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

Ad Nauseam – Imperative Imperceptible Impulse (dissonant death metal)
Cara Neir – Phase Out (avant-garde metal)
Cult of Luna – The Raging River (post-metal)
Gumi – Underwater (downtempo)
maassai – With the Shifts (abstract hip-hop)
Mogwai – As the Love Continues (post-rock)
NaKhArA – The Procession (progressive death metal)
Sun Kin – After the House (synthpop)
Yasmin Williams – Urban Driftwood (American primitivism)

Josh Bulleid

The Ruins of Beverast – The Thule Grimoires (progressive death doom)
Gojira – The Way of All Flesh (progressive metal, tech death)
Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage (progressive metal, tech groove)
Nile – Annihilation of the Wicked (brutal tech death)
Cannibal Corpse – Live Cannibalism (death metal)
Trillionaire – Romulus (progressive alt rock)
Cave In – White Silence (progressive post hardcore)
Violblast – Lazarus Abandoned (death thrash)
The Design Abstract – Technotheism (progressive symphonic technical melodeath)

Trent Bos

Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams (neo-soul, trip-hop)
Daft Punk – Alive 2007 (french house, electro)
Bear Vs Shark – Terrorhawk (post-hardcore, indie rock)
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal – Hiding Places (abstract hip-hop)
Humanity’s Last Breath – Valde (atmospheric deathcore)
Lost Under Heaven – Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing (indietronica, art pop)
DECOUPLR – DIGITAL BONFIRE (trip-hop, indie pop)
Infinity Shred – EP002 Recovery (post-metal, synthwave)
The Scalar Process – Coagulative Matter (tech death)

Eden Kupermintz

Bent Knee – Say So (alternative rock)
Humavoid – Lidless (progressive metal/djent)
Meer – Playing House (alt/prog rock)
Dark Time Sunshine – Lore (hip hop)
Lizzard – Eroded (progressive stoner rock)
snowpoet – Wait For Me (chamber pop)
Swampbeast – Seven Evils Spawned of Seven Heads (black metal, sludge)
Dreadnought – Emergence (progressive black metal)
Infinity Shred – EP00s (Recovery) (electronic post-rock)

Jordan Jerabek

Altered Dead – Returned to Life (death metal)
Beck – Mutations (psych, alt country)
The Bronx – IV (rock)
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (hip hop)
Cave In – Final Transmission (rock)
Dödskällan – s/t (punk)
Infinity Shred – EP002 Recovery (post-/synth)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – K.G. (microtonal psych)
Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2 (hip hop)

Joe Astill

For Your Health – In Spite Of (screamo)
Meer – Playing House (prog rock/pop)
The Sonder Bombs – Clothbound (indie rock, emo)
Frank Ocean – Blonde (alternative R&B)
WOWOD – Yarost’ I Proshchenie (blackened hardcore, post-metal)
Respire – Black Line (blackened screamo, post-rock)
Black Country, New Road – For the first time (experimental post-punk)
Glassing – Spotted Horse (blackened post-hardcore)
Mogwai – As the Love Continues (post-rock)

Pete Williams

Lizzard – Eroded
The Weather Station – Ignorance
Wolves in the Throne Room – Two Hunters
Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
Baio – Dead Hand Control
The Body – I’ve Seen All I Need to See
Darkthrone – A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage
Mournful Congregation – The Book of Kings

Remi VL

Kaupe – Cognitive Dissonance (instrumental progressive metal)
Ramones – Ramones (punk rock)
Modern Cynics – Auditory Postcards (garage punk, melodic punk)
Bleeding Mountains – Capsize Projects (progressive stoner)
Lizzard – Eroded (heavy progressive rock, prog metal)
Cardiacs – A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window (post-punk, prog rock)
Constant Lovers – Pangs (noise-rock, post-punk)
Jakethehawk – Hinterlands (heavy psych, stoner rock)
Mastodon – Leviathan (sludge, prog metal)

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