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Human 2.0

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Human 2.0
Studio album by
Released18 April 2000
Recorded2–17 October and 14 November – 6 December 1999
Nasum chronology
Human 2.0
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
Rock Hard8.5/10[5]

Human 2.0 is an album by the Swedish grindcore band Nasum. The band came up with the title during 1999 as a reference to some of the panic over issues such as the Y2K bug.

The band decided that they wanted the cover to be white in order to stand out from the many dark album covers that other bands used.

Although the album Inhale/Exhale was never released in Japan, Relapse had made a deal with Ritual Records/Howling Bull for Human 2.0. The band had already had the idea of updating the title for the Japanese release and make it Human 2.01, with additional bonus tracks.

The album contains a number of references to popular culture. "Resistance" uses a quote from the movie The Matrix: "I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer." The song "Sometimes Dead is Better" uses the quote "Welcome to the desert of the real". In "Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow", the beginning quote is from the movie The Shawshank Redemption.

In 2020, it was named one of the 20 best metal albums of 2000 by Metal Hammer magazine.[6]

Track listing

1."Mass Hypnosis"1:03
2."A Welcome Breeze of Stinking Air"1:40
3."Fatal Search"0:27
6."Multinational Murderer's Network"2:18
7."Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow"0:41
8."The Black Swarm"1:22
12."Gargoyles and Grotesques"1:01
13."När Dagarna..." (When the Days...)0:59
15."The Idiot Parade"1:33
16."Den Svarta Fanan" (The Black Banner)0:59
17."We're Nothing But Pawns"0:49
19."Sick System"0:18
20."The Professional League"2:38
21."Old and Tired?"1:12
22."Words to Die For"2:03
24."The Meaningless Trial"1:02
25."Sometimes Dead Is Better"2:57


  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r473647
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin; Perri, David (2011). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 4: The '00s. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 347. ISBN 9781-926592-20-6.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin, ed. (2006). "Nasum". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). New York : MUZE : Oxford University Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4 – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ Greenway, Mark (3 June 2000). "Albums". Kerrang! (804). EMAP: 44.
  5. ^ "Human 2.0". Rock Hard (in German). 2000. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  6. ^ "The Top 20 best metal albums of 2000". Metal Hammer. Future plc. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2021.