Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses

Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
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  • Released: June 4, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Victory

Entertainment Reviews:

CMJ - 5/27/02, p.16
"...A poignant blend of metal, hardcore and emo....Texturally and vocally rich, this album has a brilliant amount of depth..."


  • 1.A Song for the Optimists
  • 2.Dilated
  • 3.Ain't Love Grand
  • 4.Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead
  • 5.Deanne the Arsonist
  • 6.Someone's Standing on My Chest
  • 7.At Least I Know I'm a Sinner
  • 8.Tulips Are Better
  • 9.A Vampire's Lament
  • 10.Lip Gloss and Black

Product Description:

Atreyu: Alex Varkatzas (vocals); Dan Jacobs, Travis Miguel (guitar); Chris Thomson (bass); Brandon Saller (drums).
Additional personnel: Efrem Shulz (vocals); Andrea Shulz, Jaime Boepple (piano).
Initial pressings included a bonus DVD featuring live performances and behind-the-scenes footage.
Atreyu: Alex Varkatzas (vocals); Dan Jacobs, Travis Miguel (guitar); Chris Thomson (bass); Brandon Saller (drums).
Additional personnel: Efrem Shulz (vocals); Andrea Shulz, Jaime Boepple (piano).
Atreyu: Chris Thomson (bass guitar); Dan Jacobs , Alex Varkatzas, Brandon Saller, Travis Miguel.
Personnel: Alex Varkatzas (vocals); Dan Jacobs , Travis Miguel (guitar, electric guitar); Jaime Boepple (piano); Chris Thomson (bass guitar); Brandon Saller (drums).
Audio Mixer: Eric Rachel.
Recording information: Death Tracks; Trax East, South River, NJ.
Illustrator: Justin Borucki.
By the time Atreyu's 2002 debut full-length SUICIDE NOTES AND BUTTERFLY KISSES was released, they'd already built a devoted following in their native Orange County, California, with their polished yet punishing brand of metalcore. An EP, FRACTURES IN THE FACADE OF YOUR PORCELAIN BEAUTY, had established the band's sonic blueprint, and Atreyu reworked three songs from the EP to place among the newer material on SUICIDE NOTES.
The group's hallmarks-furiously churning riffs, double-bass thunder, and tortured screamo vocals-arrive fully formed here. Titles like "Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead" and "Someone's Standing On My Chest" suggest lead singer and lyricist Alex Vartkatzas's penchant for violent psychological anguish and anger, feelings reinforced by the brutal nature of the music. The singles "Ain't Love Grand" and "Lip Gloss and Black" are album highlights, not least for their melodic choruses sung by drummer Brandon Saller, but there isn't a weak track on the disc. Atreyu would go on to refine their unique sound, but this is the album that started it all, and it's still one of their best.

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  • Sales Rank: 108,847
  • UPC: 746105017726
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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