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2021 - The Worthy Ones


2021 albums that I enjoyed so far, a lot more coming, obviously a work in progress

Created by: JoHn DoE | 17.06.2021



1. Wheel - Resident Human
2. Needlepoint - Walking up That Valley
my favorite prog-rock album this year, so far, very organic, Canterbury-prog like, excellent musicianship, tasteful drumming
3. Sur Austru - Obârșie
4. Dordeduh - Har
5. Need - Norchestrion: A Song for the End
6. White Void - Anti
7. Vola - Witness
8. Atravan - The Grey Line
progressive rock band from Iran
9. Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix
10. Voice Among The Many - Collide
progressive metal band from New Zealand, catchy and competent
11. Witherfall - The Curse Of Autumn
12. Sylvan - One To Zero
German prog veterans are back after 5 years
13. The Watch - The Art of Bleeding
the Italian proggers are back with another great album
14. Poverty's No Crime - A Secret To Hide
15. Lake Of Tears - Ominous
16. Flotsam And Jetsam - Blood In The Water
17. Soen - Imperial
18. Nordsind - Lys
excellent post-rock/post-black album, all instrumental
19. Helloween - Helloween
20. The Vintage Caravan - Monuments
21. Frost* - Day and Age
solid British prog, not much else to say
22. The Antlers - Green To Gold
glad these guys came back with a new album
23. Silver Talon - Decadence and Decay
24. Delving - Hirschbrunnen
interesting atmospheric prog, with touches of psychedelia and post-rock.
25. Yoo Doo Right - Don't Think You Can Escape Your Purpose
Canadian band that mixes Krautrock with post-rock and psychedelic/space-rock
26. Mono - Pilgrimage of the Soul
27. Be'Lakor - Coherence
28. Caligonaut - Magnified as Giants
excellent prog-rock band from Norway
29. Diagonal - 4
eclectic prog from UK
30. Ske - Insolubilia
Italian eclectic prog
31. Terminus - The Silent Bell Toll
32. King Buffalo - The Burden of Restlessness
33. Felipe Andreoli - Resonance
solo album of the bassist of Angra, with several guests, there's fusion, shredding, I did not know Felipe was so skilled
34. Images Of Eden - Angel Born
35. Heavy Temple - Lupi Amoris
36. Teramaze - Sorella Minore
37. Seventh Dimension - Black Sky
38. Memoriam - To the End
39. Animate - Infinite Imaginations
progressive metal from Poland, nice guitar work and great vocalist, reminds a bit of Votum.
40. Teramaze - And the Beauty They Perceive
41. Black Sites - Untrue
42. Count Raven - The Sixth Storm
43. Eldritch - Eos
44. Weedpecker - IV: The Stream of Forgotten Thoughts
45. Agusa - En Annan Varld
retro-prog from Sweden, just two epics with nice flow.
46. Creye - II
melodic rock/AOR band, I was pleasantly surprised.
47. Terra Odium - Ne Plus Ultra
48. Chevelle - Niratias
49. Iotunn - Access All Worlds
50. Molybaron - The Mutiny
classifying this as progressive metal is not wrong, French band, competent musicians.
51. Black Flak and the Nightmare Fighters - Ad Meliora
atmospheric prog, an interesting mix of post-rock, alternative and shoegaze with great female vocals
52. Big Hogg - Pageant Of Beasts
classic prog sounding, Canterbury inspired in places
53. Leprous - Aphelion
54. Icon Of Sin - Icon Of Sin
55. Existentia - The Planet In The Universe
catchy female fronted progressive metal
56. Asymmetry - Anima - female fronted djenty prog from Belarus, catchy, competent, very good vocals
57. Brainstorm - Wall of Skulls
58. Karmanjakah - A Book About Itself
catchy djenty progressive metal from Sweden
59. A Dying Planet - When The Skies Are Grey
progressive metal with members of Zero Hour
60. Feeling Of Presence - Of Lost Illusion
it's Frequency Drift without the vocals
61. Fallensun - The Wake of the Fall
62. Negură Bunget - Zău
63. Himmellegeme - Variola Vera
Norwegian prog band, with hints of psychedelia
64. Elder / Kadavar - Eldovar - A Story Of Darkness And Light [Collaboration]
65. Glasgow Coma Scale - Siren
well crafted post-rock, nice flow
66. Neon Black Audio - Karma
German project/band, djent & shred done right
67. God Is an Astronaut - Ghost Tapes #10
68. Artem Illusio - Artem Illusio
proggish modern heavy/power, good vocals
69. Ghosts Of Jupiter - Keepers Of The Newborn Green
a retro prog album to relax to
70. Jordsjo - Pastoralia
excellent 70s prog worship from Norway, gets better with every listen
71. Apostle Of Solitude - Until the Darkness Goes
72. Memory Garden - 1349
73. Aeon Zen - Transversal
74. Sweet Oblivion - Relentless
75. Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World
76. Sunstorm - Afterlife
77. Mordred - The Dark Parade
78. White Stones - Dancing Into Oblivion
79. Gunshee - Friends Through Here
Romanian band, I don't know how to label this - heavy-prog? proggish stoner (never liked the term)
80. Todd La Torre - Rejoice In The Suffering
81. Hollow - Tower
82. Dec Burke - Life in Two Dimensions
British prog-rock, he's been in Frost, Darwin's Radio and AudioPlastiK after all
83. Devoid - Lonely Eye Movement - catchy prog-power from France
84. Sangham - Intangible
djenty progressive metal from France
85. Altesia - Embryo
86. Our Man In The Bronze Age - Hexed Endeavours
proggish heavy rock from the UK
87. The Wormhole Experience - The Oracle
djenty jazzy instrumental prog from Italy
88. In Mourning - The Bleeding Veil
89. Within Progress - Inner
90. Clæmus - Daydream
91. Xfears - The First
catchy prog-power from Brazil
92. Dunbarrow - III
stoner rock from Norway
93. Kosmodome - Kosmodome
Norwegian prog, a nice mix of prog-rock, post rock and psychedelic rock
94. Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)
95. Exodus - Persona Non Grata
96. Bestial Invasion - Divine Comedy: Inferno
97. Trna - Istok
98. Haunt - Beautiful Distraction
99. Accept - Too Mean To Die
100. Michael Schenker Fest - Immortal
101. Theos - Precognitive
instrumetal progressive metal, with hints of djent and post-rock
102. Lucifer - Lucifer IV
103. Synapse - Singularities
104. King Buffalo - Acheron
105. Pentesilea Road - Pentesilea Road
prog-rock from Italy, will please progressive metal listeners as well, Ray Alder and Mark Zonder are guests
106. Gojira - Fortitude
107. NorthTale - Eternal Flame
108. Therion - Leviathan
109. Compile - Reaching
progressive rock from Israel



