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Atreyu: The CurseThe Curse (2004)
Victory Records

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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Ok, I admit it, I liked Atreyu's last album. Although it didn't really offer anything new, it was pretty good for what it was, and some of the songs were catchy. Since the release of "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses," Atreyu has gotten themselves a decent sized fanbase, and there was a decent a.
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Ok, I admit it, I liked Atreyu's last album. Although it didn't really offer anything new, it was pretty good for what it was, and some of the songs were catchy. Since the release of "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses," Atreyu has gotten themselves a decent sized fanbase, and there was a decent amount of hype coming out of the Victory camp regarding this one. Before I get into the actual music, I'd like to address one other thing: man, that cover art is fucking terrible. You'd think they could've put a little more into it, but I guess not. This has nothing to do with the music, but I'm just saying what everyone probably thought when they saw this album for the first time.

After a useless intro that sounded a little too much like intro from Avenged Sevenfold's "Waking The Fallen," Atreyu bursts into the album's first real track. I was actually stunned, with some speedy riffing and blazing drums, "Bleeding Mascara" really grabs the listener by the throat. Unfortunately, the chokehold turns into a soft hug with lots of sobbing when the singing starts. The title is appropriate, because this album really does suffer from a curse. Whenever the band has built up any momentum and pulled the listener in, the singing simply saps the song of its energy. The production has also cleaned up the singing quite a bit, and it feels sterile instead of genuinely emotive or heartfelt. "Bleeding Mascara," despite the name, is the album's only true standout track. There a couple of decent songs sprinkled around, but for the most part, none of the tracks are very memorable. It's not just the singing either, the songs just aren't very interesting. They seem very formulaic, and extremely predictable. This was case on their previous album as well, but atleast those songs were catchy. These songs just come off as extremely clean and heartless. I wasn't expecting this album to move me or change my mood or anything like that, but I think the production quality here actually works against the band.

The singing is overdone, the album is overproduced, and nothing here really stands out. I don't even think that some guest vocals from Efrem Schulz could have saved them this time around. "The Curse" could have been a lot better, but with more and more bands taking production quality over songwriting, I'm not really surprised. I wasn't expecting "Slaughter of the Soul," but I was at least expecting a solid album of memorable songs, and "The Curse" simply doesn't deliver this. The songs on here are a lot more accesible, so I guess we'll see a lot of hype in the weeks to come. I'm disappointed, not because I was expecting something great, but because I thought "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses" showed some potential. However, this band hasn't matured, their songs have just been dressed up a little.

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the_curse (November 3, 2006)

this album is my favorite one yet the best tracks ever are right side of the bed and the crimson atreyu really broke out on this one i rate it 10

warningdevice (December 13, 2005)

these guys, alone with every other victory records band can suck it... hard

etwiels88 (December 9, 2005)

Score is for the girl below me. How was the HIM show?

Deanna_13 (September 10, 2005)

First off if you're going to judge a band by the cover of their album you might as well just not judge them at all.The cover doesn't mean anything.

If you are a fan of their first album you might not like this one as much but you'll probably still enjoy it.And if you dodn't like the first one you might like this one.

The writing in this album is different.More cut & dry.Not as metaphoric.But still good.This cd deals with hate towards an ex & towards someone who has tried so hard to tear you down.It also deals with triumph.It deals with true love in a few different songs.It deals with lonliness & surviving on your own.As well as pain.Though the lyrics aren't as good as the lyrics onthe previous album they are still pretty good overall.

The sound in this album is different than the previous cd. Better produced.They are more upbeat.There are less amazing guitar riffs.But still plenty.Still hard but a softer kind of hard.

Overall this album is different than the last yet still good.Good & hard.But somewhat of a different kind.Good & catchy with great & meaningful lyrics.Buy it.

If you like older Avenged Sevenfold you'll probably like this.

For everything Atreyu go to atreyurock.com.Or visit victoryrecords.com!

NEW ALBUM IN THE SPRING OF '06!!!

crazytoledo (July 30, 2005)

*Revised*

crazytoledo (May 19, 2005)

I like it and I don't care if they have an emo/screamo side to their light metalcore, there still a great band...

atreyurocker (May 18, 2005)

i really didn't like the atreyu cover but still the cd roxed and thats really all that matter b/c the cover really don't matter
Atreyu rocks !!!!!!

Anonymous (April 4, 2005)

I don't care which genre this music belongs to or how bad the cover is. The music on this album just r0x!!!

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

Man some people that post on this site need to check there facts before they post: "Its a band named after some annoying little fuck from "Hook". " No, they are named after a guy from "The Never Ending Story". Rufio is a band that is named after a kid from "Hook". Also to the reviewer who didn't think the cover art had anything to do with the album, there are many songs on this album about vampires; "I'm an Anne Rice novel come to life". So the cover art is actually very fitting. And to all the hardcore kids that don't like anything metalcore, go listen to Terror or branch out a little bit you might find out that there are some good bands that aren't hardcore. And this album is amazing.

