Top Ten Most Haunting Genres of Music

The Top Ten

1 Chillstep

Well, all I can do is take your word for it. You know what you're talking about. - Britgirl

Chillstep is a very underrated genre. It combines two of the least likely genres: chillout and dubstep. What results is often a very subtle and spooky atmosphere, which I always find somewhat tranquillising, if not haunting. But it takes a lot of talent to make it work, and so, finding an act of chillstep music with this effect in full is hard. I would begin with Electus, with tracks like "Fallen", "Peace of Mind" and "Metaphysics". - PositronWildhawk

I don't know much about the sub-genres of electronic music, so I'll look up the songs and tracks you have listed in your comments. Thanks. - Kiteretsunu

2 Dark Ambient
3 Downtempo

Downtempo was the chillout-derived subgenre of electronic music which first made me passionate for electronic music in general, and, when played right, it can have a very haunting atmosphere. - PositronWildhawk

4 Classical Crossover

Exemplified by songs like "Nella Fantasia", which is the theme "Gabriel's Oboe" from the movie "The Mission" with lyrics added. However, almost anything can be performed in the CC style. Singers are usually female, like Sarah Brightman, Jackie Evancho, and Toni Gibson.

5 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

What's so bad about it? - McKing1003

6 Dub
7 Ambient House
8 Trance

Only when you listen to a lot of trance do you eventually see that it can be haunting. Chicane has proved this on many an occasion. - PositronWildhawk

9 Drone Metal
10 Funeral Doom Metal

The Contenders

11 Deep House
12 Death Metal
13 Gothic Rock
14 Black Metal
15 New Beat
16 Industrial Rock
17 Dream House
18 Psychedelic Rock
19 Synthpop
20 Liquid Dubstep
21 New Age
22 Conscious Hip Hop
23 Crunkcore
24 Gospel
25 Experimental
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