What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/8/20

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. Also, consider these posts open threads to share your own recent playlists and 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

Barishi – Old Smoke
Błoto – Erozje
Elder – Omens
GRID – Decomposing Force
Million Lands – The Ochre World
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
Santrofi – Alewa
X – Alphabetland

Joe Astill

Frank Ocean – Blonde
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA
Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still
Elder – Omens
156/Silence – “Conflict of Interest”
Bolt Gun – Begotten
Cryptopsy – None So Vile
156/Silence – “Irrational Pull”
Haken – “Canary Yellow”

Pete Williams

Bongripper – Glaciers
Elder – Omens
Rorcal – Muradona
Void of Sleep – Metaphora
Barishi – Old Smoke
ROOKIE – ROOKIE
Old Man Gloom – Seminar IX: Darkness of Being
Warbringer – Weapons of Tomorrow
Azusa – Loop of Yesterdays

Jon Adams

Aeternam – Al Qassam
Light Dweller – Homimal
Bongripper – Glaciers
Cryptic Shift – Visitations from Enceladus
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Pyrrhon – Abscess Time
Katatonia – City Burials
Umbra Vitae – Shadow of Life
Sinistral King – Serpent Uncoiling

Josh Bulleid

Gold Key – Panic Machine
Currents – The Way it Ends
Xibalba – Años En Infierno
Havok – V
Girish and the Chronicles – Rock the highway
Paradise Lost – Obsidian
Todrick Hall – Quarantine Queen
Haken – Virus
Carpathian – Isolation

Jordan Jerabek

Black Curse – Endless Wound
Coordinated Suicides – Frankie’s Chrysalis​/​Chameleon Tongue
Couch Slut – Take A Chance On Rock ‘n’ Roll
Cryptic Shift – Visitations From Enceladus
Envy – The Fallen Crimson
Forming the Void – Reverie
Irist – Order of the Mind
The Men – Mercy
Ruin Dweller – Fire in the Sky

Trent Bos

O’Brother – You and I
Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Kardashev – The Barring of Shadows
See You Next Tuesday – Parasite
Tigerwine – Nothing is for You
Viva Belgrado – Bellavista
An Autumn for Crippled Children – All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet
Umbra Vitae – Shadow of Life
Lazy Laser – Ride On Space Cowboy

Simon Handmaker

Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance
Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound – When Sweet Sleep Returned
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Return to Forever – Romantic Warrior
Bolt Thrower – Realms of Chaos
Cirith Ungol – One Foot in Hell
Glassjaw – Material Control
Manilla Road – Crystal Logic

Eden Kupermintz

Lazy Laser – Ride On Space Cowboy
Katatonia – City Burials
Aeternam – Al Qassam
Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant
Helfró – Helfró
Shards of Humanity – Cold Logic
Barrens – PENUMBRA
If Anything Happens to the Cat – Kingdom of Roots
Art Far Away – Verisimilitude & The Second Estate

Nate Johnson

Kardashev: The Almanac
Darkest Hour: Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora
Beneath the Massacre: Fearmonger
Xibalba: Tierra Y Libertad
Rotting Out: Ronin
Year of the Knife: Ultimate Aggression
Vamachara: Hereafter
Hands of God: Blueprint for Self Destruction
Disembodied: If Only God Knew the Rest Were Dead

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