With Halloween over with, Kyle, Jessie and Sophie round up the best music from the spooky season.
My Halloween Playlist by Kyle Wood
- White Zombie – Thunder Kiss ‘65
Songwriter, Author and movie director at this stage there is nothing that Ex front man Rob Zombie has not done. For a career that’s over 20 years strong Rob Zombie has taken the Horror genre and made it his own on different platforms and influenced bands of today to carry on in the same light.
- Motionless In White – Scissorhands (The Last Snow)
This metalcore act made a name for themselves for writing a lot of their early material based on iconic cult stories. On top of a hard hitting live show and gothic aesthetic on stage this band added and grew to have popularised a new dynamic to the metalcore scene where they are now one of the top acts.
- Caliban- The Bogeyman
Lyrically this song is every little kids nightmare with lyrics like “The bogeyman is waiting in the shadows of your dreams. You‘re afraid to fall asleep” being violently delivered to the point where it’s enough to make anyone anxious if they are listening to this whilst getting tucked into bed. As well as lyrics like “You‘re awake ’til you‘re too weak.” Reminds me of the anxieties and fears that i use to have when i was trying to sleep at a very young age.
- The Defiled – Black Death
Another track on this list written based on old stories this one based on the black plague which resulted in 75 to 200 million deaths in the mid 1300s. While The Defiled may be coming to the end of their time together as a band they will be remembered for bringing a industrial spin on a goth aesthetic with shows in small sweaty venues featuring gravestones and the odd crucifixion here and there.
- My Chemical Romance – Thank You For The Venom
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is a Halloween album in itself. In fact, anything this band produces is perfect to get you in the spooky mood. With the amazing guitar riffs and Gerard Way’s deep cutting lyrics, Thank You For The Venom is a must-have on your Halloween playlist.
My Halloween Playlist by Jessie Dodd
- Panic! At The Disco – It’s Almost Halloween
If you like cheesy, mediocre songs – then how could you not love Panic!’s Halloween song? It’s full of cringey lyrics, a really weird music video with them in half-decent attempts at stereotypical Halloween costumes! But, it’s all pulled back by Ryan Ross (RIP) doing his pretty little harmonies and Brendon Urie doing that thing with his voice.
- My Chemical Romance – Blood
As if My Chem weren’t Halloweeny enough, they added in an eerie hidden track to their world renowned album, The Black Parade. The song is creepy piano with whispers in the background and Gerard Way begging for you to give him his blood – Yum!
- Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
Suicide Squad, blah blah blah. I think this song does genuinely have an eerie enough vibe to it to be linked to Halloween – especially with their music video! Also considering most people this Halloween will be probably dressing up as Harley Quinn, I’m sure they’ll be getting their glam on to this banger. What d’ya think, puddin’?!
- Motionless In White – 570
This band already have an amazingly gothic and spooky vibe to them – just watch one of their music videos! With this being their newest single in the lead up to their next album, this has been playing non-stop in the lead up to Halloween for me! Honestly, check it out!
- Of Mice & Men – Pain
This song is the best song by far off of Of Mice & Men’s new album Cold World. It’s dirty, gritty and keeps you on your toes. If you want to get heavy for your Halloween party, get this on your playlist. With Austin Carlile’s phenomenal vocals that sound harsh and powerful, it’ll get you in the spirit for some ghostly hauntings!
My Halloween Playlist by Sophie Barnden
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go, ‘Back From the Edge’
This song was released around 2 weeks ago and I cannot stop listening to it, it’s such a relatable song and the tone and purity of James’ voice makes it all the more perfect.
Matoma ft. Becky Hill – False Alarm
I’ve been annoying my flatmates with it for two weeks by playing this song non-stop; I have always loved Becky’s voice since she was a contestant on The Voice UK, and Matoma’s talent in creating beats mixes perfectly. The song puts me in such a good mood and I love the artistic vibe of the music video.
The Black Eyed Peas – #wheresthelove ft. The World
Although I don’t like this version as much as the original from 2003, the Black Eyed Peas really have made use of the impact that music can have on people’s opinions and actions. What with many political and cultural issues currently occurring, the band have made the perfect move by re-releasing the song alongside many other artists in order to capture the importance of equality and togetherness.
The Vaccines – If You Wanna, ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’
I have loved this song for many years due to its lyrics, upbeat tempo and the voices of the band themselves; I’ve been listening to it a lot more than usual this month as it puts me in such a good mood and it’s pretty fun to jump around to!
Kwabs – Fight For Love, ‘Love + War’
Not only is Kwabs one of the coolest men alive, but his voice is probably one of the best currently out of male artists. This song has a mixture of r&b, soul, pop and retro vibes and thus sounds incredible, with the lyrics really making it what it is.