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Old 12-13-2016   #1
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What is your favorite terrifying music?

I happened upon this old thread in which classical music lovers were discussing their favorite scary piano pieces and I thought I would share:

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What is your favorite frightening music? For me it is probably Giyorgy Ligeti's Requiem, which has always reminded me of the throes of death, or someone alternately rising above life into transcendent spaces and then falling back into strangling horror:


I'm also fond of Tibetan Tantric music and chanting, like this Mahakala sadhana:

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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

Hardly an original choice, but given that it's also arguably my first exposure to the horror genre by way of Disney's Fantasia:

Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain

It's not as emotionally consistent as, say, the Ligeti Requiem above, but that's kind of what I dig about it. There's majestic terror and there's creeping horror. There are manic sections of barely contained chaos, and then there're stately and subtly haunting sections. Broadly, it strikes many of the notes across the emotional spectrum that draw me to the horror genre in the first place.
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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

background music is recaman sequence - n term - subtract n if possible (less than 0 not allowed or pre-existing values) otherwise add n - mapped to notes - this is intrinsic


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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

Bela Bartok - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

Always a fave...

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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

My favorite terrifying music would be Gruntsplatter, Anaal Nathrakh, In Slaughter Natives, and The Axis Of Perdition (well, anything except their last album).
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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

The Hafler Trio - Where Are You? (featuring the voice of David Tibet)
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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

Maybe not terrifying (for some), but these guys knew how to leave an impression. This whole album is an exercise in 'tension without release':
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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

Quote Originally Posted by Thossyphus View Post
Maybe not terrifying (for some), but these guys knew how to leave an impression. This whole album is an exercise in 'tension without release':
Khanate - Khanate (Full Album) - YouTube
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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

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Quote Originally Posted by Thossyphus View Post
Maybe not terrifying (for some), but these guys knew how to leave an impression. This whole album is an exercise in 'tension without release':
Khanate - Khanate (Full Album) - YouTube
Yeah, I've got this one. Well put!
Excellent band.
But I think the Song "Every Goddamn Thing" (32 minutes of tension and not even a hint of release) from their album "Clean Hands go Foul" is their peak.Too bad they disbanded more than 10 years ago.

here is a great history of the bands trajectory:

http://clrvynt.com/khanate-feature/

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