Top Ten Darkest Bands of All TimeGREYBOYY This 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. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
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?
Mayhem is a very satanic bandV 7 Comments
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 - Metalmaniakkk
I don't mind mayhem but darkthrone is WAY Darker. The name literraly says it! - GreenDayFan21V 1 Comment
An actual satanic band.
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.
An abyss that laughs at creation,
A circus complete with all fools,
Foundations that lasted the ages,
Then ripped apart at their roots.
Beyond all this good is the terror,
The grip of a mercenary hand,
When savagery turns all good reason,
There's no turning back, no last stand.
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.
I heard Daddy and I was shocked! - Userguy44V 6 Comments
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 - Metalmaniakkk
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.
Very anti-Christian band. Anti-Christian the ed songs include Raining Blood, Disciple, and Jihad.
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. - GREYBOYY
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.
Not an Evil band but very Dark. - GREYBOYY
I love this group very much & I'm listening their "Going under" right now! - Fan_of_Good_Music
What are you guys thinking. - RalphBob
They're the bestV 3 Comments
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)
If you honestly believe these guys are dark and above Emperor! Then you're just a pathetic bitch. None of these guys albums are even remotely dark it's for 13 year olds and for pussies.V 3 Comments
Industrial music on the opposite side of Rammstein.
YEP AS WELL AS CURRENT 93 AND DEATH IN JUNE
Check out their songs, Meaning of Life, Inside the Fire, and Down with the Sickness and you'll see why they're on here.
The Monotheist was a Doom/Gothic hyper heavy and dark album. - GREYBOYY
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
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.
They should be above evanenscnce
For a satanist, King Diamonds work really isn't all dark and gloomy. It's pretty much just regular heavy metal with satanic lyrics. - Metalmaniakkk
Marilyn Manson is way more darker than Ozzy Osbourne. Really.
The Antichrist Superstar as he is referred to.
Not a metal band.
Some of his antichrist superstar stuff was dark, other than that really is just shock. Still one of my favourite bands, though.
One of his darker/dissonant songs is Tourniquet.
Glenn Benton is filled with pure hatred for Christianity. - Metalmaniakkk
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. - GREYBOYY
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
Easily one of the darkest bands there. The atmosphere is purely evil and I'm not too sure why CC is above, yeah CC has deranged album covers but death metal often doesn't truly create that dark, sinister mood to it. a band doesn't need to have intense blast beats to be "dark".V 1 Comment
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.
So gory and violent they make Carcass look like a children's band.V 4 Comments
Dirt is a complete masterpiece filled with pain and suffering and The Tripod Album is one of the darkest albums you will ever hear
These guys expressed there true pain in their music.
Try to listen to Nutshell or Down in a Hole without crying.
Not a metal band.
1. This list is not only for metal bands.
2. Alice In Chains is part metal. - Userguy44
A really Anti-Christian band. But they're surprisingly not devil worshipers.
Satan My Master. That's all.
This band has created the darkest music ever.
Has anyone heard the satanist album? Dark as all hell in everyway possible.
Should be higher! - GreenDayFan21
Not dark as in scary, but more like dark as in depressing.
You wanna know how depressing their music truly is? Listen to anything off of their self titled debut album and One-X or Life Starts Now and you'll see why they deserve to be on here.
Their darkest songs (in my opinion) are Animal I Have Become, It's All Over, World So Cold, Get Out Alive, Scared, and Overrated.
They're super good at putting emotion in their music. You can really feel the hard feeling in the melody of their songs.V 2 Comments
Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666 and Venus Doom alone make for some pretty dark records. The overall pathos is somewhat eaten away by their lighter records, though.
30 Seconds to Mars above this maniac?! Lmao, Listen to The Tenth Sublevel of Suicide and you will all see that Leviathan deserves top ten, along with Silencer - Metalmaniakkk
The Doors are one of the fist bands that brought darkness into the picture. Listen to "The End" and you'll know what I mean.
The Doors of Perception, Morrison does have plenty of darkness in his poetry
Hiding in the shadows, that's where Tool hides! You probably haven't heard of it, but when you hear them, the truth is revealed! These guys are some of the darkest here, much darker then My Chemical Romance and Slipknot for sure!
Songs like Schism, Prison Sex, Jimmy, Right in Two, and Pushit are all extremely dark and depressing
Surprised these guys are so low on the list
Undertow is darker than Aenma
Charlotte Sometimes, One Hundred Years, A Strange Day and Lullaby are some of the creepiest and Darkest songs I've ever heard. Why aren't they higher on this list?
Pornography is one of the darkest albums
Don't forget Disintegration and Bloodflowers
I wouldn't quite call muse a dark band. However, they do indeed have their dark moments (Space Dementia, Apocalypse Please, Hysteria etc)
The founders of industrial!
Listen to Hamburger Lady and Slug Bait and you'll see how dark they truly are.
They really like to show the extreme, violent side of man.
The Seer is a profoundly unsettling record.
If you've listened to Public Castr*tion Is a Good Idea, you would agree. Or really anything from that period.
These guys give me the creeps.
They're so ' creepy. I mean, have you heard Mein Teil and watched the music video to P***y? Ew!
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