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Mildly Unsettling Metal Albums

Here's a few metal albums that might disturb your neighbors, your parents, your sister, your sister's boyfriend...etc...etc... No guaranteed succes One album per band, in no particular order
1Infester
To the Depths... In Degradation


when Jason Oliver doesn't sound like he's choking on his own cut out tongue, he lets loose some of the most alarmingly terrifying shrieks and gurgles in existence; once in a lifetime vocal performance
by the way: what the hell happened to Oliver? dude vanished from the face of the earth
those keyboard soundscapes bring the creeps as well
2Khanate
Khanate


it's like wandering around a cornfield, coming across a deserted farmhouse and hearing sounds coming from the shed which turn out to be the ramblings of a psychotic lunatic who's about to dismember an already bloated corpse with a rusty hacksaw
two words: Alan Dubin
3maudlin of the Well
Bath


strange pick but this thing is haunting as hell
at its most soothing its contradictorily at its eeriest as well, like it wants to lull you into sleep while you know a nightmare is awaiting you
4At the Gates
The Red in the Sky Is Ours


Alf opened a portal to pull a couple of riffs out of a hellish netherworld
Tompa howls like a tortured ghoul

ps: people rarely talk about that brief, but demented moment where Tompa shrieks "she's not alive anymore" in 'Claws of Laughter Died'
5Katatonia
Dance of December Souls


Renkse shrieks, howls, rasps, gurgles, screams...at times you can almost hear him tearing up his vocal chords
the creeping melodies and warped song structuring are an extra bonus on top of the downright tormented vocal performance
6Neurosis
Souls at Zero


hard to choose between this one or the almighty Through Silver in Blood, but I feel the atmosphere on this one is a bit more grainy and suffocating
Dave Edwardson's earth shattering bellows are ridiculously effective on this album, they seem to come out of nowhere and in their own way they're terrifying: he doesn't sound 'demonic' or anything, rather he sounds like someone who's genuinely pissed off at you for something, making you soil your pants like a toddler
7The Ruins Of Beverast
Unlock the Shrine


Rain Upon the Impure is dark as hell, but the debut edges it out in the creep department
song structures are more warped, the samples and soundscapes are horrific

"the eeeeyyyyyeeeesssss...I saw his eeeeeeyyyyyeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss"
8Celtic Frost
Monotheist


Warrior delivers a vicious hateful vocal performance while the music dooms over you like an all consuming dark cloud
whenever Ain comes in with those ghostly spoken word passages, things go straight into hell
(fucking "Totengott"...)
9Acid Bath
When the Kite String Pops


broken glass and dirty needles
soul erosion truth
electric god
our superman found dead in a telephone booth
shards of teeth, ice pick abortions
orgasmic death so warm
let's die screaming, black goat semen
I can't hear you whisper conform
hearts will stop and brain cells pop
apocalyptic high
she screams bloody murder as they chop off her fingers
so this is how it feels to die


but it's ok...it's ok...it's ok (it's ok)
10Deathspell Omega
Si Monvmentvm Reqvires Circvmspice


'First Prayer' most evil instrumental ever made?
they really summoned something evil with this one
11Blut Aus Nord
The Work Which Transforms God


supposedly inspired by The Black Witch Project, this captures the same alarming anxiety the characters in that movie are going through
12The Axis of Perdition
Deleted Scenes From Transition Hospital


more experimental blackened industrial metal stuff, sorta like Gnaw Their Tongues but a bit more "metal" (and yes, "song") based
sources of inspiration: Silent Hill, Lovecraft and mannequins
13Grotesque
In the Embrace of Evil


for a compilation, this flows ridiculously well as an album
blackened death/thrash spiraling you deeper into hell with each song
those chilling random shrill screams in the 'Incantation' song attain almost Fleurety levels of eagle-ness
14Destruction
Release from Agony


at their most technical, they also turn out to be at their most evil
listening to this album makes you feel like they're turning you into that frankenmutant on the cover
15diSEMBOWELMENT
Transcendence into the Peripheral


the lyrics seem to be spiritual in nature, but make no mistake, this one screws with your brain
there's a strange feeling of "I've heard this somewhere before in a dark dream" when you listen to those reverby growls and screams and chants
16Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma


a 2 hour long mindfuck
difficult to describe, I mean...it's Esoteric
17Godflesh
Streetcleaner


the sound of a decrepit industrial landscape and a manifestation of unbridled rage, hatred and anxiety from a rundown estate
18Gorguts
Obscura


I mean wtf
19Bethlehem
Dictius Te Necare


the vocalist screams, shrieks, growls and spits in German
20Cultes Des Ghoules
Henbane


like being part of a devilish ritual
I'm almost certain the vocalist actually tried to summon an evil spirit while recording
21Beherit
Drawing Down the Moon


ridiculous to some, downright chilling to others
Beherit captured something here
22Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer


