So My Chemical Romance’s fourth studio album is here. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (which is taken from the title for Way’s forthcoming comic series) is a concept album based around the world invented by Way himself along with Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan which is set in 2019.
Starting in with the announcement at the start of the Na Na Na video from Dr. Death Defying, the album well and truly sets up it’s theme and you’re launched in to the track itself. From there the album leads you through a plethora of tracks, and they’re a real blend. Planetary (Go!) is lively and fun, a total bouncy track.
But there’s a feel to this that definitely screams throw back to all our heroes. And that’s cool. Gerard even mentions David Bowie and Marc Bolan in everyone’s soon to be favourite song on the whole album, Vampire Money. It’s punk to the max and has a throw back of it’s own to Sweet’s ‘Ballroom Blitz’ with Gerard calling all their names out at the start and them giving him a response.
There were a couple songs that don’t seem like much on initial listen, (Bulletproof Heart, S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W & Sing), but they are definitely growers.
This album is nothing short of fantastic and it just proves that the more time you put into your art, the more you’ll get back from it and this band is artistic on all levels and this album is simply a must-have!