What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 12/2/16

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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 Battle Trance – Palace of Wind
Chippendale / Gustafsson / Pupillo – Melt
Four Tet – Everything Ecstatic
Gore – Mean Man’s Dream
Huerco S. – For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
Portishead – Portishead
Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Noyan Tokgozoglu

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 Aenaon – Hypnosophy
Fallujah – Dreamless
Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct
First Fragment – Dasein
Trivium – Shogun
Khonsu – The Xun Protectorate
Oathbreaker – Rheia
Fractal Cypher – The Human Paradox
Thrawsunblat – Metacthonia

David Aleksov

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 Orphx – Pitch Black Mirror
Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Pangaea – In Drum Play
Swans – The Glowing Man
Cabaret Voltaire – Red Mecca
Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
Biosphere – Microgravity
Biosphere – Shenzhou
Traumprinz – Mothercave

Simon Handmaker

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 Sumerlands – Sumerlands
The Dear Hunter – Act V: Hymns With the Devil in Confessional
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
Downfall of Gaia – Atrophy
Tommy ’86 – Transhumanism
Tiny Moving Parts – Celebrate
Medevil – Conductor of Storms
Russian Circles – Enter
Decrepit Birth – Diminishing Between Worlds

Jimmy Mullett

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John Zorn – The Classic Guide to Strategy, Vol. 4
Protest the Hero – Pacific Myth
The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath
Deftones  – White Pony
Naked City – Torture Garden
Duke Ellington – Ellington At Newport
Mike Patton – Adult Themes For Voice
The Weeknd – Starboy
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition 

Kieran Fisher

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Bad Rabbits – American Nightmare
Saor – Guardians
Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
Orbweaver – Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon
The Mezingers – On the Impossible Past
Chemical Brothers – Further
Melt-Banana – Fetch
Eyedea & Abilities – By the Throat
The Antlers – Burst Apart 

Colin Kauffman

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 The Black Queen – Fever Daydream
Aenaon – Hypnosophy
Khonsu – The Xun Protectorate
Dischordia – Thanatopsis
Bad Rabbits – American Nightmare
Alexisonfire – Crisis
In Flames – Come Clarity
Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies
Shai Hulud – Reach Beyond The Sun

Ahmed Hasan

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 The Reign of Kindo – Play With Fire
Tesseract – Altered State
Tesseract – Polaris
Animals as Leaders – The Madness of Many
Tesseract – Errai
Psycroptic – Psycroptic
First Fragment – Dasein
Psycroptic – Ob(servant)
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

Eden Kupermintz

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 Tumbleweed Dealer – TDIII Tokes, Hatred & Caffeine
Clipping. – Splendor & Misery
Aenaon – Hypnosophy
Pain of Salvation – In the Passing Light of Day
Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl
65daysofstatic – Wild Light
sleepmakeswaves – …and so we destroyed everything
Tommy ’86 – Transhumanism
Spellcaster – Night Hides the World

Kit Brown

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 Pink Floyd – Pulse
Revocation – Great Is Our Sin
Metallica – Hardwired…to Self Destruct
Vektor – Outer Isolation
Kreator – Gods of Violence
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk
Darkthrone – Soulside Journey
Trap Them – Crown Feral
Oathbreaker – Rheia

Nick Cusworth

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 Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts
Blueneck – The Outpost
Aenaon – Hypnosophy
Katie Gately – Color
Oathbreaker – Rheia
Painted In Exile – The Ordeal
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way
ColdWorld – Autumn
Burial – Young Death/Nightmarket