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Even though I haven’t been posting as much as usual lately, there was no way I was going to miss out on doing something festive for Halloween!  Since one of the things I love the most about Halloween is all the great music, let’s start the celebration with my first Music Monday post of the year.  Yup, it is time again to share some more tracks from my ever growing Halloween playlist.  While you’re at it, make sure you check out my previous entries as well:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

As always, a giant THANK YOU to the folks whose videos I link to.

Her Ghost and the Fog, Cradle of Filth

I’ve had some mixed feelings about selecting bands like Cradle of Filth in the past since pretty much every song by them fits the theme but I wanted to make the list a bit heavier this year.  It was the music video that gave this song the edge over other tracks like Cthulhu Dawn and Dusk and Her Embrace.

I Reject, Bile

Let’s keep things loud.  Here’s a track from the much better than it had any right to be (and previous Music Monday topic) Mortal Kombat Soundtrack.

Apple of Sodom, Marilyn Manson

Honestly I’m not sure what to say about this one other than it’s both strange and creepy AF.

Strange, REM

And now for something completely different.  This song is from the band’s 1987 album Document which has a somewhat incongruous place in my all time top five.

Phantom of the Opera, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies

Now to pick up the energy a bit while still keeping things light-hearted.  I credit my wife with introducing me to this punk cover of a musical classic.

Knights of Shame, AWOL Nation

And I’ll close with a big finish.  It’s a long song, but definitely a good one.  Just hang in there for a little bit and you’ll see why it made the list.