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Sat, October 31, 2015

BallZach's Top 5 Halloween Tunes!


Yes. it is that time of year again ghouls and ghosts!!!!! 

Halloween is my favorite holiday for a number of reasons. For one it is not as belligerently commercialized the way that Christmas is. Two, my family doesn't get together and brawl the way they would on Thanksgiving. Three, SLUTTY COSTUMES. No, for real, Halloween is just fun and awesome. One of the best reasons is the music. Yes, there are tons of bands, especially in metal, that use spooky imagery in their music. However, I'm focusing on bands that to me SCREAM Halloween!! These are my favorite counting down.

#5. Ghoultown "Mistress Of The Dark"

This song SCREAMS Halloween. Nothing is scarier or sexier than Elvira! Ghoultown hail from Texas and have a particular brand of horror/country/rocknroll. CHECK THEM OUT. 

Runner-Up: Ghoultown "Drink With The Living Dead"

#4 Ghost "Cirice" 

Seriously? How could I not include these guys. While some people talk a lot of smack about how Ghost is a King Diamond rip-off, I totally disagree and I'm one of the most die-hard King Diamond fans you're going to find. Hell, just check out my #2 entry if you don't believe me. All the songs this band has put out are EPIC and HAUNTED. They have a certain Satanic flair that I serously enjoy and their knack for writing seriously catchy gothy hard rock cannot be denied. 

Runner-Up: Avewnged Sevenfold "Bat Country"

#3 Creedence Clearwater Revival "I Put A Spell On You"

THIS SONG. Truthfully, this is a cover. However, my grandfather was a HUGE CCR fan so I got this a lot at this time of year. I know, I know, this is supposed to be rocknroll and all that but seriously? What's not rocknroll about this? Listen to that sick solo. The groove is infectious and it is perfect for Halloween. If you want to throw off your party-goers but still want them to jam in the spirit spin this tune. 

Runner-Up: Bette Middler from Hocus Pocus "I Put A Spell On You" 

#2 King Diamond-Abigail (FULL ALBUM)

I LOVE KING DIAMOND. Yes, the original father of Satanic metal is one of my favorite artists of all time. He made corpse-paint cool, he brought the falsetto into metal and he is still doing at  150,000 years old!!!!! I recently saw the King down in Milwaukee and he has not lost a single step. It was one of the all-time best live shows I have ever laid witness to. There was no one song to best deliver how well his music fits the holiday of Halloween so I figured I'd give you what, in my humble opinion, is his best work. 

Abigail is a concept album that tells the story of two lovers who move into a haunted house and some really horrific events take place. LISTEN IF YOU DARE!

Runner-Up: King Diamond "Them" FULL ALBUM

#1 The Misfits "Halloween"

There wouldn't be a playlist or a countdown without posting this song at the top. Honestly, you can't celebrate this holiday as a rocker and not hear this song at least 1000 times. This is the quintessential horror/punk anthem for the spookiest day of the year. Danzig and co. had a particular penchant for delivering great spook-themed songs, however if you want to get at the heart of the matter look no further than this eponymous classic!!!

Runner-Up: The Groovie Goolies "Monster Mash"