"when I first heard Burning Witch I laughed... and then I did not"
- Aaron Turner
23HellHammer
Demon Entrails (Remastered)


sure, it's primal, but at times it sounds like you're stumbling upon a bunch of ghouls holding a jam session in your basement after waking up in the middle of the night
24Incantation
Mortal Throne of Nazarene


could've picked any of the 3 classic Incantation albums, but here Pillard's vox sound as if they're rising up from the deepest abyss
25Immolation
Dawn of Possession


Dolan's serpentine vox and the unholy lyrics will unnerve you
the lyrics aren't of the "I'm gonna rape Jesus up the ass" variety, no, they actually seem to mock and torment God
26Leviathan
The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide


pure fucking misery
27Rippikoulu
Musta Seremonia


one of the most decrepit sounding death metal records ever
the keyboard soundscapes make the rather primitive recording sound even more spectral
28Demilich
Nespithe


scientists have yet to find a name for the creatures who put together this album
29Rwake
Voices of Omens


feels like you're lost in the Ozarks at night and a bunch of screaming, yelling, bellowing, shouting hillbilly voices are surrounding you from all sides, yet you don't know where the fuck they are coming from
30Morbus Chron
Sweven


this was actually recorded in a fever dream
31Obliteration
Black Death Horizon


Sindre howls like he's captured in the dungeon of a forgotten occult manor
32Silencer (SWE)
Death - Pierce Me


ridiculous to some, downright chilling to others [2]
33Blasphemy
Fallen Angel of Doom


music that actually feels antagonistic
they want to beat you to death and they do mean it
34Today Is the Day
Temple of the Morning Star


structured like a psychotic stream of consciousness

"I can't be what you want me to be I am dead"
35The Angelic Process
Coma Waering


I am stuck in a coma, I want to get out, but the coma is telling me to go fuck myself because I'm never getting out
36Winter
Into Darkness


this one evokes images of that landscape in Fallout 3, only without the humor and cartoonish creatures
37Lord Mantis
Death Mask


somewhere in a rundown apartment in a derelict big city neighborhood, a couple of smack heads' heroin buzz just ended and they are really pissed off
38Weakling
Dead as Dreams


how bleak can you get?
it definitely won't be easy to out-bleak Gossard's incoherent screams, yells, howls and gurgles
39Darkthrone
Transilvanian Hunger


"Darkthrone is for all the evil in man"
40Portal
Outre


it's Portal
41SubRosa
More Constant Than The Gods


there's something decidedly unnerving about the almost comatose vox and screeching use of violins for lead guitars
42Unholy (FIN)
From the Shadows


weird blackened doom, this is one of those things they buried a long time ago and then a bunch of stupid fucks unearthed it unaware of the hell they brought upon themselves
43Dragged Into Sunlight
Hatred For Mankind


serial killer sludgegrind as presented to you by a bunch of hooded goons from the Liverpool suburbs
talks about cannibalism, stoning, dismemberment, scissors cutting through flesh and straight into bone and the like
44Ahab
Call Of The Wretched Sea


sometimes when I listen to this album, I actually get seasick
45Evoken
Antithesis of Light


if being lost in a giant graveyard at night might be your idea of a fun time
46Ved Buens Ende
Written In Waters


this stuff's so off-kilter it gets under your skin
also, the vocals are completely warped...like the dude has no soul or something
47Void Of Silence
Human Antithesis


the horrors of war transformed into an industrial doom album
48Sigh
Scorn Defeat


Sigh's first and most evil album: black metal with a twist, seemingly recorded at the Aokigahara Suicide Forest
49Akhlys
The Dreaming I


suffering from sleep paralysis blows
I speak from experience
50Saint Vitus
Die Healing


Scott Reagers at his most psychotic
Saint Vitus' most underrated and discomforting album
51Merciless
The Awakening


straight up evil death/thrash from the crypts
52Sepultura
Morbid Visions


Sepultura's underrated debut studio album
just listen to that Latin invocation in 'Crucifixion'...
53Bathory
The Return of the Darkness and Evil


it's fucking Bathory
54Ulcerate
The Destroyers of All


imho the moments of industrial-like ambience are at their most haunting and malevolent on this album
55Mayhem
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas


legends
56Paramaecium
Exhumed of the Earth


christian guys, yet it's one of the creepiest sounding doom/death records around
57Zao
Liberate Te Ex Inferis


a christian metalcore album, but at the beginning of their career Zao was one of the only metalcore bands ever that could match a death or black metal band in terms of eeriness
the atmosphere on this one is surprisingly hellish
58Cathedral
Forest of Equilibrium


like being lost in a dark medieval forest
Dorrian delivers a strange, but one of a kind vocal performance
59Amenra
Mass III


grimy guitars that form a dark cloud over you
vox sounding like a wounded animal bleeding to death at the side of the road
60Eyehategod
Dopesick


apparently they cut themselves up while recording
there's something demented about Williams' style of screaming: zero technique, just straight up throat destroying mayhem
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