Bear McCreary, the composer for The Walking Dead main theme song said it best himself,
I wanted to create something really catchy, something that would get stuck in your head, so that when you hear it you would think of ‘The Walking Dead.’
It repeats over and over. That, to me, was the little hook – that little thing that, whenever you hear it, it takes you to the series. It takes you to that dark and lonely, spooky place, and that was really my inspiration for writing the main title.
Check out the YouTube video of our favorite TV show’s main theme song:
Here’s a cover done on piano by JNOOg3n:
This one’s a guitar cover that’s mixed with a heavy metal twist to it by Mat Graham. You can even download the mp3 file at his page: