What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 9/1/17

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

The Jesus Lizard – Liar
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club – Sketches Of Brunswick East
Lantlôs – .neon
Leprous – Malina
The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute
Mayhem – A Grand Declaration of War
Melvins – Stag
Ulver – Shadows of the Sun
Yes – Relayer

Mark Valentino

Warning – Watching From A Distance
Hammock – Departure Songs
Trap Them – Darker Handcraft
Infest – Slave
AFI – DECEMBERUNDERGROUND
Infest – No Man’s Slave
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise
Whirr – Distressor
Dismember – Like An Everflowing Stream

Simon Handmaker

BROCKHAMPTON – SATURATION 2
Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
Kill Bill – RAMONA
Lil Ugly Mane – Mista Thug Isolation
Tera Melos – Drugs to the Dear Youth
Busdriver – Perfect Hair
Dilute – Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive Grape
Milo (rapsmith) – So the Flies Don’t Come
Tera Melos – Trash Generator

Dan Wieten

Sannhet – Young Death
Sannhet – So Numb
Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Ihsahn – The Adversary
Ass to Mouth – Degenerate
The Kill – Make ’em Suffer
Deicide – Legion
Oceano – Revelation
Dead Cross – Dead Cross

Jonathan Adams

Brand New – Science Fiction
Xanthochroid – Of Erthe and Axen: Act I
Brockhampton – Saturation II
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
Wolves In the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Sketches of Brunswick East
Hushed – Pillars
Seprevation – Echoes of Mercy

Bill Fetty

White Moth Black Butterfly – Atone
Algiers – The Underside of Power
Portrait – Burn the World
Artillery – When Death Comes
Sodom – Agent Orange
Dave Hause – Bury Me in Philly
Menzingers – After the Party
Caspian – Hymn for the Greatest Generation
Guilty Ghosts – Witness

Joshua Bulleid

Get the Shot – Infinite Punishment
Comeback Kid – Die Knowing
Brand New – Science Fiction
Mason – Impervious
Pestilence – Obsidio
Gorguts – The Erosion of Sanity
Whitechapel – Our Endless War
Taylor Swift – 1989
Zeta – Zeta

Joe Whitenton

John Coltrane – Africa/Brass
Brockhampton – Saturation II
Public Image LTD – First Issue
Tyler The Creator – Flower Boy
Miles Davis – Miles Smiles
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
Sannhet – So Numb
Cormorant – Diaspora

Eden Kupermintz

White Moth Black Butterfly – Atone
The Samuel Jackson Five – self titled
Myrkur – Mareridt
Instar – The Ex Nihilo Cycle
Lor – In Forgotten Sleep
Dvne – Asheran
Bodhi – Ineffable
Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun

Ahmed Hasan

Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Gridlink – Longhena
Gerald Clayton – Tributary Tales
Agent Fresco – Destrier
Necrophagist – Epitaph
The Reign of Kindo – This is What Happens
After the Burial – Rareform
The Reign of Kindo – Play With Fire
Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis

Nick Cusworth

Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
Portico Quartet – Art in the Age of Automation
Leprous – Malina
The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
Xanthochroid – “Of Erthe and Axen” Act I
Fucked Up – David Comes to Life
ZETA – Zeta
Sannhet – So Numb

Matt MacLennan

The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
Counterparts – Tragedy Will Find Us
Gaza – No Absolutes In Human Suffering
Blame God – Strategically Confined (eyyy Mark)
Counterparts – The Difference Between Hell And Home
Secret Cutter – Secret Cutter
Oblivionized – Life Is A Struggle, Give Up
The Black Dahlia Murder – Miasma
The Arson Project – Disgust

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