2017 Journey And Anticipated Records


My HIGH ENERGY 2017 list.
Lots of prog.

No rating=haven't heard yet/not enough spins

★★★★★ - Masterpiece!
★★★★½ - Excellent!
★★★★☆ - Great!
★★★½☆ - Very Good!
★★★☆☆ - Enjoyable!
★★½☆☆ - OK, Nothing Special
★★☆☆☆ - Mediocre
★½☆☆☆ - Poor
★☆☆☆☆ - Don't Touch
½☆☆☆☆ - I Want My Money Back

Created by: robpal | 07.11.2016



1. This Social Coil - Pictures
January 1 (Post)
2. Gone Is Gone - Echolocation
★★★½☆ January 6 (Progressive Rock)
3. Hibernal - The Dark Of The City
★★★½☆ January 12 (Immersive Prog)
4. Gotthard - Silver
★★★☆☆ January 13 (Hard Rock)
5. Pain Of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day
★★★★☆ January 13 (Progressive)
6. Lancer - Mastery
★★★☆☆ January 13 (Power)
7. Shaarimoth - Temple Of The Adversarial Fire
★★★½☆ January 13 (Death)
8. Attacker - Sins Of The World
January 14 (Power)
9. This Winter Machine - The Man Who Never Was
January 16 ★★★½☆ (Progressive Rock)
10. Odd Logic - Effigy
★★★½☆ January 17 (Progressive)
11. Need - Hegaiamas​: A Song For Freedom
★★★½☆ January 17 (Progressive)
12. Firewind - Immortals
★★★½☆ January 20 (Heavy)
13. Marillion - Marbles In The Park
★★★★☆ January 20 (Progressive Rock)
14. Ancestral - Master Of Fate
★★★½☆ January 20 (Power)
15. Blackfield - Blackfield V
★★★½☆ January 20 (Progressive Rock)
16. Dark Rites - Dark Rites
★★★☆☆ January 23 (Melodic Death)
17. Mors Principium Est - Embers Of A Dying World
★★★½☆ January 25 (Melodic Death)
18. Undrask - Battle Through Time
★★★½☆ January 27 (Melodic Death)
19. Kreator - Gods Of Violence
★★★★☆ January 27 (Thrash)
20. Set And Setting - Reflectionless
★★★½☆ January 27 (Post Rock)
21. Borealis - World Of Silence MMXVII
★★★½☆ January 27 (Power)
22. Seven Kingdoms - Decennium
January 30 (Power)
23. Soen - Lykaia
★★★★½ February 3 (Progressive)
24. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
★★★½☆ February 10 (Thrash)
25. Witherfall - Nocturnes And Requiems
★★★★☆ February 10 (Power)
26. Kepler Ten - Delta-V
★★★½☆ February 10 (Progressive Rock)
27. Thunder - Rip It Up
★★★☆☆ February 10 (Hard Rock)
28. Black Sites - In Monochrome
★★★½☆ February 17 (Metal)
29. Dool - Here Now, There Then
February 17 (Rock)
30. Tim Bowness - Lost In The Ghost Light
★★★½☆ February 17 (Progressive Rock)
31. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
February 22 (Thrash)
32. Cellador - Off The Grid
★★★½☆ February 22 (Power)
33. Persefone - Aathma
★★★★☆ February 24 (Progressive Death)
34. Gold - Optimist
★★★½☆ February 24 (Post Rock)
35. Bathsheba - Servus
February 24 (Doom)
36. Siberian - Through Ages Of Sleep
★★★½☆ February 24 (Post)
37. Ex Deo - The Immortal Wars
★★★½☆ February 24 (Symphonic Death)
38. The Mute Gods - ...tardigrades will inherit the earth
★★★½☆ February 24 (Progressive Rock)
39. Striker - Striker
★★★★☆ February 24 (Heavy)
40. Disperse - Foreword
★★★★☆ February 24 (Progressive)
41. Hark - Machinations
★★★½☆ February 24 (Stoner)
42. Place Vendome - Close To The Sun
★★★☆☆ February 24 (Hard Rock)
43. Immolation - Atonement
