A lovely gesture, to be sure. However, the results will most likely leave a stack of MCR fans feeling broken, beaten and damned.
Aoki’s 10th anniversary remix (below) kicks off with real potential, but soon devolves, becoming akin to a dank MLG YouTube video soundtrack.
Welcome To The Black Parade — a dark, uplifting and emotionally wrought rock opera — gets loaded into Aoki’s electro machine gun and shot back out in a million pieces over a thumping deep house beat and diarrhea-blast of EDM synths in the Japanese-American DJ’s bonkers remix.
But despite this, MCR frontman Gerard Way has given it the thumbs up, telling BuzzFeed that he “really loved” it.
“And what I love about it is the sounds are phenomenal, and he’s kept the intensity, and I think in some ways, the purpose of the song,” he said.
See if you agree with Way’s assessment, below.
Either way, we’ll carry on.
Listen: My Chemical Romance – ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ (Steve Aoki Remix)