For those who missed our last installment, We post bi-weekly 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

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
Herbie Hancock – Sextant
The Smiths – Meat is Murder
The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
The Smiths – The Smiths
The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come
Tomahawk – Tomahawk
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Joshua Bulleid

Parkway Drive – Killing With A Smile
Parkway Drive – Horizons
Judas Priest – Firepower
R.E.M. – Monster
A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
Ihsahn – After
Ihsahn – Arktis
Underoath – Erase Me

Pete Williams

Ilsa – Corpse Fortress
Billy Joel – The Stranger
Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper Split
Future – DS2
Vile Creature – Cast of Static and Smoke
Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
Judas Priest – Firepower
Andrew WK – You’re Not Alone
Editors – Violence

Colin Kauffman

Nile – Annihilation Of The Wicked
Our Place Of Worship Is Silence – With Inexorable Suffering
Phoebe Bridger – Stranger In The Alps
Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire
Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
Kubbi – Taiga
Aerogramme – Seclusion
The Black Queen – Fever Daydream
Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology

Jordan Jerabek

The Great Deceiver – Life is Wasted on the Living
Judas Priest – Firepower
Scientist – 10100II00101
Absu – Abzu
The Men – Drift
Ludicra- The Tenant
Protest the Hero – Kezia
Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology
Hammers of Misfortune – 17th Street

Jonathan Adams

Grave Upheaval – Untitled II
Inhumankind – Self-Extinction
Knelt Rote – Alterity
Judas Priest – Firepower
Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology
Eagle Twin – The Thundering Heard
Messa – Feast for Water
Nigredo – Flesh Torn | Spirit Pierced
Spectral Voice/Vastum – Split EP

Simon Handmaker

The Locust – Plague Soundscapes
E Q U I P – Synthetic Core 88
Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope
Tera Melos – Trash Generator
Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy
Our Place of Worship is Silence – With Inexorable Suffering
Superstition – Surging Throng of Evil’s Might
Kubbi – Taiga
Baroness – Blue Record


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