Poll: Do you like music with a dark/melancholic vibe?
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#1
So I've decided that I seem to prefer music that has a melancholic or dark vibe to it but it's also quite hard to find good music like this. So Pitmongers, can any of you recommend some artists that do this?

I'm looking for bands similar to:
Anathema
Antimatter
Battle Circus
Coldplay (earlier works)
Guilt Machine
Karnivool
King Crimson
Muse
Opeth
Ours
Pink Floyd
Porcupine Tree
Radiohead
Symphony X
Snow Patrol (earlier works)
Tool

EDIT:Sweet mother of jebus It's going to take ages to sift through all these, can people be nice and post genres next to artist names plz?

Note: I decided to post here rather than one of the Bands & Artists subforums because it wouldn't really fit into a specfic genre.
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Last edited by Emperor's Child at Feb 1, 2012,
#5
Muse? Really?
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#10
Alice in Chains man, Alice in Chains.
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#11
Quote by korinaflyingv
You need to get some Agalloch. Originally got into them cos they're supposed to be like Opeth, but they're so much better in almost every way.


This

Also try Oceansize and Swans, although the latter may be too dark based on the bands you listed
#12
Have a list.

SWANS* - post punk/industrial
The Microphones - indie folk
Prurient (history of AIDS is a good record)* - harsh noise
Have A Nice Life - shoegaze/industrial
Giles Corey (I prefer this to HANL, to be honest)* - folk
The Skeleton Dead - folk
Low - slowcore
Codiene - slowcore
Sunn O))) - drone doom
Matt Elliott (very, very depressive) * - folk/jazz
Extra Life - expreimental rock
Reverend Glasseye and his wooden legs * - dark cabaret
The Big Pink (only really a brief history of love, but there's lots of ups and downs) - alt rock
Joy Division (hugely overrated: not as gloomy as people say) - post punk (early work is punk)
The Ascent Of Everest - post rawk
Celeste (excellent blackened sludge: get this. I swear the French are more musically developed than us) *
Saltillo - trip hop
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - ambient
all black metal, ever (ok not really)
Dirty Granny Tales * - dark cabaret
Glowhouse - folk/electronic
Birdeatsbaby - dark cabaret
Unexpect * - avant garde metuhl
Naked City (look up absinthe) * - jazzcore/dark ambient. influences include free jazz, hardcore, thrash, grindcore, funk etc
angsty metalcore
Tartar Lamb - darkjazz
Ulcerate - death metal
American Football - emo influenced math rock
37500 Yens * - dischordant mathrock. Think emo twinkly math rock, but with dissonant fingerpicking
Psyopus * - avant garde mathcore
The Antlers - alt rock/slowcore

That's all I can think of right now. Most of this is more melancholic than dark, but *ed ones are dark.

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#13
Quote by Sumlover41
Muse? Really?
There's no doubt they have that vibe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiHUKVoYbdc

Maybe not some of their newer stuff, but Origin of Symmetry...

Also, Bon Iver was a bit too folky for me. I'm listening to Limbs by Agalloch atm - seems promising.
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#15
Troublegum by Therapy? is an awesome dark album, like listening to a horror film
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#17
On the electronic side of things:

Subheim Probably the most bleak, melancholic, dark album I've heard lately. Listen to any of those songs on Youtube.

Burial and Untrue have similar vibes, though the rhythms are more two-steppy and up front than Subheim.

Gridlock has more of a "light at the end of the tunnel" kind of vibe. Very bleak but not all hope feels lost.

A Beautiful Place the tracks may have a happier vibe but overall just gives you this gutted feeling. Find out what the whole "A beautiful place and bishop roden" are referencing. The follow up LP is also very sinister and dark.

Amber Not very dark sounding all the time, but some tracks do get you. Yulquen is one. Vletrmx on the follow-up EP is probably the most bleak sounding electronic track I've ever heard. Youtube that, right...now. "Autechre - Vletrmx"

V Snares The most active and spastic album on the list. But the overall vibe is very moody. Especially track 8.


