->''"Noisecore is not music insomuch as it is anti-music. It is a recreation of the sounds in our modern technological society through an abrasive form."''
-->-- '''Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music'''
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This is when the creator defiles the viewer/listener's senses by pummeling them with unpleasant or harsh images, flashing lights, or loud, dissonant noise.

Note: This ''must'' be intentional on the part of the creators, otherwise it's just awful. This is ''not'' the same as StylisticSuck. However, they can overlap.

{{True Art}}ists will also do this, but only if it's symbolic for the futility of modern life, a criticism of mass media, or something along those lines. {{Dada}} will sometimes do this just to piss the viewers off. Expect VulgarHumor for the nastier forms of this.

This can be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. Maybe the artist intentionally created ugly, dissonant sights or sounds to beat up the viewer, but the end result is actually pretty cool.

Although there are many more kinds of other SensoryAbuse in RealLife (e.g.: skunks), all media covered in this wiki are limited to sight and sound, so we'll focus on these. The trope will be broken into two sections, with their common tropes listed below them:

[[AC:Optical Assault]]
* [[EpilepticFlashingLights Flashing lights]]
* Orgies of bizarre colors
* {{Gross Up Closeup}}s
** {{Nightmare Face}}s practically pressed to the camera.
** Prominently displayed FanDisservice and FetishRetardant
* GratuitousRape.
* Bizarre sequences of DerangedAnimation that come [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment right out of nowhere.]]
* {{Gorn}} intended specifically to shock and nauseate the viewer, and nothing else.

[[AC:Aural Invasion]]
* [[LoudnessWar Loud, distorted sounds.]] Overmodulated, crackling audio.
* Loud, [[MostAnnoyingSound gratingly]] ''high-pitched'' noises
** Screaming. Bonus points if it's also distorted, [[MetalScream guttural]] or [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl high-pitched]].
* [[UncommonTime Arrythmic beats and disorienting song dynamics]].
* Lots of loud bangs, crashes, and gunfire.
* {{Scare Chord}}s.
* PsychoStrings.
* [[HellIsThatNoise Unbearably disorienting, nightmarish or otherwise very jarring sounds or music]].
** Bonus points if the sound or music [[BrownNote creates an actual observable effect]].


!!Examples

[[AC:Optical Assault]]
* {{Shock Site}}s
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlNw5ZuDYsk Ouch.]] Epileptics: You are forewarned.
* {{Troll}}s like this, especially on forums that let them post images. The GarbagePostKid is a subtype of {{troll}} devoted to doing exactly this to the exclusion of anything else.
** One infamous example, related to the above video, was when famous troll Jonathan Fortuny sent [=GIFs=] and videos of flashing lights to The Epilepsy Foundation's website, which caused at least one to have a seizure. This one landed him [[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html interview in the New York Times]], in which he claimed he was [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou just demonstrating why they should beef up their security.]]
* WesternAnimation/SouthPark likes - nay, ''loves'' - to explore all the myriad ways of making its audience's eyes bleed. One example is when Cartman is told to close his eyes to find inspiration, cue a montage of [[MediumBlending real life footage]] of NightmareFuel, including {{family unfriendly death}}s, {{gorn}}, and ''a lab mouse eating another one's brain'' There is also random footage of a severely starving African man in a parody commercial for Towely products.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPxgi-PiNFE opening credits]] for ''Film/EnterTheVoid''. Creator/QuentinTarantino called them the best opening credits to a movie ever.
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/556837 rgb]], a ''VideoGame/{{Canabalt}}''-like game that obscures information on the screen with its painful colour palette.
* The infamous seizure-inducing Porygon episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', which was only aired once, and only in Japan.
* ProblemSolverz.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfFfqiYLp0 The music video]] for ''[[KanyeWest All of the Lights]]''. That epilepsy warning at the start is ''not kidding''.
** Kanye and Jay-Z's video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG_dA32oH44 Niggas in Paris]]" contains a similar warning and both videos share a director: Hype Williams.
** And a fan-made lyrics video for the Kanye West version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlP6KiSHyAA E.T.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE The music video]] for Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun Tonight."
* ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'''s final battles full stop.
** Also the extra stages "The Great Majority" and "The Way of All Flesh".
* A growing problem with widespread adoption of [[ThreeDMovie 3-D films]] and TV sets is that they have a tendency to cause eye strain and even motion sickness in a large minority of viewers.
