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

Coevality – Multiple Personalities (prog fusion)
Richard Dawson & Circle – Henki (avant-prog)
Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Noktvrn (post-black metal)
Hope Drone – Husk (atmospheric black metal)
Kælan Mikla – Undir Köldum Norðurljósum (coldwave)
Plebeian Grandstand – Rien ne suffit (avant-garde black metal)
Portico Quartet – Monument (nu-jazz)
Teeth – Finite (tech death)
Trigg & Gusset – Black Ocean (dark jazz)

Calder Dougherty

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak – An Evening With Silk Sonic (R&B, soul)
Civerous – Decrepit Flesh Relic (mean goopy death doom)
Mirrors – The Ego’s Weight (progressive metalcore)
Sleep Token – This Place Will Become Your Tomb (alt-metal, post-djent)
Hwa Sa – Guilty Pleasure (k-pop)
Kai – Peaches (k-pop)
TWICE – Formula of Love: O+T=<3 (k-pop)
Crimeapple – Sancocho (hip hop, rap)
LLNN – Unmaker (atmospheric sludgecore)

Josh Bulleid

Bad Wolves – Dear Monsters (alt metalcore)
Lordi – Humanimal (80s pop metal)
Lordi – Abusement Park (heavy fucking metal!)
Volbeat – Servant of the Mind (groove thrash, heavy metal)
Hath – All that Was Promised (prog death, blackened melodeath)
Hath – Of Rot and Ruin (prog death, blackened melodeath)
Converge – Bloodmoon: I (progressive hardcore, post metal)
Arca – Kick III (experimental electronic)
Dessiderium – Aria (prog metal, prog death)

Nate Johnson

C4 – Chaos Streaks (Hardcore)
Chemical Fix – Our Doubt Cast Far (Hardcore)
Dare – Against All Odss (Hardcore)
Dead Heat – World at War (Crossover Thrash/Hardcore)
Ekulu – Unscrew My Head (Hardcore)
Gel – Violent Closure (Hardcore Punk)
Gods Hate- Gods Hate (Beatdown Harcore)
Koyo – Drives Out East EP (Melodic Hardcore/Pop Punk)
One Step Closer –This Place You Know (Emo/Melodic Hardcore)

Joe Astill

For Your Health – In Spite Of (screamo)
Numenorean – Adore (post-black metal)
Ben Böhmer – Begin Again (deep house)
Dreamwell – Modern Grotesque (screamo, post-hardcore)
Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station (emo, alt rock)
Alexisonfire – S/T (screamo)
To Forget – Echoes Take Their Place (screamo, post-hardcore)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Invisible Cities (ambient)
Silk Sonic – An Evening with Silk Sonic (R&B, soul)

Trent Bos

Maybeshewill – No Feeling Is Final (post-rock, modern classical)
Aesop Rock – Garbology (abstract hip-hop)
Disperser – A Bastion of Et Cetera (mathcore)
Deadlights – The Uncanny Valley (metalcore, post-hardcore)
Gospel – The Moon Is a Dead World (progressive screamo)
Jonsi – Go (art pop, indie pop)
Ophidian I – Desolate (tech death)
Heiress – Distant Fires (sludgecore)
JPEGMAFIA – LP! (experimental hip-hop)

Pete Williams

Khemmis – Deceiver (doom)
Snail Mail – Valentine (power pop)
First Fragment – Gloire Éternelle (tech death)
Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Noktvrn (atmo-black)
Phrenelith – Chimaera (OSDM)
Stormkeep – Tales of Othertime (melo-black)
MØL – Diorama (blackgaze)
Marissa Nadler – The Path of the Clouds (dark folk)
Knocked Loose – A Tear in the Fabric of Life (hardcore)