ThursdayIsStillACrime (November 7, 2004)

This is Atreyu's best album yet. Great lyrics, the music is great, great harmony, great power. Any true Hardcore fans would love this album, I'd recommend it anybody. Atreyu, I salute you. ( And fuck the Staff, I'd rape their reviews. )

CorpseGrinder (September 21, 2004)

i love this album it's right up there with snabk its bad ass i loved it alot and i hate all u fuckin people saying this and that about atreyu you people suck and don't know real music go and listen to your crappy ass linkin park and finch.... fuck off atreyu fans are the best and so is atreyu the rock!!!! but i also like cannibal corpse there badass!!! atreyu til i die!!

Anonymous (September 2, 2004)

""Or, you could be some shitty ass, smelly, fucktard who gets the chick who works at burger with the huge ass and XXXL looney toon print shirt.""

ahhhhhhahahahahahahhah

Anonymous (September 2, 2004)

ahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha
this is some really really funny shit. "XXXL looney tune print shirt" (some kid posted that farther down in the bottom of the post, read the whole thing) ahhahahah. funny shit. ok well yeah anyways
personally i think the album is very solid, not the best of course, vocals could use some work, but musically the band is extremley talented. some really really good songs, then some songs which are decent at best but overall i'd give this shit 3 1/2 stars outta 4.

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

everyone is pretty lame....or most of you think yer all big and so on...dissing metal core or fags. etc etc. ya know what if you dont like shut the fuck man, and keep it to yerself, instead of going on sites and fourms bitching about how they suddenly added a new genre and it sucks cause its not orignal or dosnt belong in that "scene". just let the people enjoy some music man, yer all having some lame ass issues.
theres alwasy someone who puts in a bad name for something, nothings perfect and it will never be. "fashionxcore" is just a bunch of straight edge people who like to dress in tight pants...and i reely have no clue what the fuk is wrong with that, maybe people dont like baggy pants or baggy shirts...maybe they dont feel comfortable in it....so what. Its their fuckin lives leave em be,...instead of being bitches. Punk is on the rise and all the :original punks" or so you guys like to refer to yourselfs think the younger kids are just being retarded and copying....im sure that how you were at their age......unless your one mofo who became elite hardcore at the age of 10.
Christ man.i can go on for so much longer but than...but i dont wana one of those pepople who have nothing better to do than..beat on the "gays" "punks" "hardcorekids" etc.
Just worry about yourself and grow the fuck up man. one kind of genre dosnt belong to you.

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

Great CD. Suicide Notes.... was much better though. These guys are extremely fucking smart and now what the fucks going on. If anyone has Suicide Notes.....and you look at the bonus material on why they wrote those songs it makes the band look that more badass. I'm feeling The Curse.

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

Great CD. Suicide Notes.... was much better though. These guys are extremely fucking smart and now what the fucks going on. If anyone has Suicide Notes.....and you look at the bonus material on why they wrote those songs it makes the band look that more badass. I'm feeling The Curse.

Anonymous (July 26, 2004)

how sad that you guys are crying about how good/bad the album is. who cares...you like it or you don't. i just stumbled upon this site so you guys can bitch me out if you want, i won't see your response. but i do think their cd is pretty tight, if you don't like it then get over it and listen to whatever it is you listen to; no more crying.

Anonymous (July 24, 2004)

first off, most of these comments are pretty fucking retarded and just a bit off topic don't you think?

pretty good cd though. I didn't think that it was much different from their last one. Just more of the same good stuff.

And by the way, that vampire chick would be pretty hot if she didn't have those veins running all over her body, but then i guess she wouldn't have been much of a vampire would she?

Anonymous (July 17, 2004)

Not as good as Suicide Notes. Lacks the same vocal sincerity and the hardness, but you can't call it gay. i dare any of you shitheads to try what they do. Atreyu, 18 Visions, Bleeding Through, Avenged Sevenfold, FATA, and As I Lay Dying are the shit!

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

why hte fuck do the hardcore kids have to fucking cry about METALCORE?

hey faggots, what makes hardcore so great? you guys fucking write the same stupid piece of shit riffs over and over and then write the same lyrics about how you want to make your life better. Its nothing but a rehash of shit and nothing you can build on... just ask agnostic front, hatebreed, and biohazard and sick of it all. fucking pathetic music.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

why hte fuck do the hardcore kids have to fucking cry about METALCORE?

hey faggots, what makes hardcore so great? you guys fucking write the same stupid piece of shit riffs over and over and then write the same lyrics about how you want to make your life better. Its nothing but a rehash of shit and nothing you can build on... just ask agnostic front, hatebreed, and biohazard and sick of it all. fucking pathetic music.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

Look Im hardcore wearing my favorite hardcore band hoodie and combat boots i dont know what hardcore means nor do i want to know but if a band is metalcore i will bitch about it tehetehe

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

The Curse is a good album. Some of the arent as deep. But Ales's writting is F*cking awesome and I'd like to see the retards on this site try and write better and the covers good even on the limited edition.

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

i have to agree. this kid came in to a guitar lesson with me today with this CD and that vampiress chick gave me a semi.

btw, Atreyu is the annoying little fuck from The Neverending Story, not Hook. get it right, dumbass.

but atreyu kinda sucks anyway, so no suprise. i agree w/the reviewer.

