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

Baiuca – Embruxo (folktronica, Galician folk)
Bendigo Fletcher – Fits of Laughter (folk rock, indie folk)
Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba – Hilo negro (Andalusian rock, psych rock)
Drinking Boys and Girls Choir – Marriage License (pop-punk, melodic hardcore)
Ishmael Ensemble – Visions of Light (nu-jazz, trip-hop)
o’summer vacation – WICKED HEART (noise pop, indie rock)
Quicksand – Distant Populations (post-hardcore, alt-rock)
Raccoon City – For Nobody, Nowhere (post-hardcore, screamo)
Ryley Walker – Course In Fable (progressive folk, art rock)

Eden Kupermintz

Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (doom/stoner)
Telomere – Where Are We Still (mathrock/metal)
Raccoon City – For Nobody, Nowhere (skramz/emo)
Voyager – Colours in the Sun (progressive metal)
Dreamwell – Modern Grotesque (skramz/metalcore)
Leprous – Aphelion (art rock)
Lantlos – Windhund (shoegaze)
Flamingosis – Daymaker (funk/hip-hop)
GraveRipper – Radiated Remains (thrash)

Josh Bulleid

Oceanhoarse – Dead Reckoning (progressive metal, melodic groove metal)
Employed to Serve – Conquering (metalcore, crossover)
Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts (electro pop)
Act of Denial – Negative (modern melodeath)
Cradle of Filth – Damnation and a Day (symphonic black metal)
ZZ Top – Recycler (hard rock, synth rock)
Burn in Hell – Disavowal of the Creator God (hardcore, power violence)
Desecrator – Summoning (thrash metal)
Lorna Shore – …And I Return to Nothingness (brutal blackened deathcore)

Pete Williams

YOB – The Great Cessation (doom)
Hurry – Fake Ideas (power pop, pop punk)
Suffering Hour – In Passing Ascension (blackened death)
Migos – Culture III (hip hop, trap)
Mountain Caller – Chronicle I: The Truthseeker (prog doom, psych rock)
Claud – Super Monster (indie rock, singer-songwriter)
Borracho – Pound of Flesh (stoner metal, psych rock)
A Place to Bury Strangers – Hologram (post-rock, shoegaze)
Crimson Dimension – Crimson Dimension (prog black)

Remi VL

1. Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (progressive sludge, heavy metal)
2. Green Lung – Black Harvest (stoner, doom)
3. Our Man in the Bronze Age – Hexed Endeavours (progressive rock, modern hard rock)
4. Motorpsycho – Kingdom of Oblivion (progressive rock, psych rock)
5. Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree (stoner, doom)
6. Les Hotesses D’Hilaire – Viens Avec Moi (progressive rock, rock opera)
7. The Mountain Goats – Dark in Here (indie rock)
8. Comet Control – Inside The Sun (heavy psych, stoner rock)
9. Mammoth Volume – A Single Book of Songs by… (progressive stoner rock)