My Chemical Romance
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge


4.5
superb

Review

by michael1145 USER (5 Reviews)
June 18th, 2005 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


This album is My Chemical Romance's major label debut. If you didn't know, this album is a concept album based on the song "Demolition Lovers" from the last album. It is about a man and a woman who get in a gunfight. The man thinks that the woman is dead, but the devil tells him that she is not, and he would see her again if he gave him the souls of 1,000 evil men. He told the man that he would find her when he killed the last man. Now lets get to the review.

My Chemical Romance:
Gerard Way (Vocals)
Ray Toro (Guitar)
Frank Iero (Guitar)
Mikey Way (Bass)
Bob Bryar (Drums)

Helena:
This is the second single. It is about Gerard and Mikey's grandmother who died just before they started recording. It has a strange beginning but it is such an emotional and powerful song. But it has been overplayed by MTV. 9/10

Give 'Em Hell, Kid:
A very fast song with a really catchy chorus, "If you were here, I'd never have a fear." The only problem is that it is only about 2 minutes long. But still a great song. 8.5/10

To The End:
Another great song. With an upbeat verse and and an emotional chorus, "So say goodbye, to the vows you take. Say goodbye, to the life you make. Say goodbye, to the heart you break and all the cyanide you drank." Definently a hilight on the album. 9.5/10

You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison:
This is planned to be the 4th single. Starts off with a slow verse and builds up to an amazing chorus that's fast and has a great riff and the song keeps this pace from their on. Then is the best solo I've heard from a mainstream band. One of my favorites on the album. 10/10

I'm Not Okay (I Promise):
The first single off of the album. It has a fun verses and and anthemic chorus. Gerard sings this song so amazingly, that you can't help but sing along. 10/10

The Ghost Of You:
This is the 3rd single. This is the slowest song on the album and has the most amazing chorus I've ever heard. With powerful lyrics like "I never said I'd lie in wait forever, if I died we'd be together, I can't always just forget her." This flows seamlessly into the next song. 10/10

The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You:
This seems like a more upbeat version of Ghost of You, but it doesn't have the same emotion or power. Nevertheless, it's still a good song.
8/10

Interlude:
Not much to say about this one. It's slow and has 3 lines. But for an interlude it's pretty good and flows seamlessly into the next song. 8/10

Thank You For The Venom:
Definently one of the best tracks on the album. It's very upbeat and has, once again, a great chorus, "Gimme all your poison, and gimme all your pill, and gimme all your hopeless hearts and make me ill." It also has another great guitar solo. 10/10

Hang 'Em High;
Starts off with an old western feel to it then blasts into fast riffs and screaming. Has a fast chorus, and again a catchy chorus and has lyrics reffering to the album story, "She won't stop me put it down, so get your gun and meet my by the door." A great song. 9.5/10

It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A F**king Deathwish:
Starts off with a great riff and another catchy chorus. Also, it has some powerful lyrics like "When you go, just know that I will remember you." 9/10

Cemetery Drive:
Starts off with a slow verse and once again an amazimg chorus, "I miss you, I miss you so far, and the collision of your kiss, that made it so hard." This is a standout on the album and probably my favorite song. 10/10

I Never Told You What I Do For A Living:
This is the closer to an amazing album. It starts off with a fast verse, but the chorus doesn't match to others. This song has frightening lyrics such as, "Never again, and never again, they gave us 2 shots to the back of the head and we're all dead now." And "Another knife in my hands, a stain that never comes off the sheets, clean me off." This is the perfect song to close the album. 10/10

I'm gonna give this album a 9.5/10. This album has been out for a year but it never get's old, so I encourage everyone to go pick up a copy. If you do, listen to "Demolition Lovers" first and it will get you into the story of the album.


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masada
June 18th 2005


2733 Comments


It's a pretty good album, but nothing new at all. I'd give it a 3.5 or a 3. They aren't the greatest live, either.

Pretty good review.This Message Edited On 06.18.05

michael1145
June 18th 2005


16 Comments


Sorry about the spelling mistakes, I was trying to get this done really fast.

pixiesfanyo
June 18th 2005


1223 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I like Helena.

Everything else blows.

michael1145
June 18th 2005


16 Comments


I agree with you about that the next single should have been "To The End." I think they are going to lose some of their older fans with this single.

masada
June 18th 2005


2733 Comments


They shouldn't even release anothe single. Those two songs don't need to be butchered as the others have.

