The Mercy Seat (Nick Cave)

The Mercy Seat is dizzyingly claustrophobic; no matter where you run, you keep running up against “And the mercy seat is waiting”, and a menacing wall of sound closes in, frenetic psycho strings, crashing piano, approaching terror in the drums, close your eyes and you see flashes of cold steel, the jagged violence of electricity, shadowed corridors that eventually close in and engulf you.