Top Ten Darkest Bands of All TimeThis list is about Darkness in music,not about the musicians,many musicians did horrible things in their lifes but didnt produced "Dark Music".
The Top Ten
How can these guys live their lives well?
Should be number one. Not only is their music very dark, the band in general is just dark. They started Norwegian Black Metal and even started the church burnings. Euronymous was their guitar player and one of the darkest, most controversial musicians of all time.
I know this list has nothing to do with the acts some of these musicians did in their lives, but the way Dead killed himself and Euronymnous took a photo of his dead body and placed it as the front cover of their album Dawn of the Black Hearts is one of the darkest things I have ever heard. How do you people not find that unsettling?
Creepiest band I've ever seen. Really.
Where's Swans, Nine Inch Nails, Sunn O))), or Nurse With Wound
Literally like four of these bands are actually dark. Darkthrone, Mayhem, and Death are the only ones here even resembling anything heavy. No Gnaw Their Tongues? No Sunn O))) or Portal? Impetuous Ritual?
Well, the name says it
I don't mind mayhem but darkthrone is WAY Darker. The name literraly says it!
Probably the darkest band of all time because of how truly satanic they are. And they might be one of the only known metal bands who do worship and glorify Satan.
Deicide are also know to worship Satan. Don't know how any metal fan could have missed that
They actually worship satan.Just goes to show you how bad and dark they are.-DarkBoi-X
They trapped their claustrophobic friend in a coffin and recorded vocals
They have the creepiest stuff I've ever heard.
Nobody understands what darkness is in music. It's not how heavy it is, or how often they say "Satan" in a song. Darkness lies in gloom, lyrics, etcetera, which is what Joy Division was.
By far the darkest band on the list. Joy Division put forth a personal darkness that is more real than any Satanist metal band. This band gives you the chills when you actually read the lyrics. The songs, "In a Lonely Place," "Decades," and "The Eternal" are masterpieces that portray a personal darkness that is almost too close to home.
Without a doubt and possibly one of the more respectable on this list.
Just read Ian's lyrics. Most poetic suicide letters ever.
Very anti-Christian band. Anti-Christian the ed songs include Raining Blood, Disciple, and Jihad.
Not an Evil band but very Dark.
I love this group very much & I'm listening their "Going under" right now!
What are you guys thinking.
This band is nice
Scream Bloody Gore is on of the most brutal and darkest Metal albums of all time, the Denial Of Life track is terrifying,Leprosy is even Darker.
Boy are they dark. They have a dark logo, dark album covers, dark song meanings, this is one dark band.
Their later stuff wasnt that dark.
Industrial music on the opposite side of Rammstein.
YEP AS WELL AS CURRENT 93 AND DEATH IN JUNE
Look up the backstory behind this band's obscurity. It's chilling.
Listening to Natramns vocals will either make you laugh or really scare you
Natramn (the singer) cut his own hand off and sew pig feet on it.
The Monotheist was a Doom/Gothic hyper heavy and dark album.
Their first stuff was kinda dark but man the monotheist was just darkness surrounding. but that's why I love it
Needs to be at least on the top 10
How is korn above Emperor?! Are you nute? The drummer STABBED a guy 38 times in the back! He then went and burned down a church with Varg Vikernes and Euronymous.
I'm not sure whether Varg Viking actually burnt down a church.
Listen to tracks like "Daddy" from their self-titled debut album, or really anything off of Life Is Peachy or Issues (among others), and you'll get a sense of why this band deserves a very high ranking on this list.
Their first album shows a girl on a swing looking up on a man who's shadow looks unsettling. Their last song of their first album Daddy, talks about how lead singer Jonathan Davis was molested as a child. They also have other albums such as Life is Peachy, Issues, and Follow the Leader which are also pretty dark. Dark nu metal band and I like it!
Their self-titled debut album deals with themes of child abuse, drug abuse, and bullying. Plus, it even has a creepy cover of a little girl on a swing starring back at a creepy shadow.
Also, listen to Daddy. The final track on the album. And you'll truly see why they deserve a really high spot on this list.
Show me a song darker than daddy and I don't mean some satanic crap where they talk about religion I mean full on mental break down kind stuff.
For a satanist, King Diamonds work really isn't all dark and gloomy. It's pretty much just regular heavy metal with satanic lyrics.
Come on, inventers of Doom Metal,25 is too low.
The first dark metal band.
The creators of Heavy Metal music. Not as dark as Curtis, Reznor or Smith.
Some of the bands that was put before this is ridiculous! Has anyone actually ever taken the time to read the lyrics versus these other band's lyrics? CoF needs more appreciation then they are credited for!
"Her ghost in the fog" Absolute horror song...
They should be above evanenscnce
Glenn Benton is filled with pure hatred for Christianity.
Dark production and disturbing lyrics.
Easily the most dark, depressing band ever
Most disturbing music I´ve ever heard in my life
Burzum higher than Cannibal Corpse? Just because he killed someone?
Burzum's music is way darker than cannibal corpse's.
In general black metal is darker than death metal.
Burzum killed a person and he spent 20 years in prison while cannibal corpse makes only violent music - Rapamafiosa
Burzum's riffs are dark and mysterious, especially in the early works.
Lead guitarist killed Mayhem's guitarist. 'enough said.
Just because he killed someone? We're talking about music here, not crimes or disgusting acts. - GREYBOYY
The lead guitarist's name is Varg Vikernes.
The Downward Spiral is the darkest album I've ever heard
Trent Reznor is the true king of darkness
Very dark, but not suicidal as Curtis (Joy Division)
Have you even seen the music video to Closer?
Cannibal Corpse is gory, yes, but I would actually say bands like KoRn and Joy Division are darker, because their lyrics can apply to people living with abuse and depression. Cannibal Corpse lyrics are like a horror movie, while Joy Division and KoRn lyrics are more like a suicide note, so which one is darker?
Have you seen their album art? It's enough to make you puke your guts out.
Not scary at all. Very bland radio rock with brutal death metal elements. Might as well say Nickelback is the darkest band ever.
There are much more darker bands out there
A really Anti-Christian band. But they're surprisingly not devil worshipers.
Satan My Master. That's all.