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

Aesop Rock x Blockhead – Garbology (abstract hip-hop)
Delta Sleep – Spring Island (math rock)
Irreversible Entanglements – Open the Gates (avant-garde jazz)
JPEGMAFIA – LP! (experimental hip-hop)
Lone – Always Inside Your Head (breakbeat)
Młyn – Folwark (jazz fusion)
MØL – Diorama (blackgaze)
Spectres – Hindsight (post-punk)
Sunset Images – Traumatismo Nacional (post-rock)

Eden Kupermintz

Bloodywood – Rakshak (nu-metal/indian folk)
Silk Sonic – An Evening With Silk Sonic (R&B/soul)
Aesop Rock x Blockhead – Garbology (abstract hip-hop)
Long Hallways – I Still Believe In Us (post-rock)
Seed – Dun Pageant (experimental doom)
Stormkeep – Tales of Othertime (symphonic black metla)
City Girl – Somnolent Nova (chillwave)
Haast – Made of Light (progressive power rock)
Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps (singer-songwriter/Americana)

Josh Bulleid

Don Broco – Amazing Things (alt metal, pop rock)
Converge – Bloodmoon: I (progressive hardcore)
Archspire – Bleed the Future (tech death)
Bad Wolves – Dear Monsters (alt metal)
Cynic – Ascension Codes (prog metal)
Obscura – A Valediction (tech death, melodeath)
Creature – Eloge De L’Ombre (progressive black metal)
Fit For An Autopsy – Oh What the Future Holds (progressive deathcore)
Mastodon – Hushed and Grim (prog metal)

Jordan Jerabek

Alluvial – Sarcoma (deathcore, tech death)
Bishop – s/t (blackened sludge, industrial)
Conjureth – Majestic Dissolve (OSDM)
Converge – Bloodmoon: I (post metal)
Dream Unending – Tide Turns Eternal (psych, deathdoom)
Eye Flys – Exigent Circumstance (noise rock, post-hardcore)
Masada – II (screamo)
Part Chimp – Drool (noise rock, stoner rock)
Stormkeep – Tales of Othertime (symphonic black metal)

Trent Bos

Maybeshewill – No Feeling Is Final (post-rock, neo-classical)
Aesop Rock & Blockhead – Garbology (abstract hip-hop)
Teeth – Finite (tech death, prog death)
Bjork – Vespertine (art pop)
Converge & Chelsea Wolfe – Bloodmoon: I (atmospheric sludge metal, gothic metal)
The Acacia Strain – Wormwood (metalcore, deathcore)
Volumes – Happier? (metalcore, djent)
El Heurvo – Vandereer (instrumental hip-hop, trip-hop)
Blankenberge – Everything (dreamgaze, post-rock)

Calder Dougherty

Portico Quartet – Monument (nu-jazz, ambient jazz)
Converge, Chelsea Wolfe – Bloodmoon: I (progressive hardcore, atmospheric sludge)
Maybeshewill – No Feeling Is Final (post-rock)
Obscura – A Valediction (progressive tech death)
Spiritbox – Eternal Blue (progressive metalcore, djent)
Volumes – Happier? (metalcore, djent)
Stormkeep – Tales of Othertime (symphonic black metal)
Obscura Qalma – Apotheosis (blackened orchestral death metal)
Civerous – Decrepit Flesh Relic (mean goopy death doom)

Joe Astill

Møl – Diorama (blackgaze)
Glassing – Twin Dream (blackened post-hardcore)
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (indie folk)
Portrayal of Guilt – CHRISTFUCKER (blackened sludge, screamo)
Cedric Noel – Hang Time (indie rock, emo)
Vivid Illusion – Vivid Illusion (post-black metal)
Adele – 30 (pop, soul)
Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) (country pop)
Converge – Jane Doe (metallic hardcore)