★★★☆☆ February 24 (Death)
44. Arduini/Balich - Dawn Of Ages
February 24 (Doom/Prog)
45. Palmer - Surrounding The Void
★★★½☆ February 24 (Sludge)
46. Bloodbound - War Of Dragons
★★★½☆ February 24 (Power)
47. Sevsons - Ad Infinitum
★★★½☆ February 24 (Progressive)
48. O.R.k. - Soul Of An Octopus
★★★★☆ February 24 (Progressive Rock)
49. Majesty - Rebels
★★★½☆ March 3 (Heavy/Power)
50. Wolfheart - Tyhjyys
★★★½☆ March 3 (Melodic Death)
51. Rozamov - This Mortal Road
March 3 (Post/Doom)
52. Combat Astronomy - Symmetry Through Collapse
March 3 (Doom/Heavy)
53. Junius - Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light
★★★½☆ March 3 (Post Rock)
54. Richard Barbieri - Planets+Persona
★★★★☆ March 3 (Progressive)
55. Wretch (USA) - The Hunt
★★★☆☆ March 10 (Power/Thrash)
56. Havok - Conformicide
★★★★☆ March 10 (Thrash)
57. Synaptik - Justify & Reason
★★★★☆ March 10 (Progressive Thrash)
58. Pillorian - Obsidian Arc
March 10 (Atmospheric Black)
59. Holy Martyr - Darkness Shall Prevail
March 10 (Heavy)
60. The Silent Wedding - Enigma Eternal
★★★☆☆ March 10 (Heavy)
61. Nova Collective - The Further Side
March 10 (Instrumental Fusion)
62. Obituary - Obituary
March 17 (Death)
63. Steel Seal - The Lion's Den
March 17 (Power)
64. Vangough - Warpaint
★★★½☆ March 17 (Progressive)
65. Steve Hackett - The Night Siren
★★★½☆ March 24 (Hard Rock)
66. Me And That Man - Songs Of Love And Death
★★★½☆ March 24 (Folk/Blues)
67. Aldaria - Land Of Light
★★★☆☆ March 24 (Power)
68. House Of Lords - Saint Of The Lost Souls
March 24 (Hard Rock)
69. The Vicious Head Society - Abject Tomorrow
March 24 (Progressive)
70. Pallbearer - Heartless
★★★½☆ March 24 (Doom)
71. Damnations Day - A World Awakens
★★★½☆ March 24 (Progressive)
72. Sinner - Tequila Suicide
March 31 (Heavy)
73. Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand
★★★★☆ March 31 (Progressive/Sludge)
74. Sleepmakeswaves - Made Of Breath Only
March 31 (Progressive/Alternative)
75. The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom
★★★★☆ March 31 (Doom)
76. Ulver - The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
★★★★☆ April 7 (Experimental Electronic)
77. Carptree - Emerger
April 7 (Progressive Rock)
78. The Obsessed - Sacred
★★★½☆ April 7 (Doom)
79. Royal Thunder - WICK
★★★½☆ April 7 (Heavy/Stoner)
80. Trial - Motherless
April 7 (Heavy)
81. Soup - Remedies
★★★★☆ April 7 (Progressive Rock)
82. Deep Purple - Infinite
★★★½☆ April 7 (Hard Rock)
83. Althea - Memories Have No Name
April 7 (Progressive Rock)
84. Novembers Doom - Hamartia
★★★½☆ April 14 (Death/Doom)
85. Infernäl Mäjesty - No God
★★★★☆ April 14 (Thrash)
86. Lich King - The Omniclasm
★★★½☆ April 14 (Thrash)
87. Uneven Structure - La Partition
April 21 (Djent)
88. Cryonic Temple - Into The Glorious Battle
★★★☆☆ April 21 (Power)
89. Night Demon - Darkness Remains
★★★½☆ April 21 (Heavy)
90. Vampire - With Primeval Force
★★★½☆ April 21 (Death)
91. Foreseen - Grave Danger
April 21 (Thrash)
92. Cloven Hoof - Who Mourns For The Morning Star
April 21 (Heavy)
