ATREYU - Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses

Atreyu - Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses

10 songs
37:49 minutes
***** ****


Some bands play metal, other bands play hardcore, and them some are really emotional about it. Atreyu manage to be everything at the same time, without giving the impression of forcing 100 different things into some awkward crossover thing.

Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses is the first longplayer by this Californian band, and it's probably one of the best debuts I ever came across. There are heavy guitars, tons of melancholic melodies, two vocalists, where the one (naturally) screams and the other (who happens to be also the drummer) sings, sounding at times like a younger Ozzie Osbourne.

Although there are a lot of good songs, or rather only good songs on this album, I want to point out Ain't Love Grand, which is something like the hit song and is the best starting point to get accustomed to Atreyu. Another really great song is At Least I Know I'm A Sinner, where the vocalist of Death By Stereo is lending his wonderful voice to make that song one of the highlights on the CD.

The modern heavy sound, the capacity for catchiness and the appealing artwork should guarantee that this CD will find its buyers in high numbers.

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