My Chemical Romance is a watered down and slightly more uppity sounding version of HIM. They are unoriginal band with styles reflected that of legends of the past such as the Misfits, which are known to be, single handedly the most famous and popular horror punk band of all time(probably because they were one of the only successful groups).
On another note, My Chemical Romance is NOT, by any means punk. Punk is about unity and striving for a change. Some punk bands would include: the skeptix, aus rotten, the unseen, career soldiers, the germs, the briefs, the devachkas, the buzzcocks, etc..
MCR is not emo either. MCR, while it is bitchy, sad, melodramatic music, is NOT, by any means in the same boat as Chris Carabba of Dashboard Confessional.
They are also not hardcore. Hardcore involves screaming. Not whiny bitchy screaming, but "I'm going to eat your soul" screaming. Some examples of hardcore bands are as follows:
Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Martyr AD, etc...
The only way to describe My Chemical Romance is as follows:
My Chemical Romance is the product of HIM and The Used getting together at a party, getting drunk and high and having intervaneous unprotected anal sex.
ps- if you shop at hot topic, you're not a punk. you're a fag. learn to DIY your own clothes and perhaps you won't get made fun of so much.
Minion Mall Goths: "My Chemical Romance kicks so much ass!!!The lead singer's so hot!!!!!"
Me: "WTF are you talking about? The lead singer is a faggot who wears makeup and kisses boys. How is that hot?!"
MMG's: "He just is. Don't make fun of him! Besides, their music is awesome."
Me: "Their music is shit."
MMG's: "OMG you're so mean! You remind me of those kids who think it's cool to pick on little kids because they like something but they really secretly like it themselves."
Me: "You remind me of gay. And on another note, I'd rather drill a hole in my forehead and pour salt in it that be unfortunate enough to have to withstand the torture of listening to so much as one of their songs."
MMG's: (run away scared)