'Kiss The Ring' the latest single from 'Conventional Weapons' is, in my opinion, the best single yet. It’s fun, it’s bouncy, bass-y and its fast. We're talking gritty hair whipping rock and roll done perfectly. The kind of song that should be accompanied with a video of denim and leather clad youths with long straggly hair leaning out of a truck that speeds down some random road in the middle of some desert in America.
It has got a different feel from the rest; it’s the natural progression song we’ve all been waiting for. It’s different enough from Black Parade to be a step forward, but without them losing their identity. To be honest the rest have been a bit inconsistence on this front. I have been trying to treat each single in there own respect because at the end of the day, they are mainly throwback songs, great MCR songs, that i'm sure the majority of fans are very grateful for and love, but still the point stands.
But 'Kiss The Ring' is what we’d expect from another version of the Black Parade follow up. But having said that I am still glad they gave us Danger Days instead, as that is an truly amazing album.
The B-Side ‘Make Room!!!!’ actually sounds like something that could have been on ‘Danger Days’, the B-side for ‘Party Poison’ maybe? It’s along the same lines as ‘Kiss The Gun’ but with more sass and bare in places. It is easily just as good as the ‘Tomorrows Money’. You can clearly see how these songs were the stepping stones that lead them to creating that fantastic new sound. It even has a lyric, “everybody wants to change to world/but no one wants to die” from ‘Na Na Na’ but sang slightly different, which is odd to listen to.
Great gritty energetic fun rock and roll that makes you want to jump, twist and shout.