I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love review by My Chemical Romance

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  • Released: Apr 12, 2004
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (254 votes)
My Chemical Romance: I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
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Sound — 9
The I Brought you my Bullets, you Brought me your Love album is very emotional, a concept album about a couple confused about the state of their relationship who wind up running from vampires. The album begins with a sofe acoustic Romance before erupting into a very heavy explosion of drums and guitars where singer Gerard Way sings to the woman about her cheating and questions wether to trust his partner. Most songs are heavy rock but the CD is evened out with soft tracks where the lyrics are the main part of the song, like Demolition Lovers and Early Sunsets over Monroeville. This album would be great for someone willing to sit down and listen carefully to it whole, taking in all the lyrics to get the full story, but most important parts of the concept are hidden by muffled or screaming lyrics covered by heavy guitars. And some of the songs to blend together and sound the same after a while. But overall, great to listen to, the story is very interesting and I found myself almost falling off the seat in suspence to get the ending of Early Sunsets over Monroeville, where the male is forced to kill the woman after has been bitten by a vampire.

Lyrics — 10
I belive the lyrics are the greatest part of this album, a very emotional story. This album is much darker and corrupted with rage than the other two albums, and contains a lot more feeling, making it my favourite so far. Gerard Way is a very talented voaclist, adapting his voice to the lyrics of the song, and while most of his singing is actually screaming, he really makes the lyrics interesting! A lot of lines in the album refer to alcoholism and drug use, as well as his latest thought on the status of the relationship between he and the female. Gerards voice projects emotion, and just by listning to his singing, it is easy to tell that he wrote the lyrics himself and while I was listning to the album the first time, I actually found myself crying at the end of Early Sunsets over Monroeville and Demolition Lovers!

Overall Impression — 10
Unique. My Chemical Romance are simply unique. Emotionally powered, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is a very original album, dealing with everything from Vampires to drug addiction, 9/11 attacks to cheating partners and finally, love.

37 comments sorted by best / new / date

    TheAmenCorner89
    I normally should not like this kind of stuff, as I thought 'The Black Parade' was utter rubbish and I dislike most music labelled as 'emo'. However this album I found has more of a clssic punky/post hardcore sound which actually works very well
    maisey ferret
    this album is a good album, regardless of who wrote it. I cant stand black parade. That album is all about their image. I mean. Great for them, give the world the two fingers. All you narrow-minded people who cant learn to appreciate all music. You're the uneducated ones. Just because you may not like it doesn't mean you're right.
    dave_metal
    MCR are the worst band ever to walk the face of the Earth if they drowned in camel pee i would be quite happy =)
    mister bass guy
    TheAmenCorner89 wrote: I normally should not like this kind of stuff, as I thought 'The Black Parade' was utter rubbish and I dislike most music labelled as 'emo'. However this album I found has more of a clssic punky/post hardcore sound which actually works very well
    +1 im with you. black parade was a disappointment. but this album is great...when they used to be good.
    dyaspin
    mcr needs to get back to their roots and stop heading mainstream just because they've been labelled 'emo'. This is what they are and they shouldn't change just because they're taking flak for their style
    LazyBum
    This album and band are meh at best. I've listened to all their music and can say hands down the stuff they play on the radio is garbage compared to some of the other stuff. This band, and many others such as linkin park, were godly before the record companies completely took over and they are decent at best as of now
    GHST
    i give this cd a spin every once in a while. its pretty decent.
    Ravenblacktear
    evmister wrote: Yeah...i dont listen to people who wear mascarra and cut their wrists so girls willfeel bad for them.
    You know that MCR doesn't do those things, and I believe, if anything, they would be highly against doing anything like that. But, about the makeup, alot of bands wear it. I mean, just last night, I was watching Children of Bodom videos on youtube and Alexi wears makeup at times (not much, but it's there). But, yeah, the point is, don't use insults based around things like that, unless you want Alexi to come there and beat your ass.
    riley714
    here comes the bad comment. i love MCR, but this album... is just bad.
    guitarfreak222
    PhantomWuss95 wrote: You said "there" when you should have put "they're" You sound uneducated.
    You sound like a nerd.... Who cares if they put there instead of they're...nerd, what are you doing on this site anyway?.
    Giusto
    This is by far there sickest album and will probably be the best forever.
    xMyChem127x
    They don't cut themselves, especially not so girls will feel bad for them. Sure they wear eyeliner and whatnot, but who cares?
    ChemyVamp
    Skylines And Turnstiles BAD QUALITY? lol i think that you downloaded the album and didn't bought it cause Skylines has the same quality
    aldopunkyou
    proly there best CD they ****in rock honey, vampires, drowning lessons, demolition lovers nd even best day ever =P all ****in great songz this CD right here showz why they got big real quick nd why other bands copy there music.....all in all any true MCr fan will find this CD especially 10 stars all the way..... PS the black parade sucked lol jus so u kno
    ads062194
    your amazing. my chem is the greatest band ever in the world, period, exclamation point !! They are life changing.
    MCRkid22
    shadowsofbodom wrote: i love how you people say that band bashers have no lives when you spend countless hours rating my chemical romance and other emo shit bands, it only takes a few minutes to post a comment, so im gonna spend my 2 min saying that my chemical romance are gay and extremely overrated, you guys really need to learn wat music is, try some actual guitar or somin
    First of all, dont go bashing a band man. Get a life, respect other peoples opinions, and cut out being a dick
    evmister
    Yeah...i dont listen to people who wear mascarra and cut their wrists so girls willfeel bad for them.
    SnowMan1
    This is hands down their best album. Too bad they went alternative. Sure they are more sucessful, but its just not the same.
    archangelseren
    lugoffguardgirl : this is my favorite album, the lyrics are darker, i love our lady of sorrows and headfirst for halos, this is truley what mcr is. i hate all those people who only like mcr for welcome to the black parade and famous last words, they overplay those songs now
    Amen to that (In A Non religious sense) Im glad the Dvd is called the black parade is dead... just how it is
    boyan89
    umm i honestly really damn love metal and i got more into MCR later on this album kicks ass but i gotta say i love thier new style the best the guitar solos sound better than ever! soo i think they did a really good job on the 3rd cd but this one still is amazing!
    les paul fan
    I think this cd kicks ass over all other MCR albums. Demolition lovers will always be my favorite song, its the whole reason i got into MCR.
    sxy6helena
    I love this album i think its really unique and my favorite songs are "Demolition Lovers" and "Early Sunset on Monroeville" , i just love Mcr !!!
    lugoffguardgirl
    this is my favorite album, the lyrics are darker, i love our lady of sorrows and headfirst for halos, this is truley what mcr is. i hate all those people who only like mcr for welcome to the black parade and famous last words, they overplay those songs now
    MCrmy777
    Best of their albums. Got a little hardcore, alternative, and punk. Good guitars and yah.
    hawkdude9
    best mcr album, this is coming from a big thrash/death metal fan. am i the only person who sees hardcore influence in these guys on this album?