Best DSBM Bands


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21 Nyktalgia

Nyktalgia are one of the best SDBM bands ever. Like other German black metal band they also keep their roots solid and great musicianship I must add.
A decade of suicide and depression...

Exitus letalis or misere nobis are very impressive, two of the most beautiful songs in the whole world of the black metal! Nyktalgia rule!

"Universe of blind Instincts
Uncontrolled emotions, unbridled passions
Orgasmic, Dionysian dizziness
Illusions... phantoms of wretched weakness"

Nyktalgia describes the essence of their music perfectly with their opener Misere Nobis already. They differ from classical DSBM bands however, having the bite of traditional Black Metal between their flesh-ripping suicidal riffs. The excellent arrangements between Drums and Guitar outclass the average DSBM bands in my opinion, you can hear that Winterheart and Malfeitor are no newbies to the matter and also very talented musicians in general. And just when you think you heard a synth or a cello here and there, you might be surprised - they use none of these. It's all done by guitar. Keep that in the back of your head while you listen. Exitus Letalis.

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23 Gris

They are the masters here! Such an awesome band with great compositions like: Profonde Misanthropie, Where So Many Tombs Were Forgotten & Lueur d'Ombre!

Great vocal range on Gris's Foret album, with a lot of atmosphere, memorable riffs, and probably the best instrumental closing in DSBM history. The first time I heard this album, late at night, all alone in the dark, I nearly vomited, then I was depressed for days.

Really emotional! More than the standard DSBM... Listening to Neurasthenie is like drowning into a desert of sadness!

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24 Totalselfhatred

The best - as for me - powerful; lyrical; deep; perfect orchestration. Amen

25 Forgotten Tomb

The pure emotion Herr Morbid drains into his music is more than enough to be a strong contender.

Underrated! Needs to be in top ten! - Ananya

Loves burial ground is now negative Megalomania!

So striking, so morbid, so great.

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26 Hysteria

Very depressive band from Croatia. Should be ranked higher.

Awesome one man band from Croatia

27 Forgive Me
28 Starless Night

Great band...give em your votes

HELL YES! - Shea

M/ I've been listening to their old demo and I'm liking it.

29 Apati

The best of the best

Super mega ultra depressive and suicidal. Rip Obehag. Best of DSBM. Maestro

I think this band isn't the best in DSBM.. But these guys are really talented and I love their songs.. Rip obehag

Literally the best DSBM I've ever heard, their vocals and guitars are the best. They totally "capture" the emptiness feeling...

R.I.P. Obehag

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30 Cosmic Church
31 Kalmankantaja

It can absolutely possess your mind.


32 Hypothermia

They are the best in my humble opinion. Their slow riffs, their slow atmospheres with the Kim's voice could kill everyone.

Listen at "Melankoli"

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33 Uaral

They are a great band, their music is really melodic. I enjoy when they sing Spanish softly it adds a great touch to it. I recommend everyone to listen to their uniqueness. Most of the times they sound like their actually crying and that is what I look for in a depressive band, a lot of crying. They are. By far the best depressive black metal band I have ever heard. I highly recommend them.

They put all their emotions and sadness in their songs... Best doom metal band ever

Y'all need Uaral on this list. Two brothers started this band in memory of their master, who taught them how to play... And live.

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34 Nihilistic Misanthropy

Cold and raw, unique sound!

Nihilistic Misanthropy are just unique, so raw and cold. they have an amazing name and they prove why they choosed NM as their name. I love them and they should be ranked higher

35 Xathrites

Just for this song : My Last Day Story. You must listen this band!

My Favourite dsbm

36 Nortt

For me Nortt is the PUREST Depressive Black Funeral Doom Metal and Nortt can take over any other band in this list.

Cold winter night in deep dark forest - that how nortt sounds like. Sound like death breathing in your ears.

Nortt. The sound of a cemetery. Only the dead would appreciate this music

Can't get more trve than this

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37 Cry

Heads off not only hat just go n go n go inside the depths of songs

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38 An Autumn for Crippled

Depressing, full of emotion, and truly surrounding. Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love is an incredible, rounded album that's easy to lose yourself in.

39 Ghost Bath

I can't even express how much I love this band. If more people knew about them, they would totally be #1, or at least, the top 5 best dsbm bands. They're incredible.

Should be number one! This band is absolutely amazing! Such a depressing band!

Incredible band

All I have to say is.. Moonlover. Anazing band

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40 Abyssic Hate

One of the earliest and still one of the best Depressive Black Metal bands of all times. It's a shame that Abyssic Hate now buried under modern DSBM garbage

They are very innovative, showing that anger and sadness can be effectively combined into a sorrowful rage

They are not a very popular group but they make very good music, you must check them out.

They are so creative...needs more attention - Ananya

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