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

Aversions Crown – Hell Will Come for Us All
Black Orchid Empire – Semaphore
Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse
Iggy Pop / Tarwater / Alva Noto – Leaves of Grass
Lithics – Tower of Age
Nightports – Nightports w/ Betamax
Dougie Poole – The Freelancer’s Blues
Run the Jewels – RTJ4
Them Moose Rush – Dancing Maze

Josh Bulleid

Run the Jewels – RTJ4
Lamb of God – Lamb of God
Gold Key – Panic Machine
Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated: Side B
Alarum – Circle’s End
Code Orange – Underneath
Celtic Frost – Monotheist
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay

Jon Adams

Atræ Bilis – Divinihility
Firelink – Self-titled
Aversions Crown – Hell Will Come For Us All
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Pyrrhon – Abscess Time
Xazraug – Unsympathetic Empyrean
Vampire – Rex
Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse
Run the Jewels – RTJ4

Joe Astill

Backxwash – God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It
END – Splinters from an Ever-Changing Face
Aesthesys – Alignments
Infant Island – Beneath
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA
Umbra Vitae – Shadow of Life
Xibalba – Años en Infierno
Haken – Affinity
Voyager – Colours in the Sun

Trent Bos

Mountaineer – Bloodletting
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
END – Splinters From An Ever-changing Face
GoGo Penguin – GoGo Penguin
Justice For The Damned – Pain is Power
Limbs – Soft Narcosis
System of a Down – Mesmerize
Armand Hammer – Shrines

Eden Kupermintz

Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Alarum – Circle’s End
sleepmakeswaves – these are not your dreams
clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant
Four Fists – 6666
Waveshaper – Artifact
The Samuel Jackson Five – Seasons in the Hum
Thy Catafalque – Naiv

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