My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero was friends with the guys in Leathermouth and wanted to help them out by signing them to his own label. When their singer left though, he was quickly doing a lot more than investing money in the band. Whoever thinks he has the next step all figured out for a member of one of the biggest emo bands out there, might want to reconsider. I for one would love to see all the saddened faces of MCR fans after they’ve listened to “XO” and found out this is quite different from “The Black Parade”.
This is pure anger and pent up frustration oozing out through heavily distorted guitars, pounding drums and wretched vocals. Picture The Suicide File getting it on with Cursed and you might have an inkling of what to expect. The songs all tend to blend together after a while but that doesn’t take away from the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed this album!