* Certain Op Art works fall into this category - for instance, Briget Riley's "Late Morning", a 12ft canvas of red, green and blue stripes that causes nausea, migranes, dizziness and even epilepsy attacks in viewers.
* The music video for [=SebastiAn's=] [[http://vimeo.com/20291894 "Total"]] consists of a hyper-speed montage of random disturbing images plucked from the internet.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jUiDxpZBj0 "Love In Motion"]] is only slightly less nauseating.
* Metalocalypse tends to have moments of rapid flashing and close-up shots of gore.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VRagyjrFUU asdfg.jodi.org]]. Just that. Flashing black and white backgrounds along with a load of absurd ASCII art jiggering around your screen. It's even said it'll become a virus if you visit it a second time.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' used to have [[UncannyValley realistic]] [[NightmareFace mantel]] [[NightmareFuel depictions of]] [[GrossUpCloseUp its characters]] ([[MemeticMutation Moars Krabs]] is the most famous one). Thankfully this kind of NightmareFace dropped out of favor later on but they were intense.
* Music/CannibalCorpse, full stop. The cover arts of this famous DeathMetal band are just... [[ContemptibleCover Wow.]]
* ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' is a psychedelic 80's nightmare, with all the copious amounts of blood, gore and ultra-violence mixed in with bright neon colors, the game field constantly swaying as you move, and eventually TV-style flickering that can [[InterfaceScrew sometimes obscure your vision.]]
* The outfit worn by the Sixth Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' - it's not just that it's brightly-coloured and tacky, but that the pinstripes and checks were specifically chosen to cause {{Strobing}} on televisions.
* WordOfGod says that the whole point of the infamous ''Film/SweetMovie'' was to bombard the viewer with non-stop offensive imagery until they were "reborn".
* The works of director ''Creator/ChrisCunningham'' often has shocking images, NightmareFuel, Stroboscopic lights and fast editing, his video for Sheena is a Parasyte by ''Music/TheHorrors'' was banned in some places because networks feared it could trigger seizures

[[AC:Aural Invasion]]
* "Revolution 9" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''. By Music/TheBeatles, oddly enough.
** Though this holds no candle to ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo1TwoVirgins'' and side 1 of ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo2LifeWithTheLions'', where Music/YokoOno's OneWomanWail really grates on you.
* "L.A. Blues" from ''Music/FunHouse'' by Music/TheStooges where Iggy Pop moans, grunts and growls while the musicians go berserk.
* "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" from Music/FrankZappa's LiveAlbum ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'', consisting of [[MostAnnoyingSound one harsh tone]]. Near the end the audience is literally stunned. There's some applause, some booing and Zappa closes the show.
* Most DeathMetal and BlackMetal, with the worst offenders being Music/InternalSuffering and Music/{{Cryptopsy}} for death metal, and Music/AnaalNathrakh and Music/{{Burzum}} for black metal.
* IndustrialMetal. Music/{{Ministry}}, Music/FearFactory, Music/MarilynManson and [[Music/DevinTownsend Strapping Young Lad]] are among the most notable offenders.
** Industrial itself. Bands like Music/ThrobbingGristle, Music/{{Swans}}, Music/EinsturzendeNeubauten, etc. treated conventional musical instruments in abrasive aesthetic directions and used [[EverythingIsAnInstrument found objects as musical instruments]].
* {{Grindcore}}, more specifically the subgenres of noisegrind, deathgrind and electro/industrial grind
** Music/AnalCunt - With a name like that, it comes as no surprise.
* [[Music/{{Dubstep}} Brostep can come across as this, thanks to the treatment of Dubstep's characteristics. Drops become pretty noisy, 2-step-influenced drumbeats turn into brutal caricatures of themselves, and synthesizers sound more metallic than in old-school dubstep.]]
* A number of Music/{{Futret}}'s tracks are this.
* SleepytimeGorillaMuseum, with "Bring Back the Apocalypse" being of particular interest.
* Some of the more extreme metal subgenres, particularly grindcore.
* A lot of hardcore electronic genres are based on this, including noisecore, [[{{industrial}} power electronics]], HarshNoise, speedcore, splittercore, glitch, breakcore, raggacore, hellektro/aggrotech, and some hardcore techno/gabber. Music/VenetianSnares is one of the worst offenders.
