Category: Music To Haunt By

Music to Haunt By: The Horrorville Haunt

Hollywood Haunts Official Site The Horrorville Haunt, Introsound 2013 In the years since I reviewed Monster Movie Haunts! in the first “Music to Haunt By” series, Hollywood Haunts (aka Introsound) seems to have focused more on creating albums intended for use at parties rather than spooky ambiance CDs. But don’t think that’s a complaint against …

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Music to Haunt By: Verse 13

Verse 13 Official Site Memories from the Grave, Dark Owl Records 2012 Like many of the artists covered in this year’s review series, Verse 13 is a relative newcomer to the world of spooky atmosphere music. Founded by Las Vegas, Nevada resident Mike Fox in 2010 with the release of Prelude to the Afterlife, Verse …

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Music To Haunt By: Carnival of Lost Souls

Nox Arcana Official Site Carnival of Lost Souls, Monolith Graphics 2006 I know what many of you are thinking. “This is just going to be spooky circus music and I can skip this album without any worry since I’m not using a clown theme at my haunt.” I’ll admit it, I tend to avoid circus-themed …

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Sounds to Scare By: Sounds of Gore

Sounds of Gore Official Site Sounds of Gore Compilation, Gore Galore 2007 Organum, Rusty Knife Haunt Soundtracks 2004 Like many Halloween enthusiasts, I’ve drooled over the high quality costumes and props offered by Gore Galore for quite some time. But it seems that I spent a little too much time admiring their props, as it …

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Music to Haunt By: Grave Tone Productions

Grave Tone Productions Official Site Music To Be Buried By, B@Home Wreckordings 2011 Long time readers should remember how, in my review of Clouseaux’s (then) complete discography, I teased a horror-related side project of sorts at the end. Well, the wait is over and the cat’s out of the bag: I was referring to Grave …

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Music to Haunt By: Shadow’s Symphony

Shadow’s Symphony Official Facebook Page The House In The Mist, Self-release 2011 Shadow’s Symphony is the musical brainchild of Pennsylvania native Grant Smoker. Shadow’s Symphony’s Facebook page touts their style as “haunting music from the darkness,” which I can’t say I disagree with after hearing their first album, The House In The Mist. The title …

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Music to Haunt By and Sounds to Scare By: An Introduction

Reader’s of last year’s “Music to Haunt By” will remember that my review of Sonic Realm’s debut album noted that a change was scheduled for all future versions of the review series. That change? Adding reviews of sound effects albums to the mix. Although this decision was originally inspired by the seeming lack of other …

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Music to Haunt By: Sonic Realm

Sonic Realm Official Site Halloween Horrorscapes, Koberlin Studios 2007 Halloween Horrorscapes is a very interesting case. Although it’s an album of soundscapes, there’s just enough music in it to keep it from being your typical scary sounds CDs. Also separating it from the usual Halloween fare are its intense, not entirely kid-friendly nature and its …

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Music to Haunt By: The Dark Tower

Nox Arcana Official Site The Dark Tower, Monolith Graphics 2011 What can I say about Nox Arcana that hasn’t already been said since I last reviewed them in “Music to Haunt By?” Well, this is the second time I’ve reviewed them for this series (unless you count the band members’ participation in Buzz Works as …

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Music to Haunt By: Dead Rose Symphony

Dead Rose Symphony

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Music to Haunt By: Darkmood

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Music to Haunt By: Alex Otterlei

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Music to Haunt By: Prelude to a Nightmare

Prelude to a Nightmare Official Site Carpe Noctem, Prelude to a Nightmare Records 2010 One of the joys of Twitter is connecting with new people. One of my Twitter friends includes Prelude to a Nightmare, who I’m rather embarrassed to admit that I did not realize he did music until quite recently. Hey, our Twitter …

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Music to Haunt By: The Return

It’s that time of year again; The “Music to Haunt By” review series has returned. For those new to the site, I’ll explain: “Music to Haunt By” is the collective banner under which I review spooky ambiance CDs. Traditionally, I focus on albums featuring spooky music, but you can often find tracks featuring sound effects …

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Music to Haunt By: House of Nightmares

What's worse than going into a haunted house? Going into a radioactive haunted house...

Buzz Works Official Site House of Nightmares, Monolith Graphics 2010 While browsing through the ol’ Google Analytics page, the sheer number of people who read the Nox Arcana and Buzz Works installments of “Music to Haunt By” after searching for “House of Nightmares” convinced me that I simply had to review Buzz Works’ newest release. …

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Music to Haunt By: Michael Hedstrom

Michael Hedstrom Official Site Midnight Circus, Hedstorm Productions 1999 Clive Manor, Hedstorm Productions 2001 Demagogue, Hedstorm Productions 2007 The haunted attraction/Halloween community is just as prone to fads and crazes as everyone else. Asylums, pirates and rednecks are only a few of the theme ideas (be it for a room or the entire haunt) that …

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