What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/3/15

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.

Numerous inclusions have received the Heavy Blog stamp of approval in one form or another. The Raven Autarchy‘s The Obscene DeliveranceKatatonia’s Sanctitude and The Crinn‘s Shadowbreather all received glowing reviews, and our pseudo-review of the excellent new collaboration between Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – Never were the way she was – saw editor Nick Cusworth gushing over his current album of the year. This coming week, expect reviews for And So I Watch From Afar‘s Heirs and Leprous‘ The Congregation, both of which appear in this update and are current Heavy Blog favorites for 2015.  In the meantime, stream Heirs here and read our interview with Leprous frontman Einar Solberg here.

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

Kyle Gaddo

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Leprous – The Congregation
Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha
The Agonist – Eye of Providence
Ghost Ship Octavius – Ghost Ship Octavius
Black Star Riders – Killer Instinct
Chaos Divine – Colliding Skies
Native Construct – Quiet World
Periphery – Juggernaut: Omega

Ryan Castrati

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Lim Kim – Simple Mind
David Dondero – …The Pity Party
The Red Chord – Prey for Eyes
Tyler, the Creator – Cherry Bomb
The Red Chord – Clients
David Dondero – Shooting at the Sun With a Water Gun…
Dorthia Cottrell – Dorthia Cottrell
David Dondero – Spider West Myhskin and a City Bus Reissue+2
Leprous – Bilateral

Ahmed Hasan

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Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Ire Works
Spawn of Possession – Noctambulant
Archspire – The Lucid Collective
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
Jaga Jazzist – A Living Room Hush
Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit
Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer

Mark Valentino

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Soda Bomb – Wanna Jam?
Apart – Gray Light
Mono – Hymn To The Immortal Wind
Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
Mastodon – Leviathan
Caspian – Waking Season
Mastodon – Remission
Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
Young and in the Way – When Life Comes To Death

David Aleksov

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The Crinn – Dreaming Saturn
Ntogn – Grimoire: Demons & Sorcery
Mouse On The Keys – An Anxious Object
Deathspell Omega – Paracletus
The Ocean – Heliocentric
Esoteric – The Maniacal Vale
And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs
The Crinn – Shadowbreather
Sannhet – Revisionist

Noyan Tokgozoglu

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Native Construct – Quiet World
The Raven Autarchy – The Obscene Deliverance
Arcturus – Arcturian
Sigh – Graveward
Leprous – The Congregation
Keep of Kalessin – Epistemology
Archspire – The Lucid Collective
The Safety Fire – Mouth of Swords
Abiotic – Casuistry

Scott Murphy

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The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Burzum – Filosofem
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
Dying Fetus – Destroy the Opposition
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Alleujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Kvelertak – Kevlertak
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

Eden Kupermintz

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Kubbi – Ember
Katatonia – Sanctitude
Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – Never Were The Way She Was
While She Sleeps – Brainwashed
Corpo-Mente – s/t
And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs
Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire
Steve Von Till – A Life Unto Itself

Colin Kauffman

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Native Construct – The Quiet World
Dawnbringer – Into The Lair Of The Sun God
TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light
Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi
TV On The Radio – Dear Science
Perturbator – Dangerous Days
Dawnbringer – Nucleus
Perturbator – I Am The Night (Remastered)
Solstafir – Ott

Nick Cusworth

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And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – Never were the way she was
Mew – +-
Braids – Deep In the Iris
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R
Built to Spill – Keep It Like a Secret

Aaron Lambert

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Horde – Hellig Usvart
InExordium – s/t
Paramaecium – Exhumed of the Earth
Mortification – Scrolls of the Megilloth
Defeated Sanity – Passages Into Deformity
Iconic Vivisect – Monument of Depravity
Disentomb – Misery
Clutch – Earth Rocker
He Is Legend – It Hates You

Jimmy Rowe

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The 1975 – The 1975
Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha
The Crinn – Shadowbreather
Leprous – The Congregation
Veil of Maya – Matriarch
Tesseract – Altered State
Minsk – The Crash and The Draw
An Autumn For Crippled Children – The Long Goodbye
Lorna Shore – Psalms

Simon Handmaker

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The Human Abstract – Nocturne
Weedeater – Good Luck & God Speed
Protest The Hero – Fortress
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
I, Valiance – The Reject Of Humanity
CHON – Newborn Sun
Eidola – The Great Glass Elephant
ISIS – Celestial
Aversion’s Crown – Tyrant

Kit Brown

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The Devin Townsend Project – Z2
OFWGKTA – The OF Tape Vol. 2
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
David Cross – Bigger and Blackerer
Eugene Mirman – An Evening of Comedy in a Fake, Underground Laboratory
Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine
Arsis – Unwelcome
Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun
Devin Townsend – Terria

William France

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Mastodon – Blood Mountain
Psycroptic – The Inherited Repression
Gentle Giant – The Power and the Glory
Native Construct – Quiet World
Leprous – Coal
Adam Nitti – Not of this World
Dawn of Azazel – The Tides of Damocles
Necrophagist – Epitaph
Opeth – Watershed

Kellan Ketchum

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Gatherer – Caught Between a Rock and a Sad Place
Incendiary – Cost of Living
Neil Perry – Lineage
iwrestledabearonce – Ruining it for Everybody
Gatherer – Postcards
Nails – Abandon all Life
Modern Life Is War – Witness
Saetia – A Retrospective
letlive. – Exhaustion, Saltwater, and Everything in Between

-SM

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