Artwork by Cap Blackard
Our own fatalistic tendencies get the best of us time to time. We’ve seen enough horror movies and read too many headlines to meddle with the dark corners and stuffy basements — yet, somehow we always do. There’s a hidden, deep-seeded love for the darkness in all of us, whether we’re screaming as it stalks us or laughing in its presence. It comes down to thrills, the ol’ fire at the bottom of our souls that burns brighter and tougher with each jump or scare.
Sometimes that experience is enhanced by music; sometimes that experience is music. So, in light of Halloween, aka the greatest holiday of the year, Consequence of Sound asked its staff to digress on some of their most frightening listening experiences to date. We were impressed with the stories, too: One took place overseas, another involved a spectre, and all sent jolts to the heart, like any good scary story should.
Don’t let the tales stop here, though. Spin your own spooky legends in the comments below. We’re dying to hear them.