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

Baroness – Purple
Can – Monster Movie
Cretin – Stranger
Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir
Death Grips – The Money Store
Deftones – Diamond Eyes
Gorguts – Obscura
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt
Pavement – Brighten the Corners


Trivium – The Sin and The Sentence
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival
Shokran – Exodus
Enslaved – Storm Son
Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Through the Eyes of the Dead – Malice
Origin – Entity
Cytotoxin – Gammageddon

Jonathan Adams

OwlCrusher – S/T
Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Finisterre
Milo – Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!
NYN – Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt
Incantation – Profane Nexus
Pyrrhon – What Passes for Survival
Matthew Dear – Black City
Dead Cross – S/T
Couch Slut – Contempt

Eden Kupermintz

Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Omrade – Nåde
Xanthochroid – Of Erthe and Axen Act I
DVNE – Asheran
Caligula’s Horse – The Tide, The Thief and the River’s End
Spaceslug – Time Travel Dilemma
Adimiron – Timelapse

Ahmed Hasan

Anomalie – Métropole
Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau – Nearness
After the Burial – Rareform
Shubh Saran – Hmayra
Ulcerate – Everything is Fire
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
Meshuggah – Nothing
Wormrot – Voices

Joshua Bulleid

Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation
Bury Your Dead – Beauty and the Breakdown
Septicflesh – Codex Omega
Justice For The Damned – Dragged Through the Dirt
Dyscarnate – With All Their Might
Get The Shot – Infinite Punishment
In Vain – Aenigma
Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
Skid Row – Slave To The Grind

Simon Handmaker

Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy
Tera Melos – Trash Generator
Sachiel – Split w/ Minitel
Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass
Dissection – Storm of the Light’s Bane
Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival
Seeyouspacecowboy… – Fashion Statements of the Socially Aware
Ghostface Killah – Ironman
Vektroid – Neo Cali

Jordan Jerabek

Woe – Hope Attrition
Aziza – Council of Straightjackets
Liberteer – Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees
NYN – Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt
Serpent Column – Ornuthi Thalassa
Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Necrot- Blood Offerings
Pyrrhon – What Passes for Survival
Himsa – Summon in Thunder

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