The Black Parade review by My Chemical Romance

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  • Released: Oct 24, 2006
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.2 (1,210 votes)
My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade

Sound — 10
The sound is simply amazing. I love the guitar licks like in Famous Last Words and the solos like in Dead! I didn't really like the other CD. But one of my decent friends was obsessed with it so I had to listen to it, then when I saw that MCR had released another album I wasn't exactly emphatic. But then I listened to Famous Last Words and right way I loved the CD. I like the straight-up, hard guuitars in the album, Ray does a great job on this album.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are much better than Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. Gerard's lyrics actually mean something but yet they're not like too emotional or poonish. They're just right for a rock band. Once I sat and listened to Welcome to the Black Parade over and over again for almost an hour just listening to the lyrics. I would've been ready to shoot myself if I had to do that for Helena. The lyrics match perfectly with their instruments. And Gerard is, as always, singing great.

Overall Impression — 10
If you're wondering if it compares to other albums, I would say it is better than most albums out right now. This album blew me away the first time I listened to the whole thing. I think the best songs are Famous Last Words, Welcome To The Black Parade, and Dead! I love (I know I've said it like 5 times) the cool guitars and drums in this album. If it were stolen by a gremlin or something, I would immediatly go get it once again.

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    Sleep doesnt open with talk about terrorists. It opens with talk about NIGHT TERRORS... eejit.
    "wow!!" was the first word came out from my mouth when I saw "Welcome to the Black Parade" on TV. Now, after I have their cassete and CD, I still say "WOW!!" because of their Amazing lyrics, guitar,drum,bass, and vocal. Especially in DEAD, I love the intro... I have their "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" but I don't have their first 2 album..... that's suck