Darkest Songs of All Time

Alpha101
Some of the darkest, creepiest, and most depressing songs that you will ever find.

The Top Ten

1 Daddy - Korn

Such a deep, dark song, it's scary as hell, but very sad at the same time. - UltimateHybridX

Based on the true story of Jonathan Davis's personal experience of being molested as a child. How dark can you get? That's just horrible. It really is!

Korn deserves better than this. They shouldn't have to deal with Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus today. They don't deserve that!

The only Korn song I wish I never listened to. The emotional breakdown at the end is what gets me. This song killed a part of my soul.

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2 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

The entire song is about the father of Satanism, Alester Crowley. 'enough said.

"Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?
Oh, Mr. Crowley, did you talk to the dead?
Your life style to me seemed so tragic
With the thrill of it all
You fooled all the people with magic
Yeah, you waited on Satan's door." - Alpha101

3 Kim - Eminem

This whole song is about Eminem screaming at his wife Kim, threatening her, and then killing her at the end.

At first it starts off calm but then...

Eminem just goes crazy and pulled out all his hate and anger over Kim into one song

A whole song about domestic violence and murder.

It's not a song, it's just a screaming.

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4 The Abandoning - Love and Death

Some people have a different interpretation for this song, but basically, in my opinion, the person singing this song is in Hell, and he's begging for God to take him to Heaven. But God tells him that it is too late, and that he's already made his choice. Creepy...

"Master master save me, master master kill me
Don't give up on me now, cause that's what I've already done
My body's breaking down
I feel my mind getting numb
Bleeding from my disconnection, lost inside myself
Forsaken by my own reflection, abandoning myself." - Alpha101

5 Breathe Into Me - Red

Same thing as "The Abandoning."

"Breathe your life into me
I can feel you
I'm falling, falling faster
Breathe your life into me
I still need you
I'm falling, falling
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me." - Alpha101

6 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

The song that led to Johnny Cash's beautiful cover of it.

Needs to be number one - Kmfdm1997

7 Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne

A whole song dedicated to suicide. And to make it even more creepy, someone did commit suicide after listening to this song!

"Breaking laws, knocking doors
But there's no one at home
Made your bed, rest your head
But you lie there and moan
Where to hide, suicide is the only way out
Don't you know what it's really about." - Alpha101

This song is about the dangers of drinking.

8 How the Gods Kill - Danzig

Just watch the video...
Lyrics and images with occult elements, very dark music and his hypnotizing voice work together to create extremely dark songs.

"if you want the power
Then let it flow through

Would you let it go
Would you let it go
They cannot end this mourning
Of my life
Show me
How the gods kill". - Metal_Treasure

9 Iron Man - Black Sabbath

The song tells the story of a man who travels to the future and sees the apocalypse, is turned to metal on his way back, and tries to warn people, but not one listens. In anger, he brings on the apocalypse he warned people about. - naFrovivuS

At first I thought he was just a brat but now I get it maybe they mean another iron man - simpsondude

Even though this song is amazing, it is a bit creepy. It turns Iron Man, hero, into Iron Man, villain, murderer, and lots more. Ahhh... Black Sabbath... You're into some creepy stuff...

"Now the time is here
For Iron Man to spread fear
Vengeance from the grave
Kills the people he once saved

Nobody wants him
They just turn their heads
Nobody helps him
Now he has his revenge

Heavy boots of lead
Fills his victims full of dread
Running as fast as they can
Iron Man lives again! " - Alpha101

10 Black Hell - Danzig

Glenn Danzig sounds like a darker and heavier version of Jim Morrison. Plus dark music (close to doom metal) and dark lyrics with occult elements.
"It's gon' rain down like black hell
You don't know what it's like to be dead
I'mma teach you now, teach you well
You gon' learn how to live in black hell

If there's a demon in your brain
I think it's time to let it out again
And this world you know goes insane
Never ever gon' be the same again". - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Collapse (Lifting the Veil) - Runhild Gammelsaeter
12 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
13 One - Metallica
14 Prison Sex - Tool

This song is especially disturbing because it speaks both from the view of a child being sexually abused as well as the abuser, depicting abuse as a cycle. "I do unto others what has been done to me." "Got my hands bound, and my head down, and my eyes closed, and throat's wide open." "I have found some kind of temporary sanity in this... s*** blood and c** on my hands." "My lamb and martyr... you look so precious."

15 Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails
16 Hurt - Johnny Cash

In case you don't know, this is a cover version. The original is from Nine Inch Nails. - Metal_Treasure

Wow, this is a depressing song. - funnyuser

Nine Inch Nails cover

A sad, and depressing song.

"I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything." - Alpha101

17 Bathory Erzsebet - Sunn O)))
18 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

Dark song about a kid who kills his father then takes his gun and shoots up a school

Why is this at 34? It is LITERALLY about shooting up a school!

19 Hunting and Gathering (Cydonia) - Sunn O)))
20 Blood Seeress - Monarch!
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
2. Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails
3. Prison Sex - Tool
Kmfdm1997
1. Daddy - Korn
2. Infected - Demon Hunter
3. Screams of the Undead - Demon Hunter
UltimateHybridX
1. Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
2. The Abandoning - Love and Death
3. Breathe Into Me - Red
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