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

about the cover.........have u guys seen the non collectors edition one yet? they have that vampire chick and shes hot!!!

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

Its a band named after some annoying little fuck from "Hook".

Lame.

First where ur getting ur research is wrong cuz ur real jackass. It isn't from hook, try A neverending story

Loser!!

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

I'm not goin to lie, Suicde Notes and Butterfly Kisses was their best and will always be but Im impressed with The Curse. Its a good album and this album will put them on the map. I promise you that!

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

You're just a fucking idiot rambling on about pointless shit. The singing is amazing. Both the soft spoken and the hardcore screaming. The instrumentals of Atreyu are in your face full on assault. I think they have the best instumentals out of all the death metal bands out there. Also, the lyrics are EXTREMELY heartfelt. Read them. It's beautiful poetry.

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

Its a band named after some annoying little fuck from "Hook".

Lame.

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

I love Atreyu.....i'm sorry if you don't like them...or anything about them...but i believe they are intelligent and are probably having a really fucking good time just playing music. if you don't like them...well you shouldn't stop listening to them, they're still amazing, and may surprise you sometime. .......................... and i must say, i find that vampire to be really fuckin hot. Thank you Atreyu.

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

not as good as Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses, but I must admit this is a great album. The only thing bothering me is that with each new album they move away from their original style and become more mainstream. THEY'RE STILL ORIGNANL though and this album is kickass!!

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

I give it up to Atreyu this album is fucking amazing better than any of you sorry ass bitch's can do. And if you think its a bad album DONT FUCKING LISTEN TO IT THEN! and if you think it has gotten to "trendy" wtf is that about Atreyu is Big to me but not the mainstream of sale outs. at least they kept there shit heavy. and again SHUT THE FUCK UP cuz ya'll cant do anything 1/10 of what they do. and who cares about the damn cover its a COVER! listen to the music before you judge it. you stupied fucks.
ATREYU IS THE GREATEST BAND OUT RIGHT NOW! without a doubt.

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

that bon jovi song is the fucking shit

FortyMinutesWest (July 5, 2004)

So I get back from vacation and there's just a shitstorm of comments.

I wanted to like this CD, and no, the cover art has nothing to do with the music, but it still sucks. It doesn't need to be flashy, it shouldn't look so idiotic though. There's no way I'm reading through all of this bullshit, but from what I've seen most of the people that say this CD is good aren't very smart. They say things like "ooohh the singer could kick your ass" and they can't spell simple words like concert. So, instead of a long, drawn out comment, I'll just say this: I'm right, you're wrong.

FortyMinutesWest (July 5, 2004)

"hey forty i just went to your hxcmp3 site and i honestly think that you should work on your OWN music before you go out and bash atreyu. I mean come on at least they have some actual lyrics that mean something rather than repeated growling and i think that "bleeding mascara" is a far better title than "shut up and eat your pine cone." i mean what the fuck is that?? Pretty much you have no right to say shit becuase atreyus music is much more thought out and BETTER that the ridiculous excuse for songwriting you slapped up on hxcmp3. And the moral of the story, dont fucking talk shit unless you have the right to. Im sure alex would love to kick your ass. long live atreyu."

Hahahahahahah.

You actually think Clownsuit Barmitzvah is a real band? Thanks for the downloads.

Anonymous (July 5, 2004)

Fashioncore kids are a bunch of trendy fags. People bitch about Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit cuz the kids dress like wiggers but fashioncore kids are nothing but huge posers too... it should be abotu individuality and not trying to look like others so you can be accepted in a genre... fucking lame.

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

another thing is wtf does the cover have to do with the music. atreyu doesnt need a flashy cover the all the gay bands out there even if the cover was just black they still kick ass!!!

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

You are totally wrong. yeah there last album was ok but they had a few good songs. It is hard to find a CD that you can listen and like all the songs on the CD but atreyus the curse is fuckin awsome!!! every song rocks. i listen to it everyday. Friends that dont like there kind of music even find atreyus new album good and end up liking a few songs. I totally disagree with you. i cant wait to see them in consert.

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

Atreyu is awesome....but I'm sick of the retards who post on this site...you're so friggin childish....just listen to the damn cds...instead of bitchin. and hardcore kids are just guys with small D*cks. I say its time for a new scene called Loserxcore.....cuz thats what you are.

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

oh yeah and the x is for straight edge. (sXe)

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

"By the way...what in the fuck is fashion core?...forgive me for not putting the X in between but i dont know what the fuck the x stands for in the first place"

Fashionxcore or however you want to write it is more to describe kids than music. You know all those kids who listen to hardcore like Atreyu and all dress the same (tight pants, black stylized hair, eye liner, tight hardcore band shirt, pink, jack purcells or all black converse)? Those are fashion core kids.

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

hey forty i just went to your hxcmp3 site and i honestly think that you should work on your OWN music before you go out and bash atreyu. I mean come on at least they have some actual lyrics that mean something rather than repeated growling and i think that "bleeding mascara" is a far better title than "shut up and eat your pine cone." i mean what the fuck is that?? Pretty much you have no right to say shit becuase atreyus music is much more thought out and BETTER that the ridiculous excuse for songwriting you slapped up on hxcmp3. And the moral of the story, dont fucking talk shit unless you have the right to. Im sure alex would love to kick your ass. long live atreyu.

