What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 1/15/16

It’s been a while since we did one of these, but…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.

You’re definitely aware by now that music legend David Bowie passed away on Monday, a loss that several of us here at Heavy Blog felt (just look at how many grids have ★ on them). We’ll be publishing our review for the album later today.

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.

Scott Murphy


David Bowie – Blackstar
Eyehategod – Confederacy of Ruined Lives
Hot Chip – In our Heads
Morbid Angel – Gateways to Annihilation
No Age – Everything in Between
Pharaoh Sanders – Karma
Scott Walker – The Drift
Swans – Love of Life
Tangerine Dream – Force Majeure

Simon Handmaker


Weekend Nachos – Worthless
Toothgrinder – Nocturnal Masquerade
Converge – Petitioning The Empty Sky
The Crinn – Shadowbreather
W R I T H E – W R I T H E
Kylesa – Time Will Fuse Its Worth
Blind Guardian – At The Edge Of Time
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
Lycus – Chasms

Karlo Doroc


Abhorrent – Intransigence
Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together
Eye of the Enemy – The Vengeance Paradox
Eidola – Degeneraterra
David Bowie – Blackstar
Gods of Eden – From the End of Heaven
The Faceless – Akeldama
Kiki Loureiro – No Gravity
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Matt MacLennan


Kowloon Walled City – Grievances
Venomous Concept – Kick Me Silly – VCIIII
Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk
Dr Dre – Compton
Deftones – Diamond Eyes
Every Time I Die – New Junk Aesthetic
Grieved – Samaritans
Thy Art Is Murder – Hate

Nick Cusworth


Son Lux – Bones
David Bowie – Blackstar
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Portico – Living Fields
GoGo Penguin – V2.0
Nathan Parker Smith – Not Dark Yet
David Bowie – David Bowie (Space Oddity)
Moon Tooth – Chromaparagon
Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Eden Kupermintz


The Samuel Jackson Five – s/t
Hexvessel – No Holier Temple
Culprate – Deliverance
Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart
Mandroid Echostar – Coral Throne
A Sense of Gravity – Travail
David Bowie – Blackstar
Austin Wintory – Transfiguration
The Samuel Jackson Five – Seasons in the Hum

Mark Valentino


Maybeshewill – Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony
Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer
OM – Variations on a Theme
Baroness – Purple
Krallice – Years Past Matter
Russian Circles – Empros
Kowloon Walled City – Gambling on the Richter Scale
Tombs – Savage Gold
Moon Tooth – Chromaparagon

Ahmed Hasan


Wormed – Exodromos
Gods of Eden – From the End of Heaven
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Ire Works
Agent Fresco – A Long Time Listening
Agent Fresco – Destrier
Opeth – Ghost Reveries
Opeth – Blackwater Park
Protest the Hero – Scurrilous
Gojira – From Mars to Sirius

Jake Tiernan


Magrudergrind – Magrudergrind
The Appleseed Cast – Illumination Ritual
Fucked Up – Year of the Dragon
Fucked Up – Year of the Hare
Hatred Surge – Human Overdose
Unsane – Wreck
Today is the Day – Animal Mother
Nai Harvest – Hairball
Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You

Kit Brown


Abbath – Abbath
Hexvessel – When We Are Death
Wrvth – Wrvth
Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
Lil B – Thugged Out Pissed Off
Converge – No Heroes
Thrice – The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth
The Kennedy Veil – Trinity of Falsehood
Full of Hell – Full of Hell & Merzbow

-SM & HB


"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better - pushing right back." - Albert Camus

5 thoughts on “What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 1/15/16

  1. tim Reply

    It’s been a rather unmetal year for me so far. My personal challenge is to listen to 200 different albums in 2016 that I’ve never listened through before, so I’m branching out a ton and catching up on shit people adored over the past few years. A few favorites so far:

    Tyler, the Creator – Wolf
    Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You
    Desaparecidos – Read Music/Speak Spanish
    Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

    • Kit Brown Reply

      Never too late to start jamming Channel Orange! That album is a modern classic.

  2. Merlijn Toby Reply

    The past 7 days:
    The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet
    Mimicking birds – mimicking birds
    Gojira – the way of all Flesh
    Davis Bowie – blackstar
    Rishloo – Living as ghosts with buildings as teeth
    Ne Obliviscaris – portal of I
    Destroyer – poison season
    Destroyer – kaputt
    Rishloo – feathergun

  3. Merlijn Toby Reply

    The past 7 days I have mainly been listening to these albums:
    The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet
    Mimicking birds – mimicking birds
    Gojira – the way of all Flesh
    Davis Bowie – blackstar
    Rishloo – Living as ghosts with buildings as teeth
    Ne Obliviscaris – portal of I
    Destroyer – poison season
    Destroyer – kaputt
    Rishloo – feathergun

  4. JohnnyRuthless Reply

    Obviously in mourning………

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