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

Bridge Burner – Disempath (blackened sludge, mathcore)
Darkside – Spiral (neo-psychedelia, art rock)
Amaro Freitas – Sankofa (post-bop, frevo)
Papangu – Holoceno (avant-prog, sludge)
Linn da Quebrada – Trava Línguas (art pop, funk carioca)
Seputus – Phantom Indigo (deathgrind, tech death)
STR4TA – Aspects (acid jazz, synth funk)
Tangents – Timeslips & Chimeras (post-rock, nu-jazz)
Emma-Jean Thackray – Yellow (jazz fusion, spiritual jazz)

Eden Kupermintz

Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (stoner/doom)
Leprous – Aphelion (progressive/alternative rock)
Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide (hip-hop/rap)
Ophidian I – Desolate (technical death metal)
Baldocaster – Visions (kosmiche/synthwave)
Demiser – Through the Gate Eternal (blackened thrash)
papagnu – Holoceno (zehul/doom/sludge)
Hereafter – In the End, We’ll All Become Stories (post-rock)
Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name (progressive death metal)

Josh Bulleid

Crowbar – Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form (sludge doom)
Crowbar – Odd Fellows Rest (sludge doom)
Crowbar – Sever the Wicked Hand (sludge doom)
Crowbar – Broken Glass (sludge doom)
Whitesnake – Live: In the Shadow of the Blues (hard rock, hair metal)
Code Ornage – Underneath (industrial hardcore, alt-metal)
Moon Unit – Differences in Language and Lifestyle (uh… alt-prog?)
Converge – No heroes (progressive hardcore)
Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name (progressive tech death)

Remi VL

1. Chassm – Falling Forever (heavy post-rock)
2. Modest Mouse – The Golden Casket (indie rock, alt rock)
3. Boss Keloid – Family The Smiling Thrush (progressive sludge)
4. Cave In – Antenna (post-hardcore, indie rock)
5. Terminus – Fortune Looming (sludge, heavy metal)
6. The Presidents of the United States of America – The Presidents of the United States of America (alt rock)
7. Chrome Locust – Chrome Locust (stoner rock)
8. Upper Wilds – Venus (noise-rock, indie rock)
9. Cave In – White Silence (post-hardcore, sludge)