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18th Jan '17 1:37:33 PM Ghost_Kaiju
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* Immortal Technique's "Dance with the Devil." Look it up at your own caution. There's a reason WebVideo/TheRapCritic named it the most unsettling song in all of hip-hop.
10th Jan '17 7:54:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* NightmareFuel/{{Blur}}
3rd Jan '17 2:31:02 PM Unicorndance
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* NightmareFuel/{{Songdrops}}
29th Dec '16 11:15:25 AM nombretomado
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* CLOUDDEAD: The vast majority of their discography counts, but their first (self-titled) album is like a trainride through the mind of DavidLynch.

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* CLOUDDEAD: The vast majority of their discography counts, but their first (self-titled) album is like a trainride through the mind of DavidLynch.Creator/DavidLynch.
27th Dec '16 4:35:08 PM Fighteer
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* NightmareFuel/AkikoShikata
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** The haunting atmosphere of "The Aquarium" was used in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', when Belle first enters The Beasts' castle.

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** The haunting atmosphere of "The Aquarium" was used in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', when Belle first enters The Beasts' castle.
15th Nov '16 7:41:04 PM EllaMegablast
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* Those Poor Bastards: They perform pitch-black horror-themed country with the fervor of fundamentalist backwoods preachers. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3xvO06iG-I "John Henry Gonna"]] sounds like the gospel soundtrack to a zombie apocalypse. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhq55-zWXQA "The Dust Storm"]] is a hair-raising trip down some evil backroads. And their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgJkYpukzBc cover of Johnny Cash's "Walk the Line"]] is a terrifying ode to stalkerism.

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* Those Poor Bastards: They perform pitch-black horror-themed country with the fervor of fundamentalist backwoods preachers. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3xvO06iG-I [[https://youtu.be/i79N3FPCWbM "John Henry Gonna"]] sounds like the gospel soundtrack to a zombie apocalypse. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhq55-zWXQA "The Dust Storm"]] is a hair-raising trip down some evil backroads. And their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgJkYpukzBc cover of Johnny Cash's "Walk the Line"]] is a terrifying ode to stalkerism.



* Atrax Morgue: If nightmare fuel had a musical form



* Music/{{Autechre}}: ''Confield'' is unsettling in a very cold and mechanical way. The songs where produced using generative (computer algorithm rather than human performer based) sequencing which creates a subtle and terrifying feel to the whole album that contorts your mind.

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* Music/{{Autechre}}: ''Confield'' is unsettling in a very cold and mechanical way. The songs where were produced using generative (computer algorithm rather than human performer based) sequencing which creates a subtle and terrifying feel to the whole album that contorts your mind.performer-based) sequencing, which... just [[https://youtu.be/xdO9SzDd3OU listen]].



** "Earth Intruders." After listening to it a few times, it does get admittedly less creepy... but still. The intro is mainly the squelching of footsteps in mud and some very primitive-sounding drums. Then Bjork starts singing such lovely lyrics as "grinding skeptics into the soil/Shower of goodness/Coming to..." [I can't quite make it out.] Not to mention the occasional shrieking of "TURMOIL, CARNAGE!" Just to top it off, the album version ends with about a minute and a half of soft, eerie alarms and foghorn noises. The music video is essentially a tableau of primitive figures with spears, superimposed on Bjork's face. Then about halfway through the video... the figures get machine guns, and whoever's listening to the song runs away.
** "An Echo, A Stain". Not many lyrics in it, but it's enough to make some creepy imagery - "I'm sorry you saw that," and the way it finishes with a half-whispered word "...complete."
--> Feel my breath, [[ParanoiaFuel on your neck, and your heart will race]]
--> [[{{Yandere}} don't say no to me, you can't say no to me...]]

