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Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Grumble Grumble, Nov 16, 2007.
it cannot get more depressing than 'Hangman' on Madder Mortem's 'Desiderata'
I really like his singing, it sounds very folky to me.
I think Haughm's clean vocals are almost perfect on all of their albums....
I'd recommend the first Interpol album 'Turn on the Bright Lights', great record. Also, Ahab is a good one if you like funeral doom.
I completely agree with that.
As well, I think Elend - Winds Devouring Men might be the most depressing album I own.
I also find The Eye of Every Storm by Neurosis to be quite depressing for some reason. Great album.
I've just heard "My Sister" by Tindersticks.
Fuck me it's depressing.
"Do you remember my sister? How many mistakes did she make with those never
blinking eyes? I couldn't work it out. I swear she could read your mind, your
life, the depths of your soul at one glance. Maybe she was stripping herself
Here I am, this is me
I am yours and everything about me, everything you see...
If only you look hard enough
I never could.
Our life was a pillow-fight. We'd stand there on the quilt, our hands clenched
ready. Her with her milky teeth, so late for her age, and a Stanley knife in
her hand. She sliced the tyres on my bike and I couldn't forgive her.
She went blind at the age of five. We'd stand at the bedroom window and she'd
get me to tell her what I saw. I'd describe the houses opposite, the little
patch of grass next to the path, the gate with its rotten hinges forever wedged
open that Dad was always going to fix. She'd stand there quiet for a moment. I
thought she was trying to develop the images in her own head. Then she'd say:
I can see little twinkly stars,
like Christmas tree lights in faraway windows.
Rings of brightly coloured rocks
floating around orange and mustard planets.
I can see huge tiger striped fishes
chasing tiny blue and yellow dashes,
all tails and fins and bubbles.
I'd look at the grey house opposite, and close the curtains.
She burned down the house when she was ten. I was away camping with the scouts.
The fireman said she'd been smoking in bed - the old story, I thought. The cat
and our mum died in the flames, so Dad took us to stay with our Aunt in the
country. He went back to London to find us a new house. We never saw him again.
On her thirteenth birthday she fell down the well in our Aunt's garden and
broke her head. She'd been drinking heavily. On her recovery her sight
returned, a fluke of nature everyone said. That's when she said she'd never
blink again. I would tell her when she started at me, with her eyes wide and
watery, that they reminded me of the well she fell into. She liked this, it
made her laugh.
She moved in with a gym teacher when she was fifteen, all muscles he was. He
lost his job when it all came out, and couldn't get another one. Not in that
kind of small town. Everybody knew everyone else's business. My sister would
hold her head high, though. She said she was in love. They were together for
five years until one day he lost his temper. He hit over the back of the neck
with his bullworker. She lost the use of the right side of her body. He got
three years and was out in fifteen months. We saw him a while later, he was
coaching a non-league football team in a Cornwall seaside town. I don't think
he recognized her. My sister had put on a lot of weight from being in a chair
all the time. She'd get me to stick pins and stub out cigarettes in her right
hand. She'd laugh like mad because it didn't hurt. Her left hand was pretty
good though. We'd have arm wrestling matches, I'd have to use both arms and
she'd still beat me.
We buried her when she was 32. Me and my Aunt, the vicar, and the man who dug
the hole. She said she didn't want to be cremated and wanted a cheap coffin so
the worms could get to her quickly. She said she liked the idea of it, though I
thought it was because of what happened to the cat, and our mum. "
^ good lord that is depressing.
for the leader in depressive gloom music, check out Nortt's latest Galgenfrist. Ambient, depressive, sludge. It works though!
This thread has had some good staying power haha.
Haha, didn't the latest cd have a sticker on the cover that said "Saddest band in the world"? I really like Antimatter, Epitaph is one of the most beautifully depressing songs ever. Although it's hard for me to really get into them as much as I want to, Duncan's vocals remind me of Pearl Jam sort of..
I really like Antimatter. I don't remember that sticker haha. But it wouldn't surprise me if there was one that said that. I wouldn't say they were the saddest by any means of the word haha.
Antimatter, a really great band i found by accident. But yes man, i totally agree duncan's vocals sound a lot like eddie vedder of pearl jam.
Also a few wks back i finally checked out my dying bride, and i must say im quite impressed.
I seen these guys in a metal mag years and years ago when i was still listening to slipknot and the like(i was a dumb nu metal kid lolololol), and i thought them to be some emo/metalcore type band(based on band name, oh i was blind).
Anyway....yea really good band, i checked out some vids on youtube today and i thought i would post this based on the first comment on video its a nice chuckle.
poster says MDB is not doom, but they are emo, and if you want real doom, go purchase DODS. now i cant disagree, dods ownz but mdb are clearly not emo and pretty doomy. funny....i never really liked doom till i heard bmd/dods....and here i am now ranting about mdb, and swallow the sun and what not(swallow the sun, by far the coolest band name ever)
Haha, I hate when people call MDB emo, but oh well, they're allowed.
MDB were one of the first metal bands I ever listened to on a regular basis.
this is getting a lot of promo, but the new Draconian fits with the katatonia /swallow the sun flavor. The only thing that keeps it from being totally depressing is Lisa's vocals are pretty light and technical, not a lot of emotion or despair, but its made up for with lyrics like this:
one single night
one single day before it all
just sweeps away
with a paradise i do not know
through the joy i never had
im all alone
on my isolated throne
have you forsaken me
the days of number themselves to the grave
and life cries
a dream dies
oh feral ungreatful heart
paralyzed you drown with me
intoxicate this bitter reality
under the screams of apathy
(excerpt from Morphine Cloud)
SInce this thread is still on the front page:
the lake & murder song by the cooper temple clause.
Mortuus. Have been having a lot of fun with their new album recently.
One of my favorites is ShamRain. This is lyrics from song called "Nothing":
i used to imagine
how it would feel
if you could once say
that i mean something
the look in your eyes
as cold as ice
says more than
a thousand words
i mean nothing
They also made a video for song "Passing Shadows". It's from last years "Goodbye to All That" album: