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15 rock songs that are really scary

The song that sounds pleasant but has some unsettling revelations in its lyrics is a well-documented conundrum in rock music. Especially in the way it can trick the listener into initially believing it’s harmless. Once it clings to it, however, its true meaning can penetrate.

And, while difficult to embrace, these types of tracks often sound more alluring than their straightforward counterparts, even if the listener knows the content is problematic. There is just something more intriguing, it seems, about a haunting song, compared to a happy song with an equally happy story, or a dark song in all respects.

After all, isn’t the bitter struggle between good and evil the greatest duplicity of humanity?

There are many examples of this kind of two-sided rock melodies, largely in the pop-rock world, which many longtime rock listeners may already be familiar with. Police’s “Every Breath You Take” is one, as is Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life”. They both feature lively music but disturbing images.

But – that’s right, you guessed it – there are plenty more. Can you think of any good ones?

Scroll down below to see some 15 rock songs that we find it surprisingly scary. They might make you think twice about the lyrics the next time you hear a seemingly serene rock track that subtly points to a more scary narrative within.

15 rock songs that are really scary

A rock song that is unambiguously scary can certainly be unsettling. But what about the kind of melody that surprises you with its goosebumps? It can have a sunny melody or what seems like a simple love speech. Yet, beneath the surface, something more vile lurks. Here are some examples of rock songs that are Actually really scary.

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