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Atreyu - The Best Of [CD/DVD] (Cover Artwork)

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Atreyu: The Best Of [CD/DVD]The Best Of [CD/DVD] (2007)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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In 2002, Atreyu released their debut full length, Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses," hich would go on to sell well over 200,000 copies. Their followup continued their wave of popularity and eventually led to A Death-Grip on Yesterday, which debuted ninth on the Billboard 200 Charts. After releasin.
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In 2002, Atreyu released their debut full length, Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses," hich would go on to sell well over 200,000 copies. Their followup continued their wave of popularity and eventually led to A Death-Grip on Yesterday, which debuted ninth on the Billboard 200 Charts. After releasing three successful albums for Victory Records, it was no surprise to see them make the switch over to a major label. Victory, knowing that Atreyu was one of their best-selling bands, saw the opportunity to release a â??Best Of' collection highlighting the days Atreyu spent on Victory. Or they basically saw this as the last opportunity to earn more money off of Atreyu, unless they decide to reissue Death-Grip, which is highly likely in these present times.

So while the collection isn't the worst idea, it's clearly more of a novelty than a worthy purchase for the seasoned fan. Anyone that has followed the band throughout the years will probably have heard all of the songs here, so releasing this album for the fans simply lacks any purpose besides the fact that Victory will bring in money on this release. And that's honestly all this release really is. Maybe if the collection boasted a solid amount of extras it would be a slightly different story, but tacking on a DVD with seven music videos isn't cutting it, especially as all of the videos are already available online.

However, there might be a few people living under a rock that haven't heard of Atreyu and this release does a commendable job in introducing them to the band. While Atreyu's style of scream/sung vocals over a mix of metal riffing and melodic solos can hardly be considered original now, back in 2002 this style of music hadn't yet reached its point of saturation. The collection opens up with "Lip Gloss and Black," which may easily be the best song Atreyu has ever wrote, thanks to a use of piano leading into a remarkable solo. Included in all are the singles from their three albums with 14 more choices; some aren't the best pick for this release. While it may be because I think Suicide Notes is the best album these guys released, I was disappointed that "At Least I Know I'm a Sinner" and "A Vampire's Lament" were not included, as the former was highlighted by an admirable cameo by Death by Stereo vocalist Efrem Schulz.

Atreyu's Best Of is an acceptable release if you haven't heard any of their releases and want an easy way to get into Atreyu. However, anyone that has followed Atreyu will be disappointed with the lack of extras and the obvious attempt of the label cashing on the band's recent major label signing.

 

 
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phuckphashion (July 31, 2008)

damn! i read all y'alls comments and..dude...there is some serious hate issues goin on. why do you all hate Atreyu? i dont LOVE them, but they're descent enough, and your all like "This is shit" and im like "Woah!". so seriously, whats the baggage here?

the reviewer dude was even nicer than all u guys.

neways, my friend got that cd and its not too bad, i do agree that they could have chosen different songs, or more music vids. but other than that, it was rad.

really though, lay off atreyu. if they're not your style, stop fuckin slamming them.

TommyPickles (March 25, 2008)

Best of? Are you fucking kidding me.

flannagin94 (March 25, 2008)

I hear that they are also releasing a worst of cd, which contains many more songs than the best of. I bet the cover art of that one will be more manly, maybe the teletubies.

XJinxX (August 26, 2007)

we know you do. it's ok you don't have to take it out on atreyu!

Anonymous (June 20, 2007)

atreyu sucks monster cocks

TheCrimson219 (April 1, 2007)

1) If any of you bitches actually bought this cd the little lamb is just a cover the actual art is fucking awesome
2) The only reason Atreyu released this is so they could get off of victory and the only reason victory wanted a best of is because they have lost all of their money making bandsget your shit straight before you talk about Atreyu

crazytoledo (February 16, 2007)

a greatest is really not necessary they only had three albums

And two EPs.

fugazifreak (February 12, 2007)

a greatest is really not necessary they only had three albums

Anonymous (February 2, 2007)

man this band makes me laugh whats with the cover art

Anonymous (January 31, 2007)

The cover art is ridculous... but Atreyu should have done another CD instead of jumping off....
guess they deserve it.

The band rocks but isnt quite worthy of a 'greatest hits'.

SilentStorms (January 29, 2007)

Fuck this shit.

