I listened to My Chemical Romance's Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge for the first time in probably five years... yeah yeah, get all the laughs out. I actually found it to be a pretty good rock, dare I say punk album once five years of improper emo/goth stigma surrounding the band has left my subconcious. Still a few corny songs like Helena, whose sole purpose was to kickstart a growing subculture of antisocial Hot Topic kids with imagined problems and to get teenage "goth" girls wet over a song that was actually written about the vocalist's fucking grandmother. I'll admit that. I'll also admit I rocked out with my cock out (not literally, unfortunately) starting around track nine or so.
Another oldie, The Black Dahlia Murder's Nocturnal had me headbanging from the start, though less so than in my youth, and that was when all I had was a crappy cd player and decent quality headphones. Some of the songs start to run together but BDM is sort of like an action movie: if you can accept or ignore the repetition and absurdity, what's left is the explosions, car chases, etc. and if it's awesome, it works. This album has it's awesome moments, therefore it works.
DISCLAIMER: opinions expressed in the past on this account may not accurately reflect my current beliefs, especially those prior to 2017.