If hip-hop were a video store, it would be the horror section.
A sub-genre rooted in a love of soul-shattering violence, grizzly imagery and the darkest of pitch black humor, its cult following is one of the most loyal despite a widespread legacy of pigeon-holing and dismissal.
The key phrase is “as far as I know.” Though I found this exercise in closer-song-finding fun, I know very little about which songs closers actually use.
Trevor Hoffman uses “Hells Bells” and about 85 percent of the remainder use “Enter Sandman,” right?
While some of the artists celebrated for their work in the sub-genre won’t even embrace the term (Esham prefers “Acid Rap,” Necro prefers “Death Rap”), its fanbase dictates the jams, which often leads to some particularly ghoulish playlist.
Halloween in mind, here’s our choices for the five most memorably horrifying horrorcore “cuts.” See Also: – The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers – The Most Bizarre Music-Based Halloween Costumes of 2012 5.
When the metal hits, most will be annoyed and ready to revoke your playing privileges. The only reason this record is so far down on the list is because Black Sabbath gets routinely played on classic rock radio, and anything on classic rock radio is definitively not scaring.
That being said, the song "Black Sabbath" is still one of the most chilling things ever recorded, especially since it's widely believed that Tony Iommi's riff utilizes the dreaded "Devil's tritone." Imagine if you can what it must have been like to hear for the first time in 1970.Never seen without mortifying masks and orange jumpsuits that would scare the wits out of Hannibal Lecter, the members of Slipknot -- itself named for the rope-tie used in wild west hangman's nooses -- long went only by numbers. She opened a wound onstage at the 2009 MTV VMAs and "bled" on her piano, and just this year she was literally hatched ( from an egg at the Grammys) as an alien, complete with spiny facial and body prosthetics. Marilyn Manson squeaked into the number one spot by a margin of less than one percent.With the look down pat, the Iowa band's pitch-black metal scared up fans (who are lovingly called "maggots") all through the early '00s -- and remained enough of a memorable nightmare to this day to beat scary elders Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne in this poll. Named after a combination of Marilyn Monroe and serial killer Charles Manson, he clearly studied KISS, Alice Cooper and Ozzy, then out-scared them all with a combination of threatening, gravel-voiced industrial rock, distressed bondage gear, mangled dental appliances, videos full of vaguely human beasties creeping through dead warehouses, worms, straight-jackets, mad-scientist labs, and dark side Kabuki makeup. If there were a musical human embodiment of the word "nightmare," it would be you.You weren't afraid to vote in huge numbers, and now, just in time for the scariest time of year, we reveal the 10 artists you chose as the most frightening of all time. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever Long before there was a Rob Zombie or a Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper unleashed "School's Out" onto the sunshine-filled early '70s.And between his "school's out for EVER" snarl, his sinister dripping eyeliner, and his snakes-as-apparel, the term "shock rocker" was practically coined just for him.These guys could write an intimidating song about going to the supermarket, so when they put their minds particularly in the horror realm, chances are you’ll find yourself “scared as Hell.” 4.