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** "Earth Intruders." After listening to it a few times, it does get admittedly less creepy... but still. The intro is mainly the squelching of footsteps in mud and some very primitive-sounding drums. Then Bjork Björk starts singing such lovely lyrics as "grinding skeptics into the soil/Shower of goodness/Coming to...goodness coming to/End the doubt pouring over." [I can't quite make it out.] Not to mention the occasional shrieking of "TURMOIL, CARNAGE!" Just to top it off, the album version ends with about a minute and a half of soft, eerie alarms and foghorn noises. The music video is essentially a tableau of primitive figures with spears, spears superimposed on Bjork's face. Then about halfway through the video... the figures get machine guns, and whoever's listening to the song runs away.
** "An Echo, A Stain". Not many lyrics in it, Light on lyrics, but it's the song is quiet and dissonant enough to make invoke some creepy imagery - "I'm sorry you saw that," imagery[labelnote:*]The lyrics are cribbed from an incredibly dark, squicky, and the way it finishes with a half-whispered word "...complete."
surreal play, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crave_(play) Crave]]''[/labelnote]:
--> Feel my breath, breath [[ParanoiaFuel on your neck, and your heart will race]]
--> [[{{Yandere}} don't Don't say no to me, you can't say no to me...]]



* Robert Christopher: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1vjTJTRn48 "Haunted Sky"]] -- a nightmarish musical work of art, intensified with a relentless near-infrasound drone and what can only be described as the distant tortured ululations of faceless night-gaunts. Beautiful and/or terrifying!
* Combichrist: Special mention should go to "God Warrior." What makes it especially impressive is that the vocals from that track are taken from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpva_iit-8 this video]], which is, at best, a bit weird, but to most people is pretty hilarious. Then Shaun F and Andy LaPlegua got their hands on it, and turned it into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVF_jpHclEU this]].

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* Robert Christopher: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1vjTJTRn48 [[https://youtu.be/YYoecFGv8pQ "Haunted Sky"]] -- a nightmarish musical work of art, intensified with a relentless near-infrasound drone and what can only be described as the distant tortured ululations of faceless night-gaunts. Beautiful and/or terrifying!
* Combichrist: Special mention should go to "God Warrior." What makes it especially impressive is that the vocals from that track are taken from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpva_iit-8 [[https://youtu.be/Ytq80b4yvpk this video]], which is, at best, a bit weird, but to most people is pretty hilarious. Then Shaun F and Andy LaPlegua got their hands on it, and turned it into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVF_jpHclEU this]].



* Music/{{Deadmau5}} ''soundcloud'', most notably [[http://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/industrial-strength-sleeping-pills9002-fucktease "Industrial Strength Sleeping Pills"]]

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* Music/{{Deadmau5}} ''soundcloud'', Music/{{Deadmau5}}' Soundcloud material, most notably [[http://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/industrial-strength-sleeping-pills9002-fucktease "Industrial Strength Sleeping Pills"]]Pills"]].



* Music/BrianEno: The instrumental numbers "The Secret Place", "Matta" and "Under Stars II" from ''Music/ApolloAtmospheresAndSoundtracks'' all have a creepy, haunting atmosphere.

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* Music/BrianEno: The instrumental numbers "The Secret Place", "Matta" and "Under Stars II" from ''Music/ApolloAtmospheresAndSoundtracks'' all have a creepy, haunting atmosphere. Also, everything off of ''Ambient 4.'' Don't listen to it if you're feeling edgy.



* Funker Vogt: They have more than a few moments - chiefly because most of their songs deal with actual events and aftermath. "When a Child Dies," which dissects the discovery of a murdered girl and traces it backto sexual abuse by a family member is right up there, as is "Suspended Animation," which tells the tale of a man who wakes up to discover he's been buried alive:

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* Funker Vogt: They have more than a few moments - moments, chiefly because most of their songs deal with actual events and the aftermath. "When a Child Dies," which dissects the discovery of a murdered girl and traces it backto back to sexual abuse by a family member member, is right up there, as is "Suspended Animation," which tells the tale of a man who wakes up to discover he's been buried alive:



* Hafler Trio: The first ten minutes of "The Emasculation of Contempt" would definitely apply; A layered, 15/16 time piano piece that would be more or less okay--were it not for the processed screamings, a growing fog of demonic, unsettling shrieks and howls, getting more and more unnerving until all of a sudden, it cuts out.
* Hybrid: Since their second album ''Morning Sci-Fi'', has since then made their songs extremely unsettling and scary. "Marrakech," from the previously mentioned album, deserves special mention.

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* Hafler Trio: The first ten minutes of "The Emasculation of Contempt" would definitely apply; A apply: a layered, 15/16 time piano piece that would be more or less okay--were it not for the processed screamings, screaming, a growing fog of demonic, unsettling shrieks and howls, getting more and more unnerving until all of a sudden, it cuts out.
* Hybrid: Since their second album album, ''Morning Sci-Fi'', has they've since then made their songs extremely unsettling and scary. "Marrakech," from the previously mentioned album, deserves special mention.



