What We’re Really Listening To – 2/4/22

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

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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

Cloakroom – Dissolution Wave (shoegaze)
Combo Chimbita – Ire (cumbia)
Kaizo Slumber – The Kaizo Manifesto (hardcore breaks)
Krallice – Crystalline Exhaustion (progressive black metal)
Little North – Familiar Places (nu-jazz)
pigeon pit – feather river canyon blues (folk punk)
St. Paul and the Broken Bones – The Alien Coast (southern soul)
Tanya Tagaq – Tongues (avant-garde industrial)
Uwalmassa – Malar (tribal ambient)

Jimmy Rowe

Cult of Luna – The Long Road North (post-metal)
Author & Punisher – Krüller (industrial)
Krallice – Crystalline Exhaustion (progressive black metal)
Stormkeep – Tales of Othertime (symphonic black metal)
Analepsy – Atrocities from Beyond (slamming brutal death metal)
Brand of Sacrifice – Lifeblood (deathcore)
The Weeknd – Dawn FM (dancepop)
Atræ Bilis – Apexapien (death metal)
The Sound That Ends Creation – Boomers, Zoomers, Desperate Coomers (mathcore) 

Pete Williams

Thumos – The Republic (sludge, post-metal)
Willie Nelson – Shotgun Willie (country)
Earthless – Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (stoner doom)
Steel Bearing Hand – Slay In Hell (blackened thrash)
Earl Sweatshirt – SICK! (alt hip-hop)
Blood Incantation – Timewave Zero (synthscapes?)
Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (funeral doom)
Jake Xerxes Fussell – Good and Green Again (folk, Americana)
Krallice – Crystalline Exhaustion (black)

Josh Bulleid

Underøath -They’re Only Chasing Safety (post hardcore, melodic metalcore)
The Weeknd – Dawn FM (R&B, funk pop)
Fit For An Autopsy – Oh What the Future Holds (progressive deathcore)
Shadow of Intent – Elegy (symphonic melodeath, deathcore)
Persefone – Metanoia (progressive metal)
Extinction A.D. – Culture of Violence (crossover thrash)
RupPaul – Born Naked (drag pop)
Years and Years – Night Call (electro pop)
Immolation – Acts of God (brutal tech death)

Eden Kupermintz

Blind Guardian – Nightfall in Middle-Earth (power metal)
Urne – Serpent & Spirit (heavy metal, doom)
Enterprise Earth – The Chosen (deathcore)
Messa – Close (stoner, doom)
Nebula Orionis – Ephemeral (blackgaze, post-black metal)
Satyr – Locus (progressive metalcore)
Krallice – Crystalline Exhaustion (melodic black metal)
Aesop Rock x Blockhead – Garbology (hip-hop, rap)
Elbow – Flying Dream 1 (brit-pop)

Trent Bos

deathcrash – Return (slowcore, post-rock)
vildhjarta – måsstaden (forte) (thall, prog metal)
The Dali Thundering Concept – All Mighty Men (prog metalcore, djent)
Grivo – Omit (shoegaze)
Heretoir – The Circle (post-black, blackgaze)
Into Eternity – The Scattering of Ashes (prog metal, melodeath)
toe – the book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety (post-rock, math rock)
Det Eviga Leendet – Reverence (atmospheric black metal, avant-garde metal)
Cloakroom – Dissolution Wave (shoegaze, post-hardcore)

Joe Astill

The Weeknd – Dawn FM (dance-pop, synth-pop)
Anxious – Little Green House (emo, melodic hardcore)
Comeback Kid – Heavy Steps (hardcore punk)
Cordae – From a Birds Eye View (hip-hop, pop rap)
Envy – A Dead Sinking Story (screamo, post-rock)
Katie Dey – Forever Music (art pop, bedroom pop)
Celeste – Assassine(s) (blackened sludge metal, post-black metal)
LLNN – Unmaker (atmospheric sludge metal)
Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station (emo, alt rock)

Jordan Jerabek

Angèle – Brol (pop)
Boris – W (experimental, dark pop)
Cloakroom – Dissolution Wave (alternative, stoner gaze)
Krallice – Crystalline Exhaustion (progressive black metal)
Maule – s/t (NWOBHM, trad metal)
Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks (alternative, industrial)
PUP – The Dream is Over (punk)
Unto Others – Strength (goth, heavy metal)
Venom Prison – Samsara (death metal, hardcore)

Scott Murphy

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