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

Anyone, Anywhere – Finding The North Start (post-rock)
Dark Millennium – Acid River (progressive death-doom)
FKA Twigs – Caprisongs (art pop)
Mizmor – Wit’s End (blackened doom)
Punch Brothers – Hell on Church Street (progressive bluegrass)
Shapeshifter – Dark Ritual (powerviolence)
Anna von Hausswolff – Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (neoclassical darkwave)
we broke the weather – we broke the weather (prog fusion)
Wilderun – Epigone (progressive melodeath)

Eden Kupermintz

Lasiodora – Molt (progressive stoner/hardcore)
Maule – Maule (heavy metal)
Aesop Rock X Blockhead – Garbology (hip-hop/rap)
Elbow – Flying Dream 1 (brit rock/pop)
Bent Knee – Shiny Eyed Babies (art rock/indie)
Converge & Chelsea Wolfe – Bloodmoon: 1 (doom/hardcore)
Obsidian Sea – Pathos (stoner metal)
Kaonashi – Dear Lemon House, You Ruined Me: Senior Year (progressive hardcore/experimental)
Kubbi – Taiga (EDM/chillwave)

Jonathan Adams

we broke the weather – we broke the weather (prog fusion)
Aethereus – Leiden (tech death)
Hippotraktor – Meridian (progressive/post-metal)
So Hideous – None But a Pure Heart Can Sing (post-/black metal)
First Fragment – Gloire Éternelle (neo-classical tech death)
Burial – Antidawn (ambient grime)
Wilderun – Epigone (progressive melodeath)
Aquilus – Bellum I (neo-classical black metal)
Plebeian Grandstand – Rien ne suffit (dissonant/avant-garde black metal)

Trent Bos

Earl Sweatshirt – SICK! (abstract hip-hop)
Bonobo – Fragments (downtempo, microhouse)
Shadow of Intent – Elegy (melodeath, symphonic deathcore)
Cloudkicker – Beacons (prog metal, djent)
Foxtails – Fawn (screamo, emo)
Wilderun – Epigone (prog metal, symphonic metal)
Alexisonfire – Alexisonfire (post-hardcore)
Dance With The Dead – Driven To Madness (synthwave, metal-synth)
Fit For An Autopsy – Oh What The Future Holds (progressive deathcore)

Josh Bulleid

Fit For an Autopsy – Oh, What the Future Holds (progressive deathcore)
Shadow of Intent – Elegy (symphonic melodeath, deathcore)
Enterprise Earth – The Chosen (progressive deathcore)
Zeal & Ardor – Zeal & Ardor (blackened black metal)
Comeback Kid – Heavy Steps (hardcore, crossover)
Client Liaison – Divine Intervention (George Michael, Prince)
Cog – Sharing Space (progressive metal)
The Weeknd – Starboy (R&B, electro pop)
Underoath – Voyeurist (post hardcore, melodic metalcore)

Joe Astill

The Weeknd – Dawn FM (dance pop, synth pop)
Silk Sonic – An Evening With Silk Sonic (R&B, soul)
Dreamwell – Modern Grotesque (screamo, post-hardcore)
Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station (emo, alt rock)
Lasiodora – Molt (prog metal, hardcore)
LLNN – Unmaker (atmospheric sludge metal)
Mastiff – Leave Me The Ashes Of The Earth (sludgecore)
Slowbleed – The Blazing Sun, A Fiery Dawn (death metal, metallic hardcore)
Space Afrika – Honest Labour (downtempo, ambient electronic)

Pete Williams

Bell Witch – Four Phantoms
Mizmor – Wit’s End
Bell Witch – Longing
Fit for an Autopsy – Oh What the Future Holds
Floating Points & Pharaoh Sanders – Promises
So Hideous – None But a Pure Heart Can Sing
Lamp of Murmuur – Submission and Slavery
Bonobo – Fragments
In Loving Memory – The Withering