you're right. they're not full-on punk. but they take inspiration from punk, and do take a few of the qualities. MCR did a cover of Astro Zombies by The Misfits (the first Horror Punk band) and do take a rather close resemblance to some punk sounds. but when it comes to it, MCR pathes their way through their own genre. they stay a lot closer to Metal, taking most of their influence from classic theatre and drama, and inspired mostly by music made by bands such as Iron Maiden. i, in fact, hope you won't simply ignore this review, i'd actually liek to talk to you about this whole debocle. it's an interesting argument that is suddenly pulled up by this whole thing.