What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 3/30/18

For those who missed our last installment, We post bi-weekly 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

Battle Trance – Blade of Love
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
Disclosure – Settle
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I & II
Lack the Low – One Eye Closed
Malady – Toinen Toista
Of Feather and Bone – Bestial Hymns of Perversion
Opeth – Blackwater Park
Wire – Chairs Missing

Colin Kauffman

Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Portal – Ion
Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival
David Byrne – American Utopia
Mare Cognitum – Luminiferous Aether
Chthe’ilist – Le Dernier Crepuscule
Zhrine – Unortheta
Rolo Tomassi – Astrea
Forest Swords – Compassion

Simon Handmaker

Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese
George Clanton – 100% Electronica
Pursuing Paradise – Memories
Diploid – Everything Went Red
Orchid – Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
Tera Melos – Drugs to the Dear Youth
Metallica – …And Justice For All
Krallice – s/t
Warning – Watching From a Distance

Jonathan Adams

Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
King Goat – Debt of Aeons
Of Feather and Bone – Bestial Hymns of Perversion
Inhumankind – Self-Extinction
Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma
Soldat Hans – Es Taut
Sectioned – Annihilated
Mount Eerie – Now Only
Mournful Congregation – The Monad of Creation

Lincoln Jones

Judas Priest – Firepower
Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma
Guided by Voices – Space Gun
Blood Incantation – Starspawn
Of Feather and Bone – Bestial Hymns of Perversion
Superchunk – What a Time to be Alive
Nest – Metempsychosis
Tomb Mold – Primordial Malignity
Sixes – Methistopheles

Cody Dilullo

Leprous – Bilateral
Leprous – Coal
Hannes Grossman – The Crypts of Sleep
Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake
Leprous – Tall Poppy Syndrome
Keep of Kalessin – Reptilian
Behemoth – Demigod
Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology

Joshua Bulleid

Rivers Of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
Pestilent Reign – Pyres
The Fever 333 – Made An America
letlive. – If I’m The Devil…
Will Haven – Muerte
Barren Earth – A Complex Of Cages
Ihsahn – Angl
Parkway Drive – Ire
A Perfect Circle – Mer De Noms

Pete Williams

Rivers of Nihil-Where Owls Know My Name
Ulvesang-The Hunt
Ripped to Shreds-Mai-zang
Rongeur-An Asphyxiating Embrace
Slugdge-Esoteric Malacology
Mournful Congregation-The Incubus of Karma
The Messthetics-The Messthetics
Soul Dissolution-Stardust
Sepultura-Roots

Eden Kupermintz

Malady – Toinen Toista
Big Big Train – Folklore
Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere
Toundra – Vortex
Scott Kelly and the Road Home – The Forgiven Ghost in Me
Yes – Fragile
Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead
Messa – Feast for Water
Ciccada – The Finest of Miracles

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