My Chemical Romance
I Brought You My Bullets...


3.0
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Review

by Holland, 1945. USER (13 Reviews)
October 4th, 2005 | 45 replies | 8,733 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


9 of 9 thought this review was well written

mister, would you please help my pony? says:
i don't know how to start this review

"I'm a piracy addict, I need help" says Mikey the Great. He also says:
just ramble about sandwiches

My Chemical Romance tastes like a deluxe sandwich, I guess. There is plenty of "yum" to go around, but there is qutie a good amount of bitterness, especially when you come across one of those nasty little pickles. You want more and more... and more, but soon enough you can't stomach any more of what you used to love so much. It's like a faint warning that you shouldn't eat the darned thing in the first place, but you're American, so it's your duty to gourge away. Then you become obese, ending up on Dr. Phil and whatnot. Make sense? No, but hey, it's an introduction pargraph anyway. It's not like it actually matters.

Live, they sport a fusion of everyday clothes and Misfits-esque attire, including bulletproof vests and the oh-so-cliche black shirts and red ties. The Ways have an obsession with the Smashing Pumpkins, and it most definately shows in quite a good amount of their lyrics, especially on their debut album I Brought you My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, released on Eyeball Records in 2002. It seems so long ago, especially as they are currently one of the more popular groups, especially with bored teenage girls. They are easily one of the more darker pop-punk bands, or at least compared to their contemporaries (Green Day, Fall Out Boy, etc). Ray Toro and Frank Iero thrash about on their guitars with the same energy as other bands, but with a slight metal edge here and there. What sets I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love apart from their most recent album is that it has a very loose feel to it especially when it comes to the drumming. Gerard Way's voice is much more undpredictable and rawer, but is much less developed than what is heard on Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. Hell, there is even some screaming on this album (if you consider it that).

Surprisingly enough, there is some variety on this album. Songs range from classical guitar pieces ("Romance"), ballads based on Dawn of the Dead("Sunsets Over Monroeville"), and a load of barnburn-inspiring pop-punk songs. "Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Both of Us" finds Gerard Way coming to a near-Jeff Buckley vocal delivery (or at least in one instance). And from this song on, the pace hardly ever lets up, unless it's to begin another song. The variety factor comes in after a song or two. You will begin to notice that most of the songs take more-or-less unexpected passages, but they almost always return to the "heaviness" that one would assume clutters the album. This isn't to say that there aren't a few dissapointing tracks, though. One song especially comes to mind, and that is "Cubicles," esaily the most boring song on the album, and it just sounds lazy. Despite the decent amount of variety, the album tends to drag due to the placement of a few songs, where maybe a change in pace would have broken up the monotony of the rest of the album. The best thing about I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is "Headfirst for Halos," one of the most catchy, yet musically accomplished songs on the album. The beggining is similar to what you may hear from an 80s generi-metal band, but turns into a raging stoccato pop-punk song. Sadly enough, the album doesn't really seem to be able to top the song aftwerwards, and is followed up by only mere average songs (excluding "Demolition Lovers"). So, if you want to hear what My Chemical Romance sounded like before they were turned into love obsessions of fangirls, than this is what you may just need. It's not inventive, it's not extremely unique, but my God, is it fun.



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Killtacular
October 4th 2005



1314 Comments


Brilliant intro, if I do say so myself. :cool:
Good review, too. I've not heard any MCR, nor do I ever plan on doing so.

Rudd13
October 4th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Good stuff. I like Drowning Lessons, but this album isnt very interesting at all.

Keep 'em coming. :thumb:

davybum69
October 4th 2005



161 Comments


This is so much better than there new stuff, why did they have to change.

pulseczar
October 4th 2005



2385 Comments


if your reviews were sex, i'd never want to stop :p

BigRoachy
October 4th 2005



50 Comments


I barely even post here, but I had to log in to affirm your brilliant intro paragraph.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2005



15693 Comments


LoL Holland is fats becoming a top 15er. Great work. But is there any album youve done that hasnt garnered a three star rating??

pulseczar
October 4th 2005



2385 Comments


he's so greedy, he already has the #2 spot with his old account.

and 3 star is average, which most music is, so I dont see anything wrong with it. Too many people just review 4 or 5 star stuff.

ocelot-05
October 4th 2005



807 Comments


Good review, although My Chemical Romance is possibly the most whiney pop-punk band ever to be listened to by the Hollister girls.

Chilly-Bean-Bop
October 4th 2005



344 Comments


I love your review. Your reviews are always so...creative.

Ace_of_Bass2112
October 4th 2005



257 Comments


man i have a hatered for this band that burns hotter then ten thousand suns in the pit of hell. whiny lyrics followd by shitty guitar playing stacked ontop of a decent at best bassism and you get MCR

on a lighter note nice review

Rudd13
October 4th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=Ace of Bass2112]man i have a hatered for this band that burns hotter then ten thousand suns in the pit of hell.[/quote]

Watch out dude, thats pretty darn hot. :smoke:



NEDM
October 4th 2005



1113 Comments


Demolition Lovers is amazing.

Fabz
October 4th 2005



136 Comments


Great review, My Chemical Romance is good at first, but the more I listen to it, the more I dislike it.

_unknownST
October 6th 2005



256 Comments


altho i liked 3 cheers i listened to this and thot that Gerards voice was creepy and out o' tune

Good name for songs but pretty mediocre work from all of them

Hilarious Sandwich piece great review

!ExplodingChickens!
October 11th 2005



1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You desevre the "best intro ever" award.

"It's not inventive, it's not extremely unique, but my God, is it fun."

Thanks that said it all. The whole reason I like them. Really who can over rule fun?

Killtacular
October 13th 2005



1314 Comments


I now officially receive all credit for the intro. I am Mikey the Great.

Feel my wrath.

masada
October 19th 2005



2733 Comments


Yeah, the singing on Three Cheers.. is so much better than on this.

FlawedPerfection
Emeritus
November 16th 2005



2806 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The singing is much better on Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.
Better? Is that POSSIBILE?

Cravinov13
November 16th 2005



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I thought the guy's singing was good in this. However, Gerad should never EVER try and growl or scream again like he did My Lady Of Sorrows.

Storm In A Teacup
November 16th 2005



12688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't like them at all, but I recognize the fact that Gerad Way is a good singer.












If not great, don't tell anyone I said that though.



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