93. Animations - Without The Sun
★★★☆☆ April 21 (Progressive/Deathcore)
94. Disbelief - The Symbol Of Death
★★★½☆ April 21 (Death/Sludge)
95. Labyrinth - Architecture Of A God
★★★½☆ April 21 (Progressive Power)
96. Enslaved - Roadburn Live
April 22 (Progressive Black)
97. Krimh - Gedankenkarussell
April 26 (Progressive Death)
98. Ayreon - The Source
★★★★☆ April 28 (Progressive)
99. Noumena - Myrrys
April 28 (Melodic Death)
100. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian Live
April 28 (Progressive)
101. Until Rain - Inure
April 28 (Progressive)
102. Astral Doors - Black Eyed Children
★★★☆☆ April 28 (Power)
103. Condor - Unstoppable Power
April 28 (Thrash)
104. Mindmaze - Resolve
★★★½☆ April 28 (Progressive)
105. Big Big Train - Grimspound
★★★½☆ April 28 (Prog Rock)
106. Pyramaze - Contingent
★★★★☆ April 28 (Progressive Power)
107. Lonely Robot - The Big Dream
★★★½☆ April 28 (Progressive)
108. Skyclad - Forward Into The Past
April 28 (Folk)
109. Eruption - Cloaks Of Oblivion
May 2 (Power/Thrash)
110. The Unity - The Unity
★★★☆☆ May 5 (Power)
111. Jesu - 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth [Collaboration]
May 5 (Post, gaze, drone)
112. Helker - Firesoul
May 5 (Power)
113. Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
May 5 (Stoner)
114. Diana Krall - Turn Up The Quiet
May 5 (Jazz)
115. Vanden Plas - The Seraphic Live Works
May 12 (Progressive)
116. Inglorious - Inglorious II
May 12 (Hard Rock)
117. Ulsect - Ulsect
May 12 (Technical Death)
118. Sacred Oath - Twelve Bells
May 12 (Power)
119. Voyager - Ghost Mile
★★★★½ May 12 (Progressive)
120. Galahad - Quiet Storms
★★★½☆ May 15 (Progressive Rock)
121. Gungfly - On Her Journey To The Sun
★★★½☆ May 19 (Prog Rock)
122. Harvestman - Music for Megaliths
May 19 (Neofolk)
123. Below - Upon A Pale Horse
★★★½☆ May 19 (Heavy/Doom)
124. The Night Flight Orchestra - Amber Galactic
★★★★☆ May 19 (Hard Rock)
125. Scale The Summit - In A World Of Fear
★★★½☆ May 19 (Instrumental Progressive)
126. Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes To An End
★★★★☆ May 19 (Progressive Rock)
127. Sollertia - Light
May 19 (Extreme Progressive)
128. Anubis (AUS) - The Second Hand
★★★½☆ May 23 (Progressive Rock)
129. Soulspell - The Second Big Bang
★★★☆☆ May 25 (Power)
130. Avatarium - Hurricanes And Halos
★★★½☆ May 26 (Doom)
131. Danzig - Black Laden Crown
May 26 (Hard Rock)
132. Below The Sun - Alien World
May 26 (Doom)
133. Tytan - Justice:Served!
May 26 (Heavy)
134. Wind Rose - Stonehymn
May 26 (Progressive Power)
135. Ravage - Return Of The Spectral Rider
May 26 (Heavy)
136. Dream Evil - SIX
★★★☆☆ May 26 (Power)
137. Sólstafir - Berdreyminn
★★★★☆ May 26 (Post)
138. Cold Insight - Further Nowhere
★★★½☆ May 28 (Melodic Death)
139. Vallenfyre - Fear Those Who Fear Him
★★★½☆ June 2 (Death)
140. Adrenaline Mob - We The People
★★★½☆ June 2 (Heavy)
141. The Ferrymen - The Ferrymen
June 2 (Power)
142. Secret Sphere - The Nature Of Time
★★★½☆ June 2 (Power)
143. Jorn - Life On Death Road
June 2 (Heavy)
