Sound — 9
The Black Parade starts off with a mellow song "the end" which leads to the next song "dead".The Black Parade is a concept album centering around the character "The Patient". It centers around his passage out of life and the memories he has of his life. "The Patient" dies and death comes for him in the form of a parade. As crazy as that sounds the CD still holds up from the first track to the last. The first thing you may remember about my chemical romance is that they scream a lot at random parts of a song, but now they control themselves and scream only when the music picks up.After you here this CD once you will go back right after, and want to listen to it again from start to finish.
Lyrics — 9
Gerard Way I must say has a good voice, but when the band first started he resorted to screaming instead of just singing, and showing off his good voice. His voice realy goes with the mood of all the songs, and that's what makes him a good singer. The lyrics in the album are also good, but not the best. Some songs have better lyrics then others.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall you will be happy with buying this cd, and all the songs are good, but "dead", "teenagers", and "mama" stand out the most. They have the best lyrics of the CD hands down. If I ever lost this CD I would run down to a music store and buy a new copy. All in all I like everything about this cd, and I'm happy to see that the band has grown out of it's old roots.