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

African-American Sound Recordings – Tamika’s Lodge (experimental hip-hop)
Conjurer – Páthos (blackened post-hardcore)
GoGo Penguin – Between Two Waves (nu-jazz)
Party Dozen – The Real Work (experimental noise rock)
Perfume Genius – Ugly Season (avant-pop)
Satyr – Totem (progressive post-hardcore)
Viagra Boys – Cave World (dance-punk)
Wormrot – Hiss (grindcore)
Zola Jesus – ARKHON (darkwave)

Josh Bulleid

Greg Puciato – Mirrorcell (alt rock)
Coheed and Cambria – Vaxis II: A Mirror of the Waking Mind (pop rock, prog metal)
Swampborn – Beyond Ratio (progressive black metal)
Kardashev – Liminal Rite (progressive post metal)
H.E.A.T. – Force Majure (hair metal)
Origin – Chaosmos (brutal tech death)
Conjurer – Pathos (blackened sludgecore)
Exocrene – Hybrid Suns (tech death)
Motionless in White – Scoring the End of the World (melodic metalcore, pop metal)

Calder Dougherty

Coheed and Cambria – Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind (prog rock)
Knoll – Metempiric (deathgrind, grindcore)
Burner – A Vision of the End (metallic hardcore)
The Bearer – Chained to a Tree (metalcore, mathcore)
The Tooth – Cascade Effect (hardcore sludge)
Terminal Nation / Kruelty – The Ruination of Imperialism (metallic hardcore, beatdown)
Blood Command – Praise Armageddon (pop punk, post-hardcore)
Conjurer – Pathos (progressive sludge)

Jordan Jerabek

Bodega – Broken Equipment (punk, new wave)
Conjurer – Páthos (post-metal, sludgecore)
Dawnbringer – Nucleus (heavy metal)
Green/Blue – Paper Thin (post-punk, garage rock)
The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar (alt rock, shoegaze)
Kylesa – Time Will Fuse Its Worth (sludge, doom)
Nerver – Cash (noise rock, hardcore punk)
Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa (indie rock, alt rock)
Wormrot – Hiss (grindcore)

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