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

Dödsrit – Mortal Coil (blackened crust)
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy – A Cult That Worships a God of Death (post-hardcore)
Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant (neo-soul)
Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (indie pop)
McKinley Dixon – For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her (jazz rap)
Ophidian I – Desolate (progressive tech death)
Scythelord – Earth Boiling Dystopia (tech thrash)
Vouna – Atropos (funeral doom)
Wavves Hideaway (indie rock)

Josh Bulleid

Moonspell – Hermitage (progressive goth metal)
Sepultura – Quadra (groove thrash, symphonic death metal)
Times of Grace – Songs of Loss and Separation (melodic metalcore)
Deep Purple – Machine Head (hard rock)
Megadeth – Endgame (thrash metal)
Black Label Society – Mafia (heavy metal, groove thrash)
Borknagar – Quintessence (progressive metal)
Kreator – Coma of Souls (thrash metal)
Wristmeetrazor – Replica of a Strange Love (metalcore, screamo)

Eden Kupermintz

Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (heavy metal/doom)
Baldocaster – Visions (kosmiche/synthwave)
Flamingosis – Daymaker (trip-hop/vaporwave)
Dallas Campbell – The Seven Sisters and the Serpent (kosmiche/synthwave)
Borknagar – Winter Thrice (progressive death metal)
Ophidian I – Desolate (progressive tech death)
BACKxWASH – I Lie Here Buried With My Rings And My Dresses (rap/noise)
Chassm – Falling Forever (doom/post-metal)
Oxygen Destroyer – Sinister Monstrosities Spawned By the Unfathomable Ignorance of Humankind (death/thrash)

Jordan Jerabek

The Armed – ULTRAPOP (noise, post-hardcore)
Black Sabbath – Master of Reality (heavy metal, doom)
Eclipser – Pages (blackened death, dissonant death)
Flamingosis – Daymaker (vaporwave, hip-hop)
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy – A Cult That Worships A God of Death (noise, sludge, post-hardcore)
Hellish Form – Remains (funeral doom)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3000 (psych, pop)
Significant Point – Into the Storm (speed, power metal)
Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (heavy metal, doom)

Pete Williams

King Buffalo – The Burden of Restlessness
Necrot – Mortal
Vouna – Atropos
Battle Hag – Celestial Tyrant
Mountain Caller – Chronicle I: The Truthseeker
Mountain Caller – Chronicle: Prologue
Sun Crow – Quest for Oblivion
Circle of Sighs – Narci
Robert Fripp – Music for Quiet Moments

Trent Bos

Lower Automation – Lower Automation (mathcore, post-hardcore)
Ophidian I – Desolate (progressive tech death)
Lorelei – Lore of Lies (symphonic deathcore)
Sullii – me and my absent mind again (emo rap)
Papangu – Holoceno (avant-garde metal, sludge metal)
Zeal & Ardor – Live in London (experimental black metal, spirituals)
Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Existence (tech deathcore)
Midwife – Luminol (shoegaze, slowcore)
Coasta – Sunzal (indie rock)