What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 11/4/16

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Scott Murphy

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Cakes da Killa – Hedonism
Anderson .Paak – Malibu
Tim Hecker – Virgins
Deathspell Omega – The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Disclosure – Settle
Katie Gately – Color
Loren Connors – Red Mars
Women – Women
Deafheaven – Roads to Judah

Ahmed Hasan

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Car Bomb – Meta
Destrage – A Means to No End
Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Gorod – A Perfect Absolution
Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
Destrage – The King is Fat’n’Old
Destrage – Are You Kidding Me? No.
Wormed – Krighsu

David Aleksov

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Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Vrioon
Lustmord – Dark Matter
Orphx – Pitch Black Mirror
Alcest – Kodama
Biosphere – Substrata²

Jimmy Mullett

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
John Zorn – Ipsissimus
Behemoth – Evangelion
Porcupine Tree – Up The Downstair
Mark Korven – The Witch (OST)
Ghostface Killah & BadBadNotGood – Sour Soul
Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness
Naked City – Naked City
Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese

Nick Cusworth

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Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail
Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
Mammoth – Deviations
A Sense of Gravity – Atrament
Anciients – Voice of the Void
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Real Enemies
Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley
Latitudes – Old Sunlight
Grizzly Bear – Shields: B-Sides

Jordan Jerabeck

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Goes Cube – Shadows Swallowed the Flood
Maeth – Shrouded Mountain
Black Tomb – s/t
Verminlord – demo
DRACLA – s/t
Those Poor Bastards – Necrosphere
Wartorn – Iconic Nightmare
Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit
Ash Borer – Cold of Ages

Eden Kupermintz

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Painted in Exile – The Ordeal
Mountain – Evolve
Protest the Hero – Kezia
Dark Tranquillity – Atoma
Clipping – Splendor & Misery
Exist Immortal – Breathe
Pain of Salvation – Entropia
Protest the Hero – Pacific Myth
Mouth of the Architect – Path of Eight

Simon Handmaker

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Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis
Car Bomb – Meta
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
Protest the Hero – Kezia (Remastered)
Coheed and Cambria – The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Ttng – Disappointment Island
Gatecreeper – Sonoran Deprivation

Mark Valentino

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Darkest Hour – Deliver Us
Weekend Nachos – Apology
Mutoid Man – Bleeder
Oathbreaker – Rhein
Caspian – You Are The Conductor
Sex Prisoner – Tannhauser Gate
Trap Them – Crown Feral
Homewrecker – Circle Of Death
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk

Colin Kauffman

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Dark Tranquillity – Atoma
Schammasch – Triangle
Car Bomb – Meta
Saor – Aura
Departe – Failure, Subside
Yndi Halda – Under Summer
Candiria – While They Were Sleeping
Audioslave – Audioslave
Caligula’s Horse – Bloom

Kit Brown

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Wormrot – Voices
Car Bomb – Meta
Defeated Sanity – Disposal of the Dead/Dharmata
Kayo Dot – Hubardo
Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
Meshuggah – Nothing
Kayo Dot – Plastic House on Base of Sky
Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence
Deathspell Omega – The Synarchy of Molten Bones

Andrew Hatch

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Theocracy – Ghost Ship
Sonic Reign – Raw Dark Pure
Sonata Arctica – Winterheart’s Guild
Sonata Arctica – Silence
Nocturnus – The Key
Muddy Waters – Folk Singer
Mark Gormley – Mark Gormley
Iron Reagan – Tyranny of Will
Cauldron – In Ruin

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better – pushing right back.” – Albert Camus