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

Arooj Aftab – Vulture Prince (Ghazal)
The Bug – Fire (illbient)
DJ Seinfeld – Mirrors (outsider house)
Fierce Deity – Power Wisdom Courage (symphonic stoner-doom)
Jungle – Loving In Stereo (synth funk)
L’ Impératrice – Tako Tsubo (French pop)
Machinedrum – Psyconia (wonky)
Replicant – Malignant Reality (dissonant tech death)
Jason Sharp – The Turning Centre of a Still World (post-minimalism)

Joe Astill

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (UK hip-hop, soul)
Kanye West – Donda (hip-hop)
Mastiff – Leave Me The Ashes Of The Earth (sludgecore)
Dreamwell – Modern Grotesque (screamo, post-hardcore)
Sugar Horse – The Live Long After (post-doom metal)
Loathe – The Cold Sun (prog metalcore, alt metal)
Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR (pop)
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA (pop)
Converge – Jane Doe (metallic hardcore)

Pete Williams

Employed to Serve – Conquering (metalcore)
Vince Staples – Vince Staples (hip hop)
Oxygen Destroyer – Sinister Monstrosities Spawned by the Unfathomable Ignorance of Humanity (death thrash)
Sunburster – Sunburster (sludge)
Turnstile – Turnstile Love Connection (melodic hardcore)
Fierce Deity – Power Wisdom Courage (symphonic power doom)
Bill Fisher – Hallucinations of a Higher Truth (psychedelic singer songwriter)
kosmonaut – event horizon (stoner sludge)
Laura Stevenson – Laura Stevenson (singer-songwriter)

Josh Bulleid

Between the Buried and Me – Colors II (progressive metal)
Fierce Deity – Power Wisdom Courage (stoner power metal, psychedelic groove)
Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile (symphonic black metal)
Crazy Lixx – New Religion (hard rock, hair metal)
Necrophagist – Epitaph (tech death)
Carcass – Torn Arteries (death metal)
Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark (heavy metal)
Dream Theater – Dream Theater (progressive metal)
Revocation – Great is Our Sin (tech thrash, death metal)

Eden Kupermintz

Lantlôs – Wildhung (shoegaze)
Homeboy Sandman – Anjelitu (rap)
Aenigmatum – Deconsecrate (progressive death metal)
Fractal Universe – The Impassable Horizon (progressive death metal)
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact (progressive metal)
Culprate – Deliverance (EDM/dubstep)
Racoon City – For Nobody, Nowhere (skramz)
Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy (progressive death metal)
Fierce Deity – Power Wisdom Courage (symphonic doom)

Trent Bos

Trophy Scars – Astral Pariah (blues rock, post-hardcore)
In Flames – Used & Abused – In Live We Trust (melodic death metal)
Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza – Danza IIII (mathcore, djent)
Trophy Scars – Alphabet. Alphabets. (post-hardcore)
I Feel Fine – The Cold in Every Shelter (midwest emo)
Johari – Yurei (prog metal, djent)
Suis La Lune – Quiet, Pull The Strings! (screamo, post-rock)
Aborted – Maniacult (death metal)
Inferi – Vile Genesis (tech death, melodeath)

Jordan Jerabek

Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (hip hop)
Boris – Flood (psych, doom)
Caspian – On Circles (post-rock)
Cleric – Retrocausal (experimental, prog metal)
Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears (heavy metal)
Poison the Well – Versions (post-hardcore)
Bartees Strange – Live Forever (indie rock, alternative)
Trophy Scars – Astral Pariah (post-hardcore, blues)
Wharflurch – Psychedelic Realms ov Hell (death metal, shroom doom)

Remi VL

Green Lung – Black Harvest (psych-stoner, doom)
Leprous – Aphelion (heavy prog)
Iron Maiden – Senjutsu (heavy metal)
Urne – Serpent & Spirit (sludge, prog metal)
Voyager – Colour in the Sun (heavy prog)
Pil & Bue – The World is a Rabbit Hole (hard rock, modern rock)
Amyl and the Sniffers – Comfort To Me (punk rock)
Straytones – Magic Green River Swimmin’ & Stunning Tarzanka Experience (garage rock, heavy psych)
Hippotraktor – Meridian (progressive metal, post-metal)

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