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

Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous
Hemotoxin – Restructure the Molded Mind
Like Rats – Death Monolith
Melt Yourself Down – 100% Yes
Mamaleek – Come and See
Moodie Black – F U Z Z
The Necks – Three
The Mountain Goats – Songs for Pierre Chuvin

Joe Astill

clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Drain – California Cursed
Loathe – I Let It in and It Took Everything
Code Orange – Underneath
Calligram – The Eye Is The First Circle
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
Numenorean – Adore
Kevin Abstract – Arizona Baby
Riot Act podcast

Nate Johnson

The Dillinger Escape Plan: One of Us is the Killer
The Black Queen: Infinite Games
Azusa: Loops of Yesterday
Killer Be Killed: Killer Be Killed
Sepultura: Quadra
Mastodon: Leviathan
Converge: Jane Doe
Mutoid Man: War Moans
Cave In: Until Your Heart Stops

Pete Williams

Elder – Omens
Wake – Devouring Ruin
Spell – Opulent Decay
High Priestess – Casting the Circle
Code Orange – Underneath
Insect Ark – The Vanishing
Steely Dan – The Royal Scam
John Prine – John Prine
The Who – Who’s Next

Jon Adams

Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi
Spell – Opulent Decay
The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous
Katatonia – City Burials
Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still
Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Temple of Void – The World That Was
Khôra – Timaeus
Elder – Omens

Josh Bulleid

Madonna – Madonna
Madonna – Like A Prayer
Katatonia – City Burials
Trivium – What the Dead Men Say
Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine: Biomech
Code Orange – Underneath
Like Rats – Death Monolith
Azuza – Loop of Yesterdays
Lamb of God – Lamb of God

Eden Kupermintz

The Family Crest – The War Act I
Elder – Omens
Aesop Rock and TOBACCO are Malibu Ken – Malibu Ken
Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant
DON PIE PIE – The Life of Pie
Gygax – High Fantasy
City Girl – Siren of the Formless
Feminazgûl – No Dawn for Men
Traveler – Termination Shock

Jordan Jerabek

The Atlas Moth – An Ache for the Distance
Keiji Haino & Sumac – Keep Facing Sideways…
Kvelertak – Splid
Noroth – It Dwells Amongst Us
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
Pelican – Live at The Grog Shop
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
Spell – Opulent Decay
Torche – Admission

Trent Bos

Enter Shikari – Nothing Is True
Carpenter Brut – Blood Machines OST
Nnamdi – Brat
Soilwork – Stabbing The Drama
Coldbones – The Cataclysm
Myth of I – Myth of I
Painted Worlds – Oh, The Places You Won’t Go
Title Fight – Hyperview
Me and him call it us – Loss