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L.C. Mercy's Quarantine Playlist For Essential Worker Decompression

Featuring Opeth, The Ocean, Katatonia, Devin Townsend Band, Misfits, and more!

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Hey all! It's your friendly neighborhood metalhead Lauryn. Because being a metalhead (even a really good metalhead) doesn't pay the rent, I'm forced to use my higher education on a job at a hospital. As an essential employee, my work life has become more intense and stressful. On any given day, I am over informed, under prepared, or doing the best I can to keep myself, and my patients, safe. You can imagine how I'd I want to unwind when I get home. My preferred way to decompress is to mix up an old fashioned cocktail and pop on this playlist I've complied.

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This mostly metal list is full of some of my all-time favorite songs that I keep coming back to time and time again. I can sing, dance, thrash, and deep-dive into each carefully selected track. From Opeth to AFI, Phantogram to Pat Benatar, each song lights a fire within. May they inspire you, as they do for me, to grab a drink and forget about the news, social media, and any other pesky thought that might be living in your brain rent-free. Life is too short to not listen to music that transports you somewhere exciting, expressive, cathartic, and indulgent.

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