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

Ænigmatum – Deconsecrate (progressive death metal)
Horsey – Debonair (art rock)
Lantlôs – Wildhund (alt-metal)
Stortregn – Impermanence (progressive tech death)
Sugar Horse – The Live Long After (doomgaze)
Syncatto – A Place to Breathe (prog fusion)
Utopia – Stalker (math metal)
Woman Is the Earth – Dust of Forever (atmospheric black metal)
Yoo Doo Right – Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose (psychedelic post-rock)

Josh Bulleid

Between the Buried and Me – Colors II (progressive metal)
Moon Unit – Differences in Language and Lifestyle (progressive metal, alt rock)
Chvrches – Screen Violence (electro pop)
Andrew W. K. – God is Partying (heavy metal)
Halsey (and Nine Inch Nails) – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (electro pop, alt pop)
Leprous – Aphelion (progressive metal)
Bokassa – Molotov Rocktail (melodic punk, alt rock)
Jorn Lande and Trond Holter – Dracula: Swing of Death (heavy metal)
Wolves in the Throne Room – Primordial Arcana (post black metal)

Eden Kupermintz

Andrea von Kampen – That Spell (folk/indie)
Aenigmatum – Deconsecrate (progressive death metal)
Callisto – Providence (post-metal)
Green Lung – Black Harvest (stoner)
Luo – Unspoken (EDM, breakcore)
Homeboy Sandman – Anjelitu (hip-hop, rap)
Ranges – Cardinal Winds (post-rock)
Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (melodic doom)
Absent Hearts – The Peak & The Valley (post-rock, math-rock)

Jordan Jerabek

Ænigmatum – Deconsecrate (progressive death metal)
Between the Buried and Me – Colors II (progressive metal)
The Bronx – VI (punk, rock)
CHVRCHES – Screen Violence (electro pop)
Deafheaven – Infinite Granite (shoegaze, post-punk)
Fluisteraars – Gegrepen Door de Geest der Zielsontluiking (post black metal)
Pearl Jam – No Code (alternative rock)
Sturgill Simpson – The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (classic country, bluegrass)
Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury (alternative rock, experimental honky tonk)

Trent Bos

Between the Buried and Me – Colors II (progressive metal)
Bagdadski Vor – Колхида (screamo, math rock)
Chvrches – Screen Violence (electropop)
Utopia – Stalker (mathcore, progressive death metal)
Chassm – Falling Forever (post-metal, atmospheric sludge)
Leprous – Aphelion (prog metal)
Men I Trust – Untourable Album (downtempo, chillout)
Serpent Column – Katartisis (experimental black metal, mathcore)
Women is the Earth – Dust of Forever (atmospheric black metal)

Nate Johnson

Turnstile – Glow ( Very much Hardcore)
With Honor – This Is Our Revenge (Melodic Hardcore)
With Honor – Heart Means Everything (Melodic Hardcore)
Quicksand – Distant Populations (Post Hardcore, Alt Rock)
Rival Schools – United By Fate (Alt Rock)
Gorilla Biscuits – Gorilla Biscuits (Hardcore)
Youth of Today – We’re Not In This Alone (Hardcore)
The Bronx – The Bronx VI (Punk Rock)
Chubby and the Gang – The Mutt’s Nuts (Melodic Hardcore, Punk Rock)

Pete Williams

Woman Is the Earth – Dust of Forever
Sturgill Simpson – The Ballad of Dood and Juanita
Wolves In the Throne Room – Primordial Arcana
Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll
Horsey – Debonair
King Woman – Celestial Blues
Funeral Noise – Unholy Visions
Suncraft – Flat Earth Rider
Spirit Adrift – Forge Your Future

Remi VL

Leprous – Aphelion (heavy prog)
Syncatto – A Place To Breath (guitar prog)
Between The Buried and Me – Colors II (progressive metal, tech metal)
Motorpsycho – Kingdom of Oblivion (progressive rock, psych rock)
The Angelus – Why We Never Die (desert rock, doomgaze)
Straytones – Magic Green River Swimmin’ & Stunning Tarzanka Experience (garage rock, heavy psych)
Lower Automation – Lower Automation (noise-rock, mathcore)
Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (sludge, heavy metal)
Buried Inside – Chronoclast (progressive metalcore)

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