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Topic: Dark Evil Progressive music
Posted By: davidk
Subject: Dark Evil Progressive music
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 20:42
I would like to find some new prog bands with a very Dark atmospherical feel to their music. Something Similar to maybe early King Crimson, Van Der Graaf Generator, or Comus, but it can be completely different. Just something with a dark evil feel, that can give somebody the creeps. I saw a post similar to this on another website, but it was no help. Please nothing like Tubular Bells, although I love Mike Oldfield.  



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Posted By: Mushroom Sword
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 20:44
Dream Theater - In The Presence of Enemies pt. 2


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 20:53
Originally posted by Mushroom Sword Mushroom Sword wrote:

Dream Theater - In The Presence of Enemies pt. 2



No, not remotely Confused


I recommend this



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Posted By: Mushroom Sword
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:00
Alright, then what about Tool? 10,000 days Wings for Marie pt. 2) always gives me chills. Pretty much everything from the album Aenema and up has a very dark atmosphere to it.

DT's ITPoE pt. 2 is just... eerie.


Posted By: kawkaw123
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:01
anything Opeth. they are always dark and evil  


Posted By: kawkaw123
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:03
Try Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They have a really depressing, dark atmosphere.  


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:03
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Mushroom Sword Mushroom Sword wrote:

Dream Theater - In The Presence of Enemies pt. 2



No, not remotely Confused



Lolwut? ITPOE is def. Dark and Evil


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Posted By: TheOppenheimer
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:04
Agalloch - desolating, dark, winter, atmospheric doom/folk metal

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Posted By: MillsLayne
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:18
Aenima and 10,000 Days by Tool.  Dark, eerie and awesome!

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Posted By: Any Colour You Like
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:18
So much fail in this thread already.
 
 


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:21
Anything by The Flower Kings.

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Posted By: Lozlan
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:23
Check out Dr. Z's sole album, Three Parts to My Soul. Mad b-movie inspired Satan rock with plenty of harpsichord accompaniment.

Also, on a slightly more metal-ish side, I'd recommend Lake of Tears. Just barely progressive, but definitely dark. Check out Blackbrickroad or Headstones particularly.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:24
Originally posted by andyman1125 andyman1125 wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Mushroom Sword Mushroom Sword wrote:

Dream Theater - In The Presence of Enemies pt. 2



No, not remotely Confused



Lolwut? ITPOE is def. Dark and Evil


No, it's damned corny


Originally posted by Any Colour You Like Any Colour You Like wrote:

So much fail in this thread already.
 



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Posted By: Mushroom Sword
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:34
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Anything by The Flower Kings.


Yeah, that or The Beatles.


Posted By: Lozlan
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:40
Also, the Bee Gees.









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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 21:57
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by andyman1125 andyman1125 wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Mushroom Sword Mushroom Sword wrote:

Dream Theater - In The Presence of Enemies pt. 2



No, not remotely Confused



Lolwut? ITPOE is def. Dark and Evil


No, it's damned corny



Corny but.... but... oh fine its corny


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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 22:12
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Anything by The Flower Kings.
 
Thumbs Up


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Posted By: The Monodrone
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 22:33
Kayo Dot is pretty dark and pretty avant.

Try Dowsing Anemone in Copper Tongue.


Also, if you're not familiar with Porcupine Tree, I'd say their album In Absentia is pretty dark and creepy.


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 22:34
^Or just about anything Toby Driver has created

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Posted By: russellk
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 22:35
Lustmord.


Posted By: The Monodrone
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 22:41
Opeth's Watershed.

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Posted By: JJLehto
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 23:43
Originally posted by Any Colour You Like Any Colour You Like wrote:

So much fail in this thread already.
 
 


I could've missed it (I only quickly browsed the comments)
Did anyone suggest Agalloch??

If you want dark they are your band.
And its never phony or cliche, this is some honestly dark stuff.


Not evil, but it is dark, melancholic, somber. Very powerful.


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 01:21
This:




Also Univers Zero. 


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Posted By: friso
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 01:38
Guru Guru - UFO
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Can - Tago Mago
Gong - You (has darks parts)

..perhaps I can be of better help when I'm at home


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 01:47
Aphorodite's Child - 666


Posted By: Kotro
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 04:56
Diamanda Galás, Sopor Aeternus, Jacula, that's where I would go.

