What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 8/16/19

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 doesn’t 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 3×3 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

C Keys & Kazi – Keys 2 Kazi
Clark – Kiri Variations
Epectase – Astres
False – Portent
Glåsbird – Svalbarð
Sarathy Korwar – More Arriving
Mylingar – Döda Själar
Orville Peck – Pony
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

Simon Handmaker

The Number 12 Looks Like You – Wild Gods
The Sword – Gods of the Earth
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind
Arctos – Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands
Book of Wyrms – Remythologizer
Discordance Axis – The Inalienable Dreamless
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland
The Number 12 Looks Like You – Worse Than Alone
Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath

Trent Bos

Northlane – Alien
WHY? – Aokohio
Russian Circles – Blood Year
Humanity’s Last Breath – Abyssal
Street Cleaner – Annihilation
Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
The Number Twelve Looks like You – Worse Than Alone
Eluveitie – Ategnatos
Oh Hiroshima – Oscillation

Joe Astill

Clairo – Immunity
YBN Cordae – The Lost Boy
Tierra Whack – Whack World
Freighter – The Den
Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
Denzel Curry – Imperial
Periphery – Periphery IV: Hail Stan
Saor – Forgotten Paths
YBN Cordae – Kung Fu

Jonathan Adams

Mizmor – Cairn
Cerebral Rot – Odious Descent Into Decay
The Number Twelve Looks Like You – Wild Gods
Bon Iver – i,i
Keys of Orthanc – A Battle in the Dark Lands of the Eye…
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind
Falls of Rauros – Patterns In Mythology
Weeping Sores – False Confession
Cloud Rat – Pollinator

Joshua Bulleid

Killswitch Engage – Atonement
Blackhelm – Dark Clouds of the Inferno
Torche – Admission
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind
SiXforNinE – Parallel Universe
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats Nest
Warbringer – Waking into Nightmares
Streetcleaner – Annihilation
Pijn & Conjurer – Curse These Metal Hand

Pete Williams

Mizmor-Cairn
Revocation-The Outer Ones
Parkway Drive-Horizons
TWRP-Return to Wherever
Small Crush-Small Crush
Chance the Rapper-The Big Day
Slipknot-We Are Not Your Kind
Blackhelm-Dark Clouds of the Inferno
Grogus-Four Kings

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