** Music/{{Whitehouse}} focus on this heavily-some Whitehouse reviewers have stated that they actually feel violated by the sounds used. [[{{Squick}} The fact that the subject matter of their lyrics is often actual rape and psychopathy doesn't help either.]]
** Music/PassengerOfShit
** Music/{{Merzbow}} makes almost all examples listed here seem like light ambient background noise [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGqzaPzrQG8]].
*** Behold, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7OZx6YPVCM O)))Bow 1]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viGEDten7NE O)))Bow 2]], the unholy matrimony of Merzbow and Music/SunnO.
** Let's not forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5d8N0j5e9w Masonna]] ...imagine if Merzbow used his own screaming in his tracks.
* Music/LouReed's ''Music/MetalMachineMusic'' is basically a double record set of nothing but guitar feedback noise. It has to be heard to be believed.
* [[ElectronicMusic IDM]] artists sometimes do this for fun.
** Music/{{Autechre}} uses this heavily. "Gantz Graf" is one of their more famous examples, and even their most innocuous songs have a fair bit of harshness to them.
*** Even better (or worse), "Confield."
** Hvratski, too.
** Music/AphexTwin's "Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix)" would certainly qualify. He also has some noise tracks that fit this category, like "Ventolin."
** Squarepusher's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyw-_JxwFPY Steinbolt.]] Good song, but definitely an acquired taste.
* The end of Music/{{Captain Beefheart}}'s "Bat Chain Puller" from ''Music/ShinyBeast'' played at high volumes, goes straight here. But in a good way.
* Many ID bumps and promotional adverts on modern rock radio stations fit here. A favorite is to announce the station name with tons of sound effects and yelling. e.g.: This THIS THIS is K-K-K-K *explosion* *woman screams* KBBLA *sci-fi laser sound effects* *snippets from Family Guy* in the morning *lower pitch* IN THE MORNING!
* Music/{{Starflyer 59}}'s "Dual Overhead Cam" features an eardrum-piercing guitar feedback shriek right after the second chorus.
* When the Music/{{Melvins}} are playing to a particularly unappreciative audience (especially if they're playing at a festival where everyone's really waiting for the big name acts), they've been known to just break into an endless, deliberately irritating noise jam in order to get everyone to leave. If only a few people are left, ''then'' sometimes they start playing actual songs. ''The Colossus of Destiny'' was essentially their attempt to replicate this on record. ''Chicken Switch'', a remix album heavy on contributions from experimental noise artists, also probably applies.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V/Vm James Leyland Kirby, aka 'V/Vm']] is known for the incredibly distorted remixes of popular music that he records, one example including his album "Sick Love", which consists of disgusting, mutated recreations of love songs like Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are", Berlin's "Take My Breath Away", etc.
** A stand-out piece is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nfwa7v9BUs "Hate You"]], from the compilation of the same name. It's [[EpicRocking 17 minutes]], and is a noise jam consisting of a loop of the chorus of The Beatles's "Hey Jude".
* The [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly psychedelic lo-fi noise dub]] group Black Dice have this trope in every one of their albums. It's not just their music that is amazingly nauseating (e.g. Repo, Broken Ear Record), but their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9WSNMKf_Vw music]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyLgnymvtRo videos]] too, which feature cut up found footage, along with intentional distortion.
* Some of Mike Patton's more out-there material, most notably the album ''Adult Themes For Voice'', which is nothing but 40-odd minutes of Patton making strange and often abrasive and/or startling vocal noises into a tape recorder and warping the results.
* [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "Weird Al" Yankovic]]'s album ''Off the Deep End'': 10 minutes [[HiddenTrack after the last track ends comes]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GguM0OJRUtI Bite Me]]", the "most annoying six seconds of audio ever recorded" to [[LastNoteNightmare scare the listener who forgot to turn off the CD player]].
* ''[[http://frankiesmileshow.blogspot.com/2008/09/poppenkast-games.html The Sad, Sad Tale of Finnsworth, Private Eye In Space]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD3-f14Spk8 Video]]. HE'S A [[PrivateDetective PRIVATE EYE]] [[RecycledInSpace IN SPAAAAACE]]!! AND HE'S GOT [[SpaceWhale SCALES ALL OVER HIS BODY]]!! [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome HE'S A PRIVATE EYE IN SPACE,]] [[SoBadItsGood FIGHTING FOR HIS LIIIIIII-FE]]!!
