Top 10 Albums Every Horror Fan Should Listen To

The Top Ten

1 Horror Show - Iced Earth

It's right in the title. While not totally scary or sinister sounding, every song on this album is based on horror movie monsters and classic monsters from literature. It's the perfect album to listen to during Halloween.

Yes, there are many monsters. And very good songs as weill - my favorite tracks are Dracula, Damien, Ghost of Freedom. - Metal_Treasure

2 Abigail - King Diamond

King Diamond is the Stephen King of music. He knows how to write a good horror rock opera and Abigail is his greatest. It's a concept album about a young couple haunted by the ghost of a child named Abigail.

Oh yes. Pretty much the entire discography of King Diamond can be on this list. His music isn't very heavy or extreme but is creepy. - Metal_Treasure

3 Black One - Sunn O)))

Every track on this album sounds like something out of a horror flick with everything sounding all distorted and atmospheric. Plus, you can really feel the pain in the vocalist's voice on track 3.

4 Vexovoid - Portal

The third track Curtain (along with it's purely evil music video based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Conqueror Worm) is enough to frighten the pants off of anyone. Enough said.

5 Filosofem - Burzum

This album is a mixture of dark trance and black metal. And just like Under a Funeral Moon, it has lo-fi production which makes it more creepy sounding (but what makes the album even more creepier is that it was recorded by a murderer. Look up the history of Varg Vikernes and you'll see what I mean).

6 Hell Awaits - Slayer

The album cover and the songs all look and sound like something straight out of hell. Plus, the opening track features a reversed recording of a demonic-sounding voice repeating "Join us", ending with "Welcome back".

7 Under a Funeral Moon - Darkthrone

The cover art and sinister sounding songs are for every horror fan. Plus, this is one of those classic black metal records with lo-fi production which makes it sound a lot more creepier.

8 Reek of Putrefaction - Carcass Reek of Putrefaction - Carcass

The album cover features real dead bodies from a medical dictionary (which is how goregrind got its name). The music is especially scary with Jeff's disgusting vocals and lyrics, making this album perfect for any fan of the body horror genre.

9 Seven Churches - Possessed

The first death metal album. And the opening track starts off with a short version of Tubular Bells (The Exorcist theme song).

10 Scream Bloody Gore - Death

There is much debate on whether this or Possessed's Seven Churches was the first death metal album. I personally think Seven Churches was the first. But besides that, certain songs on this album were inspired by horror movies which would be perfect for any fan of horror.

The Contenders

11 Alien - Jerry Goldsmith
12 Surround Yourself with Cilla - Cilla Black Surround Yourself with Cilla - Cilla Black
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