top 5 most depressing albums


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Sep 20, 2002
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not strictly katatonia... but i just love depressive music, and i say discouraged ones or tonights decision have to be in my top 5 depressing albums, theres so many to name, but i can be wrong, since i havent been into this style of music too long. what are you top 5 depressive albums?
It's not albums it's special songs from different albums, too many too list, but one song that depresses the shit out of me:
James - Alaskan pipeline
Maybe not depressing, but for me it's undescribable, i never thought that one could feel that much emotions when listening to music...
it hurts me to see you people compare metallica to limp bizkit.:cry:

okey load isn't master of puppets, but it isn't that bad.

Discouraged ones is probably the most depressing album(depressing in a good way)
Originally posted by Hobo
go to this site and check out any of the bands...
not only cold, dark and depressing, but scary..

Recently i just visited that site, and the most stuff i heard was not really my cup of tea, sure they got some good bands but the most stuff is far too industrial for me. A long time ago i heard a sampler from Cold meat industry which i really liked, damn if i just remembered the name of that sampler :s
Anathema - Eternity III
Anathema - Alternative 4
Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
Katatonia - Tonight´s Decision
ohh.. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

and this is only 2 bands, the list could be Top 20


and finally

Hmm... I don't know if I can give you 5 albums, but I'll give you some.

1: Katatonia- Tonights Decision
2: Katatonia- Last Fair Deal Gone Down
3: Lilitu- Memorial
4.Nevermore- Dreaming Neon Black (Not all the songs but a lot of them)

5. Any pop (poop) group....I cry its so depressing..and my ears hurt really bad when it's played :(

Hey I did list 5 eh? :p
Katatonia-Dance of december souls
Diorama-her liquid arms
At the gates-Slaughter of the soul (well,the music is not really depressive,but the decadence lyrics and "the flames of the end" are enough to label this as depressing )

god...cant think, im probably missing out some but hey, in no order:

1. the gathering - How To Measure A Planet
2. the gathering - Nighttime birds
3. jeff buckley - Grace
4. Tonights Decision
5. discouraged ones

hmm, i know i've missed out a few that are more depressing but hey...

NP:theGATHERING - Debris
1. Darkness Eternal - Satanchrist
2. Darkness Eternal - The Dawn of the Suffering
3. Katatonia - Tonight's Decision
4. Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
5. Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms

for those that haven't heard of Darkness Eternal, you can check out the music at (sorry, I'm not a member there, so I can't provide a link). It's amazing, dark, death metal all done by one talented individual. Very depressing stuff.
Anathema - Alternative 4
Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
Leakh - The Wreckoming
MDB - The Angel & The Dark River
Tom Waits - Blood Money
uhh.. Top 5 Albums.. thats much too hard for me :))

Of course.. Anathema - Eternity ## and Katatonia - Dance of december souls ## hmmm Anathema - Judgement ##

arrgghh.. Its too hard! But I want to start a conversation about the most depressive SONGS ever of not sooo wellknown bands..
Mourning Beloveth - Dust
My Dying Bride - The Light At The End Of The World (especially the title track!)
Katatonia - Tonights Decision
Anathema - Alternative 4

can't think what else to pick