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

Lip Gloss and Black is still the best fucking song in the known world. But not bad...plus the video has the hottest bitches in the world...i wouldnt complain..

By the way...what in the fuck is fashion core?...forgive me for not putting the X in between but i dont know what the fuck the x stands for in the first place

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

There are too many of you lame mother fuckers worried about image right now. this is supposed to be a comment on the fuckcing sound of their godly cd. If you have an issue with their fucking style then go fuck yourself, because this cd is pure genious. No band will ever pull off the vocal duo of Atreyu. No fucking one.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

Whoever gave this album a negative review obviously has AIDs

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

THe majority of the people who bash this album are pathetic narrow-minded people who are threatened that their favorite bands are being taken away by the mainstream. Suck it up and shut the fuck up!

This album is better than the crap spat out by other orange county bands like Bleeding Through and 18 Visions.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

Honestly, i think that this album is far more better than suicide notes. By the way, The Bonjovi Song was fucking awesome when they played it live (HOB Anaheim). If you dont think that they have grown since Suicide Notes, then you dont know anything about music. Just listen to the guitarists on The Curse. AMAZING. Alex and Brandon's voices have improved greatly also.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

I hate how people judge bands based on everything but their music. Dont hate a band because they wear make up or girly clothes, hate them because they produce music of poor quality. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but base it on something legitimate! The Curse is an amazing album, although the singing is quite different from the first one. It just shows that Atreyu is open to new ideas and interested in progressing towards a different and better sound. No one wants to buy the second album if it sounds exactly the same as the first. Atreyu is a talented band with much potential to move forward in their career, as they appear to be doing already.

soulbleed (July 3, 2004)

i disagree with you, forty. 'you eclipsed by me' is a way better track than 'bleeding mascara'. everyone dogs this band as a 'ripoff of blah blah blah' and it's unfair. they're good musicians, this album is solid because of it. everyone should stop trying to be so elite and scenester and just accept this for what it is .. another good addition to a very talented genre.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

For the record, I did try on some girl's jeans on a dare from some friends, and the cute girl at the Vanity told me I looked good in them. Point still stands, it's retarded to wear girls jeans for serious.

mikeinflames (July 2, 2004)

once again ... anyone who knocks fashionXcore is just jealous that they don't look sexy in a pair of girls pants

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

I am quite enjoying this album because it truly makes me smile. I was so happy to find that they did another song about being a vampire and how it's hard to be in love when you are one

"I don't need to look at the sun because when I look in your eyes it lights up my little life"

Incredibly dumb, but also very catchy and a lot of fun. This is not music to make you think profusely, just bang your head and smile very wide

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

the jovi cover is the best part of this album

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

It's the brutal music mixed with ridiculously sensitive lyrics, and i abhor the lead singer's voice

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

"I coined the term Metrosexual Metalcore Bullshit, but i noramlly use it to refer to bands like As I Lay Dying and Between the Buried and Me"

How are Between the Buried and Me metrosexual? Ive seen them and they dress like normal guys and they play some pretty brutal music, they do go into some pretty melodic parts but I wouldn't call them metrosexual.

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

atreyu is fuckin awesome i loved their last cd, every song on it was amazing, this one however seems to lack something, i think its put together better but it didnt hit me the way the last one did, and the lyrics just arent as good

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

atreyu is fuckin awesome i loved their last cd, every song on it was amazing, this one however seems to lack something, i think its put together better but it didnt hit me the way the last one did, and the lyrics just arent as good

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

atreyu is fuckin awesome i loved their last cd, every song on it was amazing, this one however seems to lack something, i think its put together better but it didnt hit me the way the last one did, and the lyrics just arent as good

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

atreyu is fuckin awesome i loved their last cd, every song on it was amazing, this one however seems to lack something, i think its put together better but it didnt hit me the way the last one did, and the lyrics just arent as good

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

"Skacore, Snowcore, Hardcore, Homocore, Albacore, I can't take it anymore. My core, your core, this core, that core, one core, I can't take it"- Guttermouth

Now I don't mean to start a bashing guttermouth board because all of you hXc hardcore for life kids will bash them anyway. But the statement holds true. Shut the fuck up about these cores already. I read this fashionXcore. What the fuck are we turning into. Shut your mouths already. Its MUSIC. Considered in the metal/punk genre whatever. Enough core crap I'm sick of it.

chrisafi (July 2, 2004)

I nearly brought this today.
But I didn't. So... pah.
I can't comment but it seems to be getting alot of negative press, although personally I couldn't give a rat's ass about image

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

"Let's just end this, okay?

*The "fashion" "core" kids look stupid. White studded belts, painted finger nails, girl jeans, and stupid ass haircuts.Lots of songs about suicide and girls by bands who must have a member with at least ONE nautical star tattoo.

