What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 9/5/15

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.

Spencer’s playlist is dominated by two bands whom we have covered recently with in-depth features. In our most recent 8-Track installment (here), we explore the key songs that compose the career of Meshuggah, and Spencer himself sat down to write an in-depth intro guide to Rush‘s career in an entry in our Starter Kit series (here). Additionally, many members of our staff have been waiting with great anticipation for the latest chapter in The Dear Hunter‘s Act saga, Rebirth in Reprise (purchase here). Nick has been preparing for Act IV‘s release for the past several weeks with a series of Prognotes on the preceding three chapters (Act I  hereAct II parts one & two and Act III parts one & two). Nick is now primed for a review of Act IV, which you should expect in the near future.

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

Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy

Autechre – Exai
Botanist – VI: Flora
Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
Have a Nice Life – Deathconsciousness
Obliteration – Black Death Horizon
Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
Sufjan Stevens – Age of Adz
Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972
Ulver – War of the Roses

Simon Handmaker

Simon Handmaker

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza – Danza 4: The Alpha & The Omega
CZARFACE – Every Hero Needs A Villain
Behold! The Monolith – Architects of the Void
Weekend Nachos – Worthless
Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto
Behemoth – Demigod
The Safety Fire – Mouth of Swords
Knocked Loose – Pop Culture
Kraanium – Chronicles of Perversion

David Aleksov

David Aleksov

Post Scriptum – Post Scriptum 01
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
Obscura – Omnivium
Get The Blessing – OC DC
Samuel Kerridge – Always Offended Never Ashamed
Samuel Kerridge – A Fallen Empire
Acronym – Mu
Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE

Kit Brown

Kit Brown

Baroness – Yellow & Green
Kayo Dot – Coffins on Io
Deathspell Omega – Si monvmentvm reqvires, circvmspice
Meshuggah – Catch 33
Xasthur – Defective Epitaph
Karnivool – Sound Awake
August Burns Red – Found in Far Away Places
Skyharbor – Guiding Lights
maudlin of the Well – Leaving Your Body Map

Nick Cusworth

Nick Cusworth

The Dear Hunter – Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise
Destroyer – Poison Season
The Dear Hunter – Act III: Life and Death
Agent Fresco – Destrier
Dreadnought – Bridging Realms
Jaga Jazzist – A Livingroom Hush
Tortoise – TNT
Return To Forever – The Romantic Warrior
Jaga Jazzist – Starfire

Spencer Snitil

Spencer Snitil

The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal
So Hideous – Laurestine
Dead Letter Circus – Dead Letter Circus EP
Meshuggah – Contradictions Collapse
Meshuggah – Destroy. Erase. Improve.
Meshuggah – Nothing
Meshuggah – ObZen
Rush – Counterparts
Rush – A Farewell To Kings

Mark Valentino

Mark Valentino

Loma Prieta – I.V.
Karnivool – Sound Awake
Isis – Oceanic
Cult Of Luna – Salvation
Viper – You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack
Rosetta – The Galilean Satellites
His Hero Is Gone – Fifteen Counts Of Arson
Cult Of Luna – Vertikal
Cult Of Luna – Somewhere Along The Highway

Ryan Castrati

Ryan Castrati

Painted Palms – Forever
Basement – I Wish I Could Stay Here
The Afterimage – Lumiére
Soilwork – The Ride Majestic
Night Beds – Ivywild
Tame Impala – Currents
Clark – Clark
Fair to Midland – Arrows & Anchors
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

-HB

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