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The Best Dark Ambient Groups/Artists

Dark ambient artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good dark ambient bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top dark ambient bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Dark ambient groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all dark ambient bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest dark ambient bands of all time, since the most famous dark ambient artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best dark ambient music.

You can click on the dark ambient band names to see more information about that particular notable dark ambient group. If they're near the top of the best dark ambient artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top dark ambient bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the dark ambient band names themselves.

You can rank all of these items, from Nine Inch Nails to Trent Reznor. The order of this list changes dyanimcally based on who likes what -- so make your voice heard by voting for your favorite items. If you like Red or Aphex Twin, then make your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in dark ambient music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new dark ambient bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of dark ambient, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into dark ambient music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good dark ambient bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent dark ambient bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best dark ambient bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest dark ambient musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular dark ambient bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    raison d'être Dark ambient, Industrial music

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Gothic rock

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    Dark ambient, Black ambient, Black metal

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Dark ambient

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    Desiderii Marginis Dark ambient, Electronic music

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    Lustmord Dark ambient

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    Kammarheit Dark ambient

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Ethereal wave

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Dark wave

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    False Mirror Dark ambient, Drone music

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    Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Dark wave

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    Dark ambient, Pop music, Worldbeat

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Gothic rock

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    Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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    Doom metal, Dark ambient, Black ambient

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    Dark ambient, Drone music, Noise music

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    Dark ambient, Neofolk, Martial music

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    Dark ambient, Ambient music

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    Doom metal, Dark ambient, Electro-industrial

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Experimental music

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    Dark ambient, Sound collage, Noise music

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Halloween music, Dark ambient

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    Doom metal, Dark ambient, Black metal

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    Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Black metal

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    Post-metal, Dark ambient, Black metal

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    Dark ambient, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Dark ambient, Industrial music, Power noise

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    added by michellewanson Abandoned Toys

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    Dark ambient, Noise, Industrial music

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    Dark ambient, Industrial music, Experimental music

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    Dark ambient, Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal

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    Doom metal, Dark ambient

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Gothic rock

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    Za Frûmi Dark ambient, Neofolk

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    The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Dark ambient, Dark jazz, Future jazz

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    Dark ambient, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Dark ambient, Drone music, Industrial music

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    Dark ambient, Neofolk, Folk metal

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    added by michellewanson Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk

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    Minimal techno, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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    Dark ambient, Experimental rock

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    Dark ambient, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    new! & added by minamoonstar Samantha Bouquin

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    Oöphoi

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    Dark ambient, Electronic music, Visual kei

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    Dark ambient, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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    new! & added by minamoonstar Elizabeth Fawn

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    new! & added by minamoonstar Natasha Nightingale

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    Dark ambient, Electronic music, Industrial music

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