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

Caamp – Lavender Days (Americana)
Catbamboo – Fervor (math rock)
Brandon Coleman – Interstellar Black Space (nu-jazz)
E L U C I D – I Told Bessie (abstract hip-hop)
Lupe Fiasco – Drill Music in Zion (conscious hip-hop)
Magic City Hippies – Water Your Garden (synth funk)
The Range – Mercury (future garage)
Thornhill – Heroine (alt-metal)
Vintage Crop – Kibitzer (post-punk)

Trent Bos

Alexisonfire – Otherness (post-hardcore, southern rock)
Billy Woods – Aethiopes (abstract hip-hop)
Knoll – Metempiric (deathgrind)
Vatican – Ultra (nu-metalcore)
R.A.P. Ferreira – Purple Moonlight Pages (art rap, jazz rap)
Burner – A Vision Of The End (metallic hardcore)
Swampborn – Beyond Ratio (post-black metal, avant-garde metal)
Kreator – Hate Uber Alles (thrash metal)
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity (mathcore)

Eden Kupermintz

Amos Roddy – Citizen Sleeper OST (chillwave, synthwave)
The Family Crest – The War: Act II (indie rock)
Denise Chaila – Go Bravely (hip-hop, rap)
Meer – Playing House (indie/art rock)
Gygax – High Fantasy (heavy metal, rock)
Satyr – Locus (progressive metalcore)
Gospel – The Loser (skramz, progressive rock)
Benthos – II (progressive metal)
Gygax – 2nd Edition (heavy metal, rock)

Josh Bulleid

Get the Shot – Infinite Punishment (crossover hardcore)
Masterplan – Masterplan (melodic power metal, progressive metal)
Porcupine Tree – Closure/Continuation (prog rock, prog metal)
Jorn – Over the Horizon Radar (heavy metal)
Greg Puciato – Mirrorcell (Alice in Chains, alt rock)
Dragged Under – Upright Animals (melodic hardcore, pop punk)
Dir En Grey – Arche (progressive metal, avant garde nu metal)
Soulfly – Ritual (groove thrash, death thrash)
Candy – Heaven is Here (industrial hardcore, powerviolence)

Calder Dougherty

Vatican – Ultra (metalcore)
fromis_9 – from our Memento Box (k-pop, city pop)
Kep1er – DOUBLAST (k-pop)
Nayeon – I’m Nayeon (k-pop)
Porcupine Tree – CLOSURE/CONTINUATION (prog rock)
Loona – Summer Special [Flip That] (k-pop, hip hop)
Soreption – Jord (tech death)
Exocrine – The Hybrid Suns (tech death)
Moodring – Stargazer (alt-metal, gaze)

Jordan Jerabek

Bartees Strange – Farm to Table (indie, alt rock)
Desiccation – Cold Dead Earth – (blackened doom)
END – Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face (grind, metalcore)
The Feral Young – Chaos Comforts (post-hardcore, noise rock)
Greg Puciato – Mirrorcell (alt rock)
Lathe – Cavalier EP (country, post-metal, doom)
Misery Signals – Controller (metalcore)
Pharaoh Overlord – 6 (electronic, krautrock)
Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory (post-hardcore, post-metal)

Pete Williams

Astronoid – Radiant Bloom (post-metal)
Blut aus Nord – Disharmonium (atmo-black)
Fantastic Negrito – White Jesus Black Problems (R&B, blues)
Inexorum – Equinox Vigil (meloblack)
Anxious – Little Green House (power pop)
White Ward – False Light (blackgaze)
Ibeyi – Spell 31 (electronic R&B)
Saor – Origins (atmo-black)
Tuskar – Matriarch (sludge)

Joe Astill

Vatican – ULTRA (progressive metalcore)
Charli XCX – CRASH (electropop, dance pop)
Ethel Cain – Preacher’s Daughter (pop rock, americana)
White Ward – False Light (progressive black metal)
Katie Malco – Failures (indie rock, indie folk)
Envy – A Dead Sinking Story (screamo, post-rock)
Charli XCX – Charli (hyperpop)
La Dispute – Wildlife (progressive post-hardcore)
Chalk Hands – Don’t Think About Death (screamo, post-rock)

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