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26.10.2021 - 19:39
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
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Jordsjo
Dream Theater
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29.10.2021 - 16:23
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
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Black Sites
Devoid
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01.11.2021 - 19:00
JoHn DoE

Made it to 85 albums with the new albums from Be'Lakor and Dec Burke.
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13.11.2021 - 14:08
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
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Our Man In The Bronze Age
Dunbarrow
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15.11.2021 - 12:35
Blackcrowe

Written by JoHn DoE on 13.11.2021 at 14:08

Two more additions
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Our Man In The Bronze Age
Dunbarrow

Great List I love Needle point, You have to include Agusa
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15.11.2021 - 13:20
JoHn DoE

Written by Blackcrowe on 15.11.2021 at 12:35

Written by JoHn DoE on 13.11.2021 at 14:08

Two more additions
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Our Man In The Bronze Age
Dunbarrow

Great List I love Needle point, You have to include Agusa


thank you!
I will look Agusa up, I don't know the band.
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17.11.2021 - 19:08
JoHn DoE

Made it to 90 albums with two more additions
albums from

Ghosts of Jupiter
Within Progress
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19.11.2021 - 23:33
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
albums from

Lucifer
North Tale
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20.11.2021 - 12:08
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
albums from

Exodus
Eldritch
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21.11.2021 - 13:32
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
albums from

Clæmus
Synapse
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21.11.2021 - 16:53
IronAngel

Needlepoint is excellent. I'm not a big prog buff, so I don't know what they reminded me of (I guess, looking at the Canterbury tag, something like Caravan might be close?), but the sound was extremely pleasant and 70s in a good way.
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21.11.2021 - 16:55
JoHn DoE

Written by IronAngel on 21.11.2021 at 16:53

Needlepoint is excellent. I'm not a big prog buff, so I don't know what they reminded me of (I guess, looking at the Canterbury tag, something like Caravan might be close?), but the sound was extremely pleasant and 70s in a good way.


yes, it's retro-prog done right.

Thanks for checking out my list and commenting.
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24.11.2021 - 07:30
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
albums from

Sangham
The Wormhole Experience
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26.11.2021 - 22:39
JoHn DoE

100 albums with Apostle Of Solitude - Until the Darkness Goes

2021 has definitely been a good year for music.
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28.11.2021 - 11:14
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
albums from

Negura Bunget
In Mourning
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04.12.2021 - 10:25
JoHn DoE

Three more additions
albums from

Bestial invasion
Hollow
Weedpecker
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12.12.2021 - 17:40
Depth land

Great list man love it
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12.12.2021 - 17:53
JoHn DoE

Written by Depth land on 12.12.2021 at 17:40

Great list man love it


thank you!
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14.12.2021 - 10:31
JoHn DoE

Two more additions
albums from

Elder & Kadavar
Kosmodome
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12.01.2022 - 19:32
JoHn DoE

One more addition
Memory Garden - 1349

Last additions to the list will be in the MS Awards month of February, there are always a few albums that grab my attention, so i'm looking forward to that!
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