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

Animal Collective – Time Skiffs (neo-psychedelia)
Anxious – Little Green House (pop-punk)
Black Flower – Magma (Ethio-jazz)
Laden – The Visitation (post-metal)
Manuel Linhares – Suspenso (vocal jazz)
Silverbacks – Archive Material (post-punk)
THORN – Yawning Depths (death-doom)
Unknown To Known – Live at the Crypt (spiritual jazz)
WAIT – The End of Noise (progressive death metal)

Josh Bulleid

Girish and the Chronicles – Hail to the Heroes (heavy metal, hard rock)
We Broke the Weather – We Broke the Weather (prog rock)
Immolation – Acts of God (burtal death metal)
Cancer Bats – Psychic Jailbreak (“southern” hardcore)
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (prog rock)
Extinction A.D. – Culture of Violence (crossover thrash)
Schizophrenia – Recollections of the Insane (death thrash)
Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory (progressive post hardcore)
Venom Prison – Erebos (death metal, melodeath)

Pete Williams

Thumos – The Republic (sludge, post-metal)
Cloakroom – Dissolution Wave (shoegaze, noise rock)
Venom Prison – Erebos (death metal)
Earthless – Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (stoner doom)
Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius (fusion jazz)
Possessor – The Speed of Death (sludge, thrash)
Cult of Luna – The Long Road North (post-sludge)
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (folk, singer-songwriter)
Celeste – Assassine(s) (blackened hardcore)

Trent Bos

Zeal & Ardor – Zeal & Ardor (experimental black metal, alt metal)
Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You (indie folk)
Cult of Luna – The Long Road North (post-metal, atmospheric sludge)
Alt-J – The Dream (indie rock, indie pop)
Alexisonfire – Watch Out! (post-hardcore)
An Isolated Mind – A Place We Cannot Go (avant-garde metal, post-black metal)
Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory (post-metal, mathcore)
we broke the weather – we broke the weather (prog rock, art rock)
Agalloch – Ashes Against the Grain (post-black metal)

Joe Astill

Venom Prison – Erebos (death metal, deathcore)
Envy – A Dead Sinking Story (screamo, post-rock)
Every Time I Die – The Big Dirty (southern hardcore)
Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory (post-hardcore)
La Dispute – Panorama (post-hardcore, emo)
Korben Dallas – Oceano Nox (post-hardcore, sludge metal)
The Weeknd – Dawn FM (dance-pop, synth-pop)
Comeback Kid – Heavy Steps (hardcore punk)
Denzel Curry – Walkin’ (hip-hop)

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