Between raging forest fires, buzzsaw hurricanes battering our coastlines, a pandemic, AND a never-ending stream of slanderous political text message notifications, it’s safe to say we’re all just straight-up angry. But, alas, you can unclench your jaw and release that furrowed brow you’ve been sporting. We have just the playlist to soothe your frustrations.
At Laughing Samurai, we’re no stranger to the genre of metal. We embrace that shit with open arms. We know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but hear us out. The next time you’re feeling a bout of rage whirling inside you, don’t take it out on your Facebook feed. Instead, try a dose of deeply distorted guitar riffs and heart-racing double bass pedal to release your inner fury.
This playlist is representative of go-to artists within metal and a great place to get started if you’re unfamiliar with this style of music. Outside of the obligatory inclusion of Black Sabbath, you’ll find a sampling of lesser-known bands and songs you need to check out to consider yourself a connoisseur of metal.