What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 7/25/17

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

Black Motor – Branches
Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh – Sex Tape
Burning Ghosts – Reclamation
Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne, Stephen Scholz & Richard Downs – Touch
Lean Left – I Forgot to Breathe
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet – The Year of the Elephant
Sly & The Family Drone and Dead Neanderthals – Molar Wrench
Henry Threadgill – Makin’ a Move
Sonore – Cafe Oto/London

Simon Handmaker

Discordance Axis – The Inalienable Dreamless
Aesop Rock – Labor Days
Old Gray – Slow Burn
envy – A Dead Sinking Story
Boris – Dear
Cave State – Cave State
Inanimate Existence – Beneath a Melting Sky
Warforged – Essence of the Land
Torche – Meanderthal

Jonathan Adams

Slugdge – The Cosmic Cornucopia
Inanimate Existence – Underneath a Melting Sky
Expulsion – Nightmare Future
Tau Cross – Pillar of Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room – Two Hunters
Impure Wilhelmina – Radiation
Seer – Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void
Execration – Return to the Void
Boris – Dear

Ahmed Hasan

After the Burial – Rareform
Car Bomb – Centralia
Lamb of God – As the Palaces Burn
Muse – Absolution
Artificial Brain – Infrared Horizon
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer
Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
Psycroptic – The Scepter of the Ancients
Meshuggah – Alive

Mark Valentino

Whirr – Distressor
Negative Approach – Tied Down
Integrity – Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume
Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue
Angels And Airwaves – We Don’t Need To Whisper
Buried Alive – Death Of Your Perfect World
Today Is The Day – Temple Of The Morningstar
Pulling Teeth – Martyr Immortal
Low – I Could Live In Hope

Eden Kupermintz

Fox Territory – Degressive Fusion
Dvne – Asheran
Com Truise – Iteration
Elbow – Little Fictions
Steven Wilson – To the Bone
Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Big Big Train – The Underfall Yard
The Physics House Band – Mercury Fountain
milo – so the flies don’t come

David Aleksov

Shinichi Atobe – From the Heart, It’s a Start, a Work of Art
Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
Damon Bell – Blues for the Libyan
Kettenkarussell – Insecurity Guard
Kowton – Utility
Pangaea – In Drum Play
Basic Rhythm – The Basics
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
Coil – Musick to Play in the Dark

Matt MacLennan

Kraanium/Analepsy – Kraanialepsy Split
Deftones – Deftones
Every Time I Die – New Junk Aesthetic
Dwell – Innate
Warsawwasraw – Sensitizer
Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
Pig Destroyer – Prowler In The Yard
Scumguts – Scumguts
Pyrrhon – Growth Without End

Jordan Jerabek

Boris – Dear
Endon – MAMA
Mavradoxa – Lethean Lament
Couch Slut – Contempt
Ruby the Hatchet – Planetary Space Child
Atriarch – Dead As Truth
Cormorant – Diaspora
Uhtcearu – The Plight of Wanderers
Necrot – Blood Offerings

Ryan Castrati

Prince and The Revolution – Purple Rain (Expanded Edition)
Alvvays – Alvvays
In the Presence of Wolves – Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and The Cage
Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – On the Echoing Green
Young Scooter – Jugg King
Expulsion – Nightmare Future
Decapitated – Organic Hallucinosis
Push Over – Demo EP

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