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Melancholy For The Soul Ii

A follow up to my last list, but this time instead of just having melancholic albums, I'm going to go one step (and prolly more) beyond and go into more depth on these albums so hopefully people will check em out. I guess you can say this is one of those cliche "Overlooked" lists, and you'd be right. Most of these are absolutely amazing (of course I'd think that) and extremely underrated, and I'd be thrilled if I could discuss em with some of my Sputnigz. So yea let's do this shit.
1Autumnblaze
DämmerElbenTragödie


A black metal album at heart, but it has strong doom influences a la early Katatonia. Throw in some neofolk, and some female vocals and you have a recipe for an absolutely gorgeous album.
2Dornenreich
Bitter ist's dem Tod zu dienen


Very similar in style to 1, except it doesn't have the doom influences and instead cranks up the neofolk...which is absolutely fine by me. The vocals are not quite as good, but when it comes to music like this good vocals are a bonus and a lack thereof isn't usually detrimental unless they're awful.
3Empyrium
Weiland


I can't rep this album enough. For those who are familiar with Empyrium's older material (like Songs of Moors and Misty Fields which was in the first part of this list which I also can't recommend enough), this is Empyrium minus the metal. It's straight up neofolk at it's absolute best. Haunting, brooding, soothing...I can't think of enough superlatives to describe this.
4Estatic Fear
Somnium Obmutum


Another band who I seem to rep in every list. Listen to these 2 albums pwetty please. It's got lutes, flutes, female vox, atmospheric keys, doom riffz...pretty much errythang you could ask from music like this.
5Estatic Fear
A Sombre Dance
6In The Woods...
Heart of the Ages
7Tiamat
Wildhoney


A gothic/doom classic. If you haven't heard, do it NAO.
8Paragon of Beauty
Seraphine...Far Gone Gleam


some more gothic/doom. my only problem is that it's a bit too short.
9Morgion
Solinari


doom/death. crushes the soul
10Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You


in the same vein as 9, but much more forgiving and melodic.
11Ataraxie
Slow Transcending Agony


also similar to 9, except this is even more crushing. this crosses the line from melancholic to hopelessness.
12Of the Wand and the Moon
Nighttime Nightrhymes


some more neofolk. think Agalloch's The White (or to be even more specific, the track Sowilo Rune) and you'll have a general idea of what this sounds like. except this is much more sorrowful.
13Eternal Sorrow
The Way of Regret


doom from brazil. this shit is so dark, and those keys man (keys rule btw). there are even some femvox which i always appreciate.
14Ocean of Sorrow
Mystery of Winter


some more doooom. this has some of the saddest riffs i've ever heard. it's almost as if the guitars are weeping heavy tears of sorrow. also the capacity of human intelligence seems to limit the capabilities to expand upon any possible creative aptitudes
15Secede
Tryshasla


Let's change the tune from all the doom for a sec and chill with some ambient. Well, this is more idm but holy shit does it transcend. Only been listening for a week but I can honestly see this being a 5 in the foreseeable future. Reminds me of when I first got into MHTRTC way back when.
16Wil Bolton
Under a Name that Hides Her


some more ambient. beautiful.
17 Vindensang
Terminus: Rebirth in Eight Parts?


dark ambient with a lil bit of folk and a dash of bm. tasty
18Mathias Grassow
Transpersonal


Last ambient album i promise. The first of the 3 tracks is not very melancholic (it's actually kinda unsettling), but the other 2 are pure bliss. Wow.
19Nocte Obducta
Nektar - Teil 2: Seen, Flüsse, Tagebücher


Aight back to the mehtulz. Here's a black metal album with strong progressive leanings. It's got dat atmusfear, while not being afraid to experiment.
20Moonblood
Blut und Krieg


Let's continue with the bm theme for a bit. This album really had the potential to be something special. It's got some really haunting keys and an ominous vibe, but it's seriously lacking in the riff department. They're sorta bland and don't enhance the atmosphere at all. Still really solid tho.
21Lunar Aurora
Of Stargates and Bloodstained Celestial Spheres


This is what 20 could have been. Granted, this is a bit more symphonic but it is more engaging nonetheless.
22Bethlehem
Dark Metal


Black metal with substantial doom influences (i'm starting to really like this lil combo).
23Menhir
Thuringia


Folk/Viking metal. I'm gonna keep reppin' this band till people start listening. Really sorrowful folk metal. It's like the soundtrack to the solemn journey back home from a long battle.
24Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst


black/viking metal
25Vintersorg
Till Fjälls


more of dat black/folk goodness
26Emyn Muil
Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga


Like a mixture of Summoning and Falkenbach, but with a distinct identity
27The Morningside
The Wind, The Trees And The Shadows...


some black, some doom and some folk mmmh
28Abigor
Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom)


black metal
29Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus


funeral doom
30Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...


black/viking metal
31Die Verbannten Kinder Evas
Come Heavy Sleep


neoclassical/darkwave. compared to their last album (which i utterly adore), the synths here sound much less organic and more akin to Summoning's synths (it is Protector's project after all)...and somehow I feel that it actually enhances the atmosphere
32Dargaard
The Dissolution of Eternity


similar to 31
33Elend
A World in their Screams


similar in style to the above 2, but completely different in terms of atmosphere. this is much darker, and even scary at times.
34Twelfth of Never
Things that Were


some gothic metal, some doom metal, and some ethereal. the female vocals are absolutely incredible. she sounds very similar to the vocalist of...
35Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest


ethereal wave. the singer here has in my opinion arguably the most jaw droppingly beautiful vocals i've heard. she can overdo it at times tho. incredibly soothing and introspective album.
36October Falls
Marras


neofolk
37Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa


post-rock/neofolk
38Rivendell
The Ancient Glory


as you can probably tell from the name, this is Tolkien themed folk/black metal. it's missing something that would make it stand out, but it's still pretty enjoyable.
39Of Solitude and Solemn
Of Solitude and Solemn


Noctus' doom/post-rock project. brings the melancholy hard
40Ahnenstahl
Zwischen Tod und Leben


black metal
41Agrypnie
Aetas Cineris


black metal from this year
42Sun Devoured Earth
Sounds of Desolation


ready to gaze?
43lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn
44Astrobrite
Crush
45Chapterhouse
Whirlpool
46Secret Shine
All of the Stars


this would've been stellar if some of the vocals weren't a bit autotuned
47Secret Shine
Untouched


ah much better
48Paint in Watercolour
Glare
49Paint in Watercolour
Unknown
50Lilys
In the Presence of Nothing
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