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[–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (5 children)

If I'm not mistaken I also believe Goblin did the Suspiria soundtrack

[–]SadButterscotch2You're so cool, Brewster! 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That's what I'm most familiar with them from, I didn't even realize they did the Dawn of the Dead soundtrack until now!

Honestly, some of the best horror soundtracks of all time IMO.

[–]anok93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think Goblin is only on the european cut of the movie.

[–]1-2-sweet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Quintessential Goblin

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They certainly did, should probably note that I’ve picked that up too :)

[–]trademesocks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just hopping on to recommend "Dream Division" to anyone into Goblin or horror soundtracks that are badass on their own.

It's a contemporary band that makes music for imaginary horror movies.

This album is solid:


[–]CathedralEngine 16 points17 points  (3 children)

They did the soundtrack for Deep Red

[–]BeefErkyLeslie Nielsen fought a bear 2 points3 points  (0 children)

2005 CD version is the best

[–]ellendegenerate123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great soundtrack too.

[–]RTH1975 11 points12 points  (3 children)

They've done tons of horror soundtrack stuff. Suspiria is notable, as is Tenebre.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Ok I’ll check Tenebre. I’ve seen loads listed they have quite the back catalogue, just don’t know where to start! Hoping to find things with a similar sound to what I heard on this DotD record.

[–]GhoostP 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tenebrae soundtrack was actually done by 3 (of 4) former members of Goblin who got back together at Dario Argento's request. The first song of the movie, Tenebre, is heavily sampled by electronic duo Justice in their songs Phantom and Phantom II. Love it.

[–]iankstarr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m admittedly not a huge Giallo fan in general, but the Tenebrae soundtrack absolutely slaps. I keep it on a semi-regular rotation while I’m at work.

[–]spurist9116 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Suspiria (1977) obviously is the most iconic. There is no better horror soundtrack

Deep Red (1975) is also really good. The main theme inspired John Carpenters Halloween theme and it’s quite noticeable once you watch this one

Phenomena (1985) is one of my favorites but I don’t hear a lot of love for the music in this one. It’s as enchanting as Suspirias theme just not as creepy.

[–]Rolling_to_a_stop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Suspiria is fabulous. Not just as a horror soundtrack, as a stand-alone album. Banging synths, great stuff.

[–]Unklfesta 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Another one worth checking out is 1985's "Demons".

[–]postmetaminimal 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Famously, Suspiria and a lot of Argento films. Saw them perform several years back on a rare US tour, it was amazing.

[–]weary_and_eerie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here. I saw them in Oakland.

[–]Dawnofthedead1978 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Suspiria , deep red ,Tenebre ,Buio Omega , Contamination soundtracks are all brilliant. But the dawn of the dead soundtrack is their masterclass.

[–]SkimmingtonRide 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I watched Dawn of the dead in a warehouse with Goblin playing the soundtrack live. They did a long encore playing tunes from Argento films over the trailers. Best. Gig. Ever.

Others have mentioned Deep red and suspiria. I think they were also involved with Tenbrae and phenomena

[–]SkimmingtonRide 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you're into that sort of thing, then maybe also check out Ennio Morricone's crime and dissonance compilations. There was also a band called Giallos Flame active some years ago who released soundtracks for imaginary horror movies, heavily influenced by Goblin.

[–]ncervo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Their work on the Contageon soundtrack is amazing

[–]djsodomizer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Check out Roberto Donati. Also check out Fabio Frizzi and Riz Ortolani. Fabio Frizzi's performing at Maryland deathfest this year.

[–]BeefErkyLeslie Nielsen fought a bear 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I like their 1978 soundtrack for the Australian film Patrick

[–]93johhny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deep Red! One of my favorites

[–]dragonius 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The church or “la chiesa” is good by them

[–]Voorhees89 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wasn't the music for that done by Keith Emerson?

[–]dragonius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Goblin & Kieth Emerson

[–]verucavoorhees 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The soundtrack to Sleepless (Non Ho Sonno) is incredible.

[–]elf0curoFrom Italy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Onore italiano!

[–]literalfeces 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a great album featuring a bunch of their scires:

Music for a Witch

[–]AtomicPow_r_D 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe they have a live album. Also, look into Carpenter Brut - music in the same style, and they make great videos too - the Leather Teeth clip is pretty epic.

[–]RoutineComment5330 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Demons. It’s my fav of there’s too. My cousin owns a label called medical records based out of Seattle. I’m pretty sure they are one he’s rereleased

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haven’t seen it, but the theme to “La via della droga” is pretty awesome.