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

Butcher Brown – #KingButch
A. G. Cook – Apple
Dynfari – Myrkurs Er Þörf
Fleet Foxes – Shore
Mammal Hands – Captured Spirits
MJ Guider – Sour Cherry Bell
Obsidian Kingdom – Meat Machine
Shy Boys – Talk Loud
Vatican Shadow – Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era

Eden Kupermintz

felperc – borders
Arcing Wires – Prime
Elbow – Little Fictions
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
TWRP – Over the Top
Contrarian – Only Time Will Tell
Anathema – Weather Systems
Elbow – Giants of All Sizes
Lord Almighty – Wither

Josh Bulleid

Deftones – Ohms
The Ocean – Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
Dead Quiet – Truth and Ruin
Enslaved – Utgard
Ghost – Prequelle
Lascaille’s Shroud – Othercosmic Divinations I
Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment
Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
Lady Gaga – Artpop

Jon Adams

Fleet Foxes – Shore
SUMAC – May You Be Held
Enslaved – Utgard
Skáphe – Skáphe³
Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension
Proscription – Conduit
Akhlys – The Dreaming I
Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment
Serpent Column – Kathodos

Joe Astill

Kairon; IRSE! – Polysomn
Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase
Beach Bunny – Honeymoon
Svalbard – When I Die, Will I Get Better?
Jakub Zytecki – Nothing Lasts, Nothing’s Lost
Kings of Leon – Youth And Young Manhood
Between The Buried And Me – Colors
Alpha Wolf – A Quiet Place to Die
Alter Bridge – Blackbird

Trent Bos

Svalbard – When I Die, Will It Get Better?
Sufjan Stevens – Ascension
Deftones – Ohms
ZEIT – Zeit
Agent Fresco – Destrier
Alpha Wolf – A Quiet Place To Die
Dan Terminus – Last Call For All Passengers
The Holly Springs Disaster – Motion Sickness Love
Serpent Column – Kathodos