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2021 TOP 50 PROG ALBUMS

Updated: Jan 3

Rock & Metal albums with progressive music as the core element!


Judging by the overwhelming number of quality debut and comeback releases, 2021 hints to be a vintage year in the making in the realm of progressive rock & metal. Among the fifty titles that are rounding up this year's list, the listener is to discover a large palette of prog rock & metal: from by-the-book traditional to mesmerizing avant-garde, covering such a wide soundscape, while maintaining a strong progressive core element.



50

PRETTY PAIN

Pretty In Pain

Brazil


Released on January 1, 2021

Debut album




Spotify



49

NORTH OF SOUTH

The Tides In Our Veins

Spain


Released on June 25, 2021

Sophomore album




Spotify



48

LA MORTE VIENE DALLO SPAZIO

Trivial Visions

Italy


Released on March 26, 2021

Debut album




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Spotify



47

AMBIGRAM

Ambigram

Italy


Released on April 9, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



46

FINAL GRAVITY

Surviving Humanity

US


Released on January 29, 2021

Debut album



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Spotify



45

CRACK THE SKY

Tribes

US


Released on January 15, 2021

Album #19



Spotify



44

DBA (Downes Braide Association)

IV Halcyon Hymns

UK


Released on February 5, 2021

Album #4



Spotify



43

KERRS PINK

Presence Of Life

Norway


Released on March 4, 2021

Album #7



Spotify



42

CRONOFONÍA

Cronofonía

Mexico/International


Released on March 4, 2021

Debut album



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41

MASTORD

To Whom Bow Even The Trees

Finland


Released on February 19, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



40

LETHARGUS

Eclectia

Spain


Released on September 15, 2021

Sophomore album



Spotify



39

ORGANIC REACTION

Mysteries Of The Lost World

Brazil


Released on April 24, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



38

LEBZEICHEN

Hinter dem Spiegelbild

Germany


Released on November 8, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



37

ATRAVAN (آتراوان)

The Grey Line

Iran


Released on January 21, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



36

LIIMA INUI

Testament

Greenland


Released on March 26, 2021

Sophomore album



Spotify



35

COSMOGRAF

Rattrapante

UK


Released on March 26, 2021




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34

RÊVERIE

Orpheus

Italy


Released on April 16, 2021




Spotify



33

ELDRITCH

EOS

Italy


Released on November 19, 2021

Album #12



Bandcamp

Spotify



32

THE ADEKAEM

The Great Lie

Poland


Released on June 11, 2021

Album #3



Bandcamp

Spotify



31

INNER PROSPEKT

Canvas Two

Italy


Released on February 19, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



30

PENTESILEA ROAD

Pentesilea Road

Italy


Released on February 26, 2021

Debut album



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Spotify



29

COEVALITY

Multiple Personalities

US


Released on April 9, 2021

Debut album


Bandcamp

Spotify



28

JANE GETTER PREMONITION

Anomalia

US


Released on March 26, 2021

Album #6



Spotify



27

THE GIANT VOID

Thought Insertion

Brazil


Released on October 28, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



26

DYSTORCHESTRA

Deus Ex Machina: Part I

US


Released on January 15, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



25

THE FAR CRY

If Only ...

US


Released on July 9, 2021

Debut album



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Spotify



24

INTELLISCIENCE

Alpha

Chile


Released on February 12, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



23

A GARDENING CLUB PROJECT

The Blue Door

Canada


Released on October 18, 2021




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Spotify



22

CYNIC

Ascension Codes

US


Released on November 26, 2021

Album #4



Bandcamp

Spotify



21

LABYRINTH

Welcome To The Absurd Circus

Italy


Released on January 22, 2021

Album #9



Spotify



20

MORPHEUSPROJECT

by MUSTAFA KHETTY

Mozaick

International


Released on March 19, 2021

Debut album


Spotify



19

VORONOI

The Last Three Seconds

UK


Released on May 7, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



18

BLIND GOLEM

A Dream Of Fantasy

Italy


Released on January 4, 2021

Debut album



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Spotify



17

MOONSHINE OVERSIGHT

The Frame

France


Released on November 5, 2021

Sophomore album



Spotify



16

BEYOND MARTIAN SKIES

N2H4

Germany


Released on December 3, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



15

FRAGMENT SOUL

Axiom Of Choice

Greece


Released on May 7, 2021

Debut album



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Spotify



14

SHAGOHOD

Tin, Gold, Lead & Blood

US


Released on December 3, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



13

SYNAPSE

Singularities

France


Released on November 18, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



12

AGARTHIC

The Inner Side

Italy


Released on December 10, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



11

LEVERAGE

Above The Beyond

Finland


Released on September 15, 2021

Album #5



Spotify



10

CORPORAIN

Purge//Purity

Italy


Released on February 26, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



9

CALIGONAUT

Magnified as Giants

Norway


Released on February 26, 2021




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Spotify



8

A DYING PLANET

When The Skies Are Grey

US


Released on September 17, 2021

Sophomore album



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Spotify



7

ASTRAKHAN

A Slow Ride Towards Death

Sweden


Released on April 23, 2021

Album #3



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Spotify



6

SECRET SPHERE

Lifeblood

Italy


Released on March 12, 2021

Album #10



Spotify



5

SORIZON

Thanatos Rising

US


Released on February 26, 2021

Album #3



Bandcamp

Spotify



4

NEED

Norchestrion: a song for the end

Greece


Released on January 12, 2021

Album #5



Bandcamp

Spotify



3

MINAS

Rigid Adherence

Norway


Released on June 16, 2021

Album #4



Spotify



2

SYLVAN

One To Zero

Germany


Released on May 28, 2021

Album #10



Spotify



1

RAVEN SAD

The Leaf And The Wing

Italy


Released on February 3, 2021

Album #4


Picking the 2021 prog album of the year was no easy task. The Leaf And The Wing checked all boxes: songwriting, musicianship, and production, but most importantly, emotional impact. The talented Italian act, led by guitarist Samuele Santanna, delivered a true opus of passion and talent. Beautifully detailed and skillfully crafted. Lyrical sincerity conveyed into art. Elixir for the soul, emerging from the air between the notes! A truly incredible record & Prog album of the year!


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