Heavy metal halloween music is the ideal combination of morbidity and rock n roll that will get your spine tingling and head banging! Listening to these tracks will send chills up your spine while your head banging.
While most metal bands create an eerie Halloween atmosphere, certain songs stand out as essential additions to your playlist for this Halloween. Here are three must-listen tracks: 1. Cradle of Filth’s “Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids” features epic cathedral synths with devilish shrieks over death growls for maximum scare factor;
1. Cradle of Filth – “Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids”
Cradle of Filth’s dark gothic metal and occult themes perfectly capture the unnerve of All Hallows Eve, particularly when heard as part of an album like Cruelty Brought the Orchids from 1996. Be sure to listen out for its opening track to really understand its power!
Helloween’s classic Witchcraft track from Evil Dead can help anyone looking for heavy metal Halloween music get in the spirit. Chuck Schuldiner’s terrifying voice alone can set any metalhead into All Hallows Eve mode!
Rotting Christ’s black metal albums Thy Mighty Contract (1993) and Walpurgisnacht (1996) provide listeners looking for an earthier interpretation of Satanism, while American melting pot bands such as Acid Witch and Negative Plane specialize in creating an All Hallows Eve vibe with their occult metal music.
2. King Diamond – “Halloween”
King Diamond’s classic is one that perfectly encapsulates Halloween: its blend of black metal occultism and the dark holiday’s eeriness makes for a compelling listen.
Stained Glass Revelations by this death metal band provides the ideal soundtrack for all of your holiday plans and festivities, especially a horror movie marathon of Evil Dead or The Exorcist.
Although many metal songs can be considered suitable for Halloween celebrations, few capture its true spirit as effectively as this track from Metallica. Perfect for trick-or-treating and celebrating Samhain druidic holiday – you will want to wear your skeleton mask and scream for candy while listening to this track – metal fans who enjoy singing along will especially appreciate this tune!
3. Goblin – “Devil’s Throne”
Metal can be enjoyed year-round, but Halloween seems to be when death metal comes alive with more force. Goblin’s black metal song celebrates Halloween while sounding as though recorded from within Satan’s lair!
Type O Negative has made occasional nods to Halloween in their career, but this particular track takes it full on. From its waltzing rhythm and cackling vocals evoking hellfire to King Diamond’s rollicking tribute of heavy guitar riffs that celebrate Halloween night – Type O Negative come as close as any metal song can to crafting an effective Halloween metal tune, making this stand-out piece unmissable come October 31.
4. Darkthrone – “Blood & Guts”
From its keyboard choir and acoustic guitars to Dani Filth’s sinister shriek-growl combination, this North Carolina goth duo’s take on Satanic metal is sure to send chills up your spine this Halloween. Not content with today’s sugar-coated approach to All Hallows’ Eve celebrations, they go back in time when rune casting and seances were popular activities for celebrating All Hallows’ Eve.
Detroit stoner metal band Acid Witch perfectly captures the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve in this song by grinding away and waili ng with moments of sinister soundscapes reminiscent of dirtbag Halloweens without leather-clad raver costumes ravers ravers; now more than ever is this track perfect for this holiday!
5. Goatwhore – “Halloween”
Goatwhore may seem like an obvious pick on this list, but it makes a perfect Halloween song choice. This tune understands the spirit of Halloween – pagan celebration of death – while providing a lively dance beat to move to when donning your most creative costume!
Don’t Metal With Evil by one of the masters of black metal would be amiss without its inclusion here. From its ham-fisted early focus on horror-themed theatrical metal to snarling technical performances on songs like “What A Nice Place”, Don’t Metal With Evil is packed with youthful energy that may never return again from them in future recordings.
Chameleon, their followup album, also fits this bill beautifully, but Blood For The Master stands out as being particularly extreme – an undiluted assault of deviant black metal that delivers in spades!
6. Goatwhore – “Blood & Guts”
Halloween is an occasion when music that revels in blood, guts, zombies and death is particularly fitting – be it dressing up as a skeleton or just partying at an underground metal show with friends – these sinister tunes will ensure an exciting festive occasion.
