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2021 D&L Q1 Top 10 Metal Albums


... music in the time of pandemic.

With each passing week of 2021 we are witnessing tidal wave after tidal wave of new releases in the ever expanding universe of rock & metal! Musicians all over the world, unfortunately unable to tour due to the known circumstances, sat at home writing and recording brilliant music! Intoxicating, thought-provoking creations bloomed and got inscribed for posterity. Progressive rock and metal had sky-rocketed! Thanks to Bandcamp, myriads of home-brewed, indie productions are avalanching weekly upon us, piggybacking on an equally overwhelming number of expected releases from labels represented acts. Please support the acts you love! They need us during these trying times. I know I'm not alone looking ahead at a not too distant future, when we will be able to cheer these bands live once again!


The following are the 10 metal albums released in the first quarter of 2021, that made the biggest impression on me. (Ordered based on release date.)



NEED

Norchestrion: a song for the end

Greece


Released on January 12, 2021

Progressive metal

Studio album #5


Bandcamp


Spotify




CRYSTAL VIPER

The Cult

Poland


Released on January 29, 2021

Heavy metal

Studio album #8


Bandcamp


Spotify




BLEEDING ANTLERS

Stagmata

UK


Released on February 1, 2021

Epic/progressive/psych doom metal

Debut album


Bandcamp


Spotify




STARFORGER

Wreath of Frost

UK


Released on February 5, 2021

Symphonic/melodic death metal

Debut album


Bandcamp


Spotify




IMMORTAL GUARDIAN

Psychosomatic

US


Released on February 12, 2021

Progressive/power metal

Studio album #2


Bandcamp


Spotify




ANGEL MARTYR

Nothing Louder Than Silence

Italy


Released on February 19, 2021

Epic power/heavy metal

Studio album #2


Bandcamp


Spotify




SORIZON

Thanatos Rising

US


Released on February 26, 2021

Progressive metal

Studio album #3


Bandcamp


Spotify




CORPORAIN

Purge // Purity

Italy


Released on February 26, 2021

Symphonic/progressive/melodic metal

Debut album




Spotify




:NODFYR:

Eigenheid

Netherlands


Released on March 5, 2021

Pagan metal

Debut album


Bandcamp


Spotify




SECRET SPHERE

Lifeblood

Italy


Released on March 12, 2021

Progressive/power/melodic metal

Studio album #10




Spotify





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