"Dark music is an expression of emotion through an atmosphere, an atmosphere that is void of light, joy, and hope; even the pending finale of death is often replaced with eternal torment...

Interview with Mark Snow
(The Music Of X-Files)

Words from Mortiis

More Words from Zaraza

This feature introduces the various components and aspects to dark music, which you will see is largely experimental, and greatly divergent from most of what else exists in the hard and heavy music scenes, yet at the same time plays a significant role in a lot of music and even in popular culture. Go to the pages directly, or simply use the next arrow at the bottom of page to traverse the entire feature.
Refined / Classical

Harsh & Noisy
Compilations Undeniably Dark

Sounds & Disturbances