** To put it bluntly, God help you if you're listening to this in Stereo!
* Present in ''Flywrench'' where the background music is mostly distorted noise.
* Much ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' music.
** Like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liJfyxmzkMQ Prayer]] from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''.
** In ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'', the noise that plays when you're near the trigger for an Echo Message, or when a Raw Shock is nearby. Also, the "puzzle" completion noise is pretty... pretty horrible, that is.
* Music/AliceInChains has a track on their ''Sap'' album called "Love Song." The song starts off a slow piano melody with vocals coughing and snorting for the accompaniment while a back up vocalist makes wailing sounds. When the lyrics start, they're sung through a megaphone while the rest of the band wails on their instruments.
* Music/{{Nirvana}} has "Endless Nameless" on the album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'', and "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" and "Tourette's" on ''Music/InUtero''
* When this trope is applied to video game remixes, you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odFcS8Sg8Qw& this.]]
* Most music in pirated Nintendo games.
* The ''CrazyBus'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC0cvwnG0Ik title theme]], which outside sources indicate was constructed using a literal random sound generator.
* [[http://thepiz.org/disco/?view=albums The Piz]] and their [[http://thepiz.org/plugins/ VST instrument plugins]].
* {{KMFDM}}'s {{hidden track}} on ''Nihil'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahDApiGrULw skip to 3:41]]).
* Old-school {{industrial}} music, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8klW9trVTQ Discipline]] by ThrobbingGristle.
* Vuvuzelas.
* "Why So Serious?" from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Apparently the demos freaked out Creator/ChristopherNolan himself!
* The Website/{{YouTube}} video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5eOrcfisEg Luna's Royal Voice]] takes [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Princess Luna]]'s [[NoIndoorVoice Royal Canterlot Voice]] to its logical conclusion...
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsSYase1hJI Lower State of Consciousness]]" by ZZT. Harsh UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} style bleeps and buzzes set to techno beats.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHMOorKpIKM Level 3]] of ''Lollipop'' on ''{{Action 52}}'' is an unintentional example, especially when [[VariableMix mixed with glitchy sound effects]].
* Many of R.A.E.D.'s songs fall into this.
* Japanese industrial band Dissecting Table.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYb9kSCkjE8 Giygas' well-known theme "music"]] in ''Videogame/EarthBound''.
* Pick an executable file on your computer. ANY executable file. Turn it into an audio file like .wav or .ogg. Instant sensory abuse.
* Similarly, playing a CD's data track in a CD player too old to know better. CDs with both music and data, such as ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', may have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF2htc3XDaw a hidden "track 0"]] to warn you.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'s [[https://soundcloud.com/godzillamovie/roar roar]] in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' was made to be very cacophonous and dissonant along with being loud.
* The Flume remix of Disclosure's "You & Me" off the special edition of their debut LP ''Settle'' is [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic pretty damn awesome]], except for the fact that the chorus involves an irritating, high-pitched ring that sounds for a brief moment. Some have complained that it causes headaches, and someone had to step up and make [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfzmi162pCk a version of the song with the ring greatly lessened]].
** Kind of mixed with optical abuse in the video; the footage played over the ringing sound often involves flickering backgrounds or straight-up flashing images.

[[AC:Both]]
* Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring by Music/IgorStravinsky is possibly the earliest example of both auditory and visual SensoryAbuse working together. Made in 1913, when this ballet debuted the discordant music, disturbing jerking motions of the dancers, and bizarrely jarring sets caused the audience to boo within the first 15 minutes, then [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19348_the-5-most-embarrassing-things-angry-mobs-have-rioted-over_p2.html riot before it was over]]. This Ballet is only half an hour long.
* [[ScreamerPrank Screamers]].
* Music/NineInchNails has been known for this in both their music and their videos. Most infamously were the "Broken" videos of the early '90s.
* Music/DirEnGrey is very well known for doing this in their music, their lyrics, their music videos, and their lives. ''Agitated Screams Of Maggots'' which developed the "I'LL RAPE YOUR DAUGHTER ON YOUR GRAVE!!!" meme, is but only one example.
* Many {{Youtube Poop}}s, wherein it is called "ear rape". Some noteworthy ones:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/geibuchan Geibuchan]]'s {{Youtube Poop}}s have a lot of sound bits intentionally amplified to loud noise levels for virtually no other reason than this.
