What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 10/27/17

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

Loren Connors – Evangeline
Feist – Let It Die
Leftfield – Leftism
The Mars Volta – Amputechture
Monobody – Monobody
Matana Roberts – The Chicago Project
St. Vincent – Masseduction
Totorro – Home Alone
John Zorn – Six Litanies for Heliogabalus

Joshua Bulleid

Trivium – The Sin and the Sentence
The King Is Blind – We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer
Dreadnought – Lifewoven
Polaris – The Mortal Coil
Sigh – Hangman’s Hymn
Through the Eyes of the Dead – Dismous
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black
Sufferer – Sufferer
Veil of Maya – False Idol

David Aleksov

The Bug – Angels & Devils
Sevdaliza – Ison
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
instra:mental – resolution 653
Second Storey – Lucid Locations
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3
Equiknoxx – Bird Sound Power
Burial – Untrue
Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins

Jonathan Adams

Destroyer – Ken
Small Leaks Sink Ships – Golden Calf
The National – Sleep Well Beast
Yellow Eyes – Immersion Trench Reverie
Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
Enslaved – E
Trivium – The Sin and the Sentence
St. Vincent – Masseduction

Colin Kauffman

Trivium – The Sin and The Sentence
The Body x Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Eidola – To Speak, To Listen
Spires of The Lunar Sphere – SIREN
Portico Quartet – Art In The Age of Automation
Grails – Chalice Hymnal
Ulvesang – Ulvesang
Enslaved – E

Simon Handmaker

Every Time I Die – New Junk Aesthetic
Arctos – A Spire Silent
Duck, Little Brother, Duck! – Don’t Take Our Filth Away
Panopticon – Kentucky
Dissection – Storm of the Light’s Bane
Gorod – A Perfect Absolution
Lunar Shadow – Far From Light
The Faceless – Planetary Duality
Full of Hell / Calm the Fire – Split

Lincoln Jones

A. Savage – Thawing Dawn
Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper
Propagandhi – Victory Lap
Bongripper – Miserable
Grace Disgraced – Lasting Afterdeaths
Primitive Man – Caustic
Elder – Lore
Iron Chic – You Can’t Stay Here
Aritificial Brain – Infrared Horizons

Eden Kupermintz

Spires of the Lunar Sphere – SIREN
The Knells – The Knells II
And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering
Trivium – The Sin and The Sentence
Cryptodira – The Devil’s Despair
Snooze – Actually, Extremely
Adimiron – Et Liber Eris
This Patch of Sky – These Small Spaces

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