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Deppresion Metal

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by RagePSV, May 24, 2009.

  1. RagePSV

    RagePSV Member

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    Well, that's my name for it anyway. Not quite doom, but I put Sentenced and a couple of the Paradise Lost albums (Icon & Draconian Times) in this category. Okay, I'll get to my point. I miss Sentenced, does anyone know of any bands that have a similar stlye? I know Laihala sings for a band called Poisonblack, but I have not heard them, are there any simialrities? Thanks.
     
  2. GoRillaBoy76

    GoRillaBoy76 you can call me RRrrr!!

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    Poinson Black, Tiamat
     
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    soso New Metal Member

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    I don't really know these bands you mentioned, but if I were to put any band in that category, Pain of Salvation would definitely be there!:p
     
  4. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    PosionBlack and maybe Candlemass.
     
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    The only band I've ever heard as labeled "depressive metal" is Katatonia. Their latest effort is simply amazing, no matter what you classify their music as.
     
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    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    The most depressing thing that I can sit down and listen to would be a tossup between My Dying Bride (almost anything) and the band The Rapture and the album from them called Futile. Both are quite depressing. As is Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness.
     
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    Being a huge Sentenced fan I also have all of Poisonblack's stuff. It's very, very similar, if you only got one get Lust Stained Despair, its the best one of the three they have. Other bands that fit this description: (besides the wonderful Paradise Lost, those 2 albums you listed are must haves!)

    Katatonia
    My Dying Bride
    Amorphis
    Agalloch
    Anathema
    Cemetary
    Draconian
    Empyrium
    Evereve
    Island
    Lacrimas Profundere
    Lake of Tears
    Orne
    Silentium
    Sinamore
    Tiamat
    Moonspell
    Trail of Tears
    The Vision Bleak
    Virgin Black
     
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    rushzil2112 Member

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    Katatonia's last few cds(the great cold distance, viva emptiness, last fair deal gone down) should be checked out by everybody.
     
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    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    a) I'm depressive by nature so anything can depress me if I'm down even thrash!
    b) I have never found doom depressing actually is quite calming and relaxing.
    c) I have never found Sentenced or Poisonblack depressing. I guess Tiamat or Black Crucifixion can have a better ambiental mood towards that effect but again it depends on you YOU feel.

    Now if you looking for depressing lyrics, there are everywhere in all bands one way or another IMO.
     
  10. PatrickHoyt

    PatrickHoyt The Darkitecht

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    would Novembers Doom count?
     
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    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    The first Poisonblack is great, plus Laihala doesn't sing on it, just plays guitar. That's the way it should've stayed. The second Poisonblack effort, Lust Stain Despair is good, but Laihala is both singing and playing guitar. The latest Poisonblack is depressing, but because it SUCKS so bad!!! Basically, Laihala has stripped Poisonblack from being a really good goth metal band to a run of the mill Nickleblack wannabe band...all within two releases! :erk:

    ~Brian~
     
  12. Orion Crystal Ice

    Orion Crystal Ice Rider of the Astral Fire

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    I would describe them as more *depressive* than *depressing*, but check out Darkseed:





    One of my very very favorite bands, tons of great songs... never see them mentioned in dark or gothic metal discussion, however..


    In terms of things that actually kind of have a depressing effect on me or strike me as definitively depressing (which isn't negative, just different than Darkseed), I would have to say:

    Antimatter - Lights Out
    Gris - Il était une forêt

    and a lot of Celtic Frost - Monotheist

    are all for when I need to just kind of curl up and die for a while.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for all the suggestions. I do have all the Katatonia and Tiamat, but now I have a bunch of other stuff to check out.
     
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    KISS, they make me depressed for all the money i put into their bank acct
     
  15. mëtålspëd

    mëtålspëd Umlauts ist Krieg

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    Good list here... I would especially recommend checking out Agalloch, Anathema, and Moonspell.

    The only other band that Id like to throw out there isnt really metal.... but I know a bunch of metal heads who like them. Its a two man setup, one used to be in Anathema.

    Antimatter
    http://www.myspace.com/antimatterband
     
  16. Claus / Intromental

    Claus / Intromental 20 years of uniting the powers of metal

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    Interesting ... goth metal and doom metal are now being lumped together and called "depression metal"? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  17. mëtålspëd

    mëtålspëd Umlauts ist Krieg

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    Its the first time that Ive heard this genre term used. I figure it was the OPs descriptive to the general feel.... genre classification can be a bitch.
     
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    If you listen to it, then you're required to take Zoloft along with it. ;) In other words, Freedom Call and Powerquest wouldn't fit the bill! :lol:

    ~Brian~
     
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    It's a descriptive term, not a genre label.
    I initially read it as the OP looking for metal fitting for these economic times lyrically or musically. Doesn't seem quite what he meant.

    On Sentenced: once they were at the Frozen - Funeral Album period, I've liked to think of them as the band that succeeded in the 90s where Metallica didn't - writing very catchy metal that sits in the area occupied by Load & ReLoad, but being better at it.
     
  20. Pelata

    Pelata FINAL SIGN

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    You can't top Katatonia and Paradise Lost for my money...with Sentenced in the running as well.
     

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