Creepiest Non-Extreme Metal Songs

If an extreme metal song is creepy, it's expected - creepy songs are normal for black metal, death metal and even thrash metal (the sounds Slayer put in their songs).
But some non-extreme metal songs sound pretty creepy, too.

The Top Ten

1 The Oath - Mercyful Fate The Oath - Mercyful Fate

Musically, this song isn't extreme metal - it's standard heavy/traditional metal and in fact, it isn't very heavy even for traditional metal. But the 1st part is very creepy. - Metal_Treasure

2 The Spider's Lullabye - King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye - King Diamond

King Diamond, Hansi Kursch and Jon Oliva are the 3 metal singers who often use something like voice acting in their songs. - Metal_Treasure

3 Sacred Mind - Blind Guardian Sacred Mind - Blind Guardian

In the first 2 minutes Hansi uses his ghostly voice for both singing and voice acting, especially 1:00-2:00. This part of the song comes with relevant lyrics:
"Can I show you Fear?
Don't move, Don't turn, Don't come too close
as I burn down this place
My spirit will set it all on fire
Would you like to meet the tyrant in the twilight zone? - Metal_Treasure

4 Death Is Just A Feeling - Avantasia

Jon Oliva vocals are creepy (the best part is on the song sample). - Metal_Treasure

5 More Than Pain - King Diamond
6 Bright Eyes - Blind Guardian

Music, vocals and lyrics are creepy, esp. "Watching you, Watching you, Watching you". - Metal_Treasure

7 Disturbing the Priest - Black Sabbath

Ian Gillan vocals are creepy, particularly his screams in the intro. Music is somewhat creepy, too. - Metal_Treasure

8 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
9 Shades of Death - Accept

Music to the intro is very creepy and fits the lyrical theme of the song. My favorite song by this band. - Metal_Treasure

10 Wildfire - Sonata Arctica

The Contenders

11 Altair 4 - Blind Guardian

Creepy sounds, screams and laughs. I like it very much. - Metal_Treasure

12 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple

Yes, this riff sounds like a monster riff. I am glad I wasn't alone. - zxm

It's the riff. Me and zxm associate this riff with a monster chasing you. - Metal_Treasure

13 Scaretale - Nightwish
14 Iowa - Slipknot
15 The Family Ghost - King Diamond
16 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
17 House of 1000 Corpses - Rob Zombie
18 Sonne - Rammstein
19 Mein Herz Brennt - Rammstein
20 Mr. Tinkertrain - Ozzy Osbourne
21 Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath
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List StatsUpdated 24 Sep 2019

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Top Remixes

1. The Oath - Mercyful Fate
2. The Spider's Lullabye - King Diamond
3. Sacred Mind - Blind Guardian


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