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. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with through your account, or create it manually with 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


Andy Stott – Too Many Voices
Aphex Twin – Richard D. James Album
David Bowie – Low
Fiona Apple – When the Pawn…
Grimes – Art Angels
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
St. Vincent – S/T
Wire – Chairs Missing

Ahmed Hasan


Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
Wormed – Krighsu
Obscura – Akroasis
Paco de Lucia – Zyryab
Drake – Views
Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Ire Works
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

David Aleksov


Andy Stott – Too Many Voices
Kane Ikin – Modern Pressure
Kowton – Utility
D.Å.R.F.D.H.S. – Förensligandet
Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness
Andy Stott – We Stay Together
Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust
offworldcolonies – Domarringen
Biosphere – Autour de la Lune

Jimmy Mullett


The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath
Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
Billy Joel – Storm Front
Captain Murphy – Duality
Porcupine Tree – Deadwing
OM – Adavitic Songs
Scott Walker – Tilt
Dead Can Dance – Spiritchaser
The Cure – Pornography

Kit Brown


Death Grips – Bottomless Pit
Aborted – Retrogore
Bathory – Blood Fire Death
Beyonce – Lemonade
Darkthrone – A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Casualties of Cool – Casualties of Cool
Deftones – Gore
Fit For An Autopsy – Hellbound
Malignancy – Eugenics

Ryan Castrati


Drake – Views
Dear and The Headlights – Small Steps, Heavy Hooves
Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
Fallujah – Dreamless
Haken – Affinity (Deluxe Edition)
The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
Issues – COMA – Single

Nick Cusworth


Three Trapped Tigers – Silent Earthling
Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
Carpenter Brut – Trilogy
Ihsahn – Arktis
Haken – Affinity
O’Brother – Endless Light
Prefuse 73 – Rivington Não Rio
Black Mountain – IV
Radiohead – The King of Limbs

Simon Handmaker


Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
Kylesa – Ultraviolet
Torche – Meanderthal
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
The Fall Of Troy – OK
Kylesa – Time Will Fuse Its Worth
Kylesa – To Walk A Middle Course
Cough – Ritual Abuse
Fallujah – Dreamless

Mark Valentino


65daysofstatic – The Fall Of Math
Rotten Sound – Abuse To Suffer
Converge – Axe To Fall
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
Trap Them – Seance Prime
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
Caspian – Waking Season

Colin Kauffman


Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
Fallujah – Dreamless
Nails – Abandon All Life
Haken – Affinity
Burnt By The Sun – Burnt By The Sun
Napalm Death – Apex Predator/Easy Meat
Burnt By The Sun – Heart of Darkness
Nails – Unsilent Death
Gorguts – Pleiades Dust

2 Responses

  1. Anne Dank

    Great to see Aesop Rock getting some love around here, I think The Impossible Kid might be his best album

  2. cherub

    Andy Stott’s We Stay Together is a favorite of mine. It goes with almost any motion, whether walking, on a train, etc., especially the second half.


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