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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 8/22/15

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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.

Two releases in this week’s grids have been receiving a great deal of buzz among our staff, especially River of Nihil‘s latest offering Monarchy. Kit’s glowing review (here) and perfect score reflect our staff’s immense love of this album and its guaranteed spot among our year end lists. Another heavily spun album among our staff is Destrier, the latest offering from Agent Fresco. In a HLT post (here), Ahmed provides in-depth commentary on why this release caught our staff off guard and has been dominating their playlists for the past couple of weeks.

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. (Note: Our contributors have been having trouble with scrobbling through Last(.)fm, causing several of them to sit out of this week’s playlist update.)

Head past the jump to see which receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 8/8/15

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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.

As is typical of these updates, there are numerous inclusions that have received the Heavy Blog seal of approval via a positive review. Leprous‘ The Congregation (review here), Sirens‘ Surge (review here), Lamb of God‘s VII: Sturm Und Drang (review here), Northlane‘s Node (review here), Hope Drone‘s Cloak of Ash (review here), We Lost the Sea‘s Departure Songs (review here), Between the Buried and Me‘s Coma Ecliptic (review here), Cattle Decapitation‘s Anthropocene Extinction (review here), August Burns Red‘s Found in Far Away Places (review here), Dreadnought‘s Bridging Realms (review here) and Khemmis‘ Absolution (review here) are all excellent albums from this year that are definitely worth your time. Due to Dr. Dre releasing his first album in sixteen years, it is no surprise that the album – Compton – appears among our hip-hop head heavy staff. Dre’s other two albums – The Chronic and 2001 – also appear this week, as well as two projects featuring MF DOOM (Bl_ck B_st_rds and Madvillainy) and Madlib (Madvillainy and Piñata), Kendrick Lamar‘s spectacular To Pimp a Butterfly and eminent producre Flying Lotus‘s excellent Cosmogramma and You’re Dead, all demonstrating our staff’s solid taste in the genre.

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.

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Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction

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For the longest time, you pretty much knew what you were going to get when Cattle Decapitation released a new album; totally vicious, unrelenting deathgrind with uncharacteristic lyrical content dealing with animal rights and environmental issues. That said, they’ve always been near the head of the pack when it comes to deathgrind, even if they didn’t stray too far from their effective formula.

But something happened in 2012 when Cattle Decapitation released Monolith of Inhumanity. Something about the band was different. With that album, they reached a whole new level of extremity and pushed the boundaries of what could be done with deathgrind, and subsequently, Monolith became the most heralded album of Cattle Decap’s career, and one of the most critically acclaimed of that year. After releasing such a deliciously vile album, it didn’t seem possible for them to top such an achievement, but much like a fermenting intestinal tract, Cattle Decapitation get better and better with each album, and their latest ripper The Anthropocene Extinction continues this trend.

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 7/25/15

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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.

As is typical of these updates, there are numerous inclusions that have received the Heavy Blog seal of approval via a positive review. August Burns Red‘s Found In Far Away Places (review here), Between the Buried and Me‘s Coma Ecliptic (review here), Drewsif Stalin’s Musical Endeavors‘s …Comes To An End (review here),  Ecstatic Vision‘s Sonic Praise (review here), Eidola‘s Degeneraterra (review here),  Hope Drone‘s Cloak of Ash (review here), Lamb of God‘s VII: Sturm Und Drang (review here), Rosetta‘s Quintessential Ephemera (review here) and Thy Art Is Murder‘s Holy War (review here) are all excellent albums worthy of your time. Additionally, several other albums listed reflect our staff’s input into various recent Heavy Blog features. Entries into our “For Fans Of – Pig Destroyer” post (Insect Warfare; feature here) and “Starter Kit – OG Progressive Deathcore” (Veil of Maya; feature here) appear here, and while Nuclear Assault just missed our “Best Of – Old School Thrash” list, the thrash legends who did make the list may be explored here. Finally, it was with a heavy heart that we covered the passing of After the Burial guitarist Justin Lowe; check out our tribute here.