** "Breathing Water." It's an eight-minute-long track that isn't so much a song as a nightmare being quietly related over creepy ambient sound. The "singer's" voice is mechanically slurred into the UncannyValley, so the emotion seems detached and disjointed, and it's hard to even tell its gender at parts. It details slow death by drowning, but with parts so surreal as to truly ring true as a nightmare, like there being presents floating everywhere, and the singer trying to hold onto them to keep from sinking. The beginning and the end are slow fades in/out to the sound of buoys clanging rhythmically...heard from underwater. The song is actually based on an actual event, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bridge the Point Pleasant, VA bridge collapse of December 15, 1967]]. Said bridge collapse was pivotal to the serious nightmare fuel Literature/TheMothmanProphecies by John Keel, and the spoken word vocals are the sheriff from "Prophecies" telling the leading man about a dream she had [[spoiler: which ends up coming true]]. You can hear it for free, courtesy of the artist, [[http://www.last.fm/music/Inhale/_/breathing+water?autostart here]].
** All of Inhale's songs are like this. "4x10+10+4" is the scariest one, making Longfellow's nostalgic poem "My Lost Youth" sound [[EldritchAbomination like the speaker confessing supressed knowledge.]] "Lotus Wings" takes the greatest speech from ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and warps it so darkly you're left screaming for someone to turn the bad bad sounds off. "Crooked Creaking Universe" has...well, whatever the growling creature is, but if it came from a [[Literature/HouseOfLeaves dark dark hallway, it wouldn't be surprising.]] Often the lyrics are so mechanically distorted you're left not knowing what exactly what the speakers are singing (or in some cases ''weeping'')...and you don't want to.

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** "Breathing Water." It's an eight-minute-long track that isn't so much a song as a nightmare being quietly related over creepy ambient sound. The "singer's" voice is mechanically slurred into the UncannyValley, so the emotion seems detached and disjointed, and it's hard to even tell its gender at parts. It details slow death by drowning, but with parts so surreal as to truly ring true as a nightmare, like there being presents floating everywhere, and the singer trying to hold onto them to keep from sinking. The beginning and the end are slow fades in/out to the sound of buoys clanging rhythmically...heard from underwater. The song is actually based on an actual event, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bridge the Point Pleasant, VA bridge collapse of December 15, 1967]]. Said bridge collapse was pivotal to the serious nightmare fuel Literature/TheMothmanProphecies by John Keel, and the spoken word vocals are the sheriff from "Prophecies" telling the leading man about a dream she had [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which ends up coming true]]. You can hear it for free, courtesy of the artist, [[http://www.last.fm/music/Inhale/_/breathing+water?autostart here]].
** All of Inhale's songs are like this. "4x10+10+4" is the scariest one, making Longfellow's nostalgic poem "My Lost Youth" sound [[EldritchAbomination like the speaker confessing supressed knowledge.]] "Lotus Wings" takes the greatest speech from ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and warps it so darkly you're left screaming for someone to turn the bad bad sounds off. "Crooked Creaking Universe" has... well, whatever the growling creature is, but if it came from a [[Literature/HouseOfLeaves dark dark hallway, it wouldn't be surprising.]] Often the lyrics are so mechanically distorted you're left not knowing what exactly what the speakers are singing (or in some cases ''weeping'')...''weeping''), and you don't want to.



* Music/{{Justice}}: "Stress". Allegedly, the thriller movie sample used in the music is triggering a subconscious zombie association. Also, the video is scary enough by itself - It's a montage of a young gang (all clad in jackets with the group's cross symbol logo on the back) committing senseless acts of destruction and violently attacking innocent citizens, all filmed on a handheld video camera like a [[FoundFootageFilms found footage film]].

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* Music/{{Justice}}: "Stress". Allegedly, the thriller movie sample used in the music is triggering a subconscious zombie association. Also, the video is scary enough by itself - itself. It's a montage of a young gang (all clad in jackets with the group's cross symbol logo on the back) committing senseless acts of destruction and violently attacking innocent citizens, all filmed on a handheld video camera like a [[FoundFootageFilms found footage film]].



* Music/MidnightSyndicate: A gothic band that creates some of the creepiest instrumentals, a lot of their music is used to create atmosphere for haunted house rides. It's probably best not to listen to their music at the dead of night. Their use of sound effects is exceptionally frightful.

