I was first introduced to MCR by a friend who sent me "Headfirst For Halos." All it took was one listen and I HAD to hear more of their stuff. I think "Vampires Will Never Hurt You" is the second song I heard, and from then on, I was enamored with MCR. You can try to classify them in any genre you want, but that's just the beauty of it. You just can't say, "These guys are definitely emo/punk/hardcore/whatever." I believe I read in an interview online that they just considered themselves a kick-ass rock band. And, all the way from Gerard Way's vocals, Ray and Frank's guitars, Mikey's bass, and Matt's drums, that's exactly what they are, with an emphasis on the 'kick-ass.'
The opener, "Romance", is just about the only song on the CD that won't knock you flat on your ass. Even "Early Sunsets Over Monroeville" builds in intensity towards the end and is quite an amazing song. "Demolition Lovers", possibly my favorite track, starts off seemingly slow, but also builds up intensity quick and then seemingly stops, only to start again slowly and continues into an insane breakdown. My Chemical Romance is now my favorite band, and 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' my favorite CD. Though with MCR having a new CD coming out on, I believe June 8th, that may be changing.
All I have to say is: CHECK THESE GUYS OUT, they're awesome, and they deserve the support for all the energy they put into their music and devotion to their fans.