BY RANDI CLARKE
My Chemical Romance may have broken up, but they’re not gone completely, yet.
The emo, punk-rock group disbanded over a year ago (March 22, 2013) but promised their fans a final goodbye album would be released in 2014.
For the time being, however, fans will have to do with a release of a greatest hits album the band released two weeks ago.
“On March 25, we will be releasing a greatest hits album entitled May Death Never Stop You. The title is fitting, because as sad as it was to say goodbye to the band, we look at this collection as a celebration of our best songs, and hope the memory of them continues to bring joy to you all as they have for us,” the band said on their website.
The newest album has a lot to offer for My Chemical Romance fans old and new. It has 19 songs in total with some of them from their very first albums, while keeping those newer fans enticed with songs from their later albums as well.
Some of their greatest hits include Welcome to the Black Parade, I’m Not Okay (I Promise) and Teenagers.
The album begins with a previously unreleased song titled Fake Your Death. The album then moves on to a song titled Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough for the Two of Us. This song is a darker one – focusing on singer/songwriter Gerard Way’s past alcohol problems.
The fourth song on the album, titled Helena, describes Way’s feelings about his late grandmother Elena Lee Rush. Way got the title name from his grandmother’s nickname given to her by friends (Helen).
The rest of the album focuses more on their radio hits and the band’s final single before their breakup, The Kids from Yesterday.
“The album also includes some previously unreleased material, including the infamous Attic Demos, and one of the last songs we worked on in the studio together,” the band said.
This album really does cover all of the band’s greatest hits from over the years and from different CDs. While My Chemical Romance is known as an emo band and a darker type punk-rock band by their fans, they do have a wide variety of song genres.
The album also includes a behind-the-scenes footage DVD featuring 12 videos of the band recording the songs for their albums. This is not the first time My Chemical Romance has done this sort of thing. They released a DVD in 2006 consisting of three discs (two DVDs and one CD) documenting the band’s history from the start of their career until the band’s final filming dates.
Hopefully My Chemical Romance will have a comeback at some point in the future, but for now, fans will have to make do with this album and their final goodbye CD.