What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/11/18

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 doesn’t 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 3×3 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

Lea Bertucci – Metal Aether
Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll
Dear Nora – Mountain Rock
Digable Planets – Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Grouper – Grid of Points
Jon Hopkins – Singularity
Lack the Low – One Eye Closed
Lonker See – One Eye Sees Red
Thy Catafalque – Geometria

Jonathan Adams

Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
Thou – The House Primordial
Iceage – Beyondless
Thy Catafalque – Geometria
Ihsahn – Ámr
Zeal and Ardor – Stranger Fruit
Unravel – Eras of Forfeit
Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained
At the Gates – To Drink From the Night Itself

Eden Kupermintz

Sun Speaker – Ov Lustra
Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy
Dream Tröll – The Witch’s Curse
LLNN – Deads
Dreadnought – A Wake In Sacred Wave
SikTh – The Future In Whose Eyes?
A Sense of Gravity – Atrament
Forest Swords – Compassion
Fox Territory – Degressive Fusion

Simon Handmaker

Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash
Blackfist – Strapped 4 Survival
The Body – I have fought against it, but I can’t any longer.
Hoth – Astral Necromancy
Immolation – Close to a World Below
Superstition – Surging Throng of Evil’s Might
At the Gates – To Drink From the Night Itself
Entombed – Clandestine
November’s Doom – Hamartia

Joshua Bulleid

Parkway Drive – Reverence
Parkway Drive – Ire
Amorphis – Tuonela
The Contortionist – Clairvoyant
Don Broco – Technology
Bleeding Through – Love Will Kill All
High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine
Depravity – Evil Upheaval
R. E. M. – New Adventures In Hi-Fi

Matt MacLennan

Arms/Seizures – Split
Sectioned – Annihilated
LLNN – Deads
Nightmarer – Cacophony of Terror
Plebeian Grandstand – Lowgazers
Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs, True Lows
Chepang – DADHELO – A Tale of Wildfire
Hivesmasher – Gutter Choir
Vicious Embrace – Winter Demonstration

Lincoln Jones

Immolation – Majesty and Decay
Immolation – Close to a World Below
Immolation – Dawn of Possession
Immolation – Atonement
Sleep – The Sciences
Immolation – Harnessing Ruin
Immolation – Failures for Gods
Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy
Immolation – Here In After

Colin Kauffman

Thou – The House Primordial
Dimmu Borgir- Eonian
Ihsahn – Amr
Tomb Mold – Manor Of Infinite Forms
Rivers Of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
Sectioned – Annihilated
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Respire – Denouement
Lack The Low – One Eye Closed

Jordan Jerabek

Baptists – Beacon of Faith
Netherlands – Hope Porn
Thou – The House Primordial
Rad Payoff – Slow & Weird
Scientist – Barbelith
Poney – Pagan Nouveau
Ihsahn – Ámr
The Armed – Only Love
Sectioned – Annihilated

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