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 Country, New Road – For the first time (experimental post-punk)
Divide and Dissolve – Gas Lit (drone metal)
Lilly Legit – Rubicon (nu-jazz)
Scarred – Scarred (groove metal)
Sea Sleeper – Nostophobia (post-death metal)
The Sonder Bombs – Clothbound (power pop)
Urban Village – Udondolo (Maskandi)
Various Artists – Indaba Is (South African music)
Yu Su – Yellow River Blue (ambient dub)

Eden Kupermintz

Cara Neir – Phase Out (grindcore/8-bit)
Lykathea Aflame – Elvenefris (tech/progressive death metal)
Katatonia – City Burials (alt rock)
Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts (alt rock)
Countless Skies – Glow (melodic death metal)
Dvne – Etemen Ænka (progressive death metal)
The Scalar Process – Coagulative Matter (technical death metal)
Cheeto’s Magazine – Amazingous (progressive rock)
Infernal Coil – Within A World Forgotten (blackened death/grindcore)

Josh Bulleid

Architects – The Here and Now (post hardcore, metalcore)
While She Sleeps – So What? (melodic metalcore)
Angelus Apatrida – Angelus Apatrida (thrash)
Abiotic – Ikigai (tech death)
Crypts of Despair – All Light Swallowed (weird blackened death doom)
After the Burial – Dig Deep (tech metalcore)
Cult of Luna – The Raging River (post metal)
Bleeding Through – The Great Fire (symphonic metalcore, brutal thrash metal)
Gorod – A Maze of Recycled Creeds (progressive tech death)

Trent Bos

Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams (neo-soul, bedroom pop)
Alexisonfire – Watch Out! (post-hardcore)
Alexisonfire – Crisis (post-hardcore)
To Kill Achilles – Something To Remember Me By (melodic hardcore)
Delta Sleep – Ghost City (math rock, indie rock)
Scar Symmetry – Pitch Black Progress (melodeath, prog metal)
As Cities Burn – Come Now Sleep (indie rock, post-hardcore)
Black County, New Road – For The First Time (experimental post-punk)
Dark Time Sunshine – Lore (abstract hip-hop)

Pete Williams

Nervosa – Perpetual Chaos (death-thrash)
Lande Hekt – Going to Hell (power pop)
Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice (death metal)
Tribulation – Where the Gloom Becomes Sound (gothic metal)
The Body – I’ve Seen All I Need to See (experimental sludge)
Electric Wizard – Legalize Drugs and Murders (stoner doom)
The Ruins of Beverast – The Thule Grimoires (blackened doom)
Froglord – Save the Frogs (sludge)
Devin the Dude – Soulful Distance (hip hop)

Joe Astill

Steven Wilson – The Future Bites (prog pop)
Respire – Black Line (blackened screamo, post rock)
Loathe – The Things They Believe (ambient)
Nopes – Djörk (noise rock)
WOWOD – Yarost’ I Proshchenie (blackened hardcore, post metal)
Bicep – Isles (tech house)
The Weather Station – Ignorance (indie pop, art pop)
Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone (blackened screamo, black metal)
Black Country, New Road – For the first time (experimental post punk)

Remi VL

Black Country, New Road – For The First Time (post-punk, experimental)
Draken – Draken (progressive rock, hard rock)
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound (psych rock)
Heave Blood & Die – Post People (heavy post-rock, post-metal)
Shame – Drunk Tank Pink (post-punk)
LICE – Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear (post-punk, post-industrial)
Cave In – Antenna (alternative rock, post-hardcore)
Carpet – Secret Box (mellow psych, prog)
Cult of Luna – The Raging River (post-metal)