144. Sikth - The Future In Whose Eyes?
★★★½☆ June 2 (Prog Math)
145. Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World
June 2 (Stoner)
146. Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
June 2 (Rock)
147. Mutoid Man - War Moans
★★★½☆ June 2 (Groove/Stoner/Prog)
148. Anathema - The Optimist
★★★★☆ June 9 (Atmospheric Rock)
149. Exist - So True, So Bound
June 9 (Technical Death)
150. EZoo - Feeding The Beast
June 9 (Hard Rock)
151. Anthriel - Transcendence
★★★★½ June 15 (Progresssive Power)
152. Iced Earth - Incorruptible
★★★★☆ June 16 (Power)
153. Arcadea - Arcadea
★★★½☆ June 16 (weird shit)
154. Bison B.C. - You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient
June 23 (Sludge)
155. Bardspec - Hydrogen
June 23 (Ambient)
156. Soul Enema - Of Clans and Clones and Clowns
June 23 (Progressive)
157. Bent Knee - Land Animal
★★★★☆ June 23 (Experimental Rock)
158. Big Big Train - The Second Brightest Star
June 23 (Progressive Rock)
159. Resistance - Metal Machine
June 27 (Power/Thrash)
160. Tuesday The Sky - Drift
June 30 (Ambient)
161. Manilla Road - To Kill A King
June 30 (Heavy)
162. Jacobs Dream - Sea Of Destiny
July 1 (Power)
163. Ten - Gothica
July 7 (Progressive Rock)
164. Mr. Big - Defying Gravity
July 7 (Hard Rock)
165. Blind Guardian - Live Beyond The Spheres
July 7 (Power)
166. Excalion - Dream Alive
July 7 (Power)
167. Cosmograf - The Hay-Man Dreams
July 10 (Progressive Rock)
168. Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
July 21 (Progressive)
169. Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
July 21 (Extreme Power)
170. The Tangent - The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery
July 21 (Progressive Rock)
171. Necromandus - Necromandus
★★★½☆ July 21 (Heavy)
172. Adagio - Life
★★★★☆ July 26 (Progressive Power)
173. Masterplan - PumpKings
July 28 (Power)
174. Rage - Seasons Of The Black
★★★½☆ July 28 (Heavy)
175. Dvne - Asheran
★★★★☆ July 28 (Sludge)
176. Absolva - Defiance
July 28 (Heavy)
177. Soul Secret - Babel
July 28 (Progressive)
178. Divinity Compromised - Terminal
★★★½☆ July 28 (Progressive)
179. Byzantine - The Cicada Tree
★★★½☆ July 28 (Progressive Thrash)
180. Marco Minnemann - Borrego
★★★½☆ July 31 (Minnemann Solo)
181. Falloch - Prospice
July 31 (Progressive Rock)
182. Lifesigns - Cardington
August (Progressive Rock)
183. Clouds - Destin
August 1 (Death/Doom)
184. Circus Maximus - Havoc In Oslo
August 4 (Progressive)
185. Accept - The Rise Of Chaos
★★★☆☆ August 4 (Heavy)
186. Cormorant - Diaspora
August 11 (Progressive Death)
187. The Lurking Fear - Out Of The Voiceless Grave
August 11 (Death)
188. Steven Wilson - To The Bone
★★★★☆ August 18 (Progressive Rock)
189. Pagan Altar - The Room Of Shadows
August 24 (Doom)
190. Portrait - Burn The World
August 25 (Heavy)
191. Leprous - Malina
★★★★☆ August 25 (Progressive)
192. The Haunted - Strength In Numbers
August 25 (Thrash)
193. Eloy - Jeanne d'Arc
August 25 (Progressive Rock)
194. Serious Black - Magic
★★★☆☆ August 25 (Power)
195. Akercocke - Renaissance In Extremis
August 25 (Death)
196. Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Stand Your Ground
