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

Blu – The Color Blu(e) (jazz rap)
Ben Böhmer – Begin Again (deep house)
Daniel Donato – Cosmic Country & Western Songs (progressive country)
Frontierer – Oxidized (mathcore)
Full of Hell – Garden of Burning Apparitions (deathgrind)
The Garrys – Get Thee to a Nunnery (surf rock)
Mexican Institute of Sound – Distrito Federal (cumbia mexicana)
Nala Sinephro – Space 1.8 (spiritual jazz)
TEMPOREX – Bowling (indietronica)

Eden Kupermintz

TAUK – Chaos Companion (jazz-fusion)
TesseracT – Altered State (progressive metal)
65daysofstatic – Music for An Infinite Universe (electronic post-rock)
Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (pop-sludge, stoner metal)
Satyr – Locus (progressive metalcore)
Bent Knee – You Know What They Mean (indie rock, art rock)
Trivium – In the Court of the Dragon (progressive metal, thrash)
First Fragment – Gloire éternelle (technical death metal)
Porcupine Tree – Lightbulb Sun (progressive rock)

Calder Dougherty

Youngjae – COLORS From Ars (k-pop, adult contemporary)
LeeHi – 4 ONLY (k-pop, adult contemporary)
aespa – Savage (experimental k-pop)
Frontierer – Oxidized (brutal mathcore)
Full of Hell – Garden of Burning Apparitions (deathgrind)
Dying Wish – Fragments of a Bitter Memory (old school metalcore)
LOONA – HULA HOOP / StarSeed (k-pop, j-pop)

Pete Williams

Full of Hell – Garden of Burning Apparitions (death grind)
Little Jimi – The Cantos (progressive psychedelic rock)
Modern Rites – Monuments (industrial black metal)
Wraith – Undo the Chains (crossover thrash)
John Moods – So Sweet So Nice (indie psychedelic rock)
Abstract Void – Wishdream (synthwave/blackgaze)
Trivium – In the Court of the Dragon (metalcore)
Turnstile – GLOW ON (melodic hardcore)
Wormwitch – Wolf Hex (black metal)

Josh Bulleid

Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My name (prog death)
Rivers of Nihil – The Work (prog death)
Frontierer – Oxidized (brutal mathcore, experimental tech metal)
Atrae Bilis – Apexapian (brutal prog death)
Green Lung – Black Harvest (heavy metal, stoner doom)
Mastodon – Once More ’round the Sun (prog metal)
Trivium – The Sin and the Sentence (melodic thrash)
Desecrator – Summoning (thrash metal)
Archspire – Bleed the Future (brutal tech death)

Trent Bos

Karloff – Karloff (screamo)
Bent Knee – You Know What They Mean (art rock, prog rock)
Shy, Low – Snake Behind The Sun (post-rock)
Blanket – Modern Escapism (shoegaze, alt-prog)
The World Is a Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Illusory Walls (midwest emo, post-rock)
Kowloon Walled City – Piecework (post-metal, noise rock)
Arsis – We Are The Nightmare (melodic tech death)
Atrae Bilis – Apexapien (death metal)
Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas (dream pop, shoegaze)

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