My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Genre: Alternative rock, Pop punk, Electronic rock
Release Date: 19 November 2010
Band Active: Yes
My Chemical Romance has been around for a while now, and what started out as an emo band, has slowly been evolving into something more mature and refined, and after the spectacular Black Parade, MCR’s latest album – Danger Days, has turned out to be an impressive piece of work and a breath of fresh air in a saturated market where money and monotony is the order of the day.
The band has somehow managed to reinvent themselves to a certain extent, though Gerard Way’s vocals are present, the overall sound of the band has taken a faster, more upbeat direction and with the result have created a fast-paced, thumping album with catchy songs like – ‘Na Na Na’ and ‘Planetary (GO!)’ which will have you humming and singing along in no time at all.
To add to it all, Danger Days has something of a plot, revolving around ‘The Fabulous Killjoys’ set in a futuristic Californian backdrop (2019 to be exact). The Killjoys are basically a band of rebels/outlaws who are battling the evil ‘Better Living Industries’ (BL/ind), and follows their misadventures. The overall theme and music videos has a very anime/Tank Girl type feel to it so expect visual absurdity, though awesomeness nonetheless. It’s obvious that much time and effort was taken in developing this album and the presentation and quality of the songs are testament to that.
Whether or not die-hard fans will take to the new sound and presentation of Danger Days remains to be seen, however first impressions have been good and globally the album has been well-received, combine that with a new edgy-arachnid logo,and you have a winning formula. Overall, Danger Days is an impressive, confident-sounding album, sure to please fans, both old and new. Highly recommended.