What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 12/15/16

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

Decapitated – Organic Hallucinosis
Eric B & Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Herbie Hancock – Headhunters
John Coltrane – Olé
Mars Volta – Octahedron
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
New York Dolls – New York Dolls
Rustie – Glass Swords

Kit Brown

Emperor – In the Nightside Eclipse
Iron Maiden – Killers
Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time
Slice the Cake – Odyssey to the West
Nails/Full of Hell – Split
Motorhead – Bomber
Motorhead – Overkill
Veil of Maya – The Common Man’s Collapse
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast

Jimmy Mullett

Kaoru Abe – Winter 1972
Behemoth – The Satanist
Depeche Mode – Sounds of the Universe
Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
Masada – Live At Tonic 2001
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Monk Trio
Prince – Sign “O” the Times
John Zorn – The Classic Guide to Strategy Vol. 4

Colin Kauffman

Pain of Salvation – The Perfect Element, Part 1
Pain of Salvation – Remedy Lane
Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts
The Body – No One Deserves Happiness
Zao – The Well Intentioned Virus
Esben and The Witch – Older Terrors
Maeth – Shrouded Mountain
A Sense of Gravity – Atrament
Devil Sold His Soul – Blessed and Cursed

Jake Tiernan

At The Drive In – In/Casino/Out
At The Drive In – Relationship of Command
At The Drive In – Acrobatic Tenement
The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Crematorium
The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute
Suffocate For Fuck Sake – Blazing Fires and Helicopters on the Front Page of the Newspaper. There is a War Going on and I’m Wearing Heavy Boots.
Gospel – The Moon is a Dead World
Big Black – Songs About Fucking
Fucked Up – Glass Boys

Simon Handmaker

Ion Dissonance – Cast the First Stone
Virvum – Illuminance
S U R V I V E – RR7349
Dynatron – Aeternus
Girlfriends – s/t
Totorro – Come To Mexico
Circa Survive – Violent Waves
Baroness – Yellow/Green
Oathbreaker – Rheia

David Aleksov

Gorillaz – Demon Days
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows
clipping. – Splendor & Misery
Massive Attack – Blue Lines
Cabaret Voltaire – Micro-Phonies
DangerDoom – The Mouse and the Mask
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug

Dan Wieten

Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill
Burzum – Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Devil Sold His Soul – Empire of Light
Deafheaven – New Bermuda
Thy Infernal – Satan’s Wrath
Katalepsy – Gravenous Hour
December – The Lament Configuration
Skyharbor – Guiding Lights
Lewis Black – Old Yeller

Ahmed Hasan

Brad Mehldau – Highway Rider
Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail
Car Bomb – Meta
Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Thank You Scientist – Maps of Non-Existence Places
Psycroptic – Ob(servant)
Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.

Eden Kupermintz

Clipping. – Splendor & Misery
Tor – Blue Book
Enemies – Valuables
Mithras – On Strange Loops
she – Abyss
Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Maeth – Shrouded Mountain
Sumerlands – Sumerlands
Ulvesang – Ulvesang

Jordan Jerabek

Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows
The Human Abstract – Digital Veil
Coffinworm – When All Became None
Frontierer – Orange Mathematics
Death – Scream Bloody Gore
Every Time I Die – Low Teens
Blood Incantation – Starspawn
Deftones – Gore
Vektor – Terminal Redux

Andrew Hatch

Peter Hammill – Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night
Running Wild – Death or Glory
Oathbreaker – Rheia
Nocturnus – The Key
Guitar Gabriel – Deep in the South
Blind Connie Williams – Philadelphia Street Singer
Blazon Stone – War of the Roses
The Black Riders – Chosen Few
Angel Witch – Angel Witch

Nick Cusworth

Kaytranada – 99.9%
Solange – A Seat At The Table
Baroness – Yellow & Green
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Kvelertak – Nattesferd
Baroness – Purple
Enemies – Valuables
VIRTA – Hurmos

Ryan Castrati

When Our Time Comes – When Our Time Comes
Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit
Ab-Soul – Do What Thou Wilt.
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Teethgrinder – Nihilism
Pentimento – Inside the Sea
A Sense of Gravity – Atrament
Post Malone – Stoney (Deluxe)
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

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