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

Cognizance – Upheaval (tech death)
Eidola – The Architect (progressive post-hardcore)
LLNN – Unmaker (atmospheric sludge)
Mild High Club – Going Goin Gone (neo-psych)
Moor Mother – Black Encyclopedia of the Air (abstract hip-hop)
Origami Button – No Parking (math rock)
Succumb – XXI (death metal)
TAUK – Chaos Companion (jazz fusion)
Amon Tobin – How Do You Live (progressive electronic)

Eden Kupermintz

TAUK – Chaos Companion (jazz fusion)
Leprous – Aphelion (progressive metal)
Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (pop-sludge, stoner)
Luo – Convoluted Mess Machine (jazz fusion, progressive rock)
Sermon of Flames – I Have Seen the Light, And It Was Repulsive (brutal death metal)
Culprate – Deliverance (dubstep, IDM)
Utopia – Stalker (chaotic mathcore)
Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant (progressive metal)
Mono – Pilgrimage of the Soul (post-rock)

Josh Bulleid

Rivers of Nihil – The Work (progressive death metal)
Trivium – In the Court of the Dragon (melodic thrash)
Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile (symphonic black metal)
Carcass – torn Arteries (death metal)
Employed to Serve – Conquering (crossover metalcore, groove sludge)
Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy (progressive metal, tech thrash)
Lil Nas X – Montero (pop, hip hop)
Bullet for My Valentine – Bullet for My Valentine (melodic metalcore, groove thrash)
Paradox – Heresy II: End of a Legend (power thrash)

Calder Dougherty

Spiritbox – Eternal Blue (prog metalcore)
ATEEZ – ZERO: FEVER Part.3 (k-pop)
Flames of Betrayal – The Rain Reeks of Heaven (old school metalcore)
Eidola – The Architect (prog post-hardcore)
Amygdala / Listless – Split (blackened screamo, metalcore)
Employed To Serve – Conquering (metalcore, metallic hardcore)
Foreign Pain – Death of Divinity (metallic hardcore punk)
The Mask of the Phantasm – New Axial Age (prog metal)
Aborted – ManiaCult (brutal death metal) 

Pete Williams

Rivers of Nihil – The Work (progressive death)
Laura Mvula – Pink Noise (R&B, soul)
Sugar Horse – The Live Long After (doomgaze, sludge)
Stone Deaf – Killers (sludge, desert rock)
Bleachers – Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night (power pop, indie rock)
Doctor Smoke – Dreamers and the Dead (heavy metal, stoner rock)
Craven Idol – Forked Tongues (blackened thrash)
FM Skyline – Illuminations (synthwave)
Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota (melodic black metal)

Trent Bos

Rivers of Nihil – The Work (prog metal)
Eidola – The Architect (prog post-hardcore)
Ben Bohmer – Begin Again (progressive house)
LLNN – Unmaker (atmospheric sludge)
Sleep Token – This Place Will Become Your Tomb (art pop, alt metal)
Cognizance – Upheaval (tech death)
We Butter The Bread With Butter – Das Album (metalcore, trancecore)
Despised Icon – The Ills of Modern Man (deathcore)
Moor Mother – Black Encyclopedia of the Air (abstract hip-hop)

Joe Astill

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (hip-hop, soul)
Mastiff – Leave Me The Ashes Of The Earth (sludgecore)
Employed To Serve – Conquering (metallic hardcore, crossover thrash)
La Dispute – Wildlife (post-hardcore, screamo)
Injury Reserve – By the Time I Get to Phoenix (experimental hip-hop)
Trophy Scars – Astral Pariah (blues rock, psych rock)
LLNN – Unmaker (atmospheric sludge metal)
Spiritbox – Eternal Blue (djent, prog metal)
Still – { } (blackened post-hardcore)

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