Best Progressive Metal Albums


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Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
Nothing will ever top Scenes From a Memory. The songwriting, the instrumentation, the storyline. Everything is just perfect.
Oh please opeth is much worse than DT, they don't even dream of being like dream (hehehe), for me this is the best album of Dream Theater and then, obviously, the best progressive metal album ever. Images and Words is good, but rudess meant an before and an after in DT
Most amazing prog metal album ever written! the songs flow amazingly one after the other, and all have a different feel to them.

2Blackwater Park - Opeth
This band and´╗┐ Nickelback are my favourite bands ever!
Na just kidding, Nickelback sucks.
Long Live Opeth!

3Images and Words - Dream Theater
This is number 1 for me


4Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche
My vote for heavy metal album OAT. but I can't vote because it's not on any bodies list.

5The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
Why people are so blind?
Metropolis pt.2 by DT is one of their worst albums apart from Dance of Eternity.
And The Divine wings of tragedy is clearly and well known that's the greatest prog album of all time.

6Lateralus - Tool

7Ghost Reveries - Opeth
The best prog/metal album of the last ten years

8Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage

Savatage is the best... And I don't know why there really not so famous, and some people barely heard of them, there solos and lyrics and music is divine!

9O3 a Trilogy Part 3 - Dominici
Anybody who considerd themselves a fan of Dream Theater should check out this MASTERPIECE of Progressive Metal! I would say it evens rivals the likes of Images and Words. The songs flow well, they are heavy, progressive, and Charles Dominici pulls off the aggressive vocal style much better than Mr. Labrie. So if you love Prog Metal, then what's not to like?

10A Dramatic Turn of Events - Dream Theater

The Contenders

11Paradise Lost - Symphony X

12Awake - Dream Theater

13Octavarium - Dream Theater
Whoever didn't vote this because they never heard it, go listen to the title track, then say with a straight face you prefer something by opeth or queensryche
Very well made album (musically and lyrically). Great meaning and songs are strong, sentimental at times and epic, especially the last one!
This song defines the progressive metal genre!

14The Human Equation - Ayreon

15Still Life - Opeth

16 Aenima - Tool
It's a classic, what else can be said? Everything comes together beautifully. Tool is hands down the most consistent band to ever constantly put out good albums.

17Train of Thought - Dream Theater

18Watershed - Opeth

19The 1st Chapter - Circus Maximus

20Ocean Machine: Biomech - Devin Townsend
I'll see you on the other side! The startling riffs in this album fill your soul with extreme joy! Check out 'Life' and 'The Death of Music', they are really great songs. :)


True prog in an atmospheric and emotIonal way. The music itself isn't complex but it conveys many complex emotions. Especially funeral bastard and death of music

21Black Clouds & Silver Linings - Dream Theater

22Hemispheres - Rush

23Awaken the Guardian - Fates Warning

24From Here to Eternity - Ballerina
The best album from indonesia metal progressive.
A very great album from ballerina!
The best of the best album mlprogmet from indonesia band.

25Focus - Cynic

26The Hunter - Mastodon

27Mercy Falls - Seventh Wonder

28The Detached - Anubis Gate

29Permanent Waves - Rush

30My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth

31Gutter Ballet - Savatage

32In Absentia - Porcupine Tree

33V - Symphony X

34Iconoclast - Symphony X

35Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
Six Degrees of inner Turbulence is by far Dream Theater's most underrated Album. It was DT's first attempt at songs about religion and politics, as well as their first try at sounding 'Heavy', so I can see why a lot of people dislike it. However some of the songs on it are simply amazing, such as Blind Faith, and The Glass Prison. Please give it another chance.

36Crimson - Edge of Sanity

37Heritage - Opeth

38Systematic Chaos - Dream Theater

39The Odyssey - Symphony X

40Leviathan - Mastodon

41The Wall - Pink Floyd
Good album, but this isn't even remotely close to progressive metal.

42Tyranny - Shadow Gallery

43Dimension Hatross - Voivod
Are you kidding me? These youngsters don't seem to know Voivod. This is certainly their best album; it's Motorhead meets Pink Floyd on bath salts, and I'm not talking about the kind your mom uses! Listen to Tribal Convictions.

44Deliverance - Opeth

45Orchid - Opeth

46Damnation - Opeth

47Epica - Kamelot

48Falling Into Infinity - Dream Theater

49When Dream and Day Unite - Dream Theater

50A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater

51Spectre Within - Fates Warning

52The Great Escape - Seventh Wonder

53From Mars to Sirius - Gojira
Simply an amazing album from the French progressive band Gojira. Take a listen if you haven't yet, it will blow your mind!

54A Pleasant Shade of Gray - Fates Warning

55Blood Mountain - Mastodon

56Crack the Skye - Mastodon

57Remission - Mastodon

58Dance of Balet - Ballerina
The Best Album Progressive Metal For Indonesia Music Awards 2008 m/

59The Black Halo - Kamelot

60No Exit - Fates Warning

61The Damnation Game - Symphony X

62Twilight In Olympus - Symphony X

63Wounded Land - Threshold

64Perfect Symmetry - Fates Warning

65Dream Theater - Dream Theater

66The Parallax II: Future Sequence - Between the Buried and Me

67The Great Misdirect - Between the Buried and Me

68Colors - Between the Buried and Me

6901011001 - Ayreon

70Energetic Disassembly - Watchtower

71Control and Resistance - Watchtower

72Ink Complete - Spastic Ink

73Andromeda Unchained - Anubis Gate

74Recipe for Disaster - Third Eye

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