Top 10 Most Depressing Music GenresThese music genres are very depressing whether it be for their songs or the history of the genre.
You take black metal, which is already extreme by itself, and add extremely severe depression to it, you'll get depressive suicidal black metal.
It's just the number one. It's just the best. The top two grunge is happy and optimistic compared to this genre.
Well, it's in the name. If you are feeling down, do not listen to this music for obvious reasons.
Grunge is the most depressing because of the subjects. Doom is depressing because of the music, but it doesn't depress me because it's just putting on a show. Grunge artists really mean 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's 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 second song. Major grunge musicians have also committed suicide.
Doom metal should be number one here. Many bands draw lyrical content from personal experiences. Everything about it, whether it's the crushing heaviness in the music or the lyrics and vocals, is depressing.
Songs like Mirror Reaper by Bell Witch embody a sort of despair that other genres try and fail to achieve. 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 being 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.
Alternative Rock isn't really that depressing. It has songs that are more about breakups than most. So, it isn't depressing, but it is definitely sad, if that makes sense.
Sad. There are songs like Renegades, Exile, and Everybody Hurts within this genre. And these songs are just sad.
Joy Division always had a very dark and depressive sound, and they were the fathers of post-punk.
Bands like Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Three Days Grace, etc., are misrepresented a lot. They aren't edgy, more so just depressing.
Yes, definitely. So depressing. I cried for 3 hours straight after listening to this genre.
They cut themselves and smoke.
The saddest genre ever.
Fake emo is sad too.
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.
I find this genre depressing because the musicians lack talent. I get even more depressed when my friends sing it. It's easy to sing, but they still manage to sing it out of tune. There's too little dynamic contrast, the lyrics don't match the music, it's monotonous, and it's highly repetitive. It's really bad!
The poor quality of many pop songs is depressing.
It reminds me of how terrible urban life is.
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 breakup, 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.
I don't know, man. It just makes you want to drink a lot and smoke while watching the night go by. Some songs are really depressing.
How was this not on here earlier?
If you mean Pink Floyd - yes. Great band and music, but it's pretty depressing at times, at least to me.
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.
Lyrical themes tend to focus on heartbreak, depression, self-medication, and wanting to commit suicide, all while singing or rapping in some sort of emotional way. Fans often call themselves "sad boys."
I love Starset, and their songs are about breakups and such. Dustin Bates, the lead singer, also has another band called Downplay. It's heavier and sadder.