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Posted By: Paravion
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 05:24
Paternoster - s/t (Austria 1972). Insanely priced and hyped collectible. It's amazing - has been reissued on CD and LP.

 


Posted By: ExittheLemming
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 06:45
Although many will scoff at the suggestion: The Residents - once you get beneath the cartoon surface of their music, the interior is pretty dark and creepy

Devil Doll, Magma, Runaway Totem, Univers Zero and Psychic TV might also be in the ballpark


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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 06:52
Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

Diamanda Galás




This, in particular:



Plague Mass

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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 06:53
Originally posted by The Monodrone The Monodrone wrote:

Kayo Dot is pretty dark and pretty avant.

Try Dowsing Anemone in Copper Tongue.


Also, if you're not familiar with Porcupine Tree, I'd say their album In Absentia is pretty dark and creepy.

Not Dowsing Anemone.., its very much a love or hate albums so Choirs of the Eye or Coyote is the place to start.

Try Fen's Epoch.


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 06:54
Now you mention a bunch of pretty old school bands, which is why I´m not going to advocate for something, like Opeth, Agalloch and Ulver - however good they may be.
If you like Van Der Graff, you should try either Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase or anything by Gargamel. These 2 groups have continued the Van Der Graff sound in their own way.
For an early entry into the whole Doom world - you could try the ever creepy Italian Jacula - who uses the organ in a very original and haunting way.
 


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 07:02
The first two Mr. Bungles. But don't blame me if your ass catches fire with the first one or the people you went do high school with die when you get the second one.


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Posted By: theBox
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 07:06
Check it out now, thank me later :

TENHI - Maaaet

dark, dark, DARK progfolk from finland.


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 07:48
Senmuth's "No More Sense". You can download it for free at www.senmuth.com

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Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 07:54
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

This:



Lol, when are people going to learn that RYM blocks hotlinks? 

It's not prog but I don't care, you should listen to the early works of Penderecki. 


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Posted By: tupan
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 08:01
Wolves in Throne Room.

Ne Obliviscaris.

In Lingua Mortua.




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Posted By: altaeria
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 08:47

If you haven't heard the album "Pictures" from the Swiss band  Island,
then you should definitely check it out. 

Unfortunately, they only released one studio album back in the late 70s.

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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 09:44
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

This:



Lol, when are people going to learn that RYM blocks hotlinks? 


Can people not see the picture or something? I can. 


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 10:00
^You can see it because you have it cached on your PC. This is always the problem with links to pictures on static.rateyourmusic.com.

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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 10:02
Edited. 

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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 10:20
I don't consider it dark and evil........try Nine Stones Close-Traces its very somber and melancholy, I guess it is dark but not in the evil way like an Opus. I also find A Passion Play by Jethro Tull kinda dark, in a weird way though as it is Tull.


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Posted By: omri
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 10:57
I think Comus' First utterance is the meanest album I ever heared and I think I understand what are you talking about when you say dark so I'll add my voice to those who recomended Universe zero. Their album "Hersie" is the darkest album I ever heard (there was a thread about it few months ago named "Heresie, the darkest album ever ?") and to be honest I need courage to dare and play this album .

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Posted By: progguyryan
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 11:24
I would recommend these bands, not sure how heavy you like them, but for Evil and Dark i got Strapping Young Lad, Zero Hour, Meshuggah, and a newer band, that just released their debut, TesseracT (I Only heard their EP and it is really good), so hopefully this was helpful, Big fan of Agalloch! the closes thing to Dark, Evil and atmospherical that I can think of is Pain of Salvation, espacially the song The Perfect Element.

Ryan


Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 14:50



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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 15:08
Kharuna Kyal

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Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 15:23
Since Miranda Sex Garden is on PA, we can cite their album 'suspiria' which name is taken from Dario Argento's horror masterpiece.
 
Also, I believe Elend are still under discussion for inclusion on PA, but 'a world in their screams' is the perfect soundtrack to the most scary movies.


