Music is supposed to make you feel good. Every time you turn on your favorite tunes, you're typically looking to get pumped up and take on the world through the notes coming out of the speakers. However, there are just as many artists looking to thrill you in a different way.
Every so often, artists come out with albums that are filled to the brim with dread. Whether it be because of an intense backstory or a horrific concept, these albums have struck just as much fear into the hearts of listeners as they have excitement in others.
But how do you necessarily make a track sound evil? The answer lies less in what you play and more in how you play it. Whereas a song itself could sound fine on the surface, it becomes a completely different world once you get the right singer to add their demented spin on it. Even if the song itself sounds fine on its own, the actual performance of the instruments may be so chaotic that it ends up sounding horrifying on replay.
However, the best of times is when an artist can find the perfect unholy marriage between instruments and lyrics to make for a chilling experience. These are the albums that will send you into Hell and back up throughout their runtimes. They may be amazing, but try not to listen to them after dark.