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.
Among our repeat inclusions are Cherry Bomb – the latest offering from Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator – as well as two albums from the artist that will be featured in our popular new “For Fans Of” segment. Also present is the self-titled Monobody record that we highlighted recently and which you should absolutely check out if you have not already.
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Head past the jump to see which records have been receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:
Entheos – Primal EP Chaos Divine – Colliding Skies Deftones – Diamond Eyes Leprous – The Congregation Gorod – A Perfect Absolution Deftones – Koi No Yokan Naive – Altra Native Construct – Quiet World Ghost Bath – Moonlover
Ogre – 195 Leprous – The Congregation Paul Leonard-Morgan – Dredd OST The Raven Autarchy – The Obscene Deliverance Minsk – The Crash & The Draw Arcane – Known/Learned Crows – Disk of Dust Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror Kamelot – Haven
Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You Dynfari – Vegferð Tímans Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden The Red Chord – Fed Through The Teeth Machine Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind Moving Mountains – Pneuma Hexis – Abalam At The Gates – Slaughter Of The Soul CHON – Grow
Native Construct – Quiet World Arcturus – Arcturian The Raven Autarchy – The Obscene Deliverance The Safety Fire – Mouth of Swords Sigh – Graveward Keep of Kalessin – Epistemology Tides of Man – Dream House The Safety Fire – Grind the Ocean Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
Leprous – The Congregation Tyler the Creator – Cherry Bomb Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly Tool – Aenima Tyler the Creator – Wolf Yautja – Songs of Descent Chon – Grow Todd Barry – Super Crazy Devin Townsend – Infinity
Mantric – The Descent Lengsel – Solace Extol – The Blueprint Dives Extol – Synergy Extol – s/t Antestor – The Forsaken The Burial – Lights and Perfections Tribulation – The Children of the Night In Solitude – Sister
The Number Twelve Looks Like You – Worse Than Alone Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb Coheed & Cambria – The Afterman Deluxe Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Volume I: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness Intronaut – Valley of Smoke Scar Symmetry – Holographic Universe Converge – Jane Doe Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit; I Don’t Go Outside The Fall Of Troy – Doppelganger
Piss Vortex – Piss Vortex Fvck Mountain – Dead Dogs Nights Like These – The Faithless Cave In – Until Your Heart Stops Cephalic Carnage – Misled By Certainty Brutal Truth – Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom Rivers Of Nihil – The Conscious Seed Of Light Sectioned/Shudder – Split Murdock – Dead Lung
Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi Trap Them – Darker Handcraft Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of the Stars The Police – Ghost in the Machine Corey Hart – First Offense Disentomb – Misery
Psycroptic – Self Titled Nica Group – Lounge Death Grips – Jenny Death Death Grips – Fashion Week Tigran Hamasyan – Mockroot Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire Nah – Nurture Entheos – Primal Blotted Science – The Machinations of Dementia
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Royal Thunder – Crooked Doors Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest Calexico – Edge of the Sun The Dear Hunter – Live Todd Terje – It’s Album Time The Go! Team – The Scene Between Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – Yield to Despair Monobody – Monobody
Dance Gavin Dance – Instant Gratification Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb Misery Signals – Controller Emmure – Speaker of the Dead The Soulless – Isolated Emmure – Slave to the Game Apophys – Prime Incursion Emmure – Felony Emmure – Goodbye to the Gallows
Murdock – Dead Lung Born of Osiris – The Discovery Vermin Womb – Permanence Closure in Moscow – The Penance and the Patience David Cross – It’s Not Funny David Cross – Bigger and Blackererererr Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine Queensryche – Hear in the Now Frontier Queensryche – Rage for Order
Vril – Portal Dasha Rush – Sleepstep KEN Mode – Entrench KEN Mode – Mennonite Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Get The Blessing – OC DC Death Abyss – Dominate Through Will Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Danny Brown – Old Vision of Disorder – Still Angel Du$t – AD The Swarm – Parasitic Skies Justin Timberlake – Futuresex/Lovesounds The Soulless – Isolated Death Grips – Money Store Sulpher Aeon – Swallowed by the Ocean’s tide Black Breath – Sentenced to Life
Black Flag – Damaged The Cure – Disintegration Gorguts – Obscura Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat Mayehm – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Pig Destroyer – Book Burner Prince – Purple Rain The Soft Moon – Deeper The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
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