Tear Jerker / Sonata Arctica

This Finnish progressive power metal band has some very depressing songs.

  • "White Pearl, Black Oceans". I was born and raised by the sea, shy yet proud...
  • Also "Shamandalie", "My Selene", and (if you pay attention to the lyrics), "Paid in Full". All awesome, all will bring you to your knees if you let them.
  • "Tallulah". Listen to it after a breakup! Yeah, a breakup song after a breakup is extra tearjerking as it is, but Tallulah tops them all. Now listen to it after a breakup when neither of you wanted to break up - but you did, because you wanted your ex-significant-other to be happy and you knew that she couldn't be happy with you anymore. And you know that you could practically undo it with a phone call. But you still don't do it because you want her to be happy.
  • And when you're done angsting about your break up, than listen to "Caleb". Child abuse, Startof Darkness, and Tear Jerker fuel galore.
  • And the final song in the Caleb series is pretty damn depressing, too.
  • Also, "Under Your Tree". Ever had a pet dog that died? Yeah. It's basically the musical equivalent of Death by Newbery Medal.
  • Then there is "Mary Lou".
  • "FullMoon".
  • "Draw Me", "The Last Amazing Grays", and "Replica"
  • "The Day" from Stones Grow Her Name. A man loses his family in a flood but handles it with a dignity that will have listeners scrambling for hankies.
    • Not just any flood, mind you, but the tsunamis that struck Japan in spring 2011.
  • You can add "Replica" to the list as well.
  • A new album means new tearjerkers. From Pariah's Child, the song "What Did You Do in the War, Dad?" about a father who did terrible things he thought would make the world better for his children, but now is haunted by his dark past and unable to enjoy being a parent.
  • Basically, what we're saying here is that every album has a couple. At least...