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

black midi – Cavalcade (experimental rock)
Natalia Lafourcade – Un canto por México vol. 2 (ranchera)
Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime (Tishoumaren)
Panopticon – .​.​.​And Again Into The Light (atmospheric black metal)
St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home (psychedelic soul)
Tongue Depressor – In The Quarter Column (drone)
VOLA – Witness (prog metal)
Leon Vynehall – Rare, Forever (tech house)
White Moth Black Butterfly – The Cost of Dreaming (art pop)

Eden Kupermintz

Mitch Murder – Then Again (city pop)
City Girl – C-Girl (synthpop, R&B)
VOLA – Witness (progressive metal)
Interloper – Search Party (progressive death metal)
Silver Talon – Decadence and Decay (prog-power)
Various Artists – Celeste B-Sides (synthwave)
Bleeth – Geomancer (doom metal)
The Flight of Sleipnir – Eventide (doom metal, black metal)
Violet Cold – Empire of Love (post black metal)

Trent Bos

Vexed – Culling Culture (metalcore, djent)
Kaonashi – Dear Lemon House, You Ruined Me: Senior Year (mathcore, post-hardcore)
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind (metalcore, mathcore)
Moor Mother & Billy Woods – BRASS (abstract hip-hop)
Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now (electropop, hyperpop)
Кальк – Олень на вершине холма (screamo, nintendocore)
Bladee – The Fool (trap, hip-hop)
END – Splinters From an Ever-Changing Face (metalcore, hardcore)
Pledge – Haunted Visions (dark post-hardcore)

Josh Bulleid

Don Broco – Technology (hard rock, alt pop)
Vorvaň – Awakening (sludgy hardcore, stoner metal)
Wristmeetrazor – Replica of a Strange Love (metalcore, screamo)
Hannes Grossman – To Where the Light Retreats (progressive death metal, tech melodeath)
Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy (brutal tech death)
The Sword – Warp Riders (hard rock, stoner metal)
Exodus – Exhibit B: The Human Condition (thrash metal)
Lady Gagag – Chromatica (electropop, dance pop)
Gost – Rites of Love and Reverence (dark synthwave, goth rock)

Joe Astill

Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR
Cruelty – There Is No God Where I Am
La Dispute – Wildlife
Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal
Vorvaň – Awakened
Death Goals – The Horrible And The Miserable
Dvne – Etemen Ænka
Genesis Owusu – Smiling with No Teeth
Arooj Aftab – Vulture Prince

Remi VL

Savanah – Olympus Mons (stoner, doom)
Shun – Shun (stoner rock, heavy rock)
Meat Wave – The Incessant (noise-rock, post-punk)
The Datsuns – Eye to Eye (garage punk, hard rock)
Motorpsycho – Kingdom of Oblivion (progressive rock, psych rock)
Boss Keloid -Family the Smiling Thrush (progressive sludge)
Bossk – Migration (post-metal)
Fixtures – Life in Retreat (post-hardcore, math rock)
T-Tops – Staring at A Static Screen (proto-grunge, punk)

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"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better - pushing right back." - Albert Camus