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 15:57
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

Since Miranda Sex Garden is on PA, we can cite their album 'suspiria' which name is taken from Dario Argento's horror masterpiece.
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Goblin did more than one soundtrack for Dario Argento ... and the music is suggestive in a conventional way, and often better if it is illustrated nicely ... which more often than not it was not and Dario was not a good director for the use of music ...
 
Some better examples of music used to the proper effect ...
 
Tangerine Dream - "Sorcerer " ... had a lot of nice pieces of music used up.
 
Various - "Performance" Soundtrack ... one of the best films ever made, and if you have not seen it, you have no idea ... and the way the music is used? ... the best ever. It's hard to say this is "evil", but it is dark and then some ... and one of the best visual treats ever filmed and one of the pre-cursors of MTV ... which did not have the talent to show good stuff, just crap along with the music. In this soundtrack,  you get Mick Jagger, Merry Clayton, Randy Newman, Jack Nietsche ... Nicholas Roeg's history as a director is a veritable far out list of music that he has used in all of his films ... all of it magnificently used and so well attuned to the moment in the film.
 
Jack Nietszche - Saint Giles Cripplegate ... massively far out piece of music ... not for the wean'rs and musically un-insane!
 
In general, in the early days, a lot of electronic music, because the synthesizer in those days was being used as a creator and exponent for new sounds, was usually mentioned as "dark", "strange" and often time "evil" ... and sooner or later that was busted up as the illision it was, but many folks took up that "idea" and went after it. White Noise's Electrical Storm in Hell is one of these ... and it is scary, but it ends on a funny note ... and you know right away about the experiment with the weird noises and sounds!
 
The other notion is that heavy organ music played in unpleasant and weird ways, makes it "evil" and "counter" the image that it is religious music ... and the well known image of the madman playing at the organ in the movies is the quintessential immage of this stuff, and is NOT ... what evil is all about ... like "evil" is not smart enough to know and do ... without you knowing about it! Or have to be stupid about it. And later, even the likes of Keith Jarrett took to play jazz pieces and licks in a pipe organ, and it sounds phenomenal and breaks this "attitude" down even more.
 
Lastly ... there is no difference between "good" and "evil". In the end, today is "good" and tomorrow it is considered "evil" depending on the government and authorities anyway ... and this is like you placed a message in a bottle and it arrived 200 years later and its message is no longer pertinent to today's situations and learning ... and above all, you must remember that a lot of what was considered "evil" in Europe was merely a scare tactic that tried to keep some rich families in control ... under the guise of a church ... but then, it's hard to now think that a witch hunt was no more "evil" than anything else out there!


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Posted By: virginmary
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 21:53
Check out "Tenhi" they are absolutely awsome...especially their latest "Maaaet"..


Posted By: VanVanVan
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 21:59
Originally posted by Takeshi Kovacs Takeshi Kovacs wrote:



Absolutely agreed. Never, ever try to go to sleep with this album playing.


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Posted By: KyleSchmidlin
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 22:49
I love the activity on this message board, but it's also a curse because I can hardly read all the responses before writing my own.  So, I didn't read all of these.  But to my ears, a lot of the stuff mentioned ain't dark at all.  Just like death metal.  People who try to be scary, and fill their music with all these dark tones and evil lyrics and sinister intervals, don't sound scary at all.  They sound cartoonish and childish.  The scariest album I have ever heard is Tago Mago by Can.  That album is intense, and dark, and NOT by design.  It just came out that way.  And I mean that.  Try really being into that album alone in the dark or something.  It's possible, but it will probably put you in some place extremely uncomfortable.


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 00:44
Vindensang and Extinction Algorithm

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Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 01:20
Originally posted by KyleSchmidlin KyleSchmidlin wrote:

I love the activity on this message board, but it's also a curse because I can hardly read all the responses before writing my own.  So, I didn't read all of these.  But to my ears, a lot of the stuff mentioned ain't dark at all.  Just like death metal.  People who try to be scary, and fill their music with all these dark tones and evil lyrics and sinister intervals, don't sound scary at all.  They sound cartoonish and childish.  The scariest album I have ever heard is Tago Mago by Can.  That album is intense, and dark, and NOT by design.  It just came out that way.  And I mean that.  Try really being into that album alone in the dark or something.  It's possible, but it will probably put you in some place extremely uncomfortable.

