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.

Well, it is in the name. If you are feeling down, do not listen to this music, for obvious reasons.

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?

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.

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.

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

Did someone just call new order post-punk?

7 Post Grunge

Bands like Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Three Days Grace, etc etc are misrepresented a lot. They aren't edgy, moreso just depressing

8 Emo Emo is a style of rock music characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as "emotional hardcore" or "emocore" and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace.

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.
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!

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

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 Shoegaze
23 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".

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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