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Royalty Free suspense-tension music

Place your audience at the edge of their seats with our library of royalty free suspense music. We provide a variety of suspense music tracks to help you build tension in your scenes, productions, and more.

Found 226 tracks: suspense-tension

**Note - album and track previews are in 64kbps mp3 format. Purchased download albums and tracks will be 320kbps mp3. WAV files available upon request at no extra charge.**

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Genre
Taken from the Album
Description
Length
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Gothic Battle
Gothic Battle
Gothic Battle
Action/Adventure
epic orchestral and female voices, tension, drama, adventure, danger, battle, historical, clash, conflict, venture
4.43
Ambient Chilling
Ambient Chilling
Ambient Chilling
Underscores/Voiceover
atmosphere, ambient, peaceful, slow, tension, chilled, sunrise, dawn, gentle, tranquil
3.34
City Shadows
City Shadows
City Shadows
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
dark, underscore, moody and atmospheric soundbed, ambient synths, underlying tension
3.15
Dark Waters
Dark Waters
Dark Waters
Suspense/Tension
drone, dark, mysterious, drama, cinematic, tension, suspense, uneasy, edgy, tense
3.21
I Am
I Am
I Am
Suspense/Tension
electronic, spy, mysterious, futuristic, robotic, heavy, alien, suspense, beat driven, robots
4.44
Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls
Historic/Period
horror, suspense, tension, fright, scary, creepy, deep piano chords, building to chase, march, footsteps
4.48
Dark Alley
Dark Alley
Dark Alley
Suspense/Tension
horror, CSI, crime, detective, mystery, unsolved, nerve wracking, spine tingling, tense, furtive
1.31
Sentimental Past
Sentimental Past
Sentimental Past
Drama
drama, suspense, documentary, gentle, solo piano, sad, sadness, wistful, melancholic, background female voice
2.44
Lonely Duduk Drone
Lonely Duduk Drone
Lonely Duduk Drone
Tranquil/Atmospheric
tension, eastern, hot, desert, pyramids, Afghanistan, Islam, middle eastern rhythms, duduk, warm
3.09
Perspiration Point
Perspiration Point
Perspiration Point
Suspense/Tension
drone, dark, mysterious, drama, cinematic, tension, suspense, uneasy, edgy, tense
3.29
40 Years In Waiting
40 Years In Waiting
40 Years In Waiting
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
awakening, scary, alarm, tension, cinematic, jarring, edgy, nerve wracking, sinister, threatening
2.36
Police On Patrol
Police On Patrol
Police On Patrol
Drama
police, crime, serious, groove, sub bass, detective, thriller, suspense, drama, intense
1.30
Hot Pursuit underscore version
Hot Pursuit underscore version
Hot Pursuit underscore version
Drama
action, adventure, energy, danger, speed, chase, fast
2.06
The Bird Watcher
The Bird Watcher
The Bird Watcher
Suspense/Tension
synths and drones, electronic, spy, mysterious, futuristic, robotic, alien, suspense, beat driven, robots
3.46
Chiller
Chiller
Chiller
Suspense/Tension
creepy, horror, spine tingling, scary, dark, eerie, threatening, menacing, frightening, tension building
4.37
The Crypt
The Crypt
The Crypt
Drama
dramatic creaking door, spooky, haunted, ghosts, nightmares, moody, suspense, tension, scary, horror
1.39
Aftermath
Aftermath
Aftermath
Historic/Period
sad, mournful, realisation, loss, emptiness, desolate, sombre, bleak, historic, aftermath
2.42
The Plot Thickens
The Plot Thickens
The Plot Thickens
Drama
in the crypt, graveyard, evil, hiding from the murderer, spooky, mystery, thriller, intrigue, espionage
2.57
Another Second Is Born
Another Second Is Born
Another Second Is Born
Underscores/Voiceover
electric guitar, moody, cold, tension, breaking into light beat, glamour, boudoir, underscore
5.24
The Heist
The Heist
The Heist
Orchestral/Classical
crime, pizzicato violins, Eastern Europe, Russia, suspense, gypsy, balkans, thriller, mystery, compelling
2.41
Guantanamo
Guantanamo
Guantanamo
Suspense/Tension
sparse, tension, sound bed, evil, mystery, crime, cinematic, atmospheric, mysterious, threat
2.00
Deep Inside
Deep Inside
Deep Inside
Drama
sinister, crime, mystery, murder, spooky, tension, mounting tension, dark and gloomy atmosphere, unsettling
1.25
Unclear
Unclear
Unclear
Suspense/Tension
sinister, crime, mystery, murder, spooky, tension, horror, unsettling, chilling, dark
1.15
Unexpected
Unexpected
Unexpected
Suspense/Tension
horror, CSI, crime, detective, mystery, unsolved, nerve wracking, spine tingling, tense, furtive
2.17
Storm Clouds
Storm Clouds
Storm Clouds
Documentary
drama, suspense, documentary, dark, foreboding, cinematic, factual/historical programme, orchestral, stirring strings, piano and orchestra
1.56
Mysterious Island
Mysterious Island
Mysterious Island
Historic/Period
moody, dark cinematic, low cellos, epic, tension, discovery, voyage, quest, exploration, unknown
1.22
Night Maneuvers
Night Maneuvers
Night Maneuvers
Suspense/Tension
dark, CSI, drone, tension, sinister, dramatic, drama, spooky, scary, unknown
4.45
Dark Ambience 1
Dark Ambience 1
