What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 9/19/15

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.

As is demonstrated by numerous contributors including them (including Ahmed’s dedication to revisiting all of their full-lengths), our staff has been reigniting their love for the legendary Dillinger Escape Plan. Our most recent eight track explores our favorite songs throughout the band’s groundbreaking career; be sure to check it out here. Additionally, our staff is still loving Monarchy, the latest offering from Pennsylvania tech-dechers Rivers of Nihil. Yesterday’s “Bite-Sized Blurbs” post (here) hypothesized that the album will place very highly on Heavy Blog’s aggregate AOTY list.

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.

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

Simon  Handmaker

Simon Handmaker

Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
Scale The Summit – The Migration
Gorillaz – Demon Days
The Ocean – Pelagial
The Afterimage – Lumiere
A Sense Of Gravity – Travail
Veil of Maya – [id]
Dance Gavin Dance – Instant Gratification
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Whenever, If Ever

Gunnar Ratliff

Gunnar Ratliff

Halsey – Badlands
Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
Alaya – Thrones
Ghost – Meliora
Starset – Transmissions
Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Leprous – The Congregation
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
The Ruins of Beverast – Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer

William France

William France

Thy Art is Murder – Holy War
Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
Agent Fresco – Destrier
Austin Peralta – Endless Planets
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer
Iwrestledabearonce – Hail Mary
Vulvodina – Finis Omnium Ignorantiam
Wrvth – Selftitled
Rolo Tomassi – Grievances

Kit Brown

Kit Brown

Weedeater – Goliathan
Scale the Summit – V
Dr. Dre – Compton
Eyehategod – Dopesick
Dragged Into Sunlight – Hatred For Mankind
Meshuggah – The Ophidian Trek
Tesseract – Polaris
Electric Wizard – Black Masses
Slayer – Repentless

Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy

Baroness – Red Album
Bathory – Bathory
Big L – Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Botanist – IV: Mandragora
Desolate Shrine – Heart of the Netherworld
Jesu – Jesu
Jesus Lizard – Liar
Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
Rorschach – Protestant

Ahmed Hasan

Ahmed Hasan

The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer
Between the Buried and Me – Colors
Native Construct – Quiet World
Gorod – A Maze of Recycled Creeds
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
Archspire – The Lucid Collective
Between the Buried and Me – Alaska
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity

Mark Valentino

Mark Valentino

Animals As Leaders – Weightless
Icarus- Ascend // Descend
envy – From Here To Eternity
If These Trees Could Talk – If These Trees Could Talk
Caspian – Tertia
Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
Dream Theater – Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

David Aleksov

David Aleksov

Hydrangea – Dawn Lights
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Voices From The Lake – Voices From The Lake
Portishead – Dummy
Varg – Ursviken
Dino Sabatini – Shaman’s Path
Post Scriptum – Post Scriptum 01
Orphx – Fragmentation
Dasha Rush – Sleepstep

Spencer Snitil

Spencer Snitil

Trivium – Shogun
Tigran Hamasyan – Mockroot
Hate Eternal – Infernus
Opeth – Still Life
Anathema – Weather Systems
Abyssal – Antikatastaseis
Northlane – Node
Isis – Wavering Radiant
Deftones – Saturday Night Wrist

Ryan Castrati

Ryan Castrati

Bring Me the Horizon – That’s the Spirit
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
Travi$ Scott – Rodeo (Deluxe Edition)
Night Beds – Ivywild
Beach House – Depression Cherry
Jay Rock – 90059
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
Woe, Is Me – Number[s] [Deluxe Reissue]
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Nick Cusworth

Nick Cusworth

The Dear Hunter – Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise
Battles – La Di Da Di
Soilwork – The Ride Majestic
Elder – Lore
Dreadnought – Bridging Realms
Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
Battles – EP C/B EP
Destroyer – Poison Season
Cloudkicker – Let Yourself Be Huge

-SM

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