There's also Erik Satie.
Last edited by BlackVoid at Feb 1, 2012,
#18
Quote by BlackVoid
Burial and Untrue have similar vibes, though the rhythms are more two-steppy and up front than Subheim.


+1 Burial is incredible

Also:

Massive Attack
Portishead
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
Slint
Dead Can Dance
Bohren & Der Club of Gore
#20
Quote by Ascendant
Katatonia perhaps?
Yeah, I've listened to Katatonia actually. I already like them, but thanks for the suggestion.
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#23
Try the album Superunknown by Soundgarden. It's Grunge Rock.
Last edited by Nollemaster at Feb 1, 2012,
#25
King Crimson have their dark albums, their melodic albums, and their rock albums. Then after 1984, they had their crappy albums.

Lacuna Coil's first three albums have some progressive rock influence, but have the dark and melodic part down very well.

The Cure's Pornography is another obvious choice for me, because it is an huge influence for goth and melodic rock, but also has longer, somewhat prog oriented songs.

R.E.M.'s Murmur, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, and Up would also be interesting to add to your repertoire.

I've always found the four albums the Beach Boys made after Brian Wilson went insane, Smiley Smile through 20/20, are really dark in aspects, and certainly have no "beach" influence.

My Bloody Valentine, of course.

Modest Mouse's the Moon and Antarctica is extremely dark, and very different compared to any of their other albums.

I could go on, but...
#27
Quote by Buck's Student
King Crimson have their dark albums, their melodic albums, and their rock albums. Then after 1984, they had their crappy albums.

Lacuna Coil's first three albums have some progressive rock influence, but have the dark and melodic part down very well.

The Cure's Pornography is another obvious choice for me, because it is an huge influence for goth and melodic rock, but also has longer, somewhat prog oriented songs.

R.E.M.'s Murmur, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, and Up would also be interesting to add to your repertoire.

I've always found the four albums the Beach Boys made after Brian Wilson went insane, Smiley Smile through 20/20, are really dark in aspects, and certainly have no "beach" influence.

My Bloody Valentine, of course.

Modest Mouse's the Moon and Antarctica is extremely dark, and very different compared to any of their other albums.

I could go on, but...
Already listen to REM (not so much now though...)
King Crimson was already on my list and I disagree about post '84 Crimson but whatever
Might look at Lacuna Coil, that's Power metal isn't it?
Don't like My Bloody Valentine or Modest Mouse, not sure about Beach Boys

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Already listen to Devy but didn't put him on the list, maybe I should have.
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#29
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#30
This might be a far stretch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoPL7BExSQU

I can just smell that cold winter day, with the sun shining, and quietness around me..melancholic at it's best.

You might be put off by the fact it's instrumental or jazz, but then again maybe not..give it a few spins

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#32
The Residents have a somewhat dark vibe. I would recommend Tom Waits and Mark Lanegan. Lanegan is the most assessable of the three, but all of them have a dark feel.
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#34
can't believe i forgot to post this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2_tgNeLuY8
one of the darkest, most depressing albums i've ever heard. essential listening, you may not like it though.
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I'm listening to Limbs by Agalloch atm - seems promising.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeFpS8h0teA
this is probably my favourite track by them. but the rest of the album is a little disappointing imo. ashes against the grain and the mantle are good albums to start with.
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#36
Queens of the Stone Age, perhaps? Especially their Lullabies to Paralyze album.
#37
Soundgarden is another great one (more so their last two albums) in addition to Alice in Chains.

Here's some songs. If there is one song in particular you should pick from these, it's definitely Limo Wreck
Gun
Boot Camp
4th of July
Nothing To Say
Limo Wreck


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Try the album Superunknown by Soundgarden. It's Grunge Rock.


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#38
Johannes Brahms

...modes and scales are still useless.


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