Anonymous (January 28, 2007)

they already sell atreyu's best of in spools of 100 at staples

Anonymous (January 28, 2007)

you cant release a best of album of a band that has only released three albums
3 albums aint shit

Anonymous (January 27, 2007)

"So was listening to the british radio1 punk show with Mike Davies and he had Fat Mike in with him for 2 hours. Fat Mike brought up punknews.org a few times and said he was saddened by one posters best of lists saying "wolves in.." was in his top 5 biggest dissapointments of 2006. I could check who it was but I am pretty drunk...own up? Even so representing punknews on british radio yeeeo!"

fat mike shouldnt be to sad the huy said that its not a bad album just that they were expecting more from it. but well done for listening to the radio 1 punk show. they used to have it at 9 but then it got moved to 2 in the morning which sucks

rkl (January 26, 2007)

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 3:09 PM (EST)

First: Worst Review Ever
Second: Worst Website Ever

how can you not like this band...Atreyu rock my freaking socks off...they are so bad ass...the drummer singing thing rocks so hard i get a chubby....and how about those wicked ass growls from the lead singer and those riffs that would make even Kerry King shit his pants...


(1) you obviously didnt read the review... since the reviewer says he likes atreyu, but that this is just a bad presentation(greatest hits after 3 albums, ftw.
(2) atreyu is jocking maiden, not slayer, you dipshit.

Anonymous (January 26, 2007)

atreyu uses 3 bass drums but only has 2 feet
-jim

eastsidemagsthbs (January 25, 2007)

To one of those anonymous fuckers. Darkest Hour isn' t the only good bad on Victory.
There are these bands called Streetlight Manifesto and Catch 22.
Yea. They aren't very well known is alright.

Review is good though.

Anonymous (January 25, 2007)

I personally think it was a fantastic idea of "Victory Records" to put out a best of album for this great band. Personally, I thought the 2 or 3 three seconds at the start of each track represents the best of this band. So I hope Victory will recognise this in this release.

And for all those people saying Victory are just cashing in... that's rubbish, you don't see them released cobbled together albums or E.P's of bands like 'Thursday' or re-releasing old 'Taking Back Sunday' albums..... do you!

clamum (January 25, 2007)

Fucking worthless shit.

Anonymous (January 25, 2007)

blood for blood hahahaha! the only decent band on victory is darkest hour,that's it, no one else......blood for blood are u fuckin kidding me? hahahaha!

Anonymous (January 25, 2007)

Wow. I always thought 'Best Of" records were reserved for established acts that had been around 10-20 years.

are you kidding? Not on Victory!

Anonymous (January 25, 2007)

blood for blood was the last band in the past 6 yearsm on victory that was good...oh the strike lp and the river city rebels were also quite good

GlassPipeMurder (January 24, 2007)

i think the cover art is cute, though i would never listen to this godawful band.

Anonymous (January 24, 2007)

is the album art Victory's way of saying fuck you to Atreyu now that they are off the label?

Anonymous (January 24, 2007)

Victory Records can suck my fucking cock!

Adam_K (January 24, 2007)

"Hmmm... the last victory record I bought was Atreyu's first record. Back in 02.

Have victory really not released anything worthwhile since then??????"

RIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGWWWWWOOOOOOOORRRRRRMMMMM MMM

nocigar (January 24, 2007)

what a horrible band, and horrible cover art.

Anonymous (January 24, 2007)

seriously, this is THE WORST COVER ART EVER

crazytoledo (January 24, 2007)

score is for the price of the theater the reviewer works at.

Ha, I get into the movies for free. And we always sneak in food/drinks, so the price isn't to bad for me and my friends.

Cos (January 24, 2007)

The last thing I bought from Victory was By the Grace of God's second album... back in '97.

Damn, I'm so punk/old

The score is for changing the Tony link.

Rocktopus (January 24, 2007)

Hmmm... the last victory record I bought was Atreyu's first record. Back in 02.

Have victory really not released anything worthwhile since then??????

LeightonESmith (January 23, 2007)

I was totally addicted to their first cd. The Curse was terrible. A Deathgrip was somewhere in between those two. This is definately a desperate cash grab by Victory. Much like Atreyu leaving victory.

Hey_Asshole (January 23, 2007)

i especially love the bonus feature where the band has a competition to see how much semen could be pumped out of each band member's stomach.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

What happened to the link? I wanted to see more of tony :(

m-oo (January 23, 2007)

So was listening to the british radio1 punk show with Mike Davies and he had Fat Mike in with him for 2 hours. Fat Mike brought up punknews.org a few times and said he was saddened by one posters best of lists saying "wolves in.." was in his top 5 biggest dissapointments of 2006. I could check who it was but I am pretty drunk...own up? Even so representing punknews on british radio yeeeo!

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

score is for the price of the theater the reviewer works at.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

I could go for a sandwich, oh wait they didn't break up. I'll have some chinese instead...

