Warning: contains blood/gore/nudity/explicit language
With Halloween approaching at the end of the month, I thought I’d put together an appropriate playlist to set the right atmosphere, featuring the usual suspects, some classics and some upcoming names from the UK (links provided).
Note: some of these videos are unsafe for work.
Cradle of Filth – From The Cradle To Enslave
The title track of that EP – the uncensored version! Definitely NSFW.
Moonspell – I’ll See You In My Dreams
Taken from the film of the same name’s soundtrack, available on Youtube. Also NSFW.
Send More Paramedics – Zombie Crew
Horror punk from the UK.
Misfits – Scream
Taken from the Michael Graves-period album ‘Famous Monsters’.
White Zombie – More Human Than Human
Taken from the classic ‘Astro Creep 2000’ album. FEATURES STROBE LIGHTS.
Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein
As featured on the Wayne’s World soundtrack.
Lordi – Devil Is A Loser
The one-time Eurovision winners.
Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams
The Eurythmics cover that first brought MM to noteriety.
Denigrata – Kyrie Eleison
Taken from the album ‘Missa Defunctorum: Requiem Mass in A Minor’, available from Bandcamp at https://denigrata.bandcamp.com/releases.
Cerberus Unchained – Naturom Demonto
Taken from the debut EP ‘Di Inferni’, available at https://cerberusunchained.bandcamp.com/.
Victorian Whore Dogs – Prayer of Dust
Taken from the EP ‘Hobo Chic’, available from https://victorianwhoredogs.bandcamp.com/album/hobo-chic.
Type O Negative – Black No.1
A classic, taken from the album ‘Bloody Kisses’.
Talanas – The Apostle
Taken from their acoustic EP ‘Asylum’, available from https://talanas.bandcamp.com/album/asylum.
Skullfucked – Sluts Impaled on Their Own Entrails
Taken from the forthcoming debut album ‘Blasphemy’, to be released on November 10th from http://skullfuckedbgka.bandcamp.com/.
Morbid Angel – God Of Emptiness
One of biggest names from the Florida death metal scene.
Nile – Sacrifice Unto Sebek
Love that intro riff.
Fear Factory – Martyr
The opening track of their debut, back when they had a more industrial-death metal sound.
Butcher Babes – They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haa!
Taken from their covers EP ‘Uncovered’.
Bile – In League
Featured on the ‘Strangelands’ soundtrack. FEATURES STROBE LIGHTS.
Author & Punisher – Terrorbird
Taken from the album ‘Ursus Americanus’.
Another playlist from a couple of years ago – https://thursdayaddams.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/atmos-fear/
Atmospheric, slow-burning, intense music
Sometimes, it’s not about producing the most full-on, relentless sound, with countless riffs and non-stop heaviness. There are times when it feels right to start off slowly, build up an atmosphere, build up the layers and then head into an eventual cavalcade of riffs and heaviness. There are other times when an overload isn’t even required; an alternate intensity can be found in a steady grind, an almost hypnotic groove and pulse or a gothic sense of darkness.
Here are just the examples that spring to mind for a suitable playlist.
Sikth – Tupelo
Their cover of the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds classic – taking that sense of impending doom up a few notches. Check out the original here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSl4KX7zBTQ
Slipknot – Gently (Iowa version)
The version found on second album ‘Iowa’, a reworking of the track originally found on their underground debut, released before signing to Roadrunner Records.
Swans – Like A Drug
I was addicted to this at one point. A dark, heavy grind with a hypnotic feel.
Steak Number Eight – Falling Out Of A Dream
Awesome build-up intro. Sludgy, grungy.
Tool – Eulogy
A slow, steady build from the masters of dyamnic. Hypnotic.
The Dillinger Escape Plan – *#..
Instrumental – sounds like it’d make a great intro, but is actually track 4 on their first full-length album.
Panic DHH – Simplex
A calmer, more restrained moment from this band; fragility in noise. Frontman Robbie Furze went on to form The Big Pink.
Gary Numan – RIP
Steady build-up into a wall of sound chorus from a pioneer of dark music.
Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
The goth classic; essential listening for every Halloween.
Triptykon – Shatter
The current band from metal legend Thomas Gabriel Fischer. Only recently got round to listening after a suggestion from a friend.
Wardruna – Kauna
Gaahl’s dark folk project.
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