Good comments, thanks!  I'm not familiar with Tago Mago & must check it out!  

I've written some of my own music (instrumental) that was so dark & forboding, it is hard to listen to (and I wrote & played it!!)   It's never been released.  

Dark is fine, but evil is best left alone.  



Posted By: omri
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 05:58
Originally posted by KyleSchmidlin KyleSchmidlin wrote:

I love the activity on this message board, but it's also a curse because I can hardly read all the responses before writing my own.  So, I didn't read all of these.  But to my ears, a lot of the stuff mentioned ain't dark at all.  Just like death metal.  People who try to be scary, and fill their music with all these dark tones and evil lyrics and sinister intervals, don't sound scary at all.  They sound cartoonish and childish.  The scariest album I have ever heard is Tago Mago by Can.  That album is intense, and dark, and NOT by design.  It just came out that way.  And I mean that.  Try really being into that album alone in the dark or something.  It's possible, but it will probably put you in some place extremely uncomfortable.
 
Tago mago is a great album IMO but I don't find it scary. I would say that the emotions I feel when hearing it are frustration, confusion and worrying.


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 07:30
You listed Comus First utterance, and I was just thinking about whether you had its folky sibling Mice and Rats in the Loft from Jan Dukes de Grey? Not entirely evil, but quite different, dark and uneasy on the ears.

Starless and Bible Black contains one of the most evil tracks I know of in Fracture, which would make Darth Vader look like Miley Cyrus with a couple of fluffy kittens by comparison.

Another album I consider dark and - well to some extent evil is Within the Realm of a Dying Sun by Dead Can Dance. A very cold and icy adventure through an apocalyptic symphonic orchestration with Jim Morrison like vocals and beautiful Arabic/Celtic female yodeling - driving the record forward into blackness and isolation in the most wonderful way. NOT a rock record this one.   


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Posted By: TODDLER
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 11:51
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

This:



Lol, when are people going to learn that RYM blocks hotlinks? 

It's not prog but I don't care, you should listen to the early works of Penderecki. 
Must Agree. Maybe some people feel they are not ready to take the plunge into Penderecki but much prog is influenced by this music. Excellent choice!


Posted By: TODDLER
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 12:01
Evil is a bit much for me. The representation of evil in lyrics and sometimes composition is not for me. I don't find evil in 20th century classical but I do find it to be mysterious. I like Prog, Classical, Electronic and Folk music that has a mysterious sound and causes the reaction of the listener's mind to travel distances. Some music that is classified evil is too obvious for me personally. Music that contains that mysterious atmosphere is not.


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 15:10
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Good comments, thanks!  I'm not familiar with Tago Mago & must check it out!  
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I've written some of my own music (instrumental) that was so dark & forboding, it is hard to listen to (and I wrote & played it!!)   It's never been released.  
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Dark is fine, but evil is best left alone.  
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Remember that not everyone sees the light that you see ... thus what might be dark for you is not (necessarily) dark for someone else. And we had a blind friend (who used to hitchhike to Moby Disk and back to get albums!) ... who used to say that we were all fools always looking for a light we never found!
 
The important thing for Tago Mago, is realize that it was an "experiment" that involved some 20 hours of recording that was cut up in segments and they were pasted up together regardless of what was on them ... to get the final product. This is explained in the Can website by Holger!
 
As such, this is something that we do not like or can appreciate. In general, and music is very much this way, we have this idea that it has to be orderly and logical ... and when you are confronted with something that totally does away with that idea, you will not like it, and will be confronted with something that you (or I or anyone else) is going to call it dark, ugly, and everything else under the sun, because it is something that we do not recognize, and has no connection to our inner experience or vision ... and that is really important to realize ... that many people call something "dark" that they simply do not know, or understand!
 
Tago Mago is excellent ... and probably the most heroic of all the "krautrock" samples that came out of the music schools in the era ... by comparison, I would say that those from the Agitation Free, and stuff that went on to become electronica, is much more "academic" in design and idea, than Tago Mago is ... and on top of it, they even had a "non-singer" with them ... Damo. This was, in essence, almost the same thing, as Jean-Luc Godard called "anti-film" ... and this version would be "anti-music" ...
 