** Creator/CartoonLover98 is another infamous example. Two of the biggest are "DON'T FORGET TO WRITE!" in the taken-down ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Political Bullshit]]'' and [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]]'s reaction to thinking he became manager of the Krusty Krab 2 in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU_Oel6A74g SpingeBill Travels Half the Globe for a Hat]]''.
** The beginning of [=InspiredPlagarism=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b6-X5GHjss GarHallowFieldWeenBeard the Pirate]].
** Same goes to some of the {{YTMND}} fads, like the Poland one.
* Hell, by David Firth.
* [[http://dagobah.net/flash/Click.swf This .swf]], taken from Dagobah, is a nifty little time-waster, and is also a headache-producer. It utilizes blue and red strobe lights and a looping scream, meaning that you'll get a nasty shock from it.
* SweetBroAndHellaJeff.... [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/sweetbroandhellajeff/movies/SBAHJthemovie1.html SwEEet BrO And hEEeElLA JeEeEeFFF!!!]]
** From the actual ''{{Homestuck}}'' series, we also have [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004748 Jade: Wake Up.]] Starts off nice enough, but [[CosmicHorror doesn't stay that way for long...]]
** For a more benign example, there's [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003831 John: Reunite with your loving wife and daughter]]. It "features" an intentionally lame cover of a [[SillyLoveSongs melodramatic, cheesy love song]] complete with a 'guitar solo' which is actually the singer making a guitar noise with his mouth. This is nicely accompanied by WebAnimation/{{Animutation}}-style flashing colours, bad drawings and nasty gifs of Creator/NicolasCage.
* [[Series/{{Room101}} Room 23]] from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. It's so bad [[spoiler: it's designed to literally erase the short term memory of the unlucky victim]].
* ''Film/{{Irreversible}}'' is never particularly pleasant, but the ending elevates this up to an art form. The last minute or so is the screen flashing rapidly from black to white while a positively sickening sound plays. Even if you aren't epileptic, you will ''not'' be feeling great after the ending.
* Most [[VanityPlate production logos]] from the 1970s and early 1980s, particularly those by Viacom ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10LDTLjEPDM The V of Doom]]"), Columbia/Screen Gems ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ7zZRud1B0 The S From Hell]]"), and Paramount ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5fVJwc8hiE The Closet Killer]]" or "The Peak of Fear"). The combination of bombastic synthesized jingles and symbols that seem to charge toward the screen caused no end of distress for young children, who still grit their teeth through the logos as adults. Fortunately, these logos were retired in favor of less frightening ones in the late 1980s. Paramount went one step further by replacing the Peak of Fear in its legacy series, first with a full color, computer-rendered mountain, then with the CBS Syndication logo. You actually have to hunt for a scary Paramount logo on television these days, and frankly, who would want to do that to themselves?
* [[http://www.johnmurphygames.com/?page_id=175 Acid Couch]], a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind of a character having a bad drug experience.
* The last few seconds of Music/LadyGaga's disturbing but watchable video for "Alejandro," in which her face suddenly melts inwards with a loud bubbling/screaming sound.
** It's supposed to be the [[{{retraux}} "tape"]] ripping.
* A ''VampireTheRequiem'' sourcebook makes mention of how Chicago's members of clan Mekhet have devised an art style known as "maximalism." One such example listed is a work on the decay of the earth; the display consists of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible day-glo painted rocks, a sand-covered floor, and a voice screaming "Dead earth! Dead earth!" over the speakers]]. For mortals, it comes across as abrasive, but for the Mekhet, who make good use of [[SuperSenses Auspex]], it's supposed to be ''mind-blowing''.
* In RealLife, this can happen accidentally to people who have issues with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_overload sensory overload]]. It often accompanies autism or related disorders and it can affect any of the five senses, not just vision or hearing. While the vast majority of sensory abuse these people undergo is unintentional, a very sadistic person could use it for deliberate torture.
* In TheSlenderManMythos, [[HumanoidAbomination Slender Man]] causes video and audio distortion in camera footage of him, so video series like ''MarbleHornets'', ''EverymanHYBRID'', and ''TribeTwelve'' feature this a lot.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' practically has this down to an art form.
