No matter the holiday, there is always enough music to set the proper mood, and Halloween is no different. Grim themes have always been prevalent in music, whether it’s The Rolling Stones speaking as evil personified, DMX selling his soul to the devil or Johny Cash’s somber ballad about the apocalypse. Some of these artists go above and beyond to present their music as an audible horror movie, such is the case with Gravediggaz’s Diary Of A Madman, who set the perfect scene of murderers standing trial for their crimes in all their gory details. This week’s playlist features 31 musicians who have written songs darker than your average, whether they’re lyrically demonic or just haunting in their tone.

Our Halloween playlist (along with some great horror movies) will without a doubt get you in the mood for this weekend. Enjoy and have a great Halloween weekend.