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Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
     

Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses

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by Atreyu
 

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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

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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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Release Date:
06/04/2002
Label:
Victory Records
UPC:
0746105017726
catalogNumber:
177

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Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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