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

Alternative rock and grunge more depressing than depressive suicidal black metal? Lol
Go and listen to xasthur's prison of mirrors

I mean it has "depressive" and "suicidal" in it's name

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.

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!

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...

Another reason why I'm not a fan of it.

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.

For me it's very depressing, too

This one is very obvious its musically more depressing than Grunge but grunge has had more depressing history

Just listen to Bell Witch’s Mirror Reaper

4 Funeral Doom Metal

Its name says it all...

Stormcrowfleet. Jesus, is that album heavy.

This and dsbm are the saddest

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).

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.

more with indie and some other stuff I guess

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, Nürnberg, 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

Looks really depressing by the looks of this happy dove! 7/2017

8 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

9 Sludge Metal
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.

Blues tells a story.the hurt and pain the person goes through.especially in the 20's and the struggles African American deal with.

14 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!

The crap quality of many pop songs is depressing.

It reminds me of how terrible urban life is.

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.

15 Gothic Metal
16 Horrorcore

A genre of rap that deals with Drug abuse and Mental illness

17 Metalcore

Metalcore should be No.4
2. Doom
3. Grunge
4. Metalcore

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.

emotion with beats?

it sounds angry

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.

well, lo-fi is well crafted emotions was also put in it

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

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?

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?

Almost on a par with the emo genre

Listen to convolk, smrtdeath, and horse head. if you're mainstream, lil peep is what you want

23 Shoegaze

more dreamy and pleasant sadness, feel a desire to give in this state

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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