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Most depressive metal albums

Some of the most depressing albums in metal. List will lack some Dsbm which I don't find truly depressing or sad. No particular order aside the top 5.
1Saturnus
Veronika Decides to Die


This is the one I recall to be the most depressing ever. A bleak depiction of loneliness and depression, the low growls and the clean spoken parts fits perfectly the dark mood of the album. The beautiful piano work is smartly balanced with the guitar melodies and the slow burning drums.
2Alice in Chains
Dirt


Even more depressing if you know the story behind Staley's depression. A masterpiece full of self-loathing about addiction, death and self despise.
3Warning
Watching from a Distance


Passionate, sombre bittersweet doom with some of the most melancholic lyrics ever
4Blindead
Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI


A concept about a neglected autistic girl isolating into her own world. Don't listen to this if you have parent issues
5Forgotten Tomb
Songs to Leave


There's something about the tortured vocals, the repetitive sections and the bleak melodies that makes this the most hopeless album in dsbm
6Coldworld
Melancholie


This one can make you feel physically cold.
7Type O Negative
World Coming Down


Recorded during Peter's peak of depression due to drug abuse and several losses, wcd lacks the black humor of the other album focusing only on negativity.
8Pain of Salvation
In the Passing Light of Day


Gildenlow's auto biographical album about sickness and dealing with the possibility of leaving your loved ones
9Agalloch
The Mantle


Soundtrack to desolation
10Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral


Hurt may be the most depressing song ever recorded, an accurate depiction of self destruction
11Gris
Il Était Une Forêt...


Check out the translations of the lyrics, messed up stuff
12Anathema
Alternative 4


Delusive, ethereal and hopeless
13My Dying Bride
Turn Loose the Swans


A cryptic, ominous masterpiece of doom death genre.
14Nevermore
Dreaming Neon Black


A concept about Dave's ex girlfriend disappearance after joining a cult and about depression due to the death of her by the hand of a serial killer
15Funeral
From These Wounds


Heavy, ethereal... Perfect album to listen for a rainy day
16Shining (SWE)
V - Halmstad


Always pushing the boundaries of suicidal thoughts
17Katatonia
Brave Murder Day


Majestic death doom
18SubRosa (US)
More Constant Than The Gods


This one can makes you feel comatose with those monotone vocals, distorted arks and witch hunt atmospheres
19Cult of Luna
Somewhere Along the Highway


Ethereal and abstract concept about loneliness
20Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields


The album title sums what you will find
21Porcupine Tree
In Absentia


Sometimes the simplest things can make you feel even more melancholic
22Lurker Of Chalice
Lurker Of Chalice


One of the most negative and misanthropic albums in black metal
23Ghost Brigade
Isolation Songs


Gloomy atmospheres and passionate lyrics about loss, grief and loneliness
24Bell Witch
Longing


Maybe the best funeral doom ever
25Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus


Please let me die in solitude
26Paradise Lost
Draconian Times


The godfather of Gothic metal. The lyrics are pure sombre poetry
27Solitude Aeturnus
Into the Depths of Sorrow


A more accessible doom with great vocal performance and emotionally struggling lyrics
28Swallow the Sun
The Morning Never Came


Hold this woe.
29Celtic Frost
Monotheist


More dark than depressive but the impending doom vibes and the struggling duets makes monotheist an hopeless Apocalyptic masterpiece
30Dark Lunacy
Forget Me Not


A cold dark fable-like melodeath work with some decadent circus atmospheres
31The Angelic Process
Weighing Souls With Sand


You don't need lyrics to deliver anxiety with a masterful wall of sound
32Dirge (FR)
And Shall The Sky Descend


Truly heavy atmospheric sludge with funereal atmospheres and melancholic lullabies
33Counterparts
The Difference Between Hell and Home


A great depiction of wasted youth and teen anger
34 Mournful Congregation
Monad


Poetic and existential funeral doom
35Weakling
Dead as Dreams


A tortures work that manage to be both unsettling and sad
36Draconian
Arcane Rain Fell


Death come near me is monumental
37Make a Change...Kill Yourself
Make a Change...Kill Yourself


Title speak for itself
38Dark tranquillity
Projector


Different from the previous works, projector focuses more on the emotional side of melodeath
39Opeth
Blackwater Park


A grey depiction of a dried dead world
40Savatage
Dead Winter Dead


A concept about war in sarajevo, savatage always wins regarding sad ballads
41Loss
Despond


Intense musicianship and hopeless lyrics. I can't take that vocals seriously though
42 Solstafir
Kold


A post/black album with Type o negative elements
43Lacrimas Profundere
Burning: A Wish


One of the most underrated Gothic albums ever
44Cough
Still They Pray


Heavy, sludge and nihilistic. The title track is delightful
45Oceans of sadness
The Arrogance Of Ignorance


A weird avant-garde work with melancholic vibes
46Neurosis
A Sun That Never Sets


Less heavy and way more disillusioned
47Cathedral
Forest of Equilibrium


While not being among the saddest bands in doom they really gone sombre with this one
48The Old Dead Tree
The Nameless Disease


A concept about the suicide of 21 years old former drummer of the band
49Mudvayne
L.D. 50


Nu metal is sure not famous for being depressive but the superb songwriting depicts some controversial themes like suicide (severed), cancer (death blooms), failure (-1), child neglection (cradle) and drug addiction (pharmaecopia) in a perfect way.
50Dog Fashion Disco
Ad Nauseam


Depressive in a weird way, most of the songs are happy sounding but with some truly messed up lyrics about suicide, domestic abuse, self loathing and depression (check Starving artist)
51Austere
To Lay Like Old Ashes


Dsbm at it's bleakest
52Depressive age
Lying in Wait


Depressive thrash with disturbing lyrics and dark atmospheres
53Korn
Issues


A collection of tracks about, well, issues. Such as domestica abuse, rape, psychosis and depression
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