Sound — 8
A good album from a good band is hard to find these days, but now things are a lot different. We found a good band and a good album. The band is My Chemical Romance, and the album is "The Black Parade". The things I'd see in a band (and its music) should be easy to listen to, creativity, and (above all) sounding like effort, having a lot of effort put in the music. "The Black Parade" is really Gerard thinking that death can come to you in any way you want. This is the first punk rock opera that anyone has heard for a while squeezed into one hit record. Some of the songs' tunes aren't original but easy to listen to. If it were up to me, I'd make every song on that album into a music video 'cause it is so freakin' awesome. To make a long story short, I give the albums' plot line and rock-ability an 8 out of 10.
Lyrics — 7
The things I search for in a songs' lyrics are originality, in-sync with the background music, and rock-ability. In "The Black Parade" not only are the songs original, but they are up inside the plot like a sponge taking in water. I'll break each song for lyric ratings. "The End" isn't very rock-able and the lyrics kind of suck. "Dead!" is a rock ballad and has original lyrics for the punk rocker. "This Is How I Disappear" is an awesome song for an easy listener, and it has good rock-ability, the lyrics just suck. "The Sharpest Lives" can be a good break for a punk rocker, the song is not rock-able, but the lyrics are pretty good. "Welcome to the Black Parade" is an awesome song with great rock-ability, the lyrics are awesome and original.
Overall Impression — 9
The most impressive songs on the album are "Welcome to the Black Parade", "Mama", and "House Of Wolves". This album is worth losing and getting another. My Chemical Romances' "The Black Parade" is awesome.