What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 11/13/15

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.

There are a number of Heavy Blog favorite making multiple appearances this week, including some veteran acts like Emperor as well as numerous 2015 heavyweights, including A Dark Orbit, DeafheavenFrontierer, Good Tiger and Intronaut. Also, we hope that our Dark Folk/Neo-Folk Starter Kit convinced you to check out Ulvesang, another Heavy Blog favorite from this year.

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:

Scott Murphy

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Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World
Khanate – Capture & Release
Melvins – Houdini
Ornette Coleman – Science Fiction
Ramleh – Circular Time
Shopping – Why Choose?
Swans – The Great Annihilator
Tangerine Dream – Cyclone
Yes – Relayer

David Aleksov

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Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
Intronaut – The Direction Of Last Things
Voices From The Lake – Voices From The Lake
Kangding Ray – Solens Arc
Acronym – June
Dronelock & Ontal – The Topics
Lakker – Tundra
Headless Horseman – Headless Horseman 007
Ontal – Entropia

Noyan Tokgozoglu

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Good Tiger – A Head Full Of Moonlight
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Leprous – Bilateral
Raising the Veil – Bosonic Quantum Phenomena
Bloodshot Dawn – Demons
Emperor – Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise
Corpo-Mente – Corpo-Mente
Arkona – Yav
Agonist – Lullabies for the Dormant Mind

Jake Tiernan

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Envy/Jesu- Envy/Jesu split
Envy- All the Footprints You’ve Ever Left and Fear Expecting Ahead
Jesu- Pale Sketches
Deafheaven- New Bermuda
My Brother The Wind- Twilight Through the Crystal Cabinet
Merzbow- Merzbient
The Boo Radley’s- Everything’s Alright Forever
Cocteau Twins- Heaven or Las Vegas
Ilsa- The Felon’s Claw

Mark Valentino

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Caspian – You Are The Conductor
American Football – American Football
Death – Symbolic
Russian Circles – Empros
Caspian – Dust & Disquiet
Deafheaven – New Bermuda
Icarus (Great Grief) – Ascending // Descending
The Story So Far – The Story So Far
Have Heart – Songs To Scream At The Sun

Eden Kupermintz

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Teramaze – Her Halo
Persefone – Spiritual Migration
Ulvesang – Ulvesang
Frontierer – Orange Mathematics
Caspian – Dust and Disquiet
Wild Throne – Harvest of Darkness
Nebelung – Palingenesis
A Dark Orbit – Inverted
Blind Guardian – Imaginations From the Other Side

Kit Brown

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Yautja – Songs of Lament
Fit For An Autopsy – Absolute Hope Absolute Hell
Intronaut – The Direction of Last Things
Good Tiger – A Head Full of Moonlight
Emperor – In the Nightside Eclipse
At the Gates – At War With Reality
In Each Hand a Cutlass – The Kraken
Born of Osiris – Soul Sphere
Jody Highroller – Trench Coat Towers

Matt MacLennan

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Converge – Petitioning The Empty Sky
Cult Of Luna – Somewhere Along The Highway
Norma Jean – Wrongdoers
Frontierer – Orange Mathematics
A Dark Orbit – Inverted
Call Of The Void – Dragged Down A Dead End Path
Svffer – Lies We Live
Dr. Dre – Compton
TTDTE – Danza IIII

Simon Handmaker

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Shahmen – All In The Circle
Good Tiger – A Head Full Of Moonlight
Ulvesang – Ulvesang
Busdriver – Thumbs
Frontierer – ORANGE MATHEMATICS
Intronaut – The Direction of Last Things
Ghost – Meliora
Abhorrent Deformity – Entity of Malevolence
Milo – So The Flies Don’t Come

-HB

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