Helloween’s 1998 album Better Than Raw remains one of their heaviest releases, and the track “Halloween” stands out as an iconic example of pure evil, featuring slicing guitars, soaring solos and an unsettling rhythm section – as its lyrics call upon witches, demons and other dark creatures to rise with great power to torment humanity – perfect listening for any true metalhead! Alternatively, Greek black metal band Cult of Eibon conjures an atmosphere full of humid mustiness that features trademark tremolo riffs associated with subgenre subgenre subgenre music; while Cult of Eibon conjures up darkness through atmospheric black metal recordings which recall occult images while its subgene is defined by humid mustiness with distinctive subgenre-specific subgenre-specific subgenre specific subgenre-specific subgenre-specific subgenre-specific subgenre-specific black metal subgenre-specific subgenre-specific subgenre-specifically invokes the supernatural while Cult of Eibon invokes it further with humid musty atmosphere that recalls its subgenre-specifically-for this band captures its dark side through black Metal’s Cult of Eibon invokes its dark music by conjuring up its humid musty atmosphere as well. tremolo riffs characteristically denoted subgena; making this track great listen!
7. Darkthrone – “Blood & Guts”
While some metalheads may take Halloween too seriously, others know exactly how to make it an irresistibly metal holiday. From ambient tracks for trick-or-treating or boisterous anthems in celebration of Druidic harvest festival Samhain, these songs capture the spirit of All Hallows Eve perfectly in metallic fashion.
Danish face-painted metal king King Diamond lives his life for Halloween, so it was only fitting that he composed one of the greatest rock and roll tributes to All Hallows Eve ever composed in music history. The album title track celebrates everything dark and spectral while offering all of the slicing guitars, mad circus style keyboards and ripping solos you would find in an old horror film VHS tape – making this track ideal as background music while casting spells or making invocations to the dark forces of night!
8. Goatwhore – “Blood & Guts”
Halloween is the one time of year where genres that celebrate blood, guts and horror truly thrive; metal music especially stands out in this regard. Jack-o’-lanterns come alive and frightening masked horrors roam the streets – what could possibly be better conditions for its performance than then?
Acid Witch’s sound draws heavily from both Black Sabbath’s swampy riffage and Lovecraftian mythology of Blood Incantation to perfectly capture the spirit of this dark holiday. Boasting lyrics about razor blades hidden inside candy apples and an ancient cult that sacrifices children, their song will surely be a hit at any Halloween party you attend!
Helloween embarked on yet another world tour and released High Live as their final album before disbanding.
9. Goatwhore – “Blood & Guts”
Nothing says Halloween like a great metal song. While some might groan when their rock playlist features anything other than Thriller or Monster Mash, metal songs offer plenty of choices that fit right in with Halloween festivities – from ambient soundtracks for trick-or-treating and trick-or-treaters alike, to loud party anthems celebrating Samhain, these metal tracks capture the spirit of All Hallows Eve perfectly.
Detroit stoners Acid Witch have an impeccable Halloween track record. Their swampy riffs and devilish vocals fit right in with All Hallows Eve celebrations perfectly, while album closer “Drink to the Dead” captures its pagan spirit with an upbeat, danceable frenzy which would fit in at any druidic bonfire.
10. Goatwhore – “Blood & Guts”
Halloween is the season where genres that celebrate death, bloodshed and witchcraft feel most at home; metal music fits this bill perfectly.
Greek black metal scene has an affinity for exploring the occult, which is particularly apparent on Cult of Eibon’s debut mini-album Lycan Twilight Sorcery. With its oppressively humid yet musty atmosphere reminiscent of a crypt, Cult of Eibon examines black magic rituals to great effect.
Every Halloween playlist must include this iconic rocker’s theatrical take on Satanism. His vocals capture Samhain with unrivalled excellence while its huge marching beat makes this the ultimate Halloween metal song – no party would be complete without it!