Again, please see that unbelievable BBC special on Krautrock ... a lot of this comes very clear quickly and it also explains the people and the scene beautifully. It did not connect the film and literature a lot more as it should have, because they were intertwined, but it's still magnificent ... and more importantly ... take a mental note of Edgar Froese's words ... absolutely massive and important, but not something that many of us will EVER see during one's lifetimes ...


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 15:19
Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

Must Agree. Maybe some people feel they are not ready to take the plunge into Penderecki but much prog is influenced by this music. Excellent choice!
 
Heck ... let's go all out and add Carmina Burana, to the list ... again, the lyrics are more suggestive than otherwise, and if you didn't know the piece and heard it without the choral and vocal parts, you might thing ... a bit repetivie, interesting ... ultimately ... strange and ... evil? ... again ... what is evil for one might not be for another! And the devil maybe bad for some of us, but good for others! And vice versa despite the church not liking it ... or worse ... my god is not your god and so on ... which is the cause of so many wars and what not in many areas these days!
 
And there was a thread that some folks thought that Magma was evil ... and I would like to suggest that the folks saying it have a lot more to look at in the mirror than Magma!


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 23:51
Perhaps Metamorfosis's "Inferno" would qualify? It's about Dante's novel, and it's full of ominous keyboards.
Or Il Balleto di Bronzo's "YS".

Oh yes, and Rick Wakeman's song "Judas Iscariot", with some great church organ.

And then, perhaps more on the popular side, but some early Pink Floyd? At least the live version of "Careful with that Axe Eugene"... perhaps even the whole "Live in Pompeii"...


Posted By: Jake Kobrin
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 00:33
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

This:




Also Univers Zero. 

I certainly agree with those two recommendations. And if you like This Heat, and are feeling adventurous, check out Virus: 



Or especially Ved Buens Ende if you're feeling more adventurous. ;)



But for REAL darkness there's:





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Posted By: (De)progressive
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 00:47
Shining (Swe) and Shining (Nor)

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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 08:07
Originally posted by Jake Kobrin Jake Kobrin wrote:

Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

This:




Also Univers Zero. 

I certainly agree with those two recommendations. And if you like This Heat, and are feeling adventurous, check out Virus: 



Or especially Ved Buens Ende if you're feeling more adventurous. ;)



But for REAL darkness there's:




Thanks. I hadn't heard any of those before. I especially liked Virus. Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Jake Kobrin
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 10:36
We need to share the PA peace-pipe around this thread... Wink

Here's another one for you, though. Shub-Niggurath!




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Posted By: The Wrinkler
Date Posted: March 31 2011 at 01:36


...there's 3 others parts too Tongue

I think this whole album is pretty dark, and "evil." Even the lyrics are dark. Others have mentioned it already, but I also agree with Tago Mago. Like one person said, it was not meant to sound dark, but it really does come off as dark, especially Augmn and Peking O. I remembered listening to that for the first time and I felt so disturbed, but I was so tranced out by the music that I had to finish it. It is a little hard to get into. Hopefully this helps you out for what you are looking for. Smile


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: March 31 2011 at 11:36
Just remembered. Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust. From what you´ve listed, this should be right up your alley.
Great re-workings of old horror movie scores soaked in mellotron and a very Crimsonian feel to it.   


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Posted By: wilmon91
Date Posted: March 31 2011 at 16:21
There's a theme in César Francks organ piece "Grande pièce symphonique", in major key, which is tranquil but very grand, and profound. It couldn't be described by one word, such as "dark", but it gives me kind of an ominous feeling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u1NpaKaeAc#t=8m47s" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u1NpaKaeAc#t=8m47s
 
Try Coil. This could be frightening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRrftv3Q87c" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRrftv3Q87c
 
If you like dark industrial electronic stuff, there is the "Silent Hill" videogames (1 and 2 in particular). This is a very good horror piece with a nice escalation. Maybe you want more harmonies and stuff, but you mentioned that you wanted music that give you the creeps, so..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0tHsZtBmeI" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0tHsZtBmeI
 
This is a song from the Resident Evil videogame, which has great music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ncjqmx30Pw" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ncjqmx30Pw
It sounds similar to Art Zoyd, which I would recommend, I have "Faust" which is superb dark electronic avant-garde music.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: April 01 2011 at 09:29
Let me suggest this...I think it's both dark and evil.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=292964" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=292964


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Posted By: Mista-Gordie
Date Posted: April 03 2011 at 14:53
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Anything by The Flower Kings.
Yes, I completely agree with you, TFK is the ultimate occult band....... :p


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 04 2011 at 17:55
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Is the Scorpion evil because of it?


