Dark Ambient Albums ( Best Top 100 )

Dark ambient is a genre I have been a fan of since my early teens and it's something I enjoy listening to on an off when the mood hits me. Like any genre of electronic music, dark ambient also has issues with what exactly classifies as true dark ambient which leads to lots of heated debate online by pocket protector wearers and people with names like Nigel and Tarquin. 


To each there own I say. So here is a nice list of the top 100 best dark ambient albums that I ran across on Discogs one day. This ranking might offer up some real treasures to add to you own ambient music collection. Ambient music collector "SPoekast" has put a considerable amount of time and effort into this so thumbs up to him for this one. 

One important note about this list is that he has listed albums that were released between 2000 and 2009. Of course there were plenty of excellent dark ambient albums released prior to 2000 so if you don't see them here, now you know why.

1 Inade - The Incarnation Of The Solar Architects
2 Sleep Research Facility - Nostromo
3 False Mirror - North
4 Yen Pox - New Dark Age
5 Blood Box - The Iron Dream
6 Aural Holograms - Vol. I
7 Svartsinn - Elegies For The End
8 Circular (2) - Shaping The Unknown
9 Inade - The Crackling Of The Anonymous
10 Phelios - Dimension Zero
11 Thomas Köner - Nuuk
12 Bad Sector - CMASA
13 Lustmord - Zoetrope
14 Visions (4) - Lapse
15 Lustmord - Rising
16 SleepResearchFacility* - Deep_Frieze
17 Oophoi* & Netherworld & Liquid Ghosts - EP Collection Vol.7
18 Olhon - Sinkhole
19 Nordvargr* - Interstellar 2
20 Kammarheit - The Starwheel
21 S/M* - The Unbearable Darkness Of Being
22 Circular (2) & Inade - Deep Space Illumination
23 Sunn O))) - White2
24 Collapsar (2) - Beyond The Event Horizon
25 Sinke Dûs - Akrasia
26 Svartsinn - Of Darkness And Re-Creation
27 Tholen - Sternklang
28 Troum & Yen Pox - Mnemonic Induction
29 Kammarheit - Asleep And Well Hidden
30 Herbst9 - :Eta Carinae:
31 Terra Sancta - Aeon
32 Netherworld - Kall - The Abyss Where Dreams Fall
33 Nautic Depths - North Passage
34 Lustmord - [Beyond]
35 Robert Rich - Michael Somoroff's Illumination
36 Lustmord - [The Dark Places Of The Earth]
37 Nordvargr* - Interstellar
38 ALG8L* - Follow The Cepheid Light
39 Gustaf Hildebrand - Primordial Resonance
40 Phelios - Images And Spheres
41 Mathias Grassow & Thomas Weiss* - Outland
42 Klinik - Akhet
43 Letum - Broken
44 Henrik Nordvargr Björkk - Vitagen
45 Deathprod - Morals And Dogma
46 Fear Konstruktor - The Absence Of Color
47 Atrium Carceri - Seishinbyouin
48 Cisfinitum - Landschaft
49 raison d'être - The Empty Hollow Unfolds
50 Land:Fire - Shortwave Transmission
51 Mandelbrot - Thorns
52 Halo Manash - Am Kha Astrie
53 R|A|A|N - The Nacrasti
54 Ionosphere (2) - Angular Momentum
55 Satori (2) - Kanashibari
56 Herbst9 vs Z'EV - Through Bleak Landscapes
57 New Risen Throne - Whispers Of The Approaching Wastefulness
58 Bad Sector - Kosmodrom
59 Terra Sancta - Disintegration
60 Allseits - Hel
61 Olhon - Veiovis
62 Arktau Eos - Ai Ma Ra
63 Lull - Like A Slow River
64 Inade - Samadhi State
65 Sephiroth - Draconian Poetry
66 Vestigial - Translucent Communion
67 Nordvargr* - Pyrrhula
68 Adaptcore - Sunset After Wind
69 .ALG8L* - Deep Thoughts About Universe
70 Fir§t Law - Beyond IO
71 Dense Vision Shrine - Lost Time In Oblivion
72 Aeoga - Zenith Beyond The Helix-Locus
73 Aidan Baker - Exoskeleton Heart
74 Ulf Söderberg - Vindarnas Hus
75 Æthenor - Deep In Ocean Sunk The Lamp Of Light
76 Penjaga Insaf - To Whom It May Concern
77 K11 - Voices From Thelema
78 Slutmachine - Inching Glaciers
79 Troum - Eald-Ge-Stréon
80 Velvet Cacoon - Atropine
81 Zoät·Aon* - Star Autopsy
82 Wolfskin Featuring Objekt4 - The Hidden Fortress: A Revisitation
83 Atrium Carceri - Cellblock
84 Hyios - Consuetudines
85 Letum - The Entrance To Salvation
86 Troum - Sigqan
87 LS-TTL - (el.es.tee.tee.el)
88 Hoarfrost - Ground Zero
89 Post Scriptvm - Распадъ
90 Audela - Audela
91 Vinterriket / Northaunt - Untitled
92 Hum - The Spectral Ship
93 Moljebka Pvlse - Irdlirvirisissong
94 Desiderii Marginis / Moan / Artefactum - Lost Signals From Unknown Horizons
95 Lustmord - Carbon/Core
96 Wilt - White Chrysalis In Blue
97 Nadja (5) / Netherworld - Magma To Ice
98 Camanecroszcope - Echoes Ov Who Lieth Dead But Ever Dreameth
99 m² - Aswad
100 Dahlia's Tear - My Rotten Spirit Of Black

Posted on 17.1.14 by PsyAmb TAG : | 3 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )

3 comments :

Chenn said... @ 18 January, 2014

Gosh! Thats a material to listen for a lifetime :)

Tell said... @ 19 January, 2014

Oooh, this is gonna be good! :D
My own favorites are acctually number one aswell, soo good! And also one thats not on the list, Dahlia's Tear - Under Seven Skies, amazing stuff!
Thanks for this :))

Anonymous said... @ 24 February, 2014

PLease.,
Where's the Link to Download?

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