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

Aeviterne – The Ailing Facade (blackened death metal)
Animals As Leaders – Parrhesia (instrumental prog metal)
Alabaster DePlume – GOLD (spiritual jazz)
Father Befouled – Crowned In Veneficum (death metal)
Christian Lee Hutson – Quitters (Americana)
Niechęć – Unsubscribe (jazz-rock)
OK WAIT – Well (post-metal)
Origin of Escape – Shapes (alt-metal)
Yumi Zouma – Present Tense (indie pop)

Josh Bulleid

Ghost – Impera (heavy metal)
Astronoid – Radiant Bloom (progressive metal, shoegaze)
Meshuggah – Koloss (progressive tech metal)
Gorod – A Maze of Recycled Creeds (progresive tech death)
Ibaraki – Rashomon (progressive black metal)
Crashdïet – Generation Wild (heavy metal, hard rock)
Carpenter Brut – Leather Terror (synthwave)
Tool – 10,000 Days (progressive metal)
Reckless Love – Turborider (heavy metal, hard rock)

Pete Williams

Falls of Rauros – Key to a Vanishing Future (atmo-black)
Ibibio Sound Machine – Electricity (funk)
Epitaphe – II (death-doom)
Et Moriemur – Tamashii No Yama (doom)
End Boss – They Seek My Head (sludge)
KVAEN – The Great Below (blackened thrash)
Eight Bells – Legacy of Ruin (doom)
Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (hip hop, trap)
Abbath – Dread Reaver (black)

Trent Bos

Crossed – Morir (blackened screamo, metalcore)
TVLPA – Walk With Me (post-hardcore, post-rock)
Health – DISCO4 :: PART II (post-industrial, electro-industrial)
Billy Woods – Aethiopes (abstract hip-hop, jazz rap)
Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (southern hip-hop)
Crispin Wah – Bleacher Creature (progressive electronic, shredgaze)
Hawak – nuoc (screamo)
Carpenter Brut – Leather Terror (synthwave)
NYOS – Celebration (math rock, psych rock)

Joe Astill

La Dispute – Wildlife (progressive post-hardcore)
Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth (alternative R&B, hip-hop)
Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems (hardcore punk, experimental hip-hop)
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under (indie rock, heartland rock)
Chalk Hands – Don’t Think About Death (screamo, post-rock)
Crossed – Morir (blackened hardcore, screamo)
Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory (progressive post-hardcore)
Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (hip-hop)
Alter Bridge – One Day Remains (hard rock, post-grunge)

Eden Kupermintz

Path of Might – Deep Chrome (progressive stoner, sludge)
Bent Knee – Say So (progressive/art rock)
Bent Knee – Shiny Eyed Babies (progressive/art rock)
Honey Harper – Starmaker (folk, americana)
Humanotone – A Flourishing Fall in a Grain of Sand (progressive stoner)
Silk Sonic – An Evening with Silk Sonic (quiet storm, hip-hop)
For Giants – Big Sky (progressive metal)
Izthmi – Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind (progressive black metal)
HAAST – Made of Light (progressive rock)