“We Are Always Searching” by I Am Ghost
Sadly, I Am Ghost called it quits a long time ago, but before they did they came out with some stellar recordings. Initially recorded on an earlier EP, “We Are Always Searching” was rerecorded for the band’s debut full-length Lover’s Requiem. From opening lines, “It’s a cold dark night/Hallows Eve upon the crest/In a parking lot of vampires in suits to look their best,” you can instantly tell that they probably seriously wish they were part of the undead. Who doesn’t?
“Blood On My Hands” by the Used
This track by the Used isn’t necessarily about vampires, but it’s got a lot to do with a vampire’s favorite thing: blood! Vocalist Bert McCracken champions the line, “There’s blood on my hands like the blood in you” in the chorus, and anyone who has a weird kink for the red stuff can get on board with that.
“Break” by Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace may not be a name you’ve heard for a while, but back in the early 2000s you couldn’t escape them. “Break” was one of the band’s last great singles before they decidedly left the alternative/grunge underground, and one of the lines they left us with was, “At night I feel like a vampire/It’s not right/I just can't give it up.” Being a vampire might not be ethically cool, but it feels oh-so-good.
“There Will Be Blood” by Sum 41
First of all, let’s all take a moment to scream about Sum 41 being back. Did you get it out of your system? Good. Now that that’s out of the way, we can get back to “There Will Be Blood.” This song sounds like it walked straight off a Tim Burton movie and into the studio with Deryck Whibley. The lyrics in the chorus are as chilling as the ominous guitar tones and the background “La-la-la-la’s”: “The little ones/We’ve got control of the little ones/Oh, the little ones/We’ll take the souls of the little ones…”
“Eternal Halloween” by Aiden
What better way to end a playlist for vampire freaks than to say that Halloween will never end? Aiden is a band that always evokes the Halloween spirit no matter what time of year, and even though they are now officially over and done with, their last album left us with a lot of macabre songs to play as many times as we want.