What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 1/20/17

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

Angels of Light – We Are Him
Autechre – Tri Repetae
Battles – Mirrored
Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms
Eli Keszler – Last Signs of Speed
Lantlôs – Agape
Little Women – Throat
Miles Davis – Live Evil
Tim Hecker – Harmony in Ultraviolet

Noyan Tokgozoglu

Oni – Ironshore
Aversions Crown – Xenocide
Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
iwrestledabearonce – Hail Mary
Aliases – Derangeable
As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
The Faceless – Akeldama
Nile – At The Gate of Sethu
First Fragment – Dasein

Jonathan Adams

Laster – Ons Vrije Fatum
Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal
Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time
The Drowned God – Moonbearer
Krallice – Prelapsarian
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Mitochondrion – Archaeaeon
Soen – Tellurian
Run the Jewels – RTJ3

Jimmy Mullett

John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Matthew Shipp—Tangle
Miles Davis—Bitches Brew
Einstürzende Neubauten—Halber Mensch
Brian Eno—Reflection
Mats Gustaffson/Merzbow/Thurston Moore/Balázs Pándi—Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper
Ned Rothenberg—Ghost Stories
Wadada Leo Smith—America’s National Parks
Stabat Akish—Stabat Akish
John Zorn—50th Birthday Celebration Vol. 1: Masada String Trio

Kieran Fisher

Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Static-X – Wisconsin Death Trip
Justin Hurtwitz – La La Land
The Antlers – Burst Apart
Our Lady Peace – Gravity
Skid Row – Skid Row
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Sugar Ray – Lemonade and Brownies
Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair

 Ahmed Hasan

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3
Brad Mehldau – Highway Rider
Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
Meshuggah – Nothing
Psycroptic – The Inherited Repression
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines
Bonobo – Migration
The Red Chord – Clients
Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason

 Jordan Jerabek

Black Anvil – As Was
The Blind Shake – Celebrate Your Worth
Totem Skin – Weltschmerz
Spell – For None and All
Baptists – Bushcraft
Boris – Attention Please
Droids Attack – Sci-Fi Or Die
Gaytheist – Hold Me… But Not So Tight
Buildings – Melt Cry Sleep

Bill Fetty

Drive-By Truckers – American Band
Junius – Reports from the Threshold of Death
Russian Circles – Guidance
IDLES – MEAT
Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
Bad Religion – The Empire Strikes First
Rise Against – Appeal to Reason
Strung Out – Blackhawks Over Los Angeles
Loved Ones – Build and Burn

Mike McMahan

Black Anvil – As Was
Gone Is Gone – Echolocation
Bonobo – Migration
Hour Of Penance – Disturbance
Blood Incantation – Starspawn
Jeff Parker – The New Breed
Miles Davis – The Bootleg Series Volume 4, Live At Newport 1955-1975
White Lung – Paradise
Oddland – The Treasury Of Senses

Eden Kupermintz

Lo-Pan – In Tensions
Grails – Chalice Hymnal
Mick Gordon – Doom OST
Glorior Belli – Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)
The Drowned God – Moonbearer
Netherelands – Audubon
Labirinto – Gehenna
Persefone – Aathma
Zeal & Ardor – Devil Is Fine

Simon Handmaker

Kill Bill – Drop Season Vol. 1 [Singles Collection]
Circa Survive – On Letting Go
Misanthropia – Omerta
Circa Survive – Blue Sky Noise
EQUIP – I Dreamed of a Palace in the Sky
Mastodon – Leviathan
Teethgrinder – Nihilism
Maeth – Shrouded Mountain
The Drowned God – Moonbearer

Nick Cusworth

Grails – Chalice Hymnal
Black Peaks – Statues
Calexico – Algiers
The Drowned God – Moonbearer
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Bonobo – Migration
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Labirinto – Gehenna

Andrew Hatch

Mantas – Death by Metal
Mgla – Exercises in Futility
RAT ATTACK – RAT ATTACK
Salem’s Wych – Betrayer of Kings
Sumerlands – Sumerlands
The Lord Weird Slough Feg – Traveller
Keep of Kalessin – Kolossus
Dragonforce – Valley of the Damned
Amon Amarth – Jomsviking

David Aleksov

Varg – Ursviken
Kane Ikin – Modern Pressure
Inigo Kennedy – Vaudeville
Skee Mask – Shred
James Holden – The Inheritors
Nightmares on Wax – Carboot Soul
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Massive Attack – Blue Lines
Brian Eno – The Ship

Ryan Castrati

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3
Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Code Orange – Forever
Plini – Handmade Cities
Mutemath – Vitals
The xx – Coexist
The xx – xx
21 Savage – Savage Mode
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

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