Top Ten Most Haunting Genres of Music


The Top Ten

1 Chillstep 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

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2 Dark Ambient Dark Ambient
3 Downtempo 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 Heavy Metal 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

5 Dub
6 Ambient House Ambient House
7 Trance 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

8 Drone Metal
9 Funeral Doom Metal
10 Deep House

The Contenders

11 Death Metal
12 Black Metal
13 New Beat
14 Gothic Rock Gothic Rock
15 Industrial Rock
16 Dream House
17 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.

18 Psychedelic Rock
19 Synthpop Synthpop
20 Liquid Dubstep Liquid Dubstep
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