Dark Ambience 1
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
dark, drones, underscore, fear, moody, beds, space, minimal, empty space, void
3.10
Dark Ambience 3
Dark Ambience 3
Dark Ambience 3
Suspense/Tension
dark, drones, underscore, fear, moody, beds, space, tense, gripping, minimal
6.33
The Decision
The Decision
The Decision
Drama
tension, drama, the apprentice, masterchef, competition, dramatic, mystery, thriller, tense, espionage
3.17
The Clock the Walls the Windows
The Clock the Walls the Windows
The Clock the Walls the Windows
Drama
tick tock, time, clocks, tension, decision, drama, clockwork, xylophone, suspense, thriller
2.41
40 Years In The Desert
40 Years In The Desert
40 Years In The Desert
Historic/Period
atmospheric, tension, secret, discovery, dark, foreboding, dark, scary, creepy, tense
2.11
Secrets of the Nomads
Secrets of the Nomads
Secrets of the Nomads
World Music
desolate, male and female voices, middle east, deserts, hot, Arabia, tension, Syria, eastern culture, evocative
1.34
Undercover agent full version
Undercover agent full version
Undercover agent full version
Action/Adventure
stealth, rhythmic, mystery, suspense, pulsating, slow groove, eerie, murder mystery, drama, thriller
2.10
The Negotiator full version
The Negotiator full version
The Negotiator full version
Action/Adventure
dramatic, chase, pursuit, serious, urgency, action, urgent, drama, tense, law and order
2.55
Stealth Flight full version
Stealth Flight full version
Stealth Flight full version
Drama
dramatic, edgy, energetic, pulsating, tech beat, chase, pursuit, drama, action
2.44
Spy Game full version
Spy Game full version
Spy Game full version
Action/Adventure
dark, moody, industrial, urgent, driving, danger, chase, pursuit, tense, tension building
2.18
Crime in Progress full version
Crime in Progress full version
Crime in Progress full version
Action/Adventure
thriller, drama, espionage, spy, tension building, energetic, attitude, power, serious, danger
2.20
Hot Pursuit full version
Hot Pursuit full version
Hot Pursuit full version
Action/Adventure
action, energy, danger, speed, chase, fast, thriller, drama, spy, espionage
2.06
Ticking Bomb
Ticking Bomb
Ticking Bomb
Dance/Pop
serious, tension, countdown, OMG moment, scene end, fast, quick-paced, time is out, enterprise, corporate
2.50
Walking Nowhere
Walking Nowhere
Walking Nowhere
Cinematic
film noir, suspense, killing eve, kitsch, mystery, b movie, weird, voices, unhinged, european film
2.20
Strange Situation
Strange Situation
Strange Situation
Drama
cinematic, dramatic, dark, moody, futuristic, haunting, hypnotic, suspense, thriller, mystery
2.26
Suspense
Suspense
Suspense
Corporate
opener, credits, sting
0.12
Spymaster
Spymaster
Spymaster
Drama
spy, cold war, Mission Impossible style, heroic, villains, tension building theme, detectives, espionage, the heist
1.58
Spy Groove
Spy Groove
Spy Groove
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
spy, cold war, mission impossible style, heroic, villains, tension building sting
0.33
The Gunfight
The Gunfight
The Gunfight
Drama
tension, sparse, gunfight, atmospheric spaghetti western style, minimal, building tension, conflict, gun slinger, dramatic
1.22
Tension
Tension
Tension
Historic/Period
battle, historical, roman legions, ancient, tension, war, military, historic, conflict, challenge
1.09
The Quest
The Quest
The Quest
Action/Adventure
dramatic, mystery, tension, church bell, adventure, suspense
1.13
Shipwreck
Shipwreck
Shipwreck
Suspense/Tension
dark, creepy, spooky, haunted, ghosts, nightmares, moody, suspense, tension, scary
1.18
Dark Ages
Dark Ages
Dark Ages
Suspense/Tension
moody, menacing, impending danger, tension, suspense, drama, mystery, drone
1.11

What Can Royalty Free Suspense and Tension Music Be Used For?

With an extensive library of royalty free suspense music tracks, we provide tension music for a variety of video and TV productions.

Our royalty free suspense and tension music is perfect for personal and commercial use. Some of the examples if the many productionss that you can use our music tracks for include:

YouTube / Vimeo & Video Production – Our royalty free suspense music is perfect for use on social media platforms and video sharing websites, such as YouTube and Vimeo. Create real tension and dramatic edge with this range of music covering horror and mystery.

TV Broadcasts – Did you know, that you can also use our royalty free suspense music tracks for television production too? Our music tracks can be used for all types of TV productions, whether it’s a documentary, a tense sequence, or even a drama series. 

Video Games – If you make video games, then you can also benefit from our royalty free music tracks. Music and sound are integral to the gaming experience and you can use our suspenseful music tracks to build tension and drama in your game.

Advertising – If you’re looking to set the right tone for your advertisements, our royalty free music tracks are ideal. Whether your advert is online, on TV, or on the radio, our music can be a great way to set the right tone.