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

Duma – Duma
Dmitry Evgrafov – Surrender
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
Good Tiger – Raised in a Doomsday Cult
Jesu – Never
Trevor Powers – Capricorn
The Fall of Troy – Mukiltearth
Video Age – Pleasure Line
Kamaal Williams – Wu Hen

Eden Kupermintz

Waveshaper – Artifact
Dmitry Evgrafov – Surrender
Question – Reflections of the Void
Dan Terminus – Automated Refrains
Let Us Prey – Virtue of the Vicious
Serengeti – Ajai
Serpent Omega – II
Battlemaster – Ghastly, Graven & Grimoireless
Eye of Nix – Ligeia

Calder Dougherty

The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay
Misery Signals – Ultraviolet
SEATBELTS – Cowboy Bebop OMP Soundtrack
Yuki Kajiura – .hack//SIGN Original Soundtrack 2
Yuki Kajiura – .hack//SIGN Original Soundtrack 1
Glass Animals – Dreamland
Year of the Knife – Internal Incarceration
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Terminal Nation – Holocene Extinction

Jon Adams

Necrot – Mortal
Atræ Bilis – Divinihility
Atramentus – Stygian
Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
The Microphones – Microphones in 2020
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
Faceless Burial – Speciation
Krallice – Mass Cathexis
Incantation – Sect of Vile Divinities

Josh Bulleid

Lady Gaga – Artpop
Rina Sawayama – Sawayama
Let Us Prey – Virtues of the Vicious
Kill the Lights – The Sinner
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Alice Cooper – Hey Stoopid!
Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
Plague Years – Circle of Darkness
Radiant Knife – The Body / The Ghost
Plague Years – Circle of Darkness

Jordan Jerabek

Drouth – Excerpts from a Dread Liturgy
Eye Flys – Tub of Lard
Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville
Jaye Jayle – Prisyn
Alain Johannes – Hum
Mutilation Rites – Chasm
Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
Question – Reflections of the Void
Yob – Our Raw Heart

Pete Williams

Thomas V. Jäger – A Solitary Plan
Firelink – Firelink
Necrot – Mortal
Taylor Swift – folklore
The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers
Benny the Butcher – The Plugs I Met
Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville
Professor Tip Top – Tomorrow Is Delayed
Westerman – Your Hero Is Not Dead

Trent Bos

Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
ShrapKnel – Shrapknel
Year Of The Knife – Internal Incarceration
Zombieshark! – I Will Destroy You, Myself, and Everything I’ve Ever Loved
Another Sky – I Slept On The Floor
Every Time I Die – Hot Damn!
Haken – Virus
Meshuggah – Nothing
Misery Signals – Ultraviolet