Best Epic Progressive Songs


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21The Ministry of Lost Souls - Dream Theater
22Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull
23The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

This metal epic just came out (Jan 2015) and really impressed me - a powerful combination of symphonic and progressive elements.
And yes, this band deserves more attention - their musicianship and consistency are exemplary. They will never become very popular because their stuff is too epic, complex and somewhat odd for the mainstream.
The biggest master in this band is Hansi K├╝rsch - nobody's perfect but his voice comes close to my idea of perfect metal vocals (studio and live). Besides, his tonal versatility is unmatched and you never know which one of his several voices he's gonna use next. This particular song doesn't show it very much but he's a tonal chameleon and allegedly - a vocal god, and... (hehe) - the ruler of Germany. - Metal_Treasure

24Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
25All of the Above - Transatlantic
26The Odyssey - Symphony X
27Age of Shadows - Ayreon
28Kingdom of Heaven - Epica

This is an absolute masterpiece from Epica, uniquely combining progressive and symphonic elements - petrucci75hammet

29Home Invasion / Regret #9 - Steven Wilson
30Open Car - Porcupine Tree

People are too deaf in choosing their best and epic progressive song. The intro and the vocals in this song will drive you insane. The transition is very powerful. The instruments are alive and superb. You would not listen for more than any song because this song is too perfect. I can listen to this the whole day over and over again without stopping. - joshsanz

31Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
32Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater
33The Learning - Nevermore
34Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
35Starless - King Crimson
36Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
37Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Ros
38Russia On Ice - Porcupine Tree
39The Moor - Opeth
40The Glass Prison - Dream Theater
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List StatsUpdated 4 Dec 2016

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1. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree
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1. Second Life Syndrome - Riverside
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3. Xanadu - Rush
1. Supper's Ready - Genesis
2. Larks' Tongues In Aspic - King Crimson
3. Close to the Edge - Yes



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