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

while "Least Worst of" was a tongue-in-cheek title for type o negative, there are plenty of bands (including this one) which definitely warrant that title.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

"an atreyu best of would be them re-releasing 'suicide notes...'".

correction: an atreyu best of would be them splitting up and asking victory to recall their cds from everyone who bought one.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

No way! that's the album cover art? at least they know they're appealing to the right market.....14 year olds.

dreux (January 23, 2007)

Yarrr!!! super pirate sammich time!

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

don't care about the band, but that album cover made me laugh

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

Atreyu is garbage, this is just a cash grab, scene kids are gonna buy the shit out of this, etc, etc.

But score is for that link.

Holy_Balls (January 23, 2007)

More like Agayu - The Breast of. This band is saggy tits, and no one likes saggy tits.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

yo what's with that album artwork?

Adam_K (January 23, 2007)

Who gives a fuck about this?

There's people that don't know how much Hell Hath No Fury rules!

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

Best of? Jesus Christ dude, theyve only had three albums.

misterpink (January 23, 2007)

This has to be a joke on Atreyu by Victory. There is no way that is the real cover. no way.

TraumaSponge (January 23, 2007)

I thought this was just a blank CD.

LMChc (January 23, 2007)

i think it makes a little more than that crazy metalcore riffing to make kerry king's brown eye go wild

damnitsderek (January 23, 2007)

The collection opens up with â??Lip Gloss and Black,â?ť which may easily be the best song Atreyu has ever wrote

I almost forgot; score is for the grammar.

damnitsderek (January 23, 2007)

Joke album?

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

First: Worst Review Ever
Second: Worst Website Ever

how can you not like this band...Atreyu rock my freaking socks off...they are so bad ass...the drummer singing thing rocks so hard i get a chubby....and how about those wicked ass growls from the lead singer and those riffs that would make even Kerry King shit his pants...

niveK82 (January 23, 2007)

Victory can do no wrong. Best label period. You haters are just jealous.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

Atreyu and Victory... both only care about image and money. I woulda thought that was a match made in heaven, so its strange to see Atreyu jump ship.

The score is for the link.
--Cos

Archangel (January 23, 2007)

I saw the reviews and clicked on this one because of the cover art... I thought it was a PunkNews joke.

How wrong I was...

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

I cannot remember the last time I saw cover art that bad. Does that little drop of blood automatically make it dark and metal? What a disgrace.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

you gave an atreyu record four stars back in the day. you have terrible, terrible, godawful taste in music. please, we don't need more reviews of whatever bad metalcore band you're jocking this week.

Ghost_of_D_Boon (January 23, 2007)

Once again, crazytoledo can't help but bash a Victory Records release the day it comes out, it seems.

Although I do agree that the cover art is completely stupid. I'd bet even money that the band itself had nothing to do with the cover art or even the compilation of this disc.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

This is quite possibly the cheesiest album art I have ever seen. I bet so many kids will love this though.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

holy fuck!!! was this album really required???

this band is terrible, as is tony victory. they are both responsible for so much utter shit.

i thought a best of was for bands that have been around forever, not a half decade??

im also suprised that they have enough "hits" to fill this cd.

dont worry, in a few years this will be in the dollar bin and this band will be forgotten.

skaboom (January 23, 2007)

An Atreyu "best of" would be a reissue of Suicide Notes.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

only atreyu could ruin good cover art. the blood on the lambs mouth fucks the whole thing up. jeez, you asshole fuckfaces, you gotta have some blood on everything, just to make sure we know you're hardcore. fuck you guys.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

This collection was to complete their contract with Victory to free them up for the major. This happens alot. Nothing like a best hits collection that contains over 50% of a band's entire catalog!

wallofyouth (January 23, 2007)

yes, where is this rock

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

"However, there might be a few people living under a rock that havenâ??t heard of Atreyu"

i envy each and every person living under this rock

zing!

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

these guys suck more than the Indianapolis Colts are going to suck it in Super Bow 41 on Febuary 4, 2007!!! and thats a lot!!! daaaaaaaaaaaaaaa bears!

mikeinflames (January 23, 2007)

this is just silly. mind you i liked thier first two albums. and they are still guilty pleasures. but a best of after three albums. fuck that's weak.

just little miss tony trying to rip off fans once again.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

best of?, geez! -oldpunker-

notfeelingcreative (January 23, 2007)

Wow. I always thought 'Best Of" records were reserved for established acts that had been around 10-20 years.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

"However, there might be a few people living under a rock that havenâ??t heard of Atreyu"

i envy each and every person living under this rock

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