“Evil, why have you engulfed so many hearts…
Evil, why have you destroyed so many minds…
Leaving room for darkness, where lost dreams can hide.”
As nights grow longer, days fall shorter, and the crisp October air chills, the presence of evil lurks about. Whether it’s down a silent alley, squashed underneath our beds, or behind that lonesome trash can rattling in the wind, its power is felt and understood. Sometimes, though, evil surfaces when we’re least expecting it — like, say, in our music.
Songs, albums, artwork, music videos… they’ve all frozen our bones in the past. Where they all lead to, however, is what we really should fear: the musicians. More often than not, it’s the songwriter that draws the most ire, spreading terror outside of their music and into our world, where we can only shake our heads in disbelief (and sometimes disgust).
That’s why for this year’s Halloween season Consequence of Sound is leaving it up to you, the reader, to seek out said evil yourselves. Over the last week, our staff has pared down a list of eight names from 60 possible suitors; those we feel could rub shoulders with the very oogiest of boogeymen. Who is the most evil? Who stares deepest into our souls? You must decide.
Fortunately for you, the decision is as simple as a one-click vote on each match up. We’ll provide our arguments for each name, and you’l have one week to decide until the next bracket begins the following Thursday. If all goes according to plan, the final victor will officially be feared on October 31st.
So, lock your doors, bolt your windows and turn off the lights… and then vote.