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.

Head past the jump to see which receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:

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Check Into The Studio With Cattle Decapitation Recording The Anthropocene Extinction

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We’ve already heard the opening track to the new Cattle Decapitation record, The Anthropocene Extinction, and it rocks. Nah, “Manufactured Extinct” doesn’t rock. It fucking rips. If , by some feat of you being a moron, that doesn’t quite get the juices flowing for you then maybe this will. Noisey got the jump on an extensive look in the studio where Cattle recorded their upcoming Metal Blade album of the year candidate. Get some insider info into how this record took shape and what we should expect from the follow up to 2012’s opus Monolith Of Inhumanity.

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Cattle Decapitation Streaming New B-Side From The Anthropocene Extinction

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A year where Cattle Decapitation are releasing a new album is always going to be a good year. The deathgrind luminaries will release The Anthropecene Extinction this summer and we are salivating at the prospect of enjoying new Cattle material. One of the tracks that did not make it onto the final cut of the album, “Cannibalistic Invasivorism”, is streaming over at MetalSucks as part of the Decibel Flexi series. It’s not often we get to hear a “bonus track” before an album has even been released so get over the jump and curse humanity for all of it’s misdeeds. 

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/30/15

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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.

As is typical of these updates, there are a few inclusions of new releases that have recently received the HBIH stamp of approval via positive reviews. Jaga Jazzist‘s Starfire (review here), Maruta‘s Remain Dystopian (review here) and Secrets of the Sky‘s Pathway (review here) all received positive marks from our staff, particularly the former. It is also fitting that there are a couple of Mastodon inclusions, as they were the subject of our recent ‘For Fans Of” post which may be read here. Additionally, considering the multiple instances of Cattle Decapitation‘s excellent last album Monolith of Inhumanity, it is safe to assume that our staff is rather excited for their upcoming album The Anthropocene Extinction; lead single “Manufactured Extinct” may be streamed here. Finally, while not necessarily a “metal” release, Prurient‘s new noise masterpiece is included by a couple members of our staff, yours included. Stream the album here and be sure to check out the project’s upcoming dates with Godflesh here.

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.

Head past the jump to see which records have been receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:

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Summer Slaughter 2015 – The Most Divisive & Predictable Tour of the Year

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Summer Slaughter Tour has succeeded at both enlisting some of the biggest names in death metal and its off-shoot genres as well as conjure a flurry of quarreling comments about whether the lineup adheres to what its “Most Extreme Tour of the Year” tagline implies. Yet, what is often undiscussed is how generally predictable Summer Slaughter has become, both in its lineups and the arguments surrounding them. Look for a breakdown of this year’s Summer Slaughter lineup and a commentary on the tour as a whole after the jump:

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Cattle Decapitation Warn Of Our “Manufactured Instinct”, Release Album Details

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We’ve been awaiting this with bated breath over in the Heavy Blog camp. I honestly have trouble putting into words how excited some of us have been about this. Suffice it to say that we have been on the edges of our seats the past 24 hours or so waiting for this to drop. And now it’s here, and none of us could be any more excited. Holy shit, this is beyond awesome.

The deathgrind juggernauts at Cattle Decapitation have deemed it fit to unleash a bevy of new information to us today, including the name of their new album, the release date, the album cover, and, most importantly of all, a new song. Let me repeat that: a. new. song. from Cattle Decapitation. Truly, this is the best thing that will happen all week. Check out all of this new info after the jump.

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Maruta – Remain Dystopian

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Maruta‘s third full length, and first with Relapse, will be the benchmark for upcoming bands in the venomous subgenre that is deathgrind. The progenitors of this group of acts in Cattle Decapitation and Cephalic Carnage have their own unique sound and are instantly recognizable from the rest of the herd; the banshee screams of Travis Ryan and whirling sax solos that fleet in and out of Cephalic’s later work can not be found elsewhere. Maruta have come a ways since their 2008 debut and, in doing so, have carved out the tightest of nichés in a genre that is both despised and adored.

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