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

Action Bronson – Cocodrillo Turbo (east coast hip-hop)
Astronoid – Radiant Bloom (shoegaze)
Cola – Deep In View (post-punk)
Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (southern hip-hop)
Everything Everything – Raw Data Feel (art pop)
Lettuce – Unify (jazz funk)
Nimbus Sextet – Forward Thinker (jazz fusion)
They Hate Change – Finally, New (abstract hip-hop)
Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon (neo-psych)

Calder Dougherty

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps (indie folk)
Thornhill – Heroine (Deftonescore)
Astronoid – Radiant Bloom (prog-gaze)
Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Descension (prog rock, post-hardcore)
Fastball – All The Pain Money Can Buy (90s pop-rock)
Opeth – Damnation (Swedemo)
Serling – Next Stop, Willoughby (mathcore)
Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Out of Light (melodic metalcore, post-hardcore)
Stray Kids – NOEASY (k-pop, hip hop)

Joe Astill

Cruelty – There Is No God Where I Am (metallic hardcore)
Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station (emo, alt rock)
The Red Chord – Fed Through the Teeth Machine (tech death, deathgrind)
The Menzingers – After The Party (heartland rock, punk rock)
Charli XCX – Charli (electropop, hyperpop)
Rival Schools – United By Fate (post-hardcore, alt rock)
Harry Styles – Harry’s House (R&B, soft rock)
Charli XCX – CRASH (electropop, dance pop)
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (heartland rock)

Eden Kupermintz

The Family Crest – The War: Act II (indie rock)
Yes – The Ladder (progressive rock)
Gygax – High Fantasy (heavy metal/rock)
ZETA – Zeta (synthwave, synth-pop)
Arcane – Known/Learned (progressive metal)
Clutch – Robot Hive / Exodus (rock)
Towers of Jupiter – III (post-rock, doom)
Bekor Qilish – Thrones of Death From the Dream Nihilism (avant-garde metal)
Battlemaster – Ghastly, Graven & Grimoireless (blackened thrash)

Josh Bulleid

Coheed and Cambria – Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind (prog metal, pop rock)
Kardashev – Liminal Rite (progressive post metal)
Malevolence – Malicious Intent (metallic hardcore, sludgecore)
Kreator – Hate Über Alles (thrash)
Tómarúm – Ash in Realms of Stone Icons (blackened progressive death metal)
Evergrey – Hymns For the Broken (melodic prog metal, melodeath)
Origin – Chaosmos (brutal tech death)
SepticFlesh – Revolution DNA (melodeath)
Def Leppard – Hysteria (hair metal)

Trent Bos

Kardashev – Liminal Rite (progressive post-metal, deathgaze)
Static Dress – Rouge Carpet Disaster (post-hardcore, metalcore)
Gospel – The Loser (prog rock, post-hardcore)
Astronoid – Radiant Bloom (dream metal)
Desiccation – Cold Dead Earth (blackened doom metal)
E L U C I D – I Told Bessie (abstract hip-hop)
Serling – Next Stop, Willoughby (mathcore)
Origin – Chaosmos (tech death)
Soreption – Jord (tech death)