On Tuesday, the US Defense Intelligence Agency confirmed that North Korea has produced a warhead capable of being attached to an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and reaching the United States. President Donald J. Trump, the leader of the free world, took the opportunity to respond in the calm, thoughtful way we’ve come to expect of him.

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” he said. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

I feel better already.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, are both a couple of clowns whom circumstance has seen fit to give access to nuclear warheads. In a just universe, they would both have jobs cleaning toilets, sans brushes. Unfortunately, this is the situation we find ourselves in, and optimism is a little hard to come by.

While my hope is that cooler heads will prevail, it couldn’t hurt to stock up on bottled water and canned goods and get myself away from the blast radius. Most importantly, I’ll want a selection of tunes on hand to accompany the sight of the human race being instantly vaporized, while the survivors wander the countryside blind and succumbing to radiation sickness.

Below please find The Z Review’s selection of 10 songs for the end of the world. Hey, sometimes, when world events are beyond your control, the best thing to do is get in your lawn chair, crack open a brewski and jam out to some awesome tunes.

Metallica – “Fight Fire With Fire”

Carnivore – “Ground Zero Brooklyn”

Slayer – “Raining Blood”

Black Sabbath – “Electric Funeral”

The Doors – “The End”

Hüsker Dü – Newest Industry

Voivod – “Overreaction”

Grand Magus – “Baptised in Fire”

Celtic Frost – “Necromantical Screams”

ABBA – “Hasta Mañana”


About Author

Daniel Bukszpan is a freelance writer with over 20 years' experience. He has written for such publications as Fortune, CNBC and The Daily Beast. He is the author of “The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal,” published in 2003 by Barnes and Noble and “The Encyclopedia of New Wave,” published in 2012 by Sterling Publishing.

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