Album review: My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

Released: 2006
Label: Reprise Records

Black Parade coverThis latest release from the band comes in the form of a concept album. The Black Parade is the story of a man who dies before his time with death manifesting himself as a Black Parade, which is the man’s strongest childhood memory.

It’s an unusual idea which is effectively executed throughout the 13 track album. Each song draws you in with its individual story, reminiscing about the past and looking on to the end of the man’s life. It certainly demonstrates the band’s solidarity and gift as musicians with a varied offering of tracks with particularly attention to the intricate guitar solos which are reminiscent of Queen’s Brian May.

The touching, realistic sentiments of Cancer and the striking title track Welcome To The Black Parade stand out as the monumental tracks that will see My Chemical Romance remembered for all the right reasons.

– Charlie Barker

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