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I recently purchased a copy of Rock Sound Magazine, which came with a copy of the Black Parade Tribute Album. Before I popped it into my CD player, I had to remind myself of something very important: this is a tribute album. I had to tell myself, “You are not about to hear MCR. Gerard Way’s melodious voice singing “I Don’t Love You” or “Disenchanted”.  With that in mind, I pressed play.

Thirteen different bands cover thirteen tracks of the original Black Parade album (I guess no one wanted to do the hidden bonus track, “Blood”).   Like any member of the MCRmy, I have my favorites from the Black Parade, so I was hoping they wouldn’t be ruined by the other bands. As far as the tribute album goes, I have my likes and dislikes.

Likes:

State Champs’ cover of “The Sharpest Lives” is pretty sweet. I also liked Crown the Empire’s version of “Welcome to the Black Parade”.  I sort of liked Moose Blood’s “I Don’t Love You”.  That is one of my favorite MCR songs, so I was counting on whoever covered it to do it some justice. Twenty One Pilots’ take on “Cancer” was interesting as well.  It had a techno/electronica vibe to it that I wasn’t expecting, but enjoyed.

Dislikes:

Well, you can’t win them all, right? There were only two tracks on this album I wasn’t completely happy about. One, is Creeper’s cover of “This Is How I Disappear”.  It sounded as though they were trying to sound like My Chem, which ruined it for me. The other, is “Disenchanted”, performed by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! “Disenchanted” is one of my favorites, so that was a little disappointing.

 

Absolute best:

Palisades cover of “House of Wolves”. I loved the emo-screamo towards the end. Ghost Town’s cover of “Mama” and Asking Alexandria’s “Famous Last Words” were definitely on point. My favorite track, belongs to New Years Day. Ash Costello’s cover of “Sleep” is the best cover I’ve ever heard of this song.

Just my humble opinion.

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