Yeah, listening to GYBE in the middle of the night or while trying to sleep is usually a bad idea.
F♯ A♯ ∞, which is an album ruminating about the apocalypse.
The first track of the album, "The Dead Flag Blues" has the following monologue spoken in a sombre monotone, which, whether it is a Dying Dream, drug-induced hallucination, or an actual Apocalyptic Log, is oppressingly dire:
The car is on fire, and there’s no driver at the wheel And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides And a dark wind blows
The government is corrupt And we’re on so many drugs With the radio on and the curtains drawn
We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine And the machine is bleeding to death [...]
The buildings tumbled in on themselves Mothers clutching babies Picked through the rubble And pulled out their hair
The skyline was beautiful on fire All twisted metal stretching upwards Everything washed in a thin orange haze...
That drone underneath said monologue is creepy in and of itself.
The second song, "East Hastings", was used extensively in the movie 28 Days Later, whose director claimed that he had the song in mind when making it.
Lift Your Skinny Fists is the band's brightest album as a whole, but the track "Static" deserves to be here. To hear a guy babbling on about seeing the face of God and dying over a beautiful, somber violin solo creates a Soundtrack Dissonance that is quite disturbing. And then there's the second half of the track, "World Police and Friendly Fire/The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now", whose eeriness can't be easily described in words.
Any time the guitarists start playing with screwdrivers, this trope is sure to ensue