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

Cave In – Heavy Pendulum (post-hardcore)
Flume – Palaces (future bass)
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (conscious hip-hop)
Moon Tooth – Phototroph (progressive stoner)
Nu Genea – Bar Mediterraneo (nu-disco)
NYOS – Celebration (math rock)
RLYR – RLYR (post-metal)
SCALPING – Void (industrial rock)
Toro y Moi – MAHAL (neo-psychedelia)

Josh Bulleid

Coheed and Cambria – Year of the Black Rainbow (prog metal)
Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (prog metal)
Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension (prog metal)
Cave In – Heavy Pendulum (progressive hardcore, alt rock)
Malevolence – Malicious intent (metallic hardcore, sludgecore)
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (funky hip hop, jazzy slam poetry)
Psycroptic – Divine COuncil (symphonic tech thrash, tech death)
Kardashev – Liminal Rite (progressive blackened post rock)
The Black Dahlia Murder – Deflorate (melodic death metal)

Trent Bos

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Omnium Gatherum (psych rock, psych pop)
Everything Everything – Raw Data Feel (art rock, indie pop)
Static Dress – Rouge Carpet Disaster (post-hardcore)
Ethel Cain – Preacher’s Daughter (dream pop, slowcore)
A Dozen Black Roses – Treading Ever So Deeply (metalcore, metallic hardcore)
Daitro – Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes (screamo)
Hella – Hold Your Horse Is (math rock, brutal prog)
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers (conscious hip-hop, west coast hip-hop)
Cave In – Heavy Pendulum (alt metal, sludge metal)

Eden Kupermintz

Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections (progressive doom)
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact (progressive metal)
Christian Cosentino – Lawn (black metal)
Vangelis – Voices (ambient, electronic)
Dreadnought – A Wake in Sacred Waves (progressive black metal)
City Girl – Chrome Velocity (EDM, chillwave)
Kubbi – Ember (chiptune, synthwave)
65daysofstatic – No Man’s Sky (electronic post-rock)
Elder – Lore (progressive stoner)

Pete Williams

Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections (progressive doom)
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact (progressive metal)
Christian Cosentino – Lawn (black metal)
Vangelis – Voices (ambient, electronic)
Dreadnought – A Wake in Sacred Waves (progressive black metal)
City Girl – Chrome Velocity (EDM, chillwave)
Kubbi – Ember (chiptune, synthwave)
65daysofstatic – No Man’s Sky (electronic post-rock)
Elder – Lore (progressive stoner)

Joe Astill

Chalk Hands – Don’t Think About Death (screamo, post-rock)
The Red Chord – Fed Through the Teeth Machine (technical death metal, deathgrind)
The Red Chord – Clients (deathgrind, technical death metal)
Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (hip-hop)
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (heartland rock)
Cremation Lily – Dreams Drenched in Static (industrial witch house something or other)
Praise – All in a Dream (melodic hardcore)
Gospel – The Loser (prog noise rock/post-hardcore)
Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems (hardcore punk, experimental hip-hop)

Calder Dougherty

Skullshitter – Goat Claw (death metal, grindcore)
Florence + The Machine – Dance Fever (indie, art pop)
Harry Styles – Harry’s House (boring slop)
Casket Feeder – Servants of Violence (metallic hardcore)
Windwaker – Love Language (prog nu-metalcore)
Terror – Pain into Power (hardcore)
Simulakra – The Infection Spreads (metallic hardcore)
Spiritbox – Eternal Blue (prog metalcore)
Nu Genea – Bar Mediterraneo (nu-disco, jazz-funk)

Jordan Jerabek

Cave In – Heavy Pendulum (post-hardcore, sludge)
Cavernlight – As I Cast Ruin Upon the Lens That Reveals My Every Flaw (doom, noise)
Dead Register – Alive (doomgaze)
Great Falls – A Sense of Rest (post-hardcore, noise)
END – Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face (grind, metalcore)
Isaurian – Deep Sleep Metaphysics (doomgaze, post-metal)
Mares of Thrace- The Exile (post-metal, sludge)
Static Dress – Rouge Carpet Disaster (skramz)
WitchUrn – The Debt (blackthrash)