Chilling Songs About Serial Killers, Take 3 | Playlist
The world is disgusted and fascinated with serial killers and the crimes they commit. Here are 17 more chilling songs that capture the horror of serial killers.
How can some people be so cold-hearted and evil? That is the question that is often asked about serial killers. Serial killers both disgust the world as well as fascinate the world. The reason for the fascination is because it’s tough to believe anyone could be so disturbed and go to such measures to end innocent lives. The perversions of these killers have inspired numerous books, films, and music. Today, we’ll explore just a small sliver of songs about serial killers. Here are 17 MORE Chilling Songs About Serial Killers (Take 3).
If you somehow have missed action that’s been going down, you may want to catch-up on our other killer lists. They’re “very, very frightening.”
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Without further ado, Chilling Songs About Serial Killers, Take 3.
1. Judas Priest, “The Ripper”
Album: Sad Wings of Destiny, 1976 | Killer Referenced: Jack the Ripper
Well, this seems fitting. A legendary English heavy metal band, Judas Priest, performs a song about an English serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Well, we assume Jack the Ripper was English, but he was never captured, so we don’t know. There’s been plenty of speculation that another serial killer, H.H. Holmes was Jack the Ripper – from Chicago, Illinois. Regardless, Judas Priest superbly capture the frightening, mysterious nature of the nameless terror of London.
“You’ll soon shake with fear / Never knowing if I’m near / I’m sly and I’m shameless / Nocturnal and nameless / Except for ‘The Ripper’ / Or if you like, ‘Jack the Knife.’
2. Devourment, “Abomination Unseen”
Album: Unleash the Carnivore, 2017 | Killer Referenced: Edmund Kemper
Some serial killers were quite smart. Additionally, some serial killers where quite big – imposing. Both statements accurate characterize Edmund Kemper, who was intelligent and huge. Not many victims could escape a 6’9” necrophiliac. Notably, Kemper brutally murdered his mother and physically and sexually abused her corpse. Gross! The indecipherable Texas death metal band Devourment are perfect suitors to cover this disturbed bastard.
“Axe again the torso, gushing murderous, infectious, homicide / Thirst for the blood spray, spilling, coloring the walls red / Dead in seconds, mutilate extremities, chop off their head / To fornicate the lifeless object until I feel release.”
3. Pearl Jam, “Dirty Frank”
Album: Lost Dogs, 2003 | Killer Referenced: Jeffrey Dahmer
Previous Appearance: An Eerie Soundtrack to Jeffrey Dahmer | Playlist
Eddie Vedder and company certainly pushed the envelope on “Dirty Frank,” a song written about the band’s bus driver. “Dirty Frank” wasn’t released in the United States until later. Originally, however, it was released on some editions of the 1991 album, Ten in other countries. So, how exactly did they push the envelope? Well, “Dirty Frank” is no tribute to Frank, considering he’s given the last name Dahmer, as in Jeffrey Dahmer the serial killer. Naturally, poor Frank takes on the persona of a serial killer. To make things even more twisted, “Dirty Frank” is funky AF.
Here are some notable lyrics that appear throughout “Dirty Frank” in reference to Dahmer:
“Dirty Frank Dahmer he’s a gourmet cook, yeah / I got a recipe for Anglo-Saxon soup, yeah.”
“I got a cupboard full of fleshy fresh ingredients.”
“Eats meat. A release / Bus driving’s harder on your head than on your feet.”
“Just a little strange when he gets hungry”
“There goes another turned into crust”
“Cook them just to see the look on their face. I cook em just to see the look on their face.”
4. Slayer, “Dead Skin Mask”
Album: Seasons in the Abyss, 1990 | Killer Referenced: Ed Gein
Previous Appearance: A Twisted Soundtrack for Ed Gein: Butcher of Plainfield | Playlist
Slayer is a veteran metal band, forming in the early 80s. Who better to tackle Gein? They’ve graced our previous serial killer playlists. They describes the mindset of Ed Gein and any number of serial killers best on “Dead Skin Mask.”
“In the depths of a mind insane / Fantasy and reality are the same!”
The aforementioned quote fittingly served as an introduction to this most twisted soundtrack for a most twisted individual. At times, Slayer poetically captures the sickness of Gein on “Dead Skin Mask.” At other times, poetic certainly isn’t the right word.
“Dance with the dead in my dreams / Listen to their hallowed screams / The dead have taken my soul / Temptation’s lost all control.”
5. Countess, “The Wrath of Satan’s Whore”
Album: Ad Maiorem Sathanae Gloriam, 1995 | Killer Referenced: Elizabeth Báthory
Previous Appearance: A Bloody Soundtrack to Countess Elizabeth Báthory | Playlist
On “The Wrath of Satan’s Whore,” Countess is in no rush. Who is Countess? A Dutch black metal band that was formed in 1992. “The Wrath of Satan’s Whore” appeared on their 1995 album, Ad Maiorem Sathanae Gloriam, which translates in English as To the Greater Glory of Satan. How Mephistophelean and Satanic of them.
An extended instrumental intro, establishes mysteriousness; it’s foreboding to say the least. Then, the true “Wrath of Satan’s Whore” is unveiled, thanks to the coarse, harsh vocals of frontman Orlok. If the introduction had a radiance despite its enigmatic nature, in Orlok’s hands, things become morbid to say the least. There’s certainly a lack of melody…
“More than six times a hundred maidens fair / Lured into the countess’ castle unaware / Dark lady of Hungary obsessed by blood / The virgins trapped in Hell cries in vain to God.”
6. Fear Factory, “Suffer Age”
Album: Soul of a New Machine, 1992 | Killer Referenced: John Wayne Gacy
Previous Appearance: A Most Gruesome Soundtrack to John Wayne Gacy | Playlist
“Suffer Age” commences with the element of mysteriousness – what’s new? Ultimately, Fear Factory set up quite an unsettled vibe to say the least. A sense of stability eventually develops, but it’s temporary, never feeling surefire. It’s fitting given the horrific actions of Gacy.
The band characterizes J.W.G. perfectly: “Unbelievable atrocity / Hateful monstrosity…”
Yep, that’s about the size of it. Prior to that description of the sinister clown, the death metal band “sings”:
“Compressed youthful voices / Suffer age / Below John’s floors / Spoilage / Lingering death / Gagging your fears / Dead in horror / Grizzly facial stare.”
Fear Factory certainly lives up to its name. That’s some hella scary stuff indeed.