The Verge Playlist: Weather the storm

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Here in the Northeastern United States, we’re in the thick of a hot, sticky summer, and with it, privy to theatrical summer thunderstorms almost every day. I love thunderstorms in the summer — there’s just nothing like when the sky turns pitch black in the middle of the day and the clouds unleash their fury on the land below. There’s a specific soundtrack that goes oh so perfectly with these storms: moody, atmospheric metal that builds from quiet nothing into crashing crescendos and soaring guitars. These often lengthy songs evoke the rain coming down, the thunder booming overhead, and the blasts of lighting that punctuate a great summer storm. Close your eyes, turn up your headphones, and get drenched.

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