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The band's 2002 debut album Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses featured the underground hits "Lipgloss And Black" and "Ain't Love Grand," which helped the group establish a strong reputation outside of the insular California club scene. Atreyu toured the album for years then followed with the scathing album, The Curse, which reached #1 on The Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, a crushing offering that combined Atreyu's loves for blistering hardcore and punishing thrash metal. Two more years of exhaustive touring followed before the band returned to the studio to record their commercial breakthrough, A Death-Grip on Yesterday, which reached #9 on The Billboard 200 Albums Chart, #1 on The Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart and included the single "Ex's and Oh's." Atreyu supported the album with major tours, including Ozzfest.
With Death-Grip, Atreyu fulfilled their contract with indie label Victory and signed a major label deal with Hollywood Records, granting the band more promotional power than ever. Inspired by the change, Atreyu returned to the studio and wrote Lead Sails Paper Anchor, which came out exactly 17 months after A Death-Grip on Yesterday. Filled with a strong balance of tunefulness and grit, the record brought Atreyu to new audience and achieved for he band a new level of acclaim, debuting at #8 on The Billboard 200 Albums Chart, and racking up an impressive string of #1s: #1 on The Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart, #1 on The Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and #1 on The Billboard Top Alternative Albums Charts. Two hit singles from the album, "Falling Down" (#3 at Modern Rock, #4 at Active Rock and a Top 5 hit at Mainstream Rock) and "`Becoming The Bull" (a Top 5 hit at Mainstream and Active Rock) each sold over 200,000 digital copies with total digital track sales for the album over 665,000. Atreyu supported the album with more high-profile tours, including Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution and Taste of Chaos, which also featured Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine and The Family Values tour with Korn.
"Doing well with that album gave us confidence to stick to our guns," says Saller.
In other words, it was the perfect springboard to Congregation of the Damned, an album that amalgamates all of Atreyu's strengths into one explosive artistic and musical statement. There's the earnest spit of "So Wrong," with its ballad-gone-hardcore heaviness and Miguel and Jacobs euphoric guitar lines, the `70s metal bounce and uber-chorus of "Black Days," and the clarion call intro, haunting guitar harmonies and vocal exorcisms of "Congregation of The Damned."
If you thought you had Atreyu pegged, just shake the EtchaSketch in your mind and start drawing a bigger picture.
Top Customer Reviews
If the over-active presence of the studio editing in Lead Sails kept you from listening, this album will bring you back to Atreyu.
I went to go buy my own!
I rate this a 10/10!
- Buy this if you really liked the older albums, but can respect the newer.
- If you're new to Atreyu, pick up Lead Sails Paper Anchor 2.0, and then buy this album. It's a step in the heavier direction, and LSPA is its proper precursor. Then go buy their older stuff.
- It's a good introduction to the heavier side of life. It'd be a good gift for your little cousins or nephews that you'd like to guide towards hard rock / metalcore music (just as Lead Sails Paper Anchor would be, too).
- For all you audio purists out there, this one isn't particularly amazing on CD vs. medium bitrate files; if you're looking to save a buck, your ears can probably afford to buy this from Amazon .mp3. I still recommend buying it on CD, though- more pleasure for your canals, more money for your favorite artists.
- Favorite songs (admittedly, a spattering of softer and heavier songs):
1. Stop! Before It's Too Late and We've Destroyed It All
4. Coffin Nails
To all you that want it all to be back to the way it was, you are not going to find it. You see honest musicians have two bosses. The first is their corporate label (if they have one) trying to get a certain sound to sell more records. The second boss is the fans, and most of them want to be fed what they want, with no regards to the musicians themselves. Then of course Atreyu needs to do what they want to do. They got by fine with Deathgrip and then Lead Sails came around. I knew in advance it would not be the same, but it was still the same writers writing the songs. With the exception of a few tracks, I found it to be a decent album, not the best.
Now to Congregation of the Damned: This record does sound like every other record combined and mixed up and then given the full force of their writing talent. It's amazing, new fans who started on Lead Sails will be blown away for sure. I got it tuesday morning and that is the only cd in my stereo. It is a great cd. This one sounds like it should have come bfore Lead Sails, and then Lead Sails would be made better because of the musical growth.
Anyway get it.
To all you new "Lead Sails" Fans (lol) please buy the earlier cds. Please
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i love it. spesielt wait for you og you were the king, now youre unconscious.Published 7 months ago by Marte P Forsnes
I love Atreyu and this album doesn't disappoint. They get back to more of their roots on this album.Published 13 months ago by Emily H.
I had only heard a few of the songs from the album before purchase but was not disappointed by the rest of the album, great songs from a great bandPublished on October 17, 2013 by Jorden
This is a must have for any rock collection. Great power, driving through the instruments and vocals. Its Atreyu at their best!Published on June 14, 2013 by Rock-Man-Ron
"Lead Sails Paper Anchor" was a surprise find for me - got it on sale just to try it, ended up really liking it. So I got "Congregation of the Damned" hoping for more of the same. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Benji
Being an Atreyu fan for what seems like forever, this album is what I've been wating for since deathgrip on yesterday. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by JohnP!!!!!