground scene. The genre may have quickly become saturated, but Atreyu managed to remain a head above the crowd. So it made sense when ultimately, in 2006, the Orange County crew inked a deal with Hollywood Records, thus aligning forces for their imminent takeover of the moshing masses. As if right on cue, The Best of Atreyu has arrived via Victory Records to help easily orient those unfamiliar with the black clad quintet, while also assisting fans who have long since worn out their copies of the band's prior albums. This 18-song set draws pretty equally from the three full-lengths released up until 2006, arranging the songs chronologically starting with cuts from 2002's highly acclaimed Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses. As a result of the track order, discerning ears can enjoy the progression of the band's metallic sound, starting with the exhilarating romantic angst of "Lip Gloss and Black" all the way through the meditative and more tuneful air of "The Theft." And of course, ears will be steamrolled multiple times over in between with memorable tracks a plenty like "Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead," "Ain't Love Grand," "Right Side of the Bed," "The Crimson" and "Creature." Not everyone's favorite song is going to be represented here, but as purely an Atreyu starter kit, this best-of collection serves as an excellent overview. Plus, the album comes with a bonus DVD of six of their music videos to enjoy. Soak it all up now, and later you can claim you knew them when. [Also included in the package is a sampler of upcoming Victory Records artists, whose music videos are also on the DVD.]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2007
Label:
Victory Records
UPC:
0746105034525
catalogNumber:
345
Rank:
13028

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Lip Gloss and Black
  2. Ain't Love Grand
  3. Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead
  4. A Song for the Optimists
  5. Deanne the Arsonist
  6. Tulips Are Better
  7. Someone's Standing on My Chest
  8. Bleeding Mascara
  9. Right Side of the Bed
  10. You Eclipsed by Me
  11. The Crimson
  12. Demonology and Heartache
  13. My Sanity on the Funeral Pyre
  14. Creature
  15. Untitled Finale
  16. Ex's and Oh's
  17. Shameful
  18. The Theft

Disc 2

  1. Drowning
  2. The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle
  3. 7861
  4. Cowboys and Indians
  5. Broadcasting
  6. Leaving the Citadel
  7. The Suffering
  8. Loud and Clear

Disc 3

  1. Bonus Material

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Atreyu   Primary Artist
Travis Miguel   Guitar,Group Member
Alex Varkatzas   Vocals,Group Member
Brandon Saller   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Marc McKnight   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Day to Remember   Track Performer
Dan Jacobs   Guitar,Group Member
Chris Thomson   Bass
On the Last Day   Track Performer
Endwell   Track Performer
Four Letter Lie   Track Performer
Beneath the Sky   Track Performer
Brett Anderson   Vocals
Jaime Boepple   Piano

Technical Credits

GGGarth   Producer
Eric Rachel   Producer,Engineer
Patrick Roberts   Contribution
Dean Maher   Engineer
Ryan Williams   Engineer
Josh Abraham   Producer
Paul Miner   Engineer
Elizabeth Yanez   Contribution
Atreyu   Composer,Producer
Dave Quiggle   Cover Illustration
Nancy Munoz   Contribution
Merideth Ball   Contribution
Barbie   Contribution
Veronique Belhumeur   Contribution
Bobby Castorena   Contribution
Jasper Condo   Contribution
Melissa Demel   Contribution
Emma Gilbert   Contribution
Ashi Gilliam   Contribution
Jessica Hollatz   Contribution
Colin Ignots   Contribution
Matt Kerestesy   Contribution
Thomas Kuster   Contribution
Kelsey McRiley   Contribution
Nicole Ann Narvaez   Contribution
Silvia Noardo   Contribution
Caity Ombres   Contribution
Ashley Oniel   Contribution
Ben Pappenheimer   Contribution
Nick Riter   Contribution
Paul Rydberg   Contribution
Kate Salkeld   Contribution
Rebecca Simon   Contribution
Brandon Tepezano   Contribution
Jennie Touchie   Contribution
Amber Watkins   Contribution
Joe Worral   Contribution

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