Yes.


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Posted By: russellk
Date Posted: April 05 2011 at 03:29
Originally posted by davidk davidk wrote:

I didn't ask for reading material I asked for music, and fyi you don't sound smart you just sound like you are trying to sound smart. Reading AC does not make you smart. Also, like stated before what is the point in wasting your time posting completely irrelevent bullsh*t on a post that has nothing to do with AC or reading for that matter? I don't really think anybody here including me really gives a sh*t if you think you are a genius?


A little more humility please. You're asking for people's help then ridiculing them for offering assistance.


Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: April 05 2011 at 03:31
Originally posted by russellk russellk wrote:

Originally posted by davidk davidk wrote:

I didn't ask for reading material I asked for music, and fyi you don't sound smart you just sound like you are trying to sound smart. Reading AC does not make you smart. Also, like stated before what is the point in wasting your time posting completely irrelevent bullsh*t on a post that has nothing to do with AC or reading for that matter? I don't really think anybody here including me really gives a sh*t if you think you are a genius?


A little more humility please. You're asking for people's help then ridiculing them for offering assistance.

Because he's evil...LOL


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Posted By: russellk
Date Posted: April 05 2011 at 03:36
^ I did consider that... LOL


Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: April 05 2011 at 03:59

I see many metal suggestions here, but Zeuhl is obviously the direction you should go for after devouring VDGG and King Crimson discography!
If you are not into Magma because of the vocals, try this modern instrumental Zeuhl/Avant stuff Thumbs Up




Posted By: Negoba
Date Posted: April 05 2011 at 10:56
Arachnoid's single album.
Arachnoid Arachnoïd album cover

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Heater valve kicking on.
Snotty noses being blown.
Griping.
Maybe cookies coming out of the oven???

C is for cookie, and it is good enough for me.



Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: April 05 2011 at 20:05
Okay - it's 2am here in the UK and I'm too tired to read through this thread to see who has offended who and why. I'm locking this down until I'm more awake. In the mean time, all should consider that (like anything "spiritual") while some people find "evil" to be a real other people don't.

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 12:41
Okay - thread unlocked - 4 million posts hidden.
 
Let's keep this about MUSIC shall we chaps? (rhetorical question - we shall keep this about music)


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Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 13:40
This is one of the darkest and most evil songs ever recorded. It is a song about a child molester and killer.. The lyrics are in German, but here the translation. The beginning is blasphemous too, of course, because it was Christ who said "Let the children come to me". So here the lyrics:

Child Molester:

"You let the children come to me!
In white gowns and flowers in their hair
I took away their virginity,
I just can't tell you how lovely it was"!

(Mad laughter.).

Angry Crowd:

"Serve the Beautiful, the Good, the True,
Whip him, he is already quivering for it.
Let him experience the sweet pain;
 He so craves for disgrace and ignominy!

Child Molester:

"We danced ring-a-ring-a-roses
And sang a beautiful song.
The smallest girl started crying for her mother
I softly speared her with my member".

(Mad laughter)

Angry Crowd:
"Come thee all and look at him!
His head shaved bald, and still he smiles.
Let's get to work, it's easily done!
Hang him, the lusty moloch".

The final words, spoken into the megaphone, appear to be nonsense syllables; at least I can not recognize anything.

And here the music that goes with them:


I think you will all agree that this is exceptionally dark.


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 16:49
^^Disgusting enough to reduce Comus to a bunch of choirboys. Having read the lyrics, I don't even want to play it.

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Posted By: davidk
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 19:37
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

This is one of the darkest and most evil songs ever recorded. It is a song about a child molester and killer.. The lyrics are in German, but here the translation. The beginning is blasphemous too, of course, because it was Christ who said "Let the children come to me". So here the lyrics:

Child Molester:

"You let the children come to me!
In white gowns and flowers in their hair
I took away their virginity,
I just can't tell you how lovely it was"!

