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

Alfa Mist – Bring Backs (nu-jazz)
Atvm – Famine, Putrid and Fucking Endless (progressive tech death)
Cadence Weapon – Parallel World (abstract hip-hop)
Grey Aura – Zwart Vierkant (avant-garde black metal)
HAH – Chimaera Monstrosa (digital hardcore)
Iceage – Seek Shelter (art punk)
Plasmodium – Towers of Silence (progressive black metal)
Voronoi – The Last Three Seconds (prog fusion)
Wax People – Wax People (math metal)

Eden Kupermintz

Sieges Even – The Art of Navigating by The Stars (progressive rock/metal)
Celeste – OST B-Sides (EDM, synthwave)
Humavoid – Lidless (djent, progressive metal)
Blazon Rite – Endless Halls of Golden Totem (power metal)
Yautja – The Lurch (sludge, grindcore)
Alustrium – A Monument to Silence (progressive death metal)
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact (progressive metalcore)
Cara Neir – Phase Out (grindcore, chiptune)
Herzel Le Dernier Rempart (heavy metal)

Josh Bulleid

Gojira – Fortitude (progressive metal, tech groove)
Ghost Iris – Comatose (tech metal, djentcore
Osiris – Meanders a Soul… (epic progressive metal, symbonic blackened deth metal)
Screeming Banshee – Piereive (progressive tech death)
Benthos – II (progressive metal, melodic djent)
Flotsam and Jetsam – Blood in the Water (heavy metal, thrash)
Black Label Society – The Blessed Hellride (heavy metal)
Todrick Hall – Haus Party, Part 3 (R&B, drag pop)
Disclosure – Settle (deep house, dance pop)

Jonathan Adams

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee at State’s End!
Thy Catafalque – Vadak
Jute Gyte – Mitrealität
Seth – La Morsure du Christ
Atvm – Famine, Putrid and Fucking Endless
Vokonis- Odyssey
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
Squid – Bright Green Field
Iceage – Seek Shelter

Jordan Jerabek

Boris – NO
Deftones – Diamond Eyes
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Deftones – Ohms
Deftones – White Pony / Black Stallion
Gojira – The Way of All Flesh
Oryx – Lamenting a Dead World
Universally Estranged – Reared Up in Spectral Predation
Vokonis – Odyssey

Remi VL

Half Pair – Half Paid (psych rock, trip-hop)
Squid – Bright Green Field (psych post-punk)
The Armed – ULTRAPOP (hardcore, noise, post-punk)
Demons – Privation (noise punk, hardcore)
Snail – Fractal Altar (desert rock, stoner rock)
Motorpsycho – Kingdom of Oblivion (progressive rock, psych rock)
Silent – Modern Hate (post-punk, doom punk)
Warish – Next To Pay (punk, stoner)
Vokonis – Odyssey (progressive sludge, stoner)

Trent Bos

Bridge Burner – Disempath (mathcore, blackened sludge)
Wolves & Machines – Evergreen (indie rock, post-hardcore)
Slipknot – Iowa (nu-metal)
Boira – Cendres ~ Mineral (post-rock)
Darko – Darko (nu-deathcore)
Limp Bizkit – Three Dollar Bill, Y’all $ (nu-metal)
Fire-Toolz – I Can’t Die (post-industrial, progressive electronic)
Graham Costello – Second Lives (nu-jazz, jazz fusion)
Ghost Iris – Comatose (metalcore)