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

Amulets – Blooming (ambient drone)
The Armed – Ultrapop (noise pop)
Hail the Sun – New Age Filth (post-hardcore)
HIRAKI – Stumbling Through the Walls (synth-punk)
HØST – Kos (jazzy post-rock)
Kauan – Ice Fleet (progressive post-metal)
Monobody – Comma (math fusion)
Tomaga – Intimate Immensity (post-minimalism)
Victory Over the Sun – Nowherer (microtonal black metal)

Remi VL

Motorpsycho – Kingdom of Oblivion (progressive rock, psych rock)
The Armed – ULTRAPOP (hardcore, noise, post-punk)
King Azaz – Forever Green (post-punk, grunge)
Jakob Mind – The One Who Got Away (pop-punk, post-punk)
Dust Moth – Rising // Sailing (heavy shoegaze)
Amigo The Devil – Born Against (americana, murderfolk)
Birmani – Birmani (stoner psych, sludge)
Monobody – Comma (post-rock, math rock)
The Vintage Caravan – Monuments (progressive stoner rock, hard rock)

Josh Bulleid

While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society (melodic metalcore)
The Armed – Ultrapop (synthy noisecore)
Crypts of Despair – All Light Swallowed (weird blackened deathd oom)
Black Locvst – Forest (progressive blackened deathcore)
Stortregn – Impermanacne (progresisve death metal, technical melodeath)
Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (death metal)
Moral Collapse – Moral Collapse (progresisve tech death)
Taylor Swift – Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (country pop)
Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Nightmare WIthdrawls (prgressive deathcore, dissonant tech death) 

Jordan Jerabek

Body Void – Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth (doom, sludge)
The Armed – Ultrapop (post-punk, noise)
Bongzilla – Weedsconsin (stoner metal)
Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (death metal)
Cicada the Burrower – Corpseflower (progressive post-black metal)
Glassjaw – Coloring Book (post-hardcore)
Obsolete – Animate//Isolate (thrash, death)
Mare Cognitum – Solar Paroxysm (progressive black metal)
Shores of Null – Beyond the Shores (doom)

Jonathan Adams

Devil Sold His Soul – Loss
The Armed – Ultrapop
BRUIT – The Machine is burning and now everyone knows it could happen again
Spectral Wound – A Diabolic Thirst
Altarage – Succumb
Këkht Aräkh – Pale Swordsman
Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined
Mare Cognitum – Solar Paroxysm
Spectral Lore – Ετερόφωτος

Trent Bos

Porter Robinson – Nurture (electropop, synthpop)
Moving Mountains – Pneuma (emo, post-rock)
The Armed – Ultrapop (noise rock, post-hardcore)
Crypts of Despair – All Light Swallowed (blackened death metal)
Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die & Love Will Bury It (post-hardcore, mathcore)
Tears For Fears – Songs From the Big Chair (synthpop, new wave)
Emery – The Weak’s End (post-hardcore)
Obsolete – Animate/Isolate (tech death, tech thrash)
Capra – In Transmission (metalcore, mathcore)

Pete Williams

Scarred – Scarred (progressive death)
Teenage Halloween – Teenage Halloween (pop punk)
Greenleaf – Echoes from a Mass (stoner rock)
Mystic Sons – Curses and Spells (stoner doom)
tUnE-yArDs – sketchy. (electro-pop)
Howling Giant – Alteration (stoner metal)
Body Void – Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth (blackened sludge)
Ilan Eshkeri & Shigeru Umebayashi – Ghost of Tsushima OST (soundtrack)
C R O W N – The End of All Things (post-metal)

Eden Kupermintz

Tor – Oasis Sky (EDM/chillwave/techno)
Boss Keloid – Family The Smiling Thrush (progressive rock/progressive stoner)
Kimbra – Primal Heart (pop)
Thy Catafalque – Vadak (progressive metal)
Blazon Rite – Endless Halls of Golden Totem (power/heavy metal)
Cirith Ungol – Half Past Human (epic/proto doom metal)
Dvne – Etemen Ænka (post-metal/progressive death)
Névoa – Beyond Belief (black metal/post-metal/jazz)
Catch Prichard – I Still Miss Theresa Benoit (chamber folk)