Shattered_Future
June 18th 2005


1541 Comments


I hate My Chemical Romance with a vengence. They are quite possibly one of the worst bands ive heard in a long time. Their music does nothing for me.

michael1145
June 18th 2005


16 Comments


What kind of music do you like?


SpecialBoy
June 21st 2005


47 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Oh dear.

[QUOTE=Buddyhead]How did this geek squad fronted by a porker wearing red eye makeup trick a nation of bedwetting pre-pubescent mall rats and dickriding "music journalists" into thinking that their shitty pop punk band was a real band? Much less a "band to be watched in 2005". So is this like evil Thursday or something? What exactly is going on here? And what's with the kid with the afro doing the solo in that throwaway Blink182 concept video? That kid looks like he could be on some Maury Povich, "I had sex with an Orangutang, and now I have a son" episodes or something. Bizarre.
[/QUOTE]

Enough said. This is inane, retarded power pop at its finest. Catchy melodies tire after 0.001 nanoseconds.

TheGuru
June 21st 2005


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really liked this album, bought it with no idea who they were. I wrote a review of the album too, check it out and say something nice.

http://buymytortillachips.blogspot.com/2005/06/three-cheers-for-sweet-revenge-my.html


_al14_
June 23rd 2005


5 Comments


I thought this was a pretty good album, but it doesn't beat their first one. (vampires will never hurt you is definitly one of my favourite songs of theirs) But I don't really get why Helena was so popular, I liked the song and everything, but if you ask me its overrated.
(good review btw)

onthecontrary
July 16th 2005


4 Comments


Demolition Lovers has to be the best My Chemical Romance song. It towers above all the rest. No, not towers...It already ate the other songs. Buddyhead, I'm not even going to start. Insult M.C.R. all you'd like. But it isn't doing anyone any good. This is a review, not a 'Let's make fun of Gerard and Ray' forum. For one, Gerard isn't a porker. And two, Ray deserves way more respect than that. M.C.R. would'nt be M.C.R. without Ray Toro. His guitar playing is beautiful, and his hair my friend is probably a lot cooler than yours. So take the trash talk somewhere that people will actually care about what you have to say.

Tenfootbrett
July 16th 2005


149 Comments


MCR is weak and bland. They're on the emo train that crashed into, and fatally wounded music with meaning.

I'll say it again - MCR is
1) boring
2) technically bland. One or two good guitar solos, that's really all they bring to the table
3)whiny, vocally
4) trendy, trendy people. HEY! THE MARS VOLTA MADE A CONCEPT ALBUM! LET'S DO THE SAME THING, ONLY WITH BORING, CRAPPY EMO TUNES THAT SOUND THE EXACT SAME AS EVERY OTHER DAMN BAND OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

Tenfootbrett
July 16th 2005


149 Comments


edit: and just to put another pin in the balloon, have you heard an interview with these guys? Their lyrics consist of the most proficient manner by which to slit your wrist and die because you hate your life, and yet, at an interview, they were all optimistic and happy, quoting several different cliches, one such cliche being "make every day count", I believe.. PERHAPS IT'S A TOTAL GIMMICK???

Justanothernimrod
August 2nd 2005


478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this is a bit of a fanboyish review really.

Chilly-Bean-Bop
August 2nd 2005


344 Comments


"They aren't the greatest live, either."

i agree. my friend took me to the mcr/green day and i hated it. bleh. people are right, mcr, and green day and all those bands are terribly overrated. it annoys the hell outta me



les paul al
April 1st 2006


51 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

All the songs up to the interlude are great but then you get a bit tired of the songs. To samey. Good album though probably deserves a 3.5 or a 4

The Jungler
April 1st 2006


4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I agree... but why did you give it a 2.5?


synyster713
April 7th 2006


25 Comments


LAME AVERAGE nothin i cant play on the guitar or drums in fact i can play better

nag*with*a*gun
April 7th 2006


420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Finally, someone actually says Cemetery Drive is one of the best songs on the album.
This CD was not very complicated musically, but the lyrics were beautifully written and the way they were set to the music was great.


muchtallerthanu
February 24th 2007


648 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I disagree with your opinions on 2 tracks:

"Give 'Em Hell, Kid": It should've had at least a 9 or a 10. It dosen't matter how long the song is, it just has to be a good song.

"Interlude": It isn't very great. It should deserve less than an 8.This Message Edited On 02.23.07



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