There are a lot of things to consider when you think of what you identify as Dark or scary music. Most of the time, people characterize this term as Heavy Metal, Goth, or downright Demonic. Well, they’re not wrong, this type of music is not for everyone. It’s for those who enjoy a good horror film, those who are obsessed with crime documentaries and all those obscure avocations. Because, believe it or not, there are people who find comfort in the darkness.

So for those who do, here are some songs that satisfy your need for a dark heavy sound.

Sunn O)))

This will be one of the most chilling sounds you will hear in a live performance. This experimental doom metal band dresses like Grim Reapers during live shows. Their music is heavy with atmospheric drones, that have been usually criticized for being too repetitive but I feel this only gives off more of a ritualistic worship sound which makes it even more unnerving.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

The band name of this dutch group pretty much speaks for itself. Dark Jazz is like a 19th century horror film-noir soundtrack. Think of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe’s novels. It is both eerie and classy at the same time.

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

Yes, they have a self-titled song on their self-titled album, and it is the go-to sabbath tune whenever you’re in the mood to summon the devil. Their early music was definitely a lot darker than what they are known for.

Gnaw Their Tongues

One of the most brutal and gory sounds that you will hear. This experimental project started by Dutchman and self-proclaimed Demon Channeler, Maurice de Jong, certainly does not shy away from having an evil reputation. His music is like a scream from the belly of Satan, with its religious imagery that can certainly scare a normal person.

It is true that music can have a profound impact on a human’s psyche and emotions. People hate what they can’t understand, so it’s no surprise that most humans may find this type of music to be unsettling and demonic. This music is not for everybody, it is not for the fainthearted. It is only to a certain niche audience that has a different kind of thinking and perspective to get into a sound that is so obscure that most people may find to be negative. Although, do not mistake this crowd for a small one. there is a market for dark music, they are just not as visible as the mainstream audience.