Title: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni | Artist: Eiko Shimamiya | Anime: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Why I picked it: Horror is one of my favourite genres and as such I have been looking forward to posting this OP for a long time. Higurashi is one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) horror anime ever made and has been one of my top shows ever since I watched it. The OP for the first season features haunting vocals and a pounding and sinister bass line that underpins the song and fit the mood of the show perfectly . The vocals in particular layered and electronically processed throughout much of the song to give it an edge.

Also It is an adaption of a 07th Expansion visual novel. See Rock’s OP/ED post from last week for another track from another one of their works: