Top 10 Most Depressing Music Genres

These music genres are very depressing whether it be for their songs or the history of the genre.
The Top Ten
1 Suicidal Depressive Black Metal

You take black metal which is already extreme by itself and add extremely severe depression to it, you'll get depressive suicidal black metal.

Doom, grunge and alternative rock more depressing than this music genre? Don't make me laugh, dsbm is probabily the only genre that can put something depressive in your mind. The others genres compared to this are happy

Is this even a music genre?

This actually exists?

2 Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

Grunge is the most depressing because of the subjects, Doom is depressing because of the music but it's not the depressing me because it's just putting a show while the Grunge artists really meant to represent all of this depressive stuff in their music because they have been through a lot of tough things in life.

For me it's the most depressing genre, too. While I appreciate the genre and have respect for several bands (AIC, Soundgarden), I can't listen to it on a regular basis. I just don't feel good after the 2nd song.
And the major grunge musicians committed suicide...

Easily the most depressing. It is all about either being angry or sad. But depressing doesn't mean bad. There are some amazing grunge artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and so much more!

Out of all the genres I don't you can get anymore depressing than grunge because many grunge albums have many depressing songs and the history of this genre is also very depressing with the deaths of many musicians (Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Chris Cornell)

3 Doom Metal

Doom metal should be number 1 here, many bands draw lyrical content from personal experiences. Everything about it, whether it is the crushing heaviness in the music or the lyrics and vocals is depressing.

4 Funeral Doom Metal

Songs like mirror reaper by bell witch embody a sort of despair other genres try and fail to acheive. other genres try to paint a picture for you, whereas funeral doom immerses you in the depression. it's like the difference between looking at a painting and being IN the painting. of course I'm beng slightly dramatic, as this music won't literally plunge you into a depressive state of mind (at least hopefully not).

Its name says it all...

5 Alternative Rock Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
6 Post-Punk

Post punk as a whole is not depressing. And when you say post punk, I assume your talking about stuff like Wire or New Order. Not the gothic rock scene (the Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus), now that stuff can be quite depressing. Despite goth being a branch of post punk, it's not called that. Of course there are sad songs every now and then, but then, there are sad songs in every genre.

Slavic post-punk like Kino, Molchat Doma, N├╝rnberg, partially inspired by Joy Division, is depression itself, perfectly conveying despair, nostalgia, urban dystopia and decay.

Joy Division always had a very dark and depressive sound and they were the Father's of Post Punk.

7 Post Grunge
8 Sludge Metal
9 Emo

Emo's one of the most depressing genres of all time. It's just whiny and terrible.

They cut themselves and smoke.

The saddest genre ever

Fake emo sad too

10 Nu Metal

Most nu metal bands talk about depression, substance abuse, and other dark subject matter. Songs such as Daddy, Blind, Scissors, Numb, and Down With The Sickness are perfect examples.

The Contenders
11 Dark Ambient

Don't find it depressing but yes, it can be very dark and creepy.

12 Stoner Rock
13 Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
14 Gothic Metal
15 Metalcore
16 Pop

I find this genre depressing because the musicians don't have any talent, and even more depressed when my friends sing it, because it's so easy to sing and they sing it out of tune! Too little dynamic contrast, lyrics don't match music, too much monotone, too repetitive, really bad!

Dumbs down your brain and makes you feel empty. I feel dumber and feel I lost a few IQ points every time I hear a dumb pop song. Why I avoid corporate radio like the plague.

The crap quality of many pop songs is depressing.

It reminds me of how terrible urban life is.

17 Horrorcore
18 Hip-Hop

Hip Hop was originally fun. But over the years, it has become dark and depressing. It always concentrates on the negative side of life, whether it's a break up, killing or hurting somebody, all kinds of stuff that brings you down.

There's so much separation we spend more time beefing with each-other than protecting the culture, no unity.

19 Lo-fi

I don't know man, just makes you want to drink a lot and smoke while watching the night go by. Some songs are really depressing.

20 Progressive Rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

This one really depends. Some of it is uplifting such as Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells. Some of its extremely depressive like Pink Floyd's Animal's or The Wall. Overall, it's not depressing at all. Check out Genesis and Jethro Full. There music isn't at all depressive.

If you mean Pink Floyd - yes. Great band and music but it's pretty depressing at times, at least to me.

21 Country

Country's an extremely depressing genre, to be honest. I don't like it at all.

How many times can you sing about your wife leaving you?

Country is the most depressing music when you're depressed and suicidal that's the damn truth

22 Emo Rap

Lyrical themes tend to be about heartbreak, depression, self-medication and wanting to commit suicide all while singing/rapping in some type of emotional way. Fans often call themselves "sad boys".

Xxxtentacion...need I say anything else?

23 Shoegaze
24 Dark Pop
25 Space Rock

I love starset and their songs are about break ups and such... And also Dustin Bates other band (he is a lead singer) his other band is called Downplay its heavier and sadder.

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