** Perhaps the most infamous example is in episode 22, when [[spoiler:Asuka]] is [[MindRape Mind Raped]] by the Angel Arael.
** Then there's episode 26' (part 2 of ''The End of Evangelion''), which features ''an entire minute'' of lightning-fast images from the series and a cacophony of voices and sound effects.
** Shinji also shares one with the viewer in episode 4 when he is surrounded by the harsh, constant buzzing of cicadas.
** The previews for episodes 14, 19, 22/22', and 25 feature a lot of rapidly cycling images.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDPeuJr-Vsw&feature=player_embedded YAY YAY]], a StickFigureAnimation that features rapidly flashing images, crackling sound effects, and ToiletHumor.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/aekime Michael Cusack]], an animator known for the 'Questions for Ted' series, also has two sub-channels, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Flusack?feature=watch Flusack]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TedAnimationStudio?feature=watch TedAnimationStudio]] containing videos that are less Newgrounds-friendly than expected. One classic is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5BFT7iIjrM "tedshow1"]], which contains [[MsPaint MS-Paint]] style art, jarring 8-bit music, and horribly, HORRIBLY distorted speech.
** MMMF MMFFF MFFFFFF MFFF *crackle* *crackle*
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LmFZogaXPw Battle of the Glorks Part 0]] has a very [[Main/ScreamerPrank screamer prank]]-istic beginning.
* [[SenseFreak Devotees of Slaanesh]] in Warhammer40K will violate ''all'' your senses at once (and then the rest of you). Noise Marines in particular use, well, noise, hideously distorted sounds and sirens and turning the volume UpToEleven (in earlier editions, they used actual electric guitars). The Emperor's Children's senses are so dulled by centuries of excess only the clashiest of colors get their attention (hence their black-and-hot-pink colors).
* Many, MANY songs by by Music/DirEnGrey. [[DeathBySex Demons fucking the shit out of geisha women until they bleed]][[note]]The "Obscure" PV[[/note]], an [[DerangedAnimation animated]] story drawn in the style of Music/CannibalCorpse covers (which features a maggot that evolves into an EldritchAbomination)[[note]] "Agitated Screams Of Maggots"[[/note]], the band playing DeathMetal while they slowly rot [[note]]"Hageshisa to..."[[/note]], [[SurrealHorror surreal depictions]] of [[{{Hentai}} tentacle]] [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles rape]][[note]]"Different Sense"[[/note]], among others, combined with {{Scare Chord}}s, {{Last Note Nightmare}}s, [[CarefulWithThatAxe bouts of]] [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl deafeningly loud banshee screams]], and other forms of auditory MindScrew.
** Live performances are just as disturbing, maybe even worse; the vocalist sometimes screams out of nowhere while he vomits and bleeds, and speaker volumes are amplified to deafening levels.
* Music/SunnO live performances. Colored fog, druid robes, DroneOfDread, and volumes UpToEleven to make your ears ring and bones and internal organs vibrate.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brnvKVHbnlA DOUBLE GOULET]] by [=MrTennek=] takes [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario's]] "no" from ''VideoGame/HotelMario'' and distorts it into one of these. Then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J3iF8siRYs The Life and Death of a Mr. Goulet]] expands it into almost two minutes of this.
* During the 1980's, the Music/ButtholeSurfers (an already disturbing band) would turn this into an art form. For starters, the band would be playing at absurdly loud volumes, flashing strobe lights at the audience at speeds that would induce ''nausea and seizures in some members of the audience'', and displaying a combination of 16mm films frontman Gibby Haynes had fraudulently obtained[[note]][[BavarianFireDrill He pretended to be a doctor in order to get films meant to be seen by people in medical school, for example]][[/note]] of things like male to female sex change operations, autopsy footage, driver's ed gore, medical examinations of people with sexually transmitted diseases, and even "innocent" things like episodes of shows like Series/CharliesAngels - played upside down in reverse, of course. The band would then compliment this with a series of props/stunts (flaming cymbals, dual-drummers, papier-mache dummies being ripped to shreds, copious amounts of fog, a naked dancer...), and improvised various other stunts on top of that to create a complete hellscape of a live show.
* Video game reviewer ''WebVideo/{{Caddicarus}}'' is a big fan of this. Nearly every video has several instances of audio distortion, random flashing colors, or both. He usually uses it in a WebAnimation/YouTubePoop-esque way to make a point.
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