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Darkness across genres

"nasty_music_fan"
 
Ride The Lightning
Ride The Lightning
"Master of puppets is the usual choice, but this is faster and more tuneful. Call of Ktulu could almost be black metal.  See MOP below."
Reign in Blood
Reign in Blood
"Rapid, sincere, intense, sickening, gory, very 'thrashy'.  Drags you in to a place you might not like.  Still haven't heard much (even Cryptopsy etc.) that challenges Slayer for heaviness."
Death Crush
Death Crush
"De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is the usual choice, but this is closer to normal metal.  Raw, chilling, dark, heavy without losing tunefulness."
Execution Tracks
Execution Tracks
"Harsh, thrashy, 'depressing'.  About equal to Megadeth in heaviness."
Bunker Gate 7
Bunker Gate 7
"Another big EBM group.  Less harsh than FV, more melodic but just as thrashy"
Trance from the Dark Side
Trance from the Dark Side
"Hard dark trance.  This is dark-atmospheric rather than dark-depressing.  Some truly amazing tracks, some not so good."
Dark Trance Vol 2
Dark Trance Vol 2
"More commercial and less dark than Trance From The Dark Side, but still quite good.  Also see vol 1."
Revelations
Revelations
"Goth rock with teeth and no cuteness.  Takes you to a very strange place."
The Fragile
The Fragile
"NIN's darkest. Metallers might prefer The Downward Spiral or Broken."
Sacrificed
Sacrificed
"Very fast, pounding, not harsh, some tracks sound like an electronic Metallica, some much more gothic. Perhaps a bit commercial.  See also their Metallica covers"
DE MYSTERIIS DOM SATHANAS
DE MYSTERIIS DOM SATHANAS
"More complex than Deathcrush, slightly less metal. Amazingly dark and chilling without being gothic."
IX Equilibrium
IX Equilibrium
"Very fast, pounding, jagged, complex, dark, beautiful.  Not as dark as Mayhem though."
Master Of Puppets
Master Of Puppets
"Darker than Ride The Lightning.  Battery and Damage Inc are still fast.  Damage Inc has a shockingly malevolent bridge. Leper Messiah drags you in like nothing else."
Holst: The Planets
Holst: The Planets
"Dark and occasionally 'heavy' :)"
The Umbersun
The Umbersun
"Dark classical with modern elements."