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

Archspire – Bleed the Future (brutal tech death)
Bent Knee – Frosting (art rock)
Creux Lies – Goodbye Divine (darkwave)
Glassing – Twin Dream (blackened post-hardcore)
Magdalena Bay – Mercurial World (synthpop)
Noltem – Illusions In the Wake (atmospheric black metal)
Parquet Courts – Sympathy for Life (art punk)
SEIMS – Four (math fusion)
Worm – Foreverglade (blackened death-doom)

Josh Bulleid

Limp Bizkit – Still Sucks (nu metal)
Mastodon – Hushed and Grim (prog metal)
Don Broco – Amazing Things (bangers!)
Whitechapel – Kin (progressive deathcore, alt rock)
Placebo – Sleeping with ghosts (alt rock)
Every Time I Die – Radical (chaotic hardcore, southern rock)
Bad Wolves – Dear Monsters (alt rock, alt metal)
The Design Abstract – Metemtechnosis (symphonic melodeath)
Seeyouspacecowboy – The Romance of Affliction (metallic hardcore, metalcore)

Trent Bos

Cerce – Cowboy Music (hardcore punk, powerviolence)
Sentinels – Collapse By Design (tech metalcore, mathcore)
Glassing – Twin Dream (post-metal, blackgaze)
Mick Jenkins – Elephant In The Room (abstract hip-hop)
MØL – Diorama (blackgaze)
Teethgrynder – Hostages (noise rock, post-rock, industrial)
Emma Ruth Rundle – Engine Of Hell (contemporary folk, singer-songwriter)
Portrayal of Guilt – Christfucker (blackened sludge, screamo)
Archspire – Bleed The Future (tech death, gotta go fast)

Joe Astill

illuminati hotties – Let Me Do One More (indie rock, power pop)
God Complex – To Decay in a Deathless World (metallic hardcore, mathcore)
Rivers of Nihil – The Work (prog metal)
Hippotraktor – Meridian (prog metal)
Glassing – Twin Dream (blackened post-hardcore)
Varsity Star – More Than Anything (chillwave)
Grouper – Shade (experimental pop, shoegaze)
The Sonder Bombs – Clothbound (emo, power pop)
Beach Bunny – Oxygen (emo, power pop)

Eden Kupermintz

Haast – Made of Light (progressive power rock)
Bent Knee – Frosting (art rock, avant-garde rock)
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (rap, hip-hop)
Soilwork – The Ride Majestic (progressive metal)
Stormkeep – Tales of Othertime (symphonic black metal)
So Hideous – None But a Pure Heart Can Sing (post black metal)
RANGES – Cardinal Winds (cinematic post-rock)
Serpent Column – Katartisis (death metal)
Sieges Even – The Art of Navigating By the Stars (progressive rock)

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