NUCLEAR WAR NOW: GRIM KIM’S SOUNDTRACK TO THE APOCALYPSE
Welcome to 2012! No matter if you’re inclined to believe the predictions of a certain ancient civilization or subscribe the nonsensical ravings of yet another evangelical Christian idiot (or are just, like, paying attention to the amount of holy-shit-we’re-fucked that’s been going around), all signs seem to point pretty clearly towards Armageddon. Maybe fire won’t rain down from the sky at midnight on the dot next December 31st, but the end times are nearing. As for every major event, you need a soundtrack, right? Something to drown out the screams of the damned, and distract you from the radiation sickness slowly spreading through your bloodstream. As some of you may remember, I’m a little nuclear-obsessed (and so are lots of your favorite bands), so don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
Here are a few of my favorite ditties for celebrating the end of the world as we know it…and whatever comes next. Unsurprisingly, war metal does a damn good job of chronicling the horror, but crust, grind, and black metal take their turn doing the toxic waltz, too. Apocalypse now.
VENOM – “Warhead”
IMPIETY – “Advent of the Nuclear Baphomet”
BLASPHEMOPHAGHER – “Nuclear War Now!”
DISCHARGE – “Two Monstrous Nuclear Stockpiles”
BLACK WITCHERY – “Apocalyptic Carnage”
SURRENDER OF DIVINITY – “(Tale III) The Apocalyptic Catharsis”
BLASPHEMOPHAGHER (ONSLAUGHT cover) – “Thermonuclear Devastation Of The Planet Earth”
WINDS OF GENOCIDE – “Arrival of Apokalyptic Armageddon”
BESTIAL RAIDS – “Armageddon Descends”
TORMENTOR – “Apocalypse”
AFTER THE BOMBS (BATHORY cover) – “War”
NECROHOLOCAUST (DOOM cover) – “After the Bomb”
CONQUEROR – “Age of Decimation”
DEATHSPELL OMEGA – “Death’s Reign (Human Futility)”
TERRORIZER – “After World Obliteration”
TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Fallout”
NUKLEARENPEST – “A New World Shone”
AMPUTATOR – “Gasmask Abortion”
DEAD REPTILE SHRINE – “Apocalypsis”
Kim Kelly (or Grim Kim, if we’re being formal) scribbles for a number of sweet metal publications (Terrorizer, Brooklyn Vegan, Invisible Oranges, Hails & Horns, and tons more), promotes wicked records with Catharsis PR, and road dogs for your favorite bands. Keep up with her exploits & numerous band recommendations on Twitter, or peep her blog Ravishing Grimness.