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The saddest albums I've ever heard in alphabetical order.

Created by: IronArkadius666 | 04.06.2013



1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
Because Agalloch.
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
Also because Agalloch.
3. Ahab - The Giant
The clean vocals just sound so depserate, especially in "Further South" and "Antarctica The Polymorphess".
4. Aoria - The Constant
Very underated album, just a tad short.
5. An Autumn For Crippled Children - Everything
As if the band name isn't enough.
6. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
There's just a feeling of raw and desperate fury and sadness to this album.
7. Cold Body Radiation - Deer Twillight
Similiar to An Autumn For Crippled Children.
8. Collapse Under The Empire - Fragments Of A Prayer
It's position in this list is debatable IMO. Nevertheless it is some damn good post rock, "Find A Place To Be Safe" is also very good.
9. Dalriada - Ígéret (Promise)
Some comic relief after all that doom and gloom, otherwise you might kill yourself.
10. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
Classic gothic doom from the mastermind of Draconian.
11. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
"Death, Come Near Me" is the saddest song I have ever heard, a seriously soul crushing album this is.
12. Draconian - The Burning Halo
Very good album/EP/re-release/remastered demo/whatever it is that falls slightly short in the shadow of its predecessor.
13. Falloch - Where Distant Spirits Remain
Takes a while to get used to the punk-like vocals, but it is truly depressing folk-influenced shoegaze metal.
14. Forest Of Shadows - Where Dreams Turn To Dust
The review explains it far better than I ever could.
15. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
Absolutely epic, the solo at around 41 minutes in is spine-chilling. Very sad true story as well.
16. The Howling Void - The Womb Beyond The World
The very essence of doom turned into ominous symphonies, surprisingly not from Scandinavia.
17. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
I know many believe this to be hugely overrated, but for me it is still a classic. "In The Groves Of Death" is absolutely epic and surprisingly religious.
18. Isis - Panopticon
I know this isn't really a depressing subject, but the music tugs at my heartstrings.
19. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
Just listen to "Departer"... Sometimes I think Jonas really did lose his brother.
20. Lethian Dreams - Bleak Silver Streams
A most suitable album name, almost perfectly suited really.
21. Dalriada - Napisten Hava
For a few more laughs, seriously, you need it after all of this.
22. Metallica - Lulu
Truly, truly tragic...
23. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
Not usually a fan of extreme prog, put this... this is quite special.
24. Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm
"Burn" 'nuff said.
25. Neurotech - Blue Screen Planet
Actually decent industrial metal, quite ambient as well.
26. Nox Aurea - Ascending In Triumph
Very good gothic doom, very similiar to Draconian, and also very underrated.
27. Officium Triste - Mors Viri
Haven't heard the rest this band's music, however if it's even a fraction as tragic as this album, you'll be seeing them on this list soon.
28. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
Need I explain?
29. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
I should just put the whole Saturnus discography on this list, however I believe these two albums to be slightly more heartbreaking than the rest.
30. Sentenced - The Cold White Light
Definitely one of the most depressing albums here. Sentenced, it seems to me, were slightly hysterical, laughing about their tragedy rather than moaning about it.
31. Shape Of Despair - Angels Of Distress
Possibly the slowest album here, and with low velocity comes taut heartstrings.
32. Slumber - Fallout
Excellent doom-influenced melodeath with an ambient background, truly saddening.
33. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came
What else does this band and album name make you think of?
34. Swallow The Sun - Ghosts Of Loss
I actually believe this to be more tragic than "The Morning Never Came"; the song "Fragile" is so desperate, never mind "Gloom, Beauty, And Despair".
35. Uaral - Sounds Of Pain
Not that good personally, however tragic enough to deserve a mention, I mean one song, "Uaral", is just 5 minutes of weeping and sobbing.
36. Warning - Watching From A Distance
You know why this is here...



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Odaymichael@yahoo.co - 29.06.2013 at 07:59  
I like this list. Surprised no Anathema, though.

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