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

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.

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:

Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy

Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
Ben Frost – A U R O R A
Caribou – Our Love

Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt
Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth
Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
Sumac – The Deal
Tame Impala – Currents

David Aleksov

David Aleksov

Meshuggah – obZen
Meshuggah – Catch Thirtythree
Foals – Holy Fire
Rivers Of Nihil – Monarchy
Plastikman – Musik
Plastikman – EX
Shapednoise – The Day Of Revenge
Ontario Hospital – Future Ready
Voices From The Lake – Voices From The Lake

Eden Kupermintz

Eden

Agent Fresco – Destrier
Kill Paris – Galaxies Between Us
Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
TesseracT – Polaris
Ahab – The Boats of Glenn Carig
Leprous – Coal
Riverside – Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Crowns – Disk of Dust
Myrkur – M

Dan Wieten

Dan Wieten

Dio – Sacred Heart
Arcturus – Arcturian
Machine Head – Burn My Eyes
Haken – The Mountain
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
David Maxim Micic – Eco
Carach Angren – This is No Fairytale
Abysmal Dawn – Obsolescence
Skyharbor – Guiding Lights

Simon Handmaker

Simon Handmaker

The Contortionist – Exoplanet
War From A Harlot’s Mouth – Transmetropolitan
See You Next Tuesday – Intervals
Danny Brown – Old
Eluveitie – Origins
Devin Townsend – Ziltoid The Omniscient!
The Dear Hunter – The Color Spectrum (Complete Edition)
Shade Empire – Omega Arcane
iwrestledabearonce – It’s All Happening

William France

William France

The Great Discord – Duende
August Burns Red – Found in Far Away Places
Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction
Deeds of Flesh – Crown of Souls
We Lost the Sea – Departure Songs
Gorod – A Perfect Absolution
Pyscroptic – The Inherited Repression
Death Grips – Government Plates
Eidola – Degeneraterra

Ryan Castrati

Ryan Castrati

Night Beds – Ivywild
Agent Fresco – Destrier (Bonus Edition)
Chief Keef – Bang 3
Ghost – Infestissuman (Redux)
Vulvodynia – Finis Omnium Ignorantiam
Tame Impala – Currents
Novallo – Novallo EP
Slaves – Routine Breathing
David Maxim Micic – ECO

-HB

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