August 25 (Heavy)
197. Absinthiana - Structural
August 28 (Progressive)
198. Rosetta - Utopioid
September 1 (Post/Sludge)
199. Anubis Gate - Covered In Black
★★★★☆ September 1 (Progressive)
200. Paradise Lost - Medusa
★★★★☆ September 1 (Gothic Doom)
201. White Moth Black Butterfly - Atone
September 1 (Prog/Djent)
202. Subterranean Masquerade - Vagabond
★★★★☆ September 1 (Progressive)
203. Septicflesh - Codex Omega
★★★½☆ September 1 (Symphonic Death)
204. Argus - From Fields Of Fire
September 8 (Doom/Heavy)
205. Atrox - Monocle
September 8 (Progressive Gothic)
206. Threshold - Legends Of The Shires
★★★★½ September 8 (Progressive)
207. Unreal City - Frammenti Notturni
September 10 (Progressive)
208. The D/A Method - The Desert Road
September 14 (Progressive Rock)
209. My Solilquoy - Engines Of Gravity
September 14 (Progressive)
210. Caligula's Horse - In Contact
September 15 (Progressive)
211. The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
September 15 (Progressive)
212. Myrkur - Mareridt
Septrember 15 (Folk)
213. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
September 22 (Post Rock)
214. Lonewolf - Raised On Metal
September 22 (Heavy)
215. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
September 22 (Neofolk)
216. Process Of Guilt - Black Earth
September 22 (Doom/Sludge)
217. Coldspell - A New World Arise
September 22 (Heavy)
218. Black Country Communion - BCCIV
September 22 (Hard Rock)
219. Kaipa - Children Of The Sounds
September 22 (Progressive Rock)
220. Mastodon - Cold Dark Place
September 22 (Progressive Sludge)
221. Nocturnal Rites - Phoenix
September 29 (Power)
222. Act Of Defiance - Old Scars, New Wounds
September 29 (Heavy)
223. Primus - The Desaturing Seven
September 29 (Rock)
224. Jag Panzer - The Deviant Chord
September 29 (Power)
225. Kadavar (GER) - Rough Times
September 29 (Stoner Rock)
226. Tangerine Dream - Quantum Gate
September 29 (Progressive Rock)
227. Dave Kerzner - Static
October 1 (Progressive Rock)
228. Temnein - White Stained Inferno
October (Melodic Death)
229. Lunatic Soul - Fractured
October 6 (Progressive Rock)
230. Pänzer - Fatal Command
October 6 (Heavy)
231. Iris Divine - The Static And The Noise
October 6 (Progressive)
232. Power Quest - Sixth Dimension
October 11 (Power)
233. Lo! - Vestigial
October 6 (Post/Slugde)
234. Hallatar - No Stars Upon The Bridge
October 13 (Doom)
235. Enslaved - E
October 13 (Progressive Black)
236. Samael - Hegemony
October 13 (Industrial)
237. Robert Plant - Carry Fire
October 13 (Rock)
238. Forsaken - Pentateuch
October 13 (Doom)
239. Daniel Cavanagh - Monochrome
October 13 (Atmorpheric Rock)
240. Godstics - Faced With Rage
October 13 (Progressive)
241. Amenra - Mass VI
October 20 (Sludge)
242. Nordic Giants - Amplify Human Vibration
October 20 (Progressive Rock)
243. Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
October 20 (Progressive)
244. Perturbator - The New Model
October 20 (Synthwave)
245. Cyhra - Letters To Myself
October 20 (Metal)
246. Night Viper - Exterminator
October 20 (Heavy)
247. Vuur - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities
October 20 (Folk/Prog)
