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What are your most "negative" albums?

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

  1. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Especially the last two closing tracks, "Finality" and "Alternate Ending". Best closing to an album I've heard, and I can honestly say no songs have ever evoked such emotion as these two.
     
  2. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Warning - Watching from a Distance if I'm really depressed.

    Mayhem - Whore if I'm really angry.
     
  3. AllShallFall

    AllShallFall Senior Member

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    I listen to the song The Autumn of the Gods by Valknacht when it's foggy outside
     
  4. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    This is bleak.

     
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  5. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    It... IS, but it's also kinda dull, y'know? I feel bad for that because there are tons of non-metal albums that are oppressively negative, but in Godspeed's case listening to it is kind of a chore.

    Oh yeah, I forgot about Shining - VII: Född förlorare, although I'm kinda on the fence if it's their most outright negative album.

    Also Wound Upon Wound - s/t, black/doom from Ireland I pimped earlier this year that blew my asshole apart. Almost harrowing at times, way worth the listen, and it's all free on bandcamp: http://wounduponwound.bandcamp.com/
     
  6. PhlegethonVeins

    PhlegethonVeins Autopsy Obsessed

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    This version of this track has always been by far the one song they released drenched in the most negativity for me.
     
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  7. Perdition's Light

    Perdition's Light dinosaur jr.

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    YES! Breach is fucking killer and never get mentioned around here. I guess they're considered metalcore, but more in the Converge sense than some cheesy band like God Forbid.

    Converge has some albums that definitely fall into category of 'most negative' albums... They're another band I never see mentioned here.
     
  8. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Checking them out now, I like.

    I love Converge, don't really consider them dark or negative though.
     
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    Today is The Day - Sadness will Prevail.

    Shit is dark and super depressing. So good.
     
  10. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Yeah, I don't know how this doesn't come off as horrifically cheesy to the rest of you.
     
  11. Uncreation

    Uncreation Early Stages

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    Woods of Ypres do have some rather cheesy moments (particularly on the third album,) but it's primarily the good type of cheese and, at least for me, doesn't really detract from the music at all. I've just always enjoyed David Gold's approach. I can understand how it wouldn't appeal to everyone, though.

    As for Warning's Watching from a Distance, I've always found that to be quite a positive album. It's coming from a dark place, but I've always thought it was always looking towards the light.

    These are the albums that fit the bill for me:
    Ataraxie - Slow Transcending Agony
    Austere - To Lay Like Old Ashes
    Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
    Make a Change... Kill Yourself - Make a Change... Kill Yourself
    Mournful Congregation - The Monad Of Creation
    Remembrance - Frail Visions
    Shining - IV - The Eerie Cold
    Sterbend - Dwelling Lifeless
    Xasthur - To Violate the Oblivious

    Strapping Young Lad have plenty of negative songs, but they're spread across the first 4 albums. If they were all on one album, I think that would be at the top of the 'wanting everything and everyone to die' ranks.
     
  12. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    A lot of The Gathering Wilderness fits the bill
     
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  14. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    I'd like to point out that (although some AWESOME suggestions are here), "negative" doesn't always mean "depressing". You can also have pure misanthropy, like in the sludge/post albums that are floating around on here.

    A few more submissions:

    Rotten Sound - Cycles
    Khanate - Things Viral
    Elitist - Fear in a Handful of Dust
    Swarm of the Lotus - When White Becomes Black

    SotL is just shredding my eardrums right now. Definitely love bands where it almost sounds painful for the vocalist to get through each track.
     
  15. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Just want to reinforce Carissa's Wierd here in this topic
     
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    KafkaX Mr. Self Destruct

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    Oh it does...lol
     
  17. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    Love Sex Machine. It's like Black Sheep Wall without the bass drops and more "distant" vox. Perfect for me right now.
     
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    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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  19. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    I dunno, I think pretty much anything Swans fits. The Seer is a rough damn album and that just came out last year.
     
  20. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    Not sure how I missed Fistula - GOAT. Toss that on the pile.
     

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