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* Music/MidnightSyndicate: A gothic band that creates some of the creepiest instrumentals, a instrumentals. A lot of their music is used to create atmosphere for haunted house rides. It's probably best not to listen to their music at the dead of night. Their use of sound effects is exceptionally frightful.



* Music/{{Negativland}}: While mostly humorous, they have some serious Fuel if you're not prepared for it. One of the tracks from the live album ''It's all in your head'' feature jarring, repetitive industrial rhythms as a woman talks about killing children. Yeah, it's not a wise choice to listen to going to sleep.

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* Music/{{Negativland}}: While mostly humorous, they have some serious Fuel if you're not prepared for it. One of the tracks from the live album ''It's all in your head'' feature All In Your Head'' features jarring, repetitive industrial rhythms as a woman talks about killing children. Yeah, it's not a wise choice to listen to going to sleep.



* John Oswald, known for [[TropeMaker creating]] and [[TropeNamer naming]] the genre of Plunderphonics', is not entirely known for having his music be scary. Most of the time, it is simply weird and abstract. However his song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xIWLG-F0Ag Dab,]]" which is a cut up and weird version of Music/MichaelJackson's "Bad," is surprisingly scary. The chopped and screwed style of it change Michael's vocals to be a lot more droney and eerie and the music itself is warped in a rather {{Uncanny|Valley}} manner and the ending switches over to complete dark ambient-esque by the end.

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* John Oswald, known for [[TropeMaker creating]] and [[TropeNamer naming]] the genre of Plunderphonics', Plunderphonics, is not entirely known for having his music be scary. being frightening. Most of the time, it his work is simply weird and abstract. However just weird. However, his song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xIWLG-F0Ag Dab,]]" which is a cut up chopped and weird screwed version of Music/MichaelJackson's "Bad," is surprisingly scary. The chopped and screwed style of it change scary. Michael's vocals are altered to be a lot more droney and eerie and the music itself is warped in a rather {{Uncanny|Valley}} manner eerie, and the ending switches over to complete segues into dark ambient-esque by the end.ambient.



** Their creations under the Creator/LapfoxTrax label can oftentimes be creepy without even meaning to be, but their ambient horror album [[http://vulpvibe.bandcamp.com/album/renard-silence ''Silence'']], made in the style of VideoGame/SilentHill1, can be difficult to listen to for just how creepy it gets, and the occasional spots of things getting "close" to you. See how much you can bear to listen to, preferably with headphones and in a dark room.

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** Their creations under the Creator/LapfoxTrax label can oftentimes be creepy without even meaning to be, but their ambient horror album [[http://vulpvibe.bandcamp.com/album/renard-silence ''Silence'']], made in the style of VideoGame/SilentHill1, VideoGame/SilentHill, can be difficult to listen to for just how creepy it gets, and to, given the occasional spots of things getting "close" to you. See how much you can bear to listen to, preferably with headphones and in a dark room.



* Snuff: This Finnish noise artist already is known for his nightmarish soundscapes of music, but ''nothing'' tops his work than his untitled (later on retitled as ''Kristiina'' when reissued on CD) sophomore album. For starters, the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition '''is nightmare fuel''', having a [[{{Squick}} condom filled with blood and semen]] and the cassette booklet containing smears of [[SerialEscalation what looks like to menstrual blood]], with booklet containing writing of what looks like to be a mad man all while repeating the phrase [[MadnessMantra "THE WHORE GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED"]]. The music itself is nightmare fuel incarnate, being a concept album about the murder of Lithuanian prostitute Olga Piscuginan in Helsinki. Listen to "Metro" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndC9zZJj0fw if you wish so...]]
* Sopor Aeturnus and The Ensemble of Shadows: * Despite its elaborate name, is made up of a grand total of one people. She has a few disturbing tracks - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=287kBg-qEVU this one]], for instance. Even the ones that are just calm melodies are spine-chillingly haunting.
* Steve Roden, [[{{Hipster}} a guy you've probably never heard of]], is the almighter [[TropeMaker creator]] of the lowercase genre, and while his music is typically calming, quite, or barely there, some of his stuff can be kind of creepy.

