Sound — 9
This DVD is not another documentary which becomes tedious, it is a well-produced, good quality DVD. It had good variation with the 'Making ofs' and breaking up live performances with band commentary. The overall quality was not like the CD. Gerard tends to get out of breath and skip lines. The guitar production was full of energy and interaction with fans was brilliant. It was not like the CD but this is not a ban thing, it makes it more interesting. Overall, I'd say this is pretty damn good sounding.
Content — 10
I bought this DVD in the hope it was not another documentary which became tedious and repetitive. I was right. This wasn't just another following a band around and filming a gig type DVD, it was almost an auto-biography on DVD. The DVD has a wide range of features spread evenly over 2 DVDs. I am pleased they choose to film gigs at several different places and within different time periods. It shows their progress and sound strengths. Live performances: 01. I'm Not Okay (I Promise) 02. Cemetary Drive 03. Our Lady Of Sorrows 04. Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Both Of Us 05. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison 06. Headfirst For Halos 07. The Ghost Of You 08. Thank You For The Venom 09. Give 'em Hell Kid 10. Vampires Will Never Hurt You 11. Helena They've choosen songs from both of their albums and only included those which seem to be most popular nowadays. Was this a wise choice choosing better known songs? Yes, because it shows fans who do not get a chance to see them live how My Chemical Romance perform these songs. The range of live content from online performances to TV and Live shows is fantastic. It is in no way another 'Bullet In The Bible.' I don't think I can't fault the content.
Production Quality — 10
The camera is always at the correct angles to film what you need to see. The quality is very good and there is no point in the film which leaves you thinking 'why didn't they show it at said angle.' I don't think I have to say much here except brilliant production.
Overall Impression — 9
What to compare this to? I suppose the video diary is like Metallica's 'Some Kind Of Monster'. The live performance kicks Bullet in a Bible's ass for the fact it is better produced and has more range. Don't get me wrong, BIAB is good, but it's not great. This DVD isn't fantastic but it's great. I hope that makes sense! The most impressive thing is variation and organisation. It's organised in such a way that it's hard to be bored. I like this DVD a lot, I can fault it for things such as maybe a bigger set list for lesser known songs or when Gerard stop singing it lets the quality down a bit. Besides those minor details, I love it. I would defintely buy another if it was stolen.