Sound — 10
This DVD has two parts: one is the band playing through their 'Black Parade' album in a huge arena, and the other is a selection of new and old songs in a much smaller venue. Obviously, the sound is totaly different. In the arena, they have a huge sound. The big sound of the songs themselves help, but the ability of each band member makes them amazing. In the smaller venue, it's a different story. They are much harder and more aggressive on a stage hardly big enough for the five of them. They come across a lot more punk in the smaller place, whereas in the arena they are a true stadium rock act.
Content — 7
This is the only problem with the DVD. There are no extra features, just the two live sets. The set lists themselves focus very much on the new stuff. There are a few older songs in the second set (as well as an untitled new track) but only a few. I would have liked some more older songs, but it's perfect for someone who's only just started liking My Chemical Romance after the Black Parade.
Production Quality — 10
There is absolutly nothing wrong with the production at all. Not much to say, good camera work, focussing a lot on singer Gerard and his theatrics, as well as the guitarists in the instrumental bits. Quite a few shots from behind the auidience as well, which are very effective.
Overall Impression — 10
My Chemical Romance live are completly different to My Chemical Romance on record. There is a lot more aggression, Gerard even going as far a releasing a full-blooded scream on a few occasions. To be honest, I can't think of a band like MCR at the minute. They may have gotten stick from die-hard punk fans for 'changing' but they truly are awesome. Ray Toro's guitar playing really comes to the front on this DVD. I love the whole thing, the only disappointment being the set list. But I can just get Life On The Murder Scene for the older songs, can't I? If someone stole this I would hunt them down, murder them and get my DVD back.