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Genre: horror synth

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Horror synth music is a genre that evokes feelings of fear, tension, and unease through the use of electronic instruments and eerie soundscapes. It often features pulsing, repetitive rhythms and haunting melodies that create a sense of foreboding. This genre has been popularized by film scores for horror movies and TV shows, and has a cult following among fans of the horror genre.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Horror Synth genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1970s 21
1974 3
1977 12
1978 6
1980s 53
1980 14
1981 2
1984 28
1987 2
1988 6
1989 1
1990s 22
1992 3
1993 1
1995 5
1996 1
1997 5
1998 7
2000s 20
2000 2
2001 3
2002 3
2004 1
2006 6
2007 3
2008 2
2010s 385
2010 17
2011 33
2012 6
2013 10
2014 24
2015 39
2016 92
2017 77
2018 29
2019 58
2020s 173
2020 10
2021 40
2022 77
2023 37
2024 9
674 releases

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Most popular horror synth albums

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Library Studies
2017
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Halloween Motion Picture Soundtrack
2010
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Stranger Things, Vol. 1 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
2016
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The Signal
2017
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Beverly Kills
2016
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Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1984
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Phenomena (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1997
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Cannibal Ferox
2011
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Day of the Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2014
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Necrophiliac Among the Living Dead (Original Soundtrack Recording)
2016
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Fear In the Town of the Living Dead
2011
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Night of the Living Dead (Music From The Motion Picture Score)
2002
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Excess Flesh (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2016
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Tomb of Horror
2018
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Hallowen 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1988
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Black Lake (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2019

horror synth music by decade

Explore horror synth history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of horror synth artists

Here is a list of horror synth artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the horror synth genre. You can find out what horror synth genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 52 117890
2 47 138182
3 40 3997
4 38 20226
5 30 62717
6 33 8369
7 26 1123
8 24 11007
9 25 1406
10 24 6431
11 20 8316
12 19 1172
13 19 4306
14 18 4089
15 17 15507
16 17 3134
17 14 1738
18 14 1535
19 11 3279
20 10 3179
21 10 899
22 9 5061
23 8 433
24 8 901
25 7 499
26 6 701
27 6 1736
28 5 217
29 4 576
30 4 181
31 3 81
32 3 922
33 3 293
34 3 419
35 3 1245
36 3 1899
37 3 889
38 2 953
39 1 265
40 2 254
41 2 1088
42 2 232
43 1 368
44 1 223
45 1 212
46 1 223
47 1 176
48 1 181
49 1 453
50 1 325
51 1 418
52 1 192
53 1 821
54 1 697

horror synth playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular horror synth music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.