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Drew's Quarantine Playlist is Shades of Red, Black, and Doom

Drew's playlist offers a firestorm of death, black, and doom metal, because true hope and comfort only comes after catharisis.


There's a strange duality to what we're all going through right now. On one hand, many of us are stuck in a terrifyingly quiet mode of stasis, stuck at home waiting out the storm. And yet there is also the storm itself, sweeping up the less fortunate among us: the sick, the caretakers, and those essential workers who must report to their posts. There's an eerie quiet, contrasted with a horrendous quake of action.

Perhaps my addressing this is my way of justifying the makeup of my playlist: blistering and heretical death metal, dark and raw black metal, and the most crushing forms of doom. Perhaps some metalcore here, a bit of straightforward rock there. I put the R.E.M. song at the end because it offers a bit of hope. And because it's a great song from their best era.

I didn't put this list together with the pandemic in mind at all. It's just a collection of what I've been into lately anyway. Sure, you may want comfort right now, but the most sublime comfort is in catharsis. Plenty of that to be found here.

Check out the previous playlists here.

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