248. Special Providence - Will
October 23 (Progressive Rock)
249. Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
October 27 (Extreme Progressive)
250. Major Parkinson - Blackbox
October 27 (Progressive Rock)
251. Communic - Where Echoes Gather
October 27 (Progressive)
252. Scandroid - Monochrome
October 27 (Synthwave)
253. Savage Messiah - Hands Of Fate
October 27 (Thrash)
254. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs
October 2017 (Avantgarde)
255. Moonspell - 1755
November 3 (Gothic)
256. Almanac - Kingslayer
November 3 (Symphonic Power)
257. Toothgrinder - Phantom Amour
November 10 (Progressive)
258. Lunar - Theogony
November 10 (Progressive)
259. The Dark Element - The Dark Element
November 10 (Metal)
260. Lesoir - Latitude
November 17 (Progressive Rock)
261. Perihelion Ship - To Paint A Bird Of Fire
December 5 (Progressive)
262. Subsignal - TBA
Fall (Progressive)
263. Fire For Effect - TBA
Late 2017 (Death)
264. Odin's Court - Turtles All The Way Down Volume II
Late 2017 (Progressive)
265. Halcyon Way - TBA
In studio (Progressive)
266. Shadowkeep - TBA
TBA (Progressive Power)
267. Sentinels - TBA
TBA (Epic)
268. Flying Colors - TBA
TBA (Rock)
269. Teramaze - TBA
TBA (Progressive)
270. Habitants - TBA
TBA (Atmospheric)
271. Ostura - The Room
TBA (Cinematic Prog)
272. Pestilence - Hadeon
TBA (Progressive Death)
273. Barren Earth - TBA
TBA (Melodic Death)
274. Mike LePond's Silent Assassins - Pawn And Prophecy
TBA (Power)
275. Kingcrow - The Persistence
TBA (Progressive)
276. Andromeda - TBA
TBA (Progressive)
277. Jolly - Family
TBA (Progressive)
278. The Ocean - TBA
Fall 2017 (Symphonic Sludge)
279. Epysode - TBA
(Progressive Power)
280. Enochian Theory - TBA
(Progressive)
281. Darkwater - TBA
(Progressive)
282. Eumeria - TBA
(Progressive)
283. Distorted Harmony - TBA
(Progressive)
284. Karnivool - TBA
(Progressive/Alternative)
285. Lost In Thought - TBA
(Progressive)
286. Into Eternity - Sirens
TBA (Power)
287. Disillusion - TBA
(Progressive)
288. In Vain - TBA
TBA (Progressive Death)
289. Tomorrow's Eve - TBA
2017 (Progressive)
290. Pagan's Mind - TBA
2017 (Progressive)
291. Seventh Wonder - TBA
2017 (Progressive)
292. Persuader - TBA
2017 (Power)
293. Sault - TBA
TBA (Heavy)
294. Keldian - Darkness And Light
TBA (Power)
295. Abbath - TBA
2017 (Black)
296. Divine Regale - TBA
TBA (Progressive)
297. Alkaloid - TBA
2017 (Extreme Progressive)
298. Carcass - TBA
Late 2017 (Death)
299. Borealis - TBA
Fall 2017 (Power)
300. Lance King - TBA
TBA
301. Cynthesis - TBA
TBA (Progressive)
302. Agent Fresco - TBA
TBA (Progressive)
303. Orange Goblin - TBA
Early 2018 (Stoner)
304. Vanishing Point - TBA
2018 (Progressive Power)
305. Kamelot - TBA
2018 (Power)
306. Skull Fist - TBA
Early 2018 (Heavy)
307. Spirits Of Fire - TBA
2018 (Heavy)
308. IQ - TBA
2018 (Progressive Rock)
309. Saxon - Thunderbolt
January 2018 (Heavy)
310. Kayak - Seventeen
January 12 (Progressive Rock)
311. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
January 26 (Progressive)
312. Therion - Beloved Antichrist
January 26 (Symphonic)



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