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

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – L.W. (krautrock)
Altin Gün – Yol (Anatolian rock)
Julien Baker – Little Oblivions (indie rock)
Kurushimi – Chaos Remains (avant-garde jazz)
Night Palm – Night Palm (synth rock)
Samuel Sharp – Pattern Visions (post-minimalism)
thirdface – Do It With a Smile (hardcore punk)
Wau Wau Collectif – Yaral Sa Doom (West African folk)
XIXA – Genesis (Tex-Mex)

Eden Kupermintz

Empyrium – Über den Sternen (black metal/neofolk)
Holy Monitor – Southern Lights (psychedelic rock)
Lizzard – Eroded (art rock)
Adebisi Shank – the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank (mathrock)
Swamp Hawk – Monster in Color (doom metal)
TWRP – Over the Top (funk)
Meer – Playing House (progressive rock)
Plini – Impulse Voices (nu-prog)
Aliases – Derangeable (progressive metal)

Josh Bulleid

Rob Zombie – The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (industrial metal, psychedelic rock)
Evanescence – Fallen (goth rock, nu metal)
The Ruins of Beverast – The Thule Grimoires (progressive death doom)
Enforced – Kill Grid (crossover thrash)
Iron Maiden – Brave New World (heavy metal, progressive metal)
Nightfall – At Night We Prey (blackened melodeath)
Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses (gothic doom metal, alt rock)
Brand of Sacrifice – Lifeblood (epic deathcore)
Static-X – Machine (industrial metal, nu metal)

Calder Dougherty

ATEEZ – ZERO: FEVER Pt. 2
A Day To Remember – You’re Welcome
Knoll – Interstice
NCT – RESONANCE Pt. 2
Ominous Ruin – Amidst Voices that Echo in Stone
Abominable Putridity – Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation
Teenage Wrist – Earth Is A Black Hole
Buried – Oculus Rot
Normandie – Dark & Beautiful Things

Nate Johnson

Gulch – Gulch/Sunami Split (Hardcore Punk)
Sunami – Gulch/Sunami Split (Hardcore)
Arms Reach – Fuel to My Hate (Hardcore)
Thirdface – Do it With a Smile (Hardcore Punk/Powerviolence)
Regional Justice Center – Crime and Punishment (Powerviolence)
Violent Spirit – Fire EP (Hardcore)
Chevelle – NIRATIAS (Progressive Hard Rock)
Dreamshade – Pale Blue Dot (Melodic Metalcore)
Brand of Sacrifice – Lifeblood (Deathcore/Death Metal)

Remi VL

Chevelle – Nitatias (alternative metal, heavy prog)
Wenches – Effin’ Gnarly (punk rock, hard rock)
The Red Step – The Red Step (garage rock, post-punk)
Philm – Time Burner (jazz-fusion, metal)
The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath (progressive rock, experimental rock)
Pride Tiger – The Lucky Ones (hard rock, rock n roll)
Signals of Bedlam – Liar’s Intuition (progressive metal, alternative metal)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – L.W. (microtonal psych rock, garage rock)
Bleeding Mountains – Capsize Projects (progressive stoner)

Joe Astill

Dreamwell – Modern Grotesque (screamo, post-hardcore)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Invisible Cities (contemporary classical, ambient)
Cloud Nothings – The Shadow I Remember (indie rock, punk rock)
The Sonder Bombs – Clothbound (indie rock, emo)
Regional Justice Center – Crime and Punishment (powerviolence, d-beat)
Knoll – Interstice (blackened deathgrind)
The Hyena Kill – A Disconnect (alt rock/metal)
Loathe – I Let It In and It Took Everything (prog metalcore)
Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth (neo-soul, alternative hip hop)

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