(Mad laughter.).

Angry Crowd:

"Serve the Beautiful, the Good, the True,
Whip him, he is already quivering for it.
Let him experience the sweet pain;
 He so craves for disgrace and ignominy!

Child Molester:

"We danced ring-a-ring-a-roses
And sang a beautiful song.
The smallest girl started crying for her mother
I softly speared her with my member".

(Mad laughter)

Angry Crowd:
"Come thee all and look at him!
His head shaved bald, and still he smiles.
Let's get to work, it's easily done!
Hang him, the lusty moloch".

The final words, spoken into the megaphone, appear to be nonsense syllables; at least I can not recognize anything.

And here the music that goes with them:


I think you will all agree that this is exceptionally dark.

Thank you this is amazing!!! Lyrics are disturbing, but the song is awesome. 


Posted By: davidk
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 19:42
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Just remembered. Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust. From what you´ve listed, this should be right up your alley.
Great re-workings of old horror movie scores soaked in mellotron and a very Crimsonian feel to it.   


This is amazing! Reminds me a lot of King Crimson. Do you know any other bands that use Mellotron in a similar type of way? 


Posted By: davidk
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 20:07
Originally posted by russellk russellk wrote:

Originally posted by davidk davidk wrote:

I didn't ask for reading material I asked for music, and fyi you don't sound smart you just sound like you are trying to sound smart. Reading AC does not make you smart. Also, like stated before what is the point in wasting your time posting completely irrelevent bullsh*t on a post that has nothing to do with AC or reading for that matter? I don't really think anybody here including me really gives a sh*t if you think you are a genius?


A little more humility please. You're asking for people's help then ridiculing them for offering assistance.

It had nothing to do with Humility it had to do that my first post asked for music, and then he ridiculed me for asking for evil to begin with, and then telling me to go read a book when this is a music forum not a book forum. 


Posted By: DanthraX
Date Posted: April 08 2011 at 10:49
Try Bubu - Anabelas

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I look up, I'm almost blinded
by the warmth of what's inside me
and the taste that's in my soul,
but I'm dead inside as I stand alone...


Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: April 08 2011 at 11:17
^Are you sure, dark and evil are not words I'd use to associate with Anabelas?

On similar lines, Gnidrolog might be a good try, they certainly have a bit of a dark feel to me.


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Posted By: DanthraX
Date Posted: April 08 2011 at 11:31
Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

^Are you sure, dark and evil are not words I'd use to associate with Anabelas?

On similar lines, Gnidrolog might be a good try, they certainly have a bit of a dark feel to me.

Yes, but he also asked for something "similar" to KC or VdGG... I almost wrote Gnidrolog too... 


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I look up, I'm almost blinded
by the warmth of what's inside me
and the taste that's in my soul,
but I'm dead inside as I stand alone...


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 08 2011 at 18:38
Hi,
 
Here's a small list ... some of it I am not sure it is/was that progressive. I had to scramble me brains to remember some of these.
 
Black Widow - The first three albums were all about the dark arts and the occult. Had touches of jazzy material as well.
 
Coven - I think this was a California outfit that put together a couple of albums based on their very own stuff and beliefs. I can not ascertain its depth or validity (don't feel wualified to do so!), but at times the lyrics are not ... the usual stuff we hear.
 
Leviathan - I came across a review of this album somewhere, and I think this was an American band, but as much as I have the album, I have not heard, or checked it out, enough to tell you more. I do remember the rock music being fairly strong.
 
Plus - The Seven Deadly Sins. Presumably this was done by the same person that did Thunderclap Newman (Something in the Air). There are 7 songs about each one of the Sins. Would probably be progressive in that the songs are all different ... but the wording, for my tastes, fairly conventional and sometimes theatrical where it doesn't need to be. Great fun for playing on that Halloween show, btw ... because it comes off weird!
 
Lucifer - I have the LP but have to listen to it again. If I remember it correctly it was an interesting experiment through the synthesizer and a strange concoction of sounds. Don't wuote me on this one. Haven't heard it in some time.
 
