Atreyu - The Curse review
|Release date:||June 2004|
01. Blood Children (An Introduction)
02. Bleeding Mascara
03. Right Side Of The Bed
04. This Flesh Is A Tomb
05. You Eclipsed By Me
06. The Crimson
07. The Remembrance Ballad
08. An Interlude
10. Demonology And Heartache
11. My Sanity On The Funeral Pyre
12. Nevada's Grace
13. Five Vicodin Chased With A Shot Of Clarity
14. You Give Love A Bad Name [Bon Jovi cover] [Japanese & Limited Edition bonus]
Disc II [DVD] [Limited Edition re-Release bonus]
+ Ain't Love Grand [Video]
+ Lip Gloss And Black [Video]
+ Right Side Of The Bed [Video]
+ The Crimson [Video]
Atreyu is a band that gained certain popularity among Metalheads with their previous release "Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses", I haven't heard that record, but I'm sure it was way much better than this, because "The Curse" is everything but spectacular. Oh, and of course, in case you haven't read well the upper part, this is Metalcore, so old Metalheads, you can stop reading right now.
Well, define this? Hmm, think of a Metalcore/Mtv act, (can think any names right now, I'm not a big fan of the genre) then add some what could be described as Melodeath Metal, so you got in one side music reminiscent of Melodic Death Metal from Sweden with some clear singing parts with an alternative sound of course.
To be honest with you, I don't find completely disgusting the harsher parts, reminded me of newer In Flames, and there's a share of aggression there, but when the clear vocals make their entrance, the song is ruined for me, sadly, sounds too commercial for me. Songs are ok I think, some of them have some catchy hooks like the single "Right Side Of The Bed" or "You Eclipsed By Me" both my favorite songs in the album, although I'd rather listen other album.
Production is a plus here, the sound is crystal clear and every instrument sound really sharp and clear, cover art is also nice, the band logo is also awesome although they look like bunch of kids in punk uniforms.
Atreyu is a Metalcore band, they play a commercial version of Heavy Metal, and that is enough to repel a lot of Metalheads, but also that is a way to gain millions of younger fans. This is not my stuff, but the album is not crap, it depends on your tastes, many will find this music appealing, I'm just one person here.
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