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

Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – Topical Dancer (tech house)
caroline – caroline (avant-folk rock)
CMAT – If My Wife Knew I’d Be Dead (alt-country)
Eight Bells – Legacy of Ruin (blackened doom)
Huerco S. – Plonk (IDM)
Kawala – Better With You (indie pop)
Wounded Touch – Americanxiety (metalcore)
Nilüfer Yanya – PAINLESS (indie pop)
YAWN – Materialism (avant-garde djent)

Eden Kupermintz

Interloper – Search Party (progressive death metal)
Allegaeon – DAMNUM (death metal)
Terminus – The Silent Bell Toll (pop-sludge, progressive stoner metal)
And So I Watch You From Afar – Jettison (post-rock)
Dunsmuir – Dunsmuir (heavy metal)
Eight Bells – Legacy of Ruin (doom metal)
Moon Tooth – Phototroph (progressive metal)
The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic (retro-rock)
Cirkeln – A Song to Sorrow (black metal)

Pete Williams

Konvent – Call Down the Sun (death doom)
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra (ambient)
Deathbell – A Nocturnal Crossing (psych doom)
Non Est Deus – Impious (melodic black)
El Ten Eleven – New Year’s Eve (post-rock)
Cailleach Calling – Dreams of Fragmentation (post-black)
Messa – Close (psych doom)
Melt Yourself Down – Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In (dance rock, funk)
Dead Chasm – Dead Chasm (death doom)

Joe Astill

Envy – All the Footprints You’ve Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead (screamo, post-hardcore)
Kojey Radical – Reason to Smile (UK hip-hop, soul)
Deathcrash – Return (slowcore, post-rock)
Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory (progressive post-hardcore)
Massive Attack – Mezzanine (trip-hop)
Envy – A Dead Sinking Story (screamo, post-hardcore)
Every Time I Die – The Big Dirty (southern hardcore)
Abraham – Débris de mondes perdus (post-metal, post-hardcore)
Respire – Black Line (blackened screamo, post-rock)

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