*Tough guy hardcore sucks too. "GET THE FUCK UP, MOTHER FUCKER, RAISE YOUR FIST MOTHER FUCKER" What's this bullshit? This is the same kind of music limp bizkit and Godsmack is playing, except the guys playing it sometimes have X's on their hands and crew cuts. Either way, it's still chugga-chugga, drop-d, mosh riff, retard, steak-head lyrics that suck.

The conclusion is, is that you can all eat my ass."

couldnt have said it better myself whoever you are. 'punk' and 'hardcore' these days is all fashion. the kids are fucking dumb. I remember going to suicide machine/less than jake shows and shit back in the day. NO ONE cared about their hair except for the few dipshits that would dye their or have a mowhawk. i get sick at shows now.

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

Oh, and one last thing, what's wrong with wanting to look good? Since when the fuck did people start throwing around worlds like metrosexual? Doesn't "pretty boy" mean the same thing? Anyways, I like looking nice too, and girls like it too. Or, you could be some shitty ass, smelly, fucktard who gets the chick who works at burger with the huge ass and XXXL looney toon print shirt.

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

Let's just end this, okay?

*The "fashion" "core" kids look stupid. White studded belts, painted finger nails, girl jeans, and stupid ass haircuts.Lots of songs about suicide and girls by bands who must have a member with at least ONE nautical star tattoo.

*Tough guy hardcore sucks too. "GET THE FUCK UP, MOTHER FUCKER, RAISE YOUR FIST MOTHER FUCKER" What's this bullshit? This is the same kind of music limp bizkit and Godsmack is playing, except the guys playing it sometimes have X's on their hands and crew cuts. Either way, it's still chugga-chugga, drop-d, mosh riff, retard, steak-head lyrics that suck.

The conclusion is, is that you can all eat my ass.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

I dress in drag for fun, not cuz i'm a metro, i'm the least metrosexual of guys i know. I hate guys that do the metro thing to get into girls pants, but there really are guys who are just wired like women that aren't gay.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

metrosexualism is bullshit. no guys honestly do that cause they are fashionable, they do it to get vagina

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

nope, explain, they are metrosexual metalcore bullshit, atreyu is the same, but with out the bullshit

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"Normally I'd hate music like this, but these guys are actually good, I coined the term Metrosexual Metalcore Bullshit, but i noramlly use it to refer to bands like As I Lay Dying and Between the Buried and Me"

does anyone else see the idiocy in this?

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

i cant beleive people are giving this band so much shit just for putting a vampire on the cover. you guys are all lame.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"You're all fucking morons, cuz you know what? Before this stuff caught on you all were eating this up, talking about how awesome and how artistic this crap was, now that it's popular you have to hate it, like what you like you bastards"

When did anyone like this make believe vampire garbage?

Sorry kiddo but i don't hang around the local hot topic and hear the good word from a bunch of depressed, middle class white gothic crackers

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"what interview?...link?"

sorry, i lied. downing a whole package of pixie "styx" will make you do odd things.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

You're all fucking morons, cuz you know what? Before this stuff caught on you all were eating this up, talking about how awesome and how artistic this crap was, now that it's popular you have to hate it, like what you like you bastards

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

I blame Dillinger Escape Plan for the "metal farm league" problem.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

look at the term you use - "queermo"? now THAT is grown up.

i always thought queermo was a very mature sounding word when used correctly

- jones the bones

ps. i'm just fucking around, people can put X's beXtween anyXword theXy wXant aXnd iXt meXans theXy are soX coXre. it doesXnt reXaXlly mean theyX XaeXreDX queeXrXmoXs or GxAY.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"they're so pro-Bush i love it.

did you read that interview? dyn-o-mite!"

what interview?...link?

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

they're so pro-Bush i love it.

did you read that interview? dyn-o-mite!

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"whoever puts an X in the middle of fashioncore is a big fucking queermo."

grow up kids

point taken. valid, but then you tell those people to "grow up" - look at the term you use - "queermo"? now THAT is grown up.

mikeinflames (July 1, 2004)

As I Lay Dying love jesus

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

Normally I'd hate music like this, but these guys are actually good, I coined the term Metrosexual Metalcore Bullshit, but i noramlly use it to refer to bands like As I Lay Dying and Between the Buried and Me

mikeinflames (July 1, 2004)

so we've established that i'm a homosexual
now that's exciting
maybe that's the reason why i like fashionXcore so much
you're just jealous that you don't look good in girls pants

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"Atreyu - The Curse
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-07-01 12:48:52
My Score:

Who Posted Saying Everytime I Die is Hardcore?
Cause they aren't, they are more like suckcore with horrible lyrics and music, "hey kid Hardcore called they said go fuck yourself""

Suckcore is bands like Hatebred, Throwdown and Terror

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

whoever calls a band fashion core is fucking gay as sin.

whoever puts an X in the middle of fashioncore is a big fucking queermo.

grow up kids

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- jones the bones

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

meh, i've listened to the album a good many times and i like it a lot. i did find it less sinister than the first, but imho it was an adequate follow up to their prior cd, so i give this one 9/10

