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

Boss Keloid – Family the Smiling Thrush (progressive stoner)
Deap Vally – American Cockroach (garage rock)
Feed Them Death – Negative (experimental deathgrind)
The Mountain Goats – Dark In Here (folk rock)
Mykki Blanco – Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep (experimental hip-hop)
Noctule – Wretched Abyss (melodic black metal)
Orphan Donor – Unraveled (noisecore)
Sundrowned – Become Ethereal (post-black metal)
Tongue Depressor – In The Quarter Column (ambient drone)

Josh Bulleid

Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum (industrial death metal)
Beartooth – Below (melodic metalcore)
Urne – Serpent and Spirit (stoner thrash, sludge thrash)
Todrick Hall – Femuline (drag pop, dance pop)
Backxwash – I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses (blackened hip hop, industrial horrorcore)
Panopticon – …And Again Into the Light (atmospheric black metal, Americana folk)
Marina – Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (art pop)
Hacktivist – Hyperdialect (rap metal, nu djent)
At the Gates – At War With Reality (melodic death metal)

Eden Kupermintz

Meer – Playing House (progressive rock)
Snowpoet – Thought You Knew (chamber pop)
sleepmakeswaves – these are not your dreams (electronic post rock)
Stortregn – Impermanence (blackened tech death(
Vexed – Culling Culture (hardcore)
Cake – Prolonging the Magic (indie rock)
Countless Skies – Glow (melodic death metal)
Big Big Train – The Underfall Yard (progressive rock) 

Jordan Jerabek

A Better Tomorrow – Spiritual Crossing (doom, prog, jazz)
Backxwash – I lie here buried… (experimental hip hop, horrorcore)
Dödsrit – Mortal Coil (black metal, crust)
Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum (death metal, industrial)
Hadal – s/t (post black metal, sludge)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3000 (synth pop, psych)
Mutts – Pray for Rain (blues, noise rock)
Wanderer – Liberation From A Brutalist Existence (hardcore, sludge)
Yautja – The Lurch (metalcore, sludge)

Trent Bos

Backxwash – I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses (experimental hip-hop, horrorcore)
Hacktivist – Hyperdialect (djent, rap-metal)
Tigercub – As Blue As Indigo (alt rock, alt metal)
Alustrium – A Monument to Silence (tech death, melodeath)
Marvel83′ – Atlantis (synthwave, retrowave)
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Promises (post-minimalism, jazz)
Lantlos – Melting Sun (shoegaze, post-metal)
Quiet – …and so it was (progressive metalcore)
Arteries – Outdoor Claustrophobic (metalcore, djent)

Remi VL

1. Liquids – Life is Pain Idiot (punk rock, hardcore punk)
2. Fucked Up – Year of the Horse (hardcore, progressive)
3. King Buffalo – The Burden of Restlessness (heavy psych, progressive stoner)
4. The Datsuns – Eye to Eye (garage punk, hard rock)
5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3000 (garage rock, art rock)
6. delving – Hirschbrunnen (prog rock, krautrock)
7. Fiddlehead – Between The Richness (indie rock, post-hardcore)
8. Motorpsycho – Kingdom of Oblivion (progressive rock, psych rock)
9. Bossk – Migration (post-metal)