As previously mentioned on this blog, I have a post-Apocalyptic universe. Despite using asteroids for mine, I grew up in the ’80s when nukes were a big deal. Like many a child of the Cold War, I dealt with the constant discussion that eventually the United States and Soviet Union were going to stumble into war and blow us all to kingdom come. (At around the 3:24 mark, I thought of Alannis Morrissette’s “Ironic.” ‘It’s like, nu-ukes on your wedding day…like an X-ray blast taking your bridesmaid away. Like a blast wave making the beautician a waste…who would’ve thought, it figures…”)
Anyway, a lot of dark music came from that era. Some of it I didn’t discover until much later in life, like this particular Slayer song:
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