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

-(16)- – Dream Squasher
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
gazelle(s) – True Meridian
HMLTD – West of Eden
Hum – Inlet
Nihiloxica – Kaloli
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Pyrrhon – Abscess Time
Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!

Jonathan Adams

Pale Divine – Consequence of Time
Hum – Inlet
Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin – Stygian Bough Volume I
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
The National – High Violet
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Owen – The Avalanche
Pyrrhon – Abscess Time

Josh Bulleid

Dessiderium – Shadow Burn
Rannoh – Reflections Upon Darkness
Firelink – Firelink
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini
Ozric Tentacles – Swirly Termination
Meshuggah – Contradictions Collapse
Def Leppard – Hysteria
Lady Gaga – Chromatica

Jordan Jerabek

Aesthesys – Alignments
Stephen Brodsky – Octave Museum
Crispin Wah – Crispin Wah Type Beat
Eye of Nix – Ligeia
Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Run the Jewels – RTJ4
Tombstoner – Descent to Madness
Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!

Joe Astill

Hayley Williams – Petals For Armor
Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy
Blu & Oh No – A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night
Paramore – Brand New Eyes
Travis Scott – Astroworld
High School Musical – High School Musical Original Soundtrack

Trent Bos

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Ion Dissonance – Cursed
Mansions – Big Bad
Emmure – Hindsight
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This
Exocrine – Maelstrom
IDK – IDK & Friends 2

Eden Kupermintz

sleepmakeswaves – These Are Not Your Dreams
The Ocean – Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
Dessiderium – Shadow Burn
Elbow – Giants of All Sizes
Mystras – Castles Conquered and Reclaimed
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Arch / Matheos – Winter Ethereal
TWRP – Together Through Time
wthAura – Grocery

Nate Johnson

Terror: Lowest of the Low
Terror: One with the Underdogs
Terror: Always the Hard Way
Terror: The Damned, the Shamed
Exocrine: Maelstrom
The Ocean: Phanerozoic I: Paleozoic
The Ocean: Pelagial
The Ocean: Anthropocentric
The Ocean: Heliocentric