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

Atmosphere – WORD? (abstract hip-hop)
Atræ Bilis – Apexapien (brutal tech death)
BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory (jazz fusion)
Kowloon Walled City – Piecework (sludge)
Magdalena Bay – Mercurial World (synthpop)
Juçara Marçal – Delta Estácio blues (vanguarda paulista)
The Plot In You – Swan Song (post-hardcore)
Sleep Token – This Place Will Become Your Tomb (alt-metal)
Spiritbox – Eternal Blue (melodic metalcore)

Eden Kupermintz

Disperse – Foreword (nu-prog, progressive metal)
Soilwork – The Ride Majestic (melodic death metal)
Stormkeep – Tales of Othertime (black metal, symphonic black metal)
Bent Knee – Say So (progressive rock, alt indie)
Sunrise Dreamer – A World to Know (progressive metal)
Waveshaper – Mainframe (synthwave)
Creature – Eloge De l’Ombre (black metal)
Homeboy Sandman – Anjelitu (hip-hop, rap)
Outrun the Sunlight – A Vast Field of Silence (post-rock, post-metal)

Calder Dougherty

Vildhjarta – måsstaden under vatten (thall)
Fire-Toolz – Eternal Home (vapordeath)
Pale Ache – Sorrow Will Overcome Me (metallic hardcore)
Wage War – Manic (melodic metalcore)
BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory (jazz fusion)
The Omnific – Escapades (prog metal, instrumental)
Atræ Bilis – Apexapien (brutal tech death)
Jessi – Cold Blooded (hip hop, k-pop)

Trent Bos

Every Time I Die – Radical (metalcore, mathcore)
Vildhjarta – måsstaden under vatten (thall)
Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer (grindcore)
milo – who told you to think!?!? (abstract hip-hop)
Sentinels – Collapse By Design (prog metalcore)
She Said Destroy – Succession (progressive death metal, post-black metal)
Slow Crush – Hush (shoegaze, post-rock)
The Jesus Lizard – Goat (noise rock, post-hardcore)
Codices – Vivid (post-rock, math rock)

Josh Bulleid

Don Broco – Amazing Things (massive bangers)
Every Time I Die – Radical (chaotic hardcore)
Crazy Lixx – Street Lethal (hard rock, hair metal)
Dream Theater – A View From the Top of the World (prog metal)
Green Lung – Black Harvest (heavy metal, stoner doom)
Ocean Grove – The Rhapsody Tapes (progressive hardcore, alt rock)
Exodus – Persona Non Grata (thrash)
Vola – Witness (melodic prog, tech metal)
Between the Buried and Me – Colors II (prog metal)

Joe Astill

Illuminati hotties – Let Me Do One More (indie rock, power pop)
Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill (ambient pop, shoegaze)
PUP – Morbid Stuff (pop punk)
Hippotraktor – Meridian (prog metal)
Kirril – Kirril (industrial, glitch)
La Dispute – Rooms of the House (post-hardcore)
Texas Is The Reason – Do You Know Who You Are? (emo, post-hardcore)
Rival Schools – United By Fate (post-hardcore, emo)
La Dispute – Wildlife (post-hardcore)