5.Bunny Wailer, “Armagideon (Armageddon)”
Bunny Wailer’s 1976 solo debut Blackheart Man featured some of his best and darkest work, including this classic. However, his warning of “Armagideon” (also called “Armageddon,” presumably) had a more hopeful tenor than some of the other songs of this nature. After detailing the rise of Satan and decrying corrupt pastors leading their flocks astray, he concludes with the hopeful passage: The night is passed, the day is come/I see Jah shining in the shining sun. The tracks sounded just as devastating during this performance at National Stadium in Jamaica seven years later.