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

ACxDC – Satan Is King
aswekeepsearching – sleep
Black Taffy – Opal Wound
Chicago Underground Quartet – Good Days
Cocanha – Puput
Cryptic Shift – Visitations From Enceladus
Sweven – The Eternal Resonance
Tithe – Penance
Jim White & Marisa Anderson – The Quickening

Josh Bulleid

End – Splinters from an Ever-Changing Face
Ratt – Infestation
Job for a Cowboy – Demonocracy
Unearth – The Oncoming Storm
Unearth – Watchers of Rule
Ebonivory – The Long Dream I
Porcupine Tree – Fear of a Blank Planet
Anathema – We’re Here Because We’re Here
Codex Obscura – Holy Teachings of Self Defeat

Joe Astill

Serpent Column – Endless Detainment
Helfró – Helfró
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
Candlebox – Candlebox
Code Orange – Underneath
Doja Cat – Hot Pink
END – From the Unforgiving Arms of God
PUP – Morbid Stuff
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – The Undivided Five

Jon Adams

Unfathomable Ruination – Finitude
Unfathomable Ruination – Enraged & Unbound
Gaerea – Limbo
Cryptic Shift – Visitations from Enceladus
Tithe – Penance
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Paradise Lost – Obsidian
Ulthar – Providence
…And Oceans – Cosmic World Mother

Eden Kupermintz

serengeti – AJAI
gazelle(s) – True Meridian
Katatonia – City Burials
Waveshaper – Artifact
Endon – Through the Mirror
Lor – Edge of Eternity
Lazy Laser – Ride on Space Cowboy
Leprous – Coal
Shards of Humanity – Cold Logic

Nate Johnson

Candiria: 300 Percent Density
Mercyful Fate: Melissa
Meryful Fate: Don’t Break the Oath
Mindforce: Swingin Swords, Choppin Lords
Mindforce: Excalibur
Cirith Ungol: Forever Black
Shai Hulud: A Profound Hatred of Man
Throwdown: Venom & Tears
Misery Signals: Of Malice and Magnum Heart

Trent Bos

Infant Island – Beneath
Lord Buffalo – Tohu Na Bofu
Yung Lean – Starz
black taffy – Opal Wand
Envy – All The Footprints You’ve Ever Left
Binary Code – Memento Mori
Off Road Minivan – Swan Dive
Kendrick Lamar – Section.80
Odraza – Rzeczom