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

Cremation Lily – Dreams Drenched in Static (witch house, post-industrial)
Crispin Wah – Bleacher Creature (shredgaze)
High Pulp – Pursuit of Ends (jazz fusion)
IKARUS – Plasma (zeuhl, post-minimalism)
Melt Yourself Down – Pray for Me I Don’t Fit In (Afrobeat, dance-punk)
Mountaineer – Giving Up the Ghost (post-metal)
Thought Trials – Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing (post-metal)
Bree van Reyk – Superclusters (modern classical)
YĪN YĪN – The Age of Aquarius (neo-psych, nu-disco)

Eden Kupermintz

Circa Survive – On Letting Go (indie rock)
And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures (math-rock)
Crown Compass – The Drought (progressive metal)
Tómarúm – Ash in Realms of Stone Icons (progressive black metal)
Big Big Train – The Underfall Yard (progressive rock)
Big Big Train – Welcome to the Planet (progressive rock)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (stoner rock, psychedelic rock)
First Fragment – Gloire Eternelle (progressive death metal)
Moon Tooth – Phototroph (progressive metal)

Trent Bos

Haru Nemuri – Shunka Ryougen (art pop, j-rock)
Black Matter Device – AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS (mathcore)
Greyhaven – This Bright and Beautiful World (alt metal, mathcore)
Northlane – Obsidian (industrial metal, nu-metalcore)
TesseracT – Altered State (prog metal, djent)
ANNA SAGE – Anna Sage (mathcore)
overo – Waiting for the End to Begin (post-hardcore, screamo)
The Cure – Wish (alt rock, goth rock)
Dance Gavin Dance – Instant Gratification (prog post-hardcore)

Pete Williams

Sleep – Dopesmoker (stoner doom)
Sigur Rós – () (post-rock)
Sleep – The Sciences (stoner doom)
Seer – Vol. 7 (sludge)
High Pulp – Pursuit of Ends (electronic jazz)
Alunah – Strange Machine (stoner metal)
Primus – Conspiranoid (progressive funk metal)
River Whyless – Monoflora (post-folk)
Coma Hole – Coma Hole (stoner metal)

Joe Astill

Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (hip-hop)
The Red Chord – Clients (deathgrind, tech death)
Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems (hardcore punk, experimental hip-hop)
Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth (alternative R&B, hip-hop)
Ruby Francis – Archives (R&B, soul)
Chalk Hands – Don’t Think About Death (screamo, post-rock)
Helpless – Caged In Gold (sludgecore, mathcore)
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas (neo-soul)
Crossed – Morir (blackened hardcore)

Josh Bulleid

Crashdïet – Automaton (heavy metal, hard rock)
Crashdïet – Rest in Sleaze (heavy metal, hard rock)
Crashdïet – Generation Wild (heavy metal, hard rock)
Monuments – Phronesis (tech metal, djent)
Monuments – Gnosis (tech metal, djent)
Monuments – In Stasis (tech metal, djent)
Audrey Horne – Devil’s Bell (heavy metal)
Crown Compass – The Drought (progressive metal)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Omnium Gatherum (psychedelic rock, stoner metal)

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