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Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:58 am
Posts: 56
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:03 am 

Looking for Metal that sounds evil or dark. I don't mean just "having lyrics about those things", I mean "Metal that sounds evil!". Metal where the music alone could make you quiver in fear, or feel haunted, or some such thing. Open to pretty much any genre, apart from -core or -grind genres.
It is the color of a bleached skull, his flesh

Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:47 pm
Posts: 376
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:42 am 

A lot of old Mercyful Fate/King Diamond has an evil feel to it.

The album Hate by the Sinister has an evil vibe to it.


Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:42 pm
Posts: 1683
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:00 am 

Try Abruptum.
Stand rigid for the next battle,
Peace means reloading your guns


Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:42 pm
Posts: 961
Location: Vietnam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:45 am 

Sect Pig
Nuclear Death
Menace Ruine
Morpheus Descends
Dragged Into Sunlight

Too bad you're not open to goregrind though. I was gonna recommend Catasexual Urge Motivation which puts a lot the bands I mentioned to shame.

Metal freak

Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:00 pm
Posts: 5959
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:22 pm 

Sadistic Intent's Resurrection is the most evil death metal I've ever heard. Give it a try.


Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am
Posts: 968
Location: Switzerland
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:15 pm 

There have been several much like-minded threads on this very subject before.
I think I post the same recommendations each time this pops up, here's three of them:

Amon - Feasting the beast demo '87
Mystifier - Goetia
Demoncy - Joined in darkness
______In Marble Halls Of Falling Snow______

Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:09 am
Posts: 5
Location: South Africa
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:48 am 

Slugdge - Born of Slime

Eibon - Entering Darkness

Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:07 am
Posts: 216
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:28 pm 

Pissgrave legit sound like they want to murder you.

Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:09 pm
Posts: 240
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:36 am 

I'd recommend Swallowed's "Lunarterial." The whole album has a dark feel to it. The album artwork is very sinister too.

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Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:40 pm
Posts: 2732
Location: Hedonist Occupation Government
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:05 pm 

check out DSO's diabolus absconditus

Blort wrote:
"The neo-Hegelian overtones contrast heavily with the proto-Nietzschean discordance evident in this piece."
"Um, what work are you examining here?"
"Chainsaw Gutsfuck."

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