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

Ibibio Sound Machine – Electricity (Afrobeat)
Fujii Kaze – Love All Serve All (city pop)
Guerilla Toss – Famously Alive (neo-psychedelia)
Kikagaku Moyo – Kumoyo Island (raga rock)
Lack the Low – God-Carrier (art pop)
Real Lies – Lad Ash (balearic beat)
Tzompantli – Tlazcaltiliztli (death-doom)
Vanum – Legend (atmospheric black metal)
Vital Spirit – Still as the Night, Cold as the Wind (melodic black metal)

Josh Bulleid

Lady Gaga – Artpop (electro pop)
The Spirit – Of Clarity and Galactic Structures (blackened prog death)
Naglfar – Harvest (black metal)
Rammstein – Zeit (industrial metal)
Soreption – Jord (tech death)
Puppy – The Goat (alt rock, heavy metal)
Ernia – How to Deal with Life and Fail (grindcore)
Tómarúm – Ash in Realms of Stone Icons (progressive black metal, prog death)
28 Days – Upstyledown (nu metal, hardcore punk)

Eden Kupermintz

Path of Might – Deep Chrome (progressive stoner, doom)
Tómarúm – Ash in Realms of Stone Icons (progressive death metal)
And So I Watch You From Afar – Jettison (post-rock, math-rock)
Big Big Train – Welcome to the Planet (progressive rock)
Molten Chains – Orisons of Vengeance (black metal, heavy metal)
Humanotone – A Flourishing Fall in a Grain of Sand (progressive stoner metal)
The Tea Club – If/When (progressive rock)
Dzö-nga – Thunder In the Mountains (black metal)
Christian Cosentino – Lawn (black metal)

Joe Astill

Sadurn – Radiator (indie folk)
Charli XCX – CRASH (electropop, dance pop)
The Red Chord – Prey For Eyes (technical death metal, deathgrind)
Chalk Hands – Don’t Think About Death (screamo, post-hardcore)
LLNN – Unmaker (atmospheric sludge metal)
Cremation Lily – Dreams Drenched in Static (idk what hell this is)
Heriot – Profound Morality (metallic hardcore, industrial metal)
Anxious – Little Green House (emo, melodic hardcore)
Frail Body – A Brief Memoriam (screamo)

Pete Williams

Malthusian & Suffering Hour – Time’s Withering Shadow (blackened death)
Wode – Burn in Many Mirrors (black)
Tzompantli – Tlazcaltiliztli (death doom)
Einvigi – Yö Kulje Kanssani (post-black)
Kathryn Joseph – for you who are the wronged (singer-songwriter)
Somali Yacht Club – The Space (post-metal)
Wo Fat – The Singularity (stoner metal)
Helms Alee – Keep This Be the Way (alt rock)
Path of Might – Deep Chrome (progressive doom)