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"I Don't know what you people are fucking talking about but this cd is amazing it has more solo guitar parts than "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses" True they are FashionXcore, but they are still amazing. The Guitar Riffs in the songs are incredible and any true guitarist would appreciate how for they have come, It's assholes you like that give labels to music and other things and Im sick of it Its a good album.................... Leave it at that.... Atreyu Fucking Rocks"

further evidence that atreyu fans are all either a) 15 year olds or b) people with the mentality of 15 year olds

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

Who Posted Saying Everytime I Die is Hardcore?
Cause they aren't, they are more like suckcore with horrible lyrics and music, "hey kid Hardcore called they said go fuck yourself"

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

I Don't know what you people are fucking talking about but this cd is amazing it has more solo guitar parts than "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses" True they are FashionXcore, but they are still amazing. The Guitar Riffs in the songs are incredible and any true guitarist would appreciate how for they have come, It's assholes you like that give labels to music and other things and Im sick of it Its a good album.................... Leave it at that.... Atreyu Fucking Rocks

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

lyrical genius this album isn't....but the music rips.

- P-Fresh

mikeinflames (July 1, 2004)

wake the fuck up people ... these guys are not hardcore ... i repeat ... they ARE NOT hardcore
they are fashionXcore at it's best

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

I vant to suck your dickkkk!

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

where do these " i want to suck your blood" morons get off saying anything bad about led zepplin? At least they produced actual music without a silly gimmick...

The trio of frankenberry, boo berry and count chocula own this fake motherfuckers.

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

Gorrila Biscuits, old Agnostic Front, Sick of It All,

WHAT THE FUCK!

Ok, Sick Of It All is the closest of those three to being metally, but they definitely aren't intolerant

AF may be intolerant but aren't very metally

And Gorrilla Bisciuts do not deserve to be in that mix at all!

Hatebreed goes more with the shitcore that i throw bands like Terror and Throwdown into.

And most hardcore has a little metal edge to it, just a little.

TheBouncingSoul (July 1, 2004)

"the singer of this band once said in an interview , "fuck metallica and fuck black sabbath"... Interesting considering they are playing the fucking OZZFEST. If it weren't for bands like Metallica, Atreyu wouldn't even exist. C'mon to think of it, why DO they exist?"

this band sucks, but to be fair, i believe they said fuck led zeppelin

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

"Seriously, when the fuck did the punk scene become a farm league for metal bands? Do we have Hatebreed to blame for this? (that'd be great)."

East Coast Hardcore has been pretty intolerant/"metally" since its inception. So Hatebreed's only part of a problem that includes Negative FX, SSD, Slapshot, Gorrila Biscuits, old Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, and Earth Crisis.

It's all a chain of bullshit, and I even like some of those bands.

-BSD

hubitcherkokov (July 1, 2004)

This album slays!

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

I'm seeing them with Every Time I Die, Unearth and Lamb Of God

I'm most excited about seeing Every Time I Die, cuz they're the only real hardcore band on that tour, Atreyu is second, although i'm gonna hate the hardcore ballerina dancing. Unearth is decent, and i'm glad lamb o god is headlining, that way i don't have to sit through that shit.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

Seriously, when the fuck did the punk scene become a farm league for metal bands? Do we have Hatebreed to blame for this? (that'd be great).

I saw a free show with these guys, with that fucking annoying electric green flying V guitar and a singer prancing around like he's Axl Rose, and all the kids in aviator sunglasses with white belts, Nightmare Before Christmas gear and lip rings were eating this shit up. And not moving a goddamn inch. Great music kids.

At 25, I'm officially old. Like Captain Murdoch, "I'm getting too old for this shit"

--Cos
"I always thought screamo was like Planes Mistaken for Stars"

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

great cd....

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

The only good tracks are "Bleeding Mascara", "The Crimson" and "The Remembrance Ballad" and "Blood Children" is an awesome intro. I didn't like how Brandon took over vocal wise, when Alex is apparently non existant as a screamer. I was let down somewhat. I didn't like the whole second half of the album, since all the tracks sounded the same. But since I'm a die-hard Atreyu fan since Visions EP (that I'm proud to say I own), its only a collectors item, and really isn't worth to stay in your cd player for more than 2 listens. And mine came with a dvd, which was pretty cool too.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

Worst vampiric-themed album ever. Two thumbs way down.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

having shitty lame breakdowns is more pathetic than arguing about it. thank you.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

To my comment below.

Check out that Punkrockvids.com video of Atreyu and tell me I'm wrong

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

"Atreyu's drummer/singer is a lot better than FATA's drummer/singer. That guy can't hold a note for shit."

The Atreyu guys voice is all studio magic. But I still like them ok.

Anchors (June 30, 2004)

If something in life more pathetic than arguing about breakdowns exist, please alert me to it.

mikeinflames (June 30, 2004)

this is a wicked album
these guys are pure fashionXcore ... i love it

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

Atreyu slept at my house one time before they got more popular, they were pretty nice but what is funny is that we were all making fun of how gay 18 visions looks and acts and now i see them and they are even worse. I'm sure they wont care what some scumbag in spring hill florida thinks when they are counting all their metrosexual/goth dollars but it is still really funny
randomdipshit

chumprocker (June 30, 2004)

the singer of this band once said in an interview , "fuck metallica and fuck black sabbath"... Interesting considering they are playing the fucking OZZFEST. If it weren't for bands like Metallica, Atreyu wouldn't even exist. C'mon to think of it, why DO they exist?

