What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 10/13/17

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

Eyehategod – Take as Needed for Pain
Five of the Eyes – The Venus Transit
Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life
Gorguts – Colored Sands
Iceage – New Brigade
Irreversible Entanglements – Irreversible Entanglements
Painkiller – Buried Secrets
Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Ruins – Tzomborgha

Simon Handmaker

Blind Guardian – Imaginations from the Other Side
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Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Incantation – Profane Nexus
Orchid – Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
Sachiel – Human Instrumentality
Aesop Rock – Skelethon
Intronaut – The Direction of Last Things

Eden Kupermintz

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Good Tiger – We Will All Be Gone
Balmorhea – Clear Language
For Giants – Big Sky
Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun
Opium Eater – Ennui
Danny Cavanagh – Monochrome
Dreadnought – A Wake In Sacred Wave
Vitriol – Pain Will Define Their Death

Dan Wieten

Stheno – Liberty Crawls in Waste
Hatebreed – Satisfaction is the Death of Our Desire
Gutslit – Amputheatre
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
Irreversible Entanglements – s/t
Mastodon – Cold Dark Place
Morbid Angel – Illud Divinum Insanus
Serdce – Timelessness
Bestia Arcana – Holokauston

Jordan Jerabek

Morbid Angel – Blessed Are the Sick
Spirit Adrift – Curse of Conception
Couch Slut – Contempt
Norska – Too Many Winters
Judas Priest – Stained Class
Elder – Reflections of a Floating World
Cicada the Burrower – The Great Nothing
Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers

Jonathan Adams

Dawn Ray’d – The Unlawful Assembly
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent
Dreadnought – A Wake In Sacred Waves
Primitive Man – Caustic
Spirit Adrift – Curse of Conception
Yellow Eyes – Immersion Trench Reverie
Horrified – Allure of the Fallen
The National – Sleep Well Beast

Colin Kauffman

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Amenra – Mass VI
Street Sects – Rat Jacket
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
Moving Mountains – Moving Mountains
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
Dreadnought – A Wake In Sacred Waves
Horrified – Allure of The Fallen
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact

Lincoln Jones

Looming – Seed
Propagandhi – Victory Lap
Primitive Man – Caustic
Cities of Mars – Temporal Rifts
Slomatics – Future Echo Returns
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Into the Great Wide Open
Wolves in the Throne Room – Two Hunters
Drive by Truckers – American Band
Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele

Joshua Bulleid

Beardfish – The Void
Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
Enslaved – E
Cursed Earth – Cycles of Grief Volume II: Decay
The Chasm – Farseeing The Paranormal Abysm
Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion Side B+
August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn

Noyan

Enslaved – E
Maximum the Hormone – Yoshu Fukushu
Keep of Kalessin – Reptilian
First Fragment – Dasein
Impureza – La Caìda de Tonatiuth
Sigh – In Somniphobia
Alpha Brutal – Upgrade
Biomechanical – Cannibalised
Bloodshot Dawn – Demons

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better – pushing right back.” – Albert Camus