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What are your most "negative" albums?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by SomeGuyDude, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    These can be in any genre, but the idea is that it's not just angry, aggressive, depressing or what have you, but purely negative. It sits in a bad place and is the kind of music you listen to when you just want everything around you to die.

    Some of the first I think of:

    • Totalselfhatred - s/t
    • Black Sheep Wall - Nihility
    • Amenra - Mass III + IIII
    • Cough - Ritual Abuse
    • Indian - Guiltless
    • Nails - Unsilent Death

    It can be black, death, grind, post, sludge, whatever. The point is that it isn't fist-pumping or badass, it's just DARK. Whatcha got?
     
  2. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Katatonia - Dead End Kings. This album is pure desperation.

    Woods of Ypres - Grey Skies and Electric Light. This album is one of the most chilling and dark albums in existence. The lyrics are extremely personal and presents a pretty bleak view on just about everything. Made all the more bleak by David Gold's death before the album came out.

    To be honest, I can’t think of any other albums that are darker than what I’ve already listed. If I do, I’ll be sure to post.
     
  3. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    I love Dead End Kings, not sure I'd put it in the list. Woods of Ypres I was a little unsure about because it's not quite so tar-drenched, and maybe it's not purely misanthropic, but it definitely is a gorgeous album.
     
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    crimsonfloyd Active Member

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    Mutiilation- Remains of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul is the most negative thing I've personally ever heard.
     
  5. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Yeah, that may be true, but Woods 5 is still unbelievably dark and bleak. I have yet to come across an album that evokes such dark emotions.
    It is gorgeous :)
     
  6. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    LOL I was talking to a friend and he asked if I'd read the lyrics. I hadn't. So I started following along and yyyyup. That one fits on the list nicely.
     
  7. EffigyForgotten

    EffigyForgotten New Metal Member

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    Anything by Katatonia obviously, when i'm in a bad mood (or negative whatever) I always listen to them and Enslaved.
     
  8. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Man, I can't list to these albums unless I'm already in a shit mood:

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
    Mogwai - Come on Die Young
    Jesu - Infinity
    Godflesh - Pure
    Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
    Anything by Merzbow or KEN Mode
    Swans - Children of God
    Thrones - Sperm Whale
     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving

    There is not a single more depressing and bleak album out there



     
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    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    Fuckin' Jesu dude... fuckin' Jesu. That's a hard album to stomach even if you ARE feeling kinda down. Curious to check out Thrones and HELL YES Swans. Not metal, but damn Swans is like "hey do you need a reason to jump into a river? Here you go!"
     
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    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Doom metal would not be what it is without Swans, so while they're not a metal band, they are easy to mention in the same breath. Fuck, there are so many relevant post-punk bands in the metal genre.

    Justin Broadrick is a genius.
     
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    Funerary_Doom My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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    The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud - Were You Silver, Were You Gold?

    Not only are they negative but they are creepy as hell.
     
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    EffigyForgotten New Metal Member

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    I can see this thread being a fucking success.
     
  14. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Agree, dark music is some of the best shit out there.
     
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    Of all the Swans albums you could have picked, Children of God? Sure there are some dark songs, but most of it isn't exceptionally negative. I mean In My Garden is flat out lovely and tracks like New Mind and I'll Swallow You are too catchy to really feel negative. Now Cop and Young God are two relentlessly negative albums. The live album Public Castration is a Good Idea is even more severe.

    And that Godspeed album is not negative.
     
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    October Tide - Rain Without End
     
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    KafkaX Mr. Self Destruct

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    Silencer - Death Pierce Me
    Eyehategod - Take As Needed for Pain
    Lyrinx - Nihilistic Purity
    Abyssic Hate - Suicidal Emotions
    Lord Mantis - Pervertor
    Sunn O))) - Oracle
    Austere - To Lay Like Old Ashes
     
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    theoden236 Soul Wandering

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    Dark Fortress-Seance
    Agalloch-The Mantle
    Infestus-Exist
    Primordial-The Gathering Wilderness
    Xasthur-Telepathic with the Deceased

    at least, those are the ones that stick out to me the most
     
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    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Of the 2 Swans albums I have, it is the more negative.
     
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    Evil Dead Hail to the King baby

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