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* Snuff: This Finnish noise artist already is known for his nightmarish soundscapes of music, but ''nothing'' tops his work than his untitled (later on retitled as ''Kristiina'' when reissued on CD) sophomore album. For starters, the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition '''is ''is nightmare fuel''', fuel'', having a [[{{Squick}} condom filled with blood and semen]] and the cassette booklet containing smears of [[SerialEscalation what looks like to menstrual blood]], with a booklet containing writing of what looks like seems to be a mad man all while repeating the phrase [[MadnessMantra "THE WHORE GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED"]]. The music itself is nightmare fuel incarnate, being a concept album about the murder of Lithuanian prostitute Olga Piscuginan in Helsinki. Listen to "Metro" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndC9zZJj0fw if you wish so...]]
* Sopor Aeturnus and The Ensemble of Shadows: * Despite Shadows, despite its elaborate name, is made up of a grand total of one people.person. She has a few disturbing tracks - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=287kBg-qEVU this one]], for instance. Even the ones that are just calm melodies are spine-chillingly haunting.
* Steve Roden, [[{{Hipster}} a guy you've probably never heard of]], is the almighter almighty [[TropeMaker creator]] of the lowercase genre, and while his music is typically calming, quite, or barely there, some of his stuff can be kind of creepy.



* Velvet Eden: Some of this Visual Kei/Darkwave band instrumental pieces, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31qz3qm0W4M And Schism]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmcysmSgkUI Confession]] can be pretty terrifying. The videos make it about 10x worse.
* わたしのココ: "コンプレックス," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq00N-VKuno A straight-up callback to the early years of Industrial]], its instrumentation is overdriven and minimal, backed with electronics that alternate between looming and in-your face. The lyrics border on hateful, and the VoiceOfTheLegion treatment pretty much strips away all of [=LaLaVoice=]'s {{moe}} aspects.
* Music/{{Whitehouse}}: Their music was more or less designed to be difficult to listen to, with strong transgressive themes and atonal, sometimes outright painful instrumentation. Lyrical themes included murder, prostitution, sexual sadism, and extreme misogyny, delivered with remarkable sincerity. Memorable works include "Just Like A Cunt," (A.K.A. "A Cunt Like You") "Rapeday," and "Baby," a piece of tape music which sounds remarkably like a small child being drowned in a bathtub.
* White Noise: "Black Mass: An Electric Storm In Hell" - the first minute or so is an attempt at OminousLatinChanting that induces a little bit of {{narm}}, but then it explodes into six minutes of chaotic phased drum soloing, strange electronic noises, and tormented screams of agony.

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* Velvet Eden: Some of this Visual Kei/Darkwave band instrumental pieces, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31qz3qm0W4M And Schism]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmcysmSgkUI Confession]] Confession]], can be pretty terrifying. The videos make it about 10x worse.
* わたしのココ: "コンプレックス," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq00N-VKuno A straight-up callback to the early years of Industrial]], its Industrial]]. Its instrumentation is overdriven and minimal, backed with electronics that alternate between looming and in-your face. The lyrics border on hateful, and the VoiceOfTheLegion treatment pretty much strips away all of [=LaLaVoice=]'s {{moe}} aspects.
* Music/{{Whitehouse}}: Their music was more or less designed to be difficult to listen to, with strong transgressive themes and atonal, sometimes outright painful instrumentation. Lyrical themes included murder, prostitution, sexual sadism, and extreme misogyny, delivered with remarkable sincerity. Memorable works include "Just Like A Cunt," Cunt" (A.K.A. "A Cunt Like You") You"), "Rapeday," and "Baby," a piece of tape music which sounds remarkably like a small child being drowned in a bathtub.
* White Noise: "Black Mass: An Electric Storm In Hell" - the first minute or so is an attempt at OminousLatinChanting that induces a little bit of {{narm}}, but then it explodes into six minutes of chaotic phased drum soloing, strange electronic noises, and tormented screams of agony.
15th Nov '16 12:53:03 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** "HolidayInCambodia" starts out with a bizarre, eerie guitar riff, then segues into a dark, raging song with Jello Biafra singing in a wild, unhinged voice about the brutal and all-too-real horror of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} under the Khmer Rouge.

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** "HolidayInCambodia" starts out with a bizarre, eerie guitar riff, then segues into a dark, raging song with Jello Biafra singing in a wild, unhinged voice about the [[HorribleHistoryMetal brutal and all-too-real horror horror]] of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} under the Khmer Rouge.
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