So, the song that got me into them was Silver and Cold, though I had heard The Boy Who Destroyed the World on THPS 3 and I enjoyed that song as well. I absolutely loved Sing the Sorrow. Thought it was a great album, had a lot of artistry and variety, and Davey's voice sounded pretty good in it. All in all, it was strong, if a bit emo. I found out some people think it's their sellout album, but I don't--just because it's more approachable than some of their other stuff doesn't mean it's sellout!
I went backward in their catalog and while I like a few of their songs here and there...I was more "meh" about it than I expected to be. To be honest, I think Art of Drowning is the best thing they've ever written. Stuff like Days of the Phoenix, Wester, and my personal favorite, The Nephilim (when I started foruming, I used that little demon as my avatar for a significant amount of time!) is really strong. Hell, the first song, The Lost Souls, was even great.
I gotta admit, I've kind of outgrown some of their music...moved on to 80's metal and hard rock...but I am definitely still nostalgic about it, and can always listen to any AFI song from either one of those two albums. Decemberunderground was disappointing for me; it didn't have the emotion of some of their previous music and it felt a bit manufactured, if that's the right word. However, Miss Murder and Love Like Winter were alright, if overrated.
I probably won't be following AFI in the future, but it's nice to reminisce. Not a bad band at all.