Annubian Lights - The first album with Nik Turner reading various Egyptian this and that. While not quite "dark" or "evil", the whole thing in the trance mode is kinda strange, and sometimes ... weird. But enjoyable. Lyrics are not that clear, but there are some.
 
Already mentioned some of the other albums in a previous post. But there are a couple of things that are very hard to discuss that I have not been able to determine a whole lot about. One of them comes from Nepal, and is a lot of music that is used in Funeral Dirges of old. Some of the music was used in a BBC special a few years back, and most of it is down right scary, sounds strange and is very dark, even for my tastes ... i somehow have this idea that this might be akin to some of the music we might find in the Bardo level ... way out there ... but that might be a bit too weird to discuss here.
 
Hope this helps.


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Posted By: paulindigo
Date Posted: November 02 2011 at 04:12
I'd suggest Areknamés, see their entry iin P.A.


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: November 02 2011 at 04:27
Has anyone mentioned Jacula/Antonius Rex?

Jacula's (I think) 1969 debut `In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum' (pretty sure that's the title!) is one of my all-time favourite albums.

Pretty much nothing but dark overwhelming church organ, very basic drumming, occasional Latin dialogue over the top, and a few electric guitar solos.

Very monotonous and hypnotic.

Highly recommended


Posted By: Bj-1
Date Posted: November 02 2011 at 11:09
I would add,
Univers Zero - debut album, Hèrèsie, Ceux du Dehors
Present - Triskaidèkaphobie, Le Poison Qui Rend Fou
Shub Niggurath - Les Morst Vont Vile + the rest of their discography
Thinking Plague - A History of Madness
Island - Pictures
 
Gnidrolog and Jacula are nice choises as wellSmile
 


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http://www.last.fm/music/Exerior" rel="nofollow - EXERIOR Experimental tech/death/progmetal from Norway!


Posted By: avantgrind
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 19:26
Throbbing Gristle
some of Magma's material
Eloy's early 80s output
Wishbone Ash to certain extent
Tangerine Dream's soundtrack work to various horror and sci-fi films


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Posted By: Starhammer
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 20:46


Darker than black itself.


Posted By: The Neck Romancer
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 21:13
You know, Starhammer used to be my username.

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Posted By: Starhammer
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 21:17
Originally posted by Polo Polo wrote:

You know, Starhammer used to be my username.


I am glad that you traded it in Smile


Posted By: The Neck Romancer
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 21:26



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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 22:12
Originally posted by Bj-1 Bj-1 wrote:

I would add,
Univers Zero - debut album, Hèrèsie, Ceux du Dehors
Present - Triskaidèkaphobie, Le Poison Qui Rend Fou
Shub Niggurath - Les Morst Vont Vile + the rest of their discography
Thinking Plague - A History of Madness
 
No that's more like it, nice picks.


Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 22:13
Simon Railton


Posted By: The Neck Romancer
Date Posted: November 04 2011 at 22:20
Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

Simon Railton
LOL


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Posted By: theRunawayV
Date Posted: November 17 2011 at 09:16
I highly recommend Agalloch(I dont know if anyone has mentioned this band yet..). They are very 'dark and evil'. Try out ashes against the grain and Mantle. Superb albums. They fall into folk/prog/post rock/ and some black metal elements.

Some Porcupine Tree stuff(In Absentia), and Opeth. 

This should start you off.


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: November 17 2011 at 10:44
Hey Runaway dude, I like your reviews. 


Posted By: wolfborn
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 14:17
Great topic. Excuse me for being late. I discovered some great bands here. I would like to add Gnaw Their Tongues. They are surely something that people into dark, evil and menacing music should check out.


Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 20:20
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,
 
Here's a small list ... some of it I am not sure it is/was that progressive. I had to scramble me brains to remember some of these.
 
Lucifer - I have the LP but have to listen to it again. If I remember it correctly it was an interesting experiment through the synthesizer and a strange concoction of sounds. Don't wuote me on this one. Haven't heard it in some time.

Hope this helps.

Interesting coincidence, I used to have the LP and hadn't heard it in decades, so I dug it up on Youtube.  

Good Heavens, this Mort Garson chap was a genius!  Quite dark also, check out his song "Incubus"....the entire LP is available on YouTube. 





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