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Old September 8th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #201 (permalink)
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weird that Katatonia is called "the most depressing band" when it puts a smile on my face more than any other band does. : D
or maybe i'm just a very weird kid.

maybe you much like me enjoy the depressive music?
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Old September 9th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #202 (permalink)
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dont go farther than finland

Finland has many a depressing and melancholy bands, such as:

All the bands but the last sing in finnish, coz english singing finnish bands u might have heard already.

Viikate, really melancholic, mirrors the "finnish" mind-set trough amazing folk styled poetic lyrics. + a well thought out video for a single + this song "Korpi" sounds a lot like katatonia in my opinion, around 6min.
Iiwanajulma, a new band, fucking mental
CMX, been around for years. Faith no Mores Billy Gould produced one of their albums
Sara, sometimes compared as the closest thing to Katatonia in Finland (volume up)

And of course Tenhi (kill yourself right now)
To me to most epic, depressing and melancholic song is the Real thing by Kingston Wall. Perhaps because the singer and song-writer of this band took his own life by jumping off of a church roof after the last album was released. Some say his last album's lyrics depict his soon to come suicide, I dunno. I'll listen to his music all my life.
18min song reduced to 10min by youtube, enjoy
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Old September 10th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Well I don't know what flavor of depressive you want, but here is some of everything, all of it is capable of sending you on your way to imminent suicide.
Disclaimer: this music should not be taken with alcohol and must be balanced out with bands that start with "The" and use major chords to convey their angst.

A Swarm of the Sun
Ahab
Battle Of Mice
Black Tape for a Blue Girl
Blake Curtis
Bleak
Bohren & der Club of Gore
Cranes
Cult of Luna
Dargaard
Dark Funeral
Daylight Dies
Death in June
Elis
Esoteric
Evoken
Evoken
Godgory
Gridlock
Harold Budd
Isis
Jesu
Joy Division
Lycia
Made Out of Babies
Minsk
Neurosis
Nocturnal Depression
October Tide
Pelican
Pinback
raison d'Ítre
Red Sparowes
Septembre
Shape of Despair
Skepticism
Sparta
Stoa
Summoning
Swallow the Sun
Swans
Thergothon
Tomydeepestego
Tribes of Neurot
Unto Ashes
Great list! I love Unto Ashes, Stoa, Swallow the Sun, Pinback, Cranes (especially their Wings of Joy album!), and Black Tape for a Blue Girl from your list.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #204 (permalink)
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First and foremost: Dead Can Dance

And please give Arcana a listen. My god are they awesome and produce some of the darkest music ever made (just listen to Innocent Child or Lament).

Faith and the Muse is hands down one of the most original and dark bands I know of, so they're worth a shot - very mystic with an old-world feel and just perfect lyrics.

Clan of Xymox is also consistantly good and depressing.

For something slow and acoustic, but enough to drag you down (and way down), play some Low (good songs to start you off with would be "Words" and "Kind of Girl" to give you an idea).

Lunatic Soul is another good one - side project of Riverside's singer. Listen to the song "Adrift". It's perfect.

I have ~6500 songs in my library (all legal, and that's a load of dough heh) and just about all of it is depressing. I'll post some more if anyone wants me too.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #205 (permalink)
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Resonance Room (Italy)
Mar De Grises (Chile) - especially " The Tatterdemalion Express" - really good album
End Of Green (Germany) "Infinity", "Songs for a dying world", "Last night on Earth"
Antimatter (UK)
Dawn Of Solace (Finland)
Blindead (Poland)
...and:
PORTISHEAD (legend of trip-hop)
Isole, Autumn Tears, Dark Suns, Depressed Mode, Exxasens, Fungoid Stream, Hypothermia, Minsk, Orne, Virgin Black
and makes me especially depressed - Enrique Iglesias, alarm in my mobile every fuckin day
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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Just look upon YouTube:

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"Take me with you"

Nicely melancholic...
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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #207 (permalink)
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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #208 (permalink)
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Such beauty... damn. unbelievable (:
-only for classic music lovers-

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Old September 20th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #209 (permalink)
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the real shit.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #210 (permalink)
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Finland has many a depressing and melancholy bands, such as:

All the bands but the last sing in finnish, coz english singing finnish bands u might have heard already.

