What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 9/29/17

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

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
The Iceburn Collective – Meditavolutions
King Woman – Created in the Image of Suffering
Leprous – Coal
Street Sects – End Position
Tom Waits – Bone Machine
Xiu Xiu – Nina
Zola Jesus – Okovi

Simon Handmaker

The Ocean – Pelagial
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
The Ocean – Aeolian
The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
Meshuggah – Destroy Erase Improve
The Ocean – Anthropocentric
Pinegrove – Everything So Far
ISIS – Oceanic

Colin Kauffman

All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal
Balmorhea – Clear Language
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Leprous – Malina
This Patch of Sky – These Small Spaces
Tesseract – Altered States
Eternal Champion – The Armor of Ire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
Cirith Ungol – King of The Dead

Lincoln Jones

Primitive Man – Caustic
The National – Sleep Well Beast
Spirit Adrift – Curse of Conception
Metallica – …And Justice for All
Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
Alvvays – Antisocialites
Action Bronson – Blue Chips 7000
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
Monolord – Rust

Jonathan Adams

Sutrah – Dunes
Lo! – Monstrorum Historia
Dyscarnate – With All Their Might
Gigan – Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence
The National – Sleep Well Beast
Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Archspire – Relentless Mutation
The Clientele – Music for the Age of Miracles
Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Joshua Bulleid

The Contortionist – Clairvoyant
August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem
Instar – The Ex Nihilo Cycle
Sylosis – Monolith
Venom Prison – Animus
Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
Enslaved – E
Gigan – Undulating Waves Of Rainbiotic Iridescence
Sepultura – Roots

Eden Kupermintz

And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering
Casualties of Cool – Casualties of Cool
Dorthia Cottrell – Self Titled
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Busdriver – Perfect Hair
Foredoomed – Ordeal
Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers
Gigan – Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence
Ingurgitating Oblivion – Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light

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