Chances are if you’re a fan of heavy metal music, you’re also a fan of the Halloween season. While the hallowed holiday itself is always a blast, the days leading up to it are equally if not more exciting. The best way to maximize your macabre month of madness is to have the perfect soundtrack playing throughout the spooky days and haunted nights. These are just a few of my personal favorites which make up the Ultimate Halloween Heavy Metal Playlist.
Master of Disguise
The voice of Garm is much like the mayor of all things spooky, and the mad circus style keyboards compliment him perfectly.
Cradle of Filth
The Twisted Nails of Faith
With all the elements of a creepy gothic horror movie, this track is sure to get the blood flowing. Into your glass that is.
Spellbound (by the Devil)
Leave it to the Norwegian black metal musicians to churn up some diabolical devil chants.
Zombi: L’Alba Dei Morti Viventi
Anything Goblin will do here since they have scored some of the most memorable horror movies of all time.
Gold Dust Woman
Taken from the soundtrack for an awful sequel to The Crow, this song is actually pretty fucking bad ass and seems to fit the holiday quite well.
This song comes off the album Voodoo, which is a concept album with an amazing story that is worth checking out some time before or on Halloween.
Not only is the song amazing, but the video is just as inspiring with its vampiric themed imagery.
My Dying Bride
Here In The Throat
This band makes some of the best gothic metal ever recorded, and its completely saturated with raw horrific emotion.
While their newer material is extremely polarizing, you can’t go wrong with Opeth’s back catalogue of brilliant song writing.
The Pentagram Burns
This list needs more Satan, so who better than Satyricon to fill that void!
Type O Negative
As if there would be a Halloween playlist and not feature the masters of all things hallowed?
The opening track from one of the greatest soundtracks in movie and music history.
Nine Inch Nails
Just when you thought a Joy Division song couldn’t get any more goth, the mastermind behind Nine Inch Nails takes it a few steps deeper and darker.
Beetlejuice: Main Titles
Its nice to let your ears have a break from all the distorted guitars here and there, so let the master of spooky soundtracks take the spotlight for a while.
Fear Of The Dark
Im convinced this is the reason I always pronounce the word “DAHHHK” whenever I sing.
Haunted By Horror
One of the best one man metal bands Ive ever heard, and a master of contorting creepy atmospheres.
From the outstanding score to Interview With the Vampire, the opening track is sure to set the mood for any Halloween themed event.