I’m still talking about music that I love to listen to in the build towards Halloween to keep me in the spirit!
Much like with Alice Cooper, it can’t be the Halloween season without listening to some Black Sabbath. Most people think of Ozzy Osbourne when it comes to Black Sabbath, but I don’t. In fact, that’s my least favorite era of Black Sabbath.
During Ronnie James Dio’s tenure the band started to go in a more overt direction when it came to embracing the “evil” look and lyrics of heavy metal. Yet, it is Born Again (with Ian Gillan on vocals) that is the ugliest, heaviest, angriest, and most evil sounding record the band ever recorded. Lyrically, Headless Cross is filled with tons of Halloween-worthy lyrics with songs about bats, devils, evil spirits, full moons, etc.
Of course, horror movie soundtracks are obviously an easy go-to for creepy and spooky music! If you put on soundtracks from Suspiria, Phantasm, and the Romero zombie movies, prepare to truly freak yourself out.