Top Ten Darkest Metal Subgenres
Black metal definitely deservers its place on the top of the list. Not only for truly being the darkest sound but also because black metal artists are very dark themselves. Just go read the story of the band Mayhem and inform yourself on the gruesome things some of them did on stage.
Death metal can have pretty grotesque lyrics (just look at Cannibal Corpse), but they are mostly just done for shock value. The Norwegian black metal movement, on the other hand, actually commits to their music, and performs acts that can be way over the top.
This is the darkest sub-genre of metal, no doubt. Even darker than death metal.
Black Metal, especially in Norway, is VERY BRUTAL
I do not agree with doom metal being in 3rd place because subgenres like deathcore, goregrind and dark ambient are all darker.
Doom metal is what plays whenever you know that death is near
The riffs are pretty much the definition of "ominous".
The darkest music genre of all time and the next is Black Metal, listen to Death's Individual Thought Patterns and Cannibal Corpse's Tomb Of The Mutilated,Morbid Angel's Gateways To Annihilation.
With sub-genres like Grindcore, Deathcore, Pornogore, Brutal Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Deathgrind, Noisegrind, Goregrind, and even Pornogrind, Death Metal wins the crowning achievement of the darkest Metal sub-genre.
It’s literally black metal but darker
Atmospheric and Dark
Truly terrifying, Google Dark Ambient albums,"Ambient 4" by "Brian Eno", get that album, listen well and don't listen too it when it's dark.
I actually think black metal is the 'darkest' one but I voted for deathcore because this should be the third, instead of doom metal. Deathcore is pure screams of anger, you go compare deathcore with all the subgenres under death metal (because I do think both black and death metal are 'darker' than deathcore).
Keyboards make it on of the darkest musics.
Really dark actually.But still my favorite music genre.-DarkBoi-X
It's called pornogrind for goodness sake!
It is called satanic metal, I'm not sure you could get any darker
Bands like Darkthrone and Gorgoroth write the riffs the way to make the songs Dark and colorless.
This can be very dark actually.
Nu metal isn’t the scariest, but it can get ya going