My Chemical Romance will have been parted for a year on March 22nd; and there are still fans who can’t believe the news and some fans who still think they are getting back together. The band – Gerard Way (vocals), Ray Toro (Guitar), Frank Iero (Guitar) and Mikey Way (bass) – inspired a generation of kids from 2001 to 2013 with their albums that played from different ends of the court; realistic and imaginary.
Through their songs the band touched on such topics as the September 11th terrorist attacks, the reality of cancer, growing up in today’s society and loving yourself for who you are. As well as taking us on a colourful journey in to the comic book loving mind of Gerard Way; with their final studio album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. This album was an adventure from start to finish, with every song telling part of the story in the Killjoys’ (the persona of the band at the time) lives.
What better way to sign off the year of no MCR than with a greatest hits album by them, entitled May Death Never Stop You – a rather fitting title I think. The record takes songs from all four of the band’s studio albums – I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, The Black Parade and Danger Days… – and puts them together for one great CD. Although many fans will already have all of the albums, May Death… offers a previously unreleased track as well three demos and some stunning artwork which will be loved by fans thinking of adding this album to their collection.
May Death Never Stop You is a great name which clearly applies to the fans…they must still carry on even with out their favourite band.
The perfect way to say goodbye.
1. Fake Your Death
2. Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
3. Vampires Will Never Hurt You
5. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
6. I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
7. The Ghost Of You
8. Welcome To The Black Parade
12. Famous Last Words
13. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
15. Planetary (Go!)
16. The Kids From Yesterday
17. Skylines and Turnstiles (Demo)
18. Knives/Sorrow (Demo)
19. Cubicles (Demo)
May Death Never Stop You is out March 24th.