Viikate, really melancholic, mirrors the "finnish" mind-set trough amazing folk styled poetic lyrics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP-vxNz-5YQ + a well thought out video for a single http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr1tDFPpUuw + this song "Korpi" sounds a lot like katatonia in my opinion, around 6min. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz_VQbvokAc

Iiwanajulma, a new band, fucking mental http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEwrpyaf5SY

CMX, been around for years. Faith no Mores Billy Gould produced one of their albums http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5RrS0-rHU0

Sara, sometimes compared as the closest thing to Katatonia in Finland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzH6c4xda-k (volume up)

And of course Tenhi (kill yourself right now)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu9YFMuz17U

To me to most epic, depressing and melancholic song is the Real thing by Kingston Wall. Perhaps because the singer and song-writer of this band took his own life by jumping off of a church roof after the last album was released. Some say his last album's lyrics depict his soon to come suicide, I dunno. I'll listen to his music all my life.
18min song reduced to 10min by youtube, enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0rKKd3x450

thanks man, Viikate are really awesome.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 11:51 AM   #211 (permalink)
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I also forgot to mention This Empty Flow

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Old September 21st, 2009, 09:34 PM   #212 (permalink)
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wovenhand, dark fortress, shining, non phixion, novembers doom.
great bands but very different from eachother!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:51 AM   #213 (permalink)
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:15 AM   #214 (permalink)
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Shining....am I missing something with them? I'm not very fond of Kvarforth's attitude and non-ironic rock star posturing (he just strikes me as a douche), plus I'd much rather listen to Bethlehem who did the same thing far better (imo), but more importantly came across as genuinely demented wierd fuckers (because they are), and they did it first.



owned. Not to mention Deinonychus, featuring Marco Kehren (vocals on Bethlehem's SUIZID):


Also I've heard that Bethlehem's latest (a re-recording of SUIZID) sucks because of Kvarforth's guest vocals. so take away more points for that.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:27 AM   #215 (permalink)
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Outside of a few doom bands and even fewer black metal bands that do this really well (Mournful Congregation probably being the best at being depressive, for black metal ColdWorld is pretty depressive), I would say the best depressive music usually isn't even metal. Some sad folk songs feel depressing as fuck even if they aren't "crushing." Some of my favorite examples I guess would be Townes Van Zandt's "Black Crow Blues" or Ryan Adams "Why Do They Leave?"
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:10 PM   #216 (permalink)
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I also forgot to mention This Empty Flow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTrUm5WXhBY
this band is great, thanks for posting!
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Old September 25th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #217 (permalink)
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this band is great, thanks for posting!
no problem, they're quite underrated IMO so this seemed the appropriate thread to "spread the word"

more good stuff...

Asylum Party (great coldwave from France)



The Chameleons, one of the finest band's I've ever heard, this thread wouldn't be complete without them



and a bit of a throwback from my childhood, by one of my favourites:


hard not to feel a metric shitload of emotion with a song like that.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #218 (permalink)
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Gravenhurst - The Diver

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Old September 26th, 2009, 06:49 AM   #219 (permalink)
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #220 (permalink)
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Depressive....

I think depressive metal is not something like vocals we cannot ear nothing like lurker of chalice of EVERY bands like that. For me it consist to be a clean vocals and melodic riffs..like Katatonia in tonight's decision. This is a real depressive metal. The medley with riff and clean vocals that's the secret to have something very depressive and it give to you the feeling "depressive" and not only a slowly beat and vocal ahhhhhhhh this is not. The goal of this post is to say that and the good way to find real depressive metal is Katatonia. The better exemple for depressive metal are the albums Tonight's decision and Discouraged ones by Katatonia. TGCD is also a little like that but i don't find something depressive in all things i saw in this forum....maybe Anathema for sure.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #221 (permalink)
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End of green - Fallen Angel. prrrr
An example of a band that took Type O Negative too serious.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #222 (permalink)
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Old October 5th, 2009, 04:00 AM   #223 (permalink)
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This song gives me the strange sensation of death euphoria:


A brutally honest song written shortly before Elliott killed himself:

There's a lullaby type quality to it, but it has a dark underbelly. Once you digest the lyrical meaning it becomes apparent how unsettling it truly is:




A song about the death of Rogers father, and the catalyst for what he became:

Another song about absent fathers:


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Old October 5th, 2009, 07:14 AM   #224 (permalink)
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talking of pink floyd...


This one's pretty sad considering the mental state of the guy who wrote it at the time. Syd Barret was a fucking genius.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #225 (permalink)
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Check out Amber Asylum. Lots of strings and stuff, really depressive atmosphere.
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