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

i think it's really funny how the people who are defending atreyu are obviously retarded and have no valid arguments for anything.

"where did all those awesome breakdowns from the last album go?"
awesome breakdowns? what the fuck are you talking about??? the breakdowns on that album are the weakest, harmless, most boring breakdowns i've ever heard.

a friend of mine told me that when atreyu played in chicago a while back, they threw a fit because someone put the wrong topping on their pizza they got backstage. they almost didn't play because of it. that's modern hardcore for you, i guess.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

"in an interview one of them said 'i love all music but rap which isnt even a valid form of music'

so these guys are vampire lovers and racist. how quaint."

First off, I appreciate rap. I don't go out of my way to listen to it much, but I think it's a perfectly "valid form of music".

The fact that some bad nu-metal band thinks they can decide what is and is not "music" is disgusting, but to assume one is racist because he/she does not like a form of music predominately made by one race is just as stupid.

I guess all of the black guys who don't like the Ramones are racist.

The word's too easy to throw around...

-BSD

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

"in an interview one of them said 'i love all music but rap which isnt even a valid form of music"

hahahahaha...what a douche

You remember the skit on the kids in the hall where scott thompson was the vampire faggot?

I think we all know where atreyu got their inspiration for their gimmick

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

The Count from sesame street should bitch slap these fools for stealing his style.

Then another bitch slap for not only existing but putting out this cookie monter/i want to suck your blood garbage

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

Well, I think good production and big budget production are different things. I hate when bands over produce an album because they have the money. A lot of times, so much effort is made into making the production sound perfect, that it waters down the sound, and saps the energy of the song. It takes away the character. I especially hate when the guitar is over=produced, it makes it sound weaker in my opinion (see AFI Sing The Sorrow). On that note, I really like Atreyu, but I'm scared to spend the money on this and come out way dissapointed, so many mixed reviews on it.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

so your saying u dont like it cause the production was done well? what the hell is that? i guess its not cool unless its recorded outta a garage right.i think the cds great

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

So not liking rap is racist? Well i guess half this fucking bored is racist.

Honestly, most rap isn't music, it's a dumbass writing 3rd grade poetry with a bunch of vulgarity, and they set it to electronic music that someone else made up. Now what's so spectacular about that? I like smart rappers, but those ones rarely get popular.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

in an interview one of them said 'i love all music but rap which isnt even a valid form of music'

so these guys are vampire lovers and racist. how quaint.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

you nit-picking losers. shutup. the record has a hot vampire chick on the cover....how do you not like that? the record is heavy with melodic hooks, good mix. and how can you complain about good production?? what the hell is wrong with you...lets all go back to the basement and mix it up ourselves and sell it to our 10 best buds and maybe then we will rock! here's to the nay-sayers...die

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

its good but the lyric is mostly gay

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

A.18 is decent, and they're on victory, and isn't streetlight on victory?

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

"These guys represent eveything I hate about Victory Records.

But I love VGS"

what about Darkest Hour!

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

I totally agree with the review. I am majorly disappointed.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

I'm giving this a 5 because I haven't heard it for myself yet. It could go either way.

Atreyu's drummer/singer is a lot better than FATA's drummer/singer. That guy can't hold a note for shit.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

"listen here you fucks, this album may not be the fucking best thing that they could come up with, and to be honest im a huge atreyu fan and this is what i call medioXcore. The band is trying to make hardcore more marketable to mainstream radio, this sucks but it happens, so they'll just go down the tube like a lot of other bands, but five vicodin chased with a shot of clarity will own every one of your mother fucking faces off!"

Ateyu is metalcore you dumbass, so yes it is more marketable than real hardcore.

theOneTrueBill (June 30, 2004)

These guys represent eveything I hate about Victory Records.

But I love VGS

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

listen here you fucks, this album may not be the fucking best thing that they could come up with, and to be honest im a huge atreyu fan and this is what i call medioXcore. The band is trying to make hardcore more marketable to mainstream radio, this sucks but it happens, so they'll just go down the tube like a lot of other bands, but five vicodin chased with a shot of clarity will own every one of your mother fucking faces off!

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

To the guys who posted those sample lyrics, were you being sarcastic? Cause if so, that was fucking hilarious.

Anonymous (June 30, 2004)

This one beats the shit out of SNABK, the lead singer's voice has improved so much

andrew13 (June 30, 2004)

apparently i'm the only one with this opinion...

i love this record... i got it 6 days early down in wildwood on vacation and i can't stop listening to it... apparently i'm the only one to like it... i think the lyrics themselve are a ton better than the last cd (bar lipgloss and black)... the crimson is i think the best track... i love the beginnign of the song... it starts off :
"I feel it welling up inside... and Robert Smith lied,
Boys do Cry and with blood and tears in my eyes,
I'm an Anne Rice novel come to life.
I can't hide this monster anymore."

the whole cd is great, albeit a bit overproduced... i've been looking forward to this for a while now and i was not diasppointed...

andrew13

Jesse (June 30, 2004)

Naming yourself after a character in Never Ending Story is a joke. This band is "cursed" to suck forever.

