Wed 04 Aug, 2004 10:11 am
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance
2; Give 'em Hell Kid
3; To the End
4; You know what they do to guys like us in prison
5; Im not Okay (I promise)
6; The Ghost of You
7; The Jetset life is gonna kill you
9; Thank you for the venom
10;Hang 'em high
11;Its not a fashion statement, its a f**king deathwish
13;I never told you what I do for a living
When MCR burst onto the scene with their genre-shattering, mind-altering debut "i brough you my bullets, you brought me your love" everyone (critics included) where lost for words. It was an album worthy of success that unfortunately, it didnt get. Well, TCFSR is an album of such unfathomable brilliance, that if MCR dont get noticed for this, they never will.
Things explode to life with album opener "helena" fast, agressive verses followed by a slower sugar coated chorus. To say the album floats along nicely from there would be the understatement of the century! Every track on this album kicks you in the crotch and pierces thru your skull like a kamikaze watermelon on speed. Every song has MAJOR single potential. There's not an ounce of filler on this cd. (except maybe the interlude but it obviously holds some sort of in-explicable purpose else it wouldnt be there)
As far as lyrics go, Gerard Way is miles ahead of half of his counterparts.
The use of b-movie imagery on this album ("i took a train out of new orleans and they shot me full of emphadrine, this is how we like to do it in the murder scene"-give 'em hell kid) is truly breathtaking. As is Gerards storytelling. Tales of a mass-slaughter at a wedding (to the end), a schizophrenic murderer who isnt sure whether he's innocent or guilty(you know what they do to guys like us in prison), a necrophiliac who is having a very sexual affair with a corpse in a graveyard (cemetery drive) and a pact with the devil (I never told you what I do for a living) all surface and are delivered impeccably.
Technically, his band arent to be outdone. they show how well they can play their instruments on tracks like "thank you for the venom". and it really is staggering.
The standout tracks are very obviously, the murderous "to the end", the ganster movie style "you know what they do to guys like us in prison" and the sinister pop number "Im not okay(i promise)" and the darkly sentimental "the ghost of you" . But they are just diamonds in a bucket of gems if you know what I mean.
Overall, this album rocks MAJORLY. And any1 who likes Alkaline Trio, AFI, Avenged Sevenfold, and maybe even thursday or brand new to an extent, will ADORE this album.
My chemical romance are here for the long haul.