Nightmare Fuel / Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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. The end of the track, "Drugs in Tokyo / Black Helicopter," is particularly unsettling.
  • Lift Your Skinny Fists is the band's brightest album as a whole, but the track "Static" deserves to be here. To hear a woman 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.
  • "George Bush Cut Up While Talking" consists of a strange buzz-like noise, a high-pitched voice reciting "It is a predominant question: Why am I here, and what can I do to make it better? How can I do what is right?" on a loop, and George Bush giving a speech, cut up into random excerpts punctuated by quick, short bursts of applause that sound like static. The combination is terrifying.
    • It also doesn't help that Bush's speech was cut up to resemble things like "I am against tolerance." As if the man being in office for eight years wasn't terrifying enough on its own.
    • And it happens to be part of the inspiration for SCP 1981.