FortyMinutesWest (June 29, 2004)

I ordered the Unearth CD, I didn't get it yet. Otherwise, I would've reviewed it.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

Forty, where's the Unearth review?

indieinfo (June 29, 2004)

""Bleeding Mascara" really grabs the listener by the throat. Unfortunately, the chokehold turns into a soft hug with lots of sobbing when the singing starts."

That's fuckin' funny dude. Oh yea, Atreyu are pretty brutal. Anyone else see them getting more mainstream metal fans with this?

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

victory records went from having one of the best lineups in hardcore to being one of the worst fucking labels in all of "independent" music.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

Score is for your score.

I still cant believe people associate these asshats with hardcore. Pretty sad.

aubin (June 29, 2004)

The lyrics are ultra-cheesy, the music is over the top with the heavy metal, but the record is still pretty good. It wasn't groundbreaking or anything, but songs like "You Eclipsed By Me" gave it some punch.

Plus, the main (screaming) vocalist has improved dramatically over his horrific gargle from their Victory debut. It's not mindblowing, but it's better (and more fun) than people here are saying.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

You know, I didn't mind the last Atreyu album, but couldn't stop thinking how they were trying to be the next FATA, and we all know how good their follow up to "Too Band You're Beautiful" was.
(Who else thought Gertie sung WAY too much?)

Anchors (June 29, 2004)

If I could give this band a negative score, I would do so.

Honestly, let's be more cliche with our song titles.

This is the perfect band to exemplify both bad metalcore, and having two vocalists, one of which singing, even though he really, really shouldn't.

Bah!

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

am i the only one who thinks putting almost naked vampire chicks on the front is a little unimaginative? not like naked girls on album covers has ever been done before or anything... i guess somebody thought this would sell a few hundred extra copies.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

they will look back on themselves in 5 years and collectively kill themselves, after realizing that, in order to gain FUSE fame, they wore makeup like zombies and have a REALLY SCARY LOOK IN THEIR EYES.

Oh, and Victory is sinking faster than Vern Troyer's movie career.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

I actually liked the last album alot. This album however is terrible. NU-metalcore at its worst

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

i don't think this cover is bad.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

why does everyone hate this cover? its not that bad at all

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

this band played krazy fest last year. i have no beef with bands being fashionable, but i have never in my life seen a band play with less passion, less sincerity, and with such a "we're just in this to look good" expression on their faces. there is NOTHING good about this band. this is insincere, trend-hopping bullshit. their first album was crap too, the same bullshit as this one. if you like these kinds of bands, then you have no understanding of what hardcore is really about.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

ok, im as straight as they come, and certianly dont mind seeing seeing scantily clad hot chicks. but this definitly qualifies as one of the worst covers ive ever seen.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

i kinda like the dodge derango. i guess thats why i like the curse...

- jones the bones

thriceequalsgod (June 29, 2004)

eh, its not that bad. It's a decent album, and bleeding mascara is awesome, but it has to be the worst song name ive ever heard.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

It's amazing that this band is actually popular - they're kind of like the Dodge Durango of hardcore.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

SO SAYS ME GODDAMMIT

I am the most forgetful person ever.

-El Vaquero

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

I too enjoyed Atreyu's last album, even the vocals. But the sample song just bored me to tears. Where the hell did all the great breakdowns go?

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

This album and band fucking blows.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

whats up with all the "dark" bands putting gay ass intros on their cd's. is it just a gimmick that they can use for their live shows or what?

all that aside. this cd is pretty good. not nearly as bad as the review says. the video on the best buy version is cool. nothing great, but as far as videos that show the band playing in a concert like environment, its pretty good

pwfanatic (June 29, 2004)

i didn't think the album was that bad, it kinda grew on me, or at least parts of it did. i especially like the songs when the boys of atreyu decided to become a swedish metal band.

still, i'd stick with in flames.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

I admittedly was a huge Atreyu fan when Suicide Notes came out, but this is an utter failure. The review is right on, I just think these guys have loved their success and figure lots of production and not much else will save them. Ugh. Every goddamn song sounds the same. Suicide Notes had some hard-ass breakdowns, Efrem guesting, some cool guitar solos and a gorgeous breakdown (in Lip Gloss and Black) with a piano and all. I am just totally disappointed. GO BUY THE NEW UNEARTH ALBUM!!! It is fucking off the heezy.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

hey. didnt they used to have an asian guy in the band

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

if you buy it at best buy, its only ten bucks and doesnt have the shitty cover art. (but it does have the booklet, you just dont have to look at it). after i listen to it, i'll say what i think of it(musically)

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

i've come to suck your blood!

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

this album sounds hella-gay. as hella-gay as saying...hella-gay. but these guys are scary and like hell and vampires so they probably think anything prefixed w/ hella can only be a compliment.

kill yourselves.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

it is NEVER cool to cover Bon Jovi...

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

Cookie cookie cookie cookie cookie cookie cookie

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

oh come on....you telling me the bon jovi cover song isnt the shit? oh i think it is my friend!

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

AWhy is there a drag on the cover?

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