During his time as weekend editor here, one of the consistently most popular features Brian Shields would run was the What We’re Really Listening To column, which would ask either Heavy Blog staff or musicians to share the music they’ve been jamming the most recently. We’ve decided that it was too fun an idea to not continue, so we’re picking up where he left off. It should come as no surprise that we at HBIH are constantly listening to music, and as an effort to recommend as many quality tunes as possible, here is a glimpse into what has been dominating our playlists for the past week.
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.
Head past the jump to see which records have been receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:
Windhand – Soma Windhand – S/T Throttlerod – Pig Charmer Elder – Lore Dark Castle – Spirited Migration Leviathan – Massive Conspiracy Against All Life YOB – Atma Sumac – The Deal Scissorfight – Mantrapping For Sport and Profit
Engel – Raven Kings Clutch – Robot Hive/Exodus Clutch – Strange Cousins from The West A Perfect Circle – Mer De Noms Clutch – Earth Rocker Sylosis – Dormant Shart Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor Destrage – Are You Kidding Me? No
Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE Andy Stott – We Stay Together Radiohead – In Rainbows Abdulla Rashim – Unanimity Radiohead – Kid A Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$ AnD – Cosmic Microwave Background East Of The Wall – Ressentiment Lena Willikens – Phantom Delia
Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire Karnivool – Sound Awake Elder – Lore Steven Wilson – Hand.Cannot.Erase. Protest the Hero – Kezia The Devin Townsend Project – Addicted! The Omega Experiment – s/t The Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud Rishloo – Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth
Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha Nothing More – Nothing More The Contortionist – Language Wings Denied – Mirrors for a Prince The Omega Experiment – S/T Gin Blossoms – Outside Looking In – Best Of The Gin Blossoms The Ocean – Pelagial Karnivool – Asymmetry TesseracT – Altered State
Napalm Death – Apex Predator/Easy Meat Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha Torche – Restarter Full of Hell & Merzbow – S/T Call of The Void – Ageless Magrudergrind – S/T The Acacia Strain – Coma Witch Napalm Death – Utilitarian Full of Hell – Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
Torche – Restarter Clark – Clark Torche – Harmonicraft Do Make Say Think – Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn Tigran Hamasyan – Mockroot Arms of Tripoli – Dream In Tongues Native Construct – Quiet World Ocoai – Breatherman Cloudkicker – Subsume
Yung Simmie – Yung Smokey BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul Torche – Restarter An Autumn for Crippled Children – The Long Goodbye Toundra – IV David Cross – Bigger and Blackerer Incubus – Make Yourself Incubus – Light Grenades Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Classixx – Hanging Gardens Deafheaven – Sunbather Duck Sauce – Quack Joy Division – Closer My Bloody Valentine – Loveless Sigur Rós – Valtari The Smiths – Meat is Murder THEESatisfaction – EarthEE Youth Lagoon – Year of Hibernation
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul Dance Gavin Dance – Acceptance Speech Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Aesop Rock – Labor Days Coheed and Cambria – Second Stage Turbine Blade Wrath of Vesuvius/WRVTH – Revelation Dance Gavin Dance – Happiness Decapitated – Nihility Coheed and Cambria – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3
Converge – When Forever Comes Crashing The Chariot – One Wing Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones) Keeps of Kalessin – Epistemology Circa Survive – Appendage EP Enabler – All Hail the Void Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F♯ A♯ ∞ Cloudkicker – Portmanteau Converge – No Heroes
"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