Top Ten Darkest Bands of All Time
The Contenders: Page 4XW
61Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.
The progenitors of nihilism in rock music.
They don't call Roger Waters the "gloomiest man in rock" for nothing.
Dark lyrics in Wish You Where Here, The Wall and to lesser extent Dark Side of the Moon
62Cattle DecapitationCattle Decapitation is an American Deathgrind band from San Diego, California formed in 1996. Cattle Decapitation's songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, the abuse of the environment and touch subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based ...read more.
63PossessedPossessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first ...read more.V1 Comment
64AcheronAcheron is an American death/black metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that was formed by Vincent Crowley in 1988.
65GwarGwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.
66The Butthole Surfers
70Dying FetusDying Fetus is an American death metal band originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Formed in 1991, the group is known for their consistently hook-laden song structures, characterized by blast beats, complex riffing, slam riffs and heavy breakdowns.
71GG Allin & the Murder Junkies
Absolutely repulsive! I'm actually glad they're not in the top ten because I would never recommend this group to anyone! Really!
Such a sick and terrible group.
72Cannabis CorpseCannabis Corpse is a marijuana-themed death metal band, formed in Virginia in 2006. Their band name is a parody of Cannibal Corpse. Cannabis Corpse songs are fully original but their album and song titles are parodies of many death metal bands' album and song titles (e.g. "Tube of the Resinated" vs ...read more.
75Type O NegativeType O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".
78The Sisters of Mercy
First Last and Always has some really depressing songs
79The Birthday Party
This band should be number one on so many lists
80The Smashing PumpkinsThe Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.