Best Progressive Metal Albums

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The Top Ten

1
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
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
Nothing will ever top Scenes From a Memory. The songwriting, the instrumentation, the storyline. Everything is just perfect.
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!
THe complexity, atmosphere, and overall brain melting compositions that Opeth come out with never cease to amaze me, but Blackwater is definitely their greatest release.


3Images and Words - Dream Theater
I'd say this is slightly better than metropolis pt 2. There are no bad songs on this album and pull me under, metropolis pt 1, under a glass moon, and learning to live are absolute masterpieces.
I'd say this is better than Metropolis, Take the Time, Under a Glass moon, class songs like
This is number 1 for me

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

5Lateralus - Tool

6Ghost Reveries - Opeth
The best prog/metal album of the last ten years

7The 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.

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!

9A Dramatic Turn of Events - Dream Theater

10O3 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?

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

15Ocean 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. :)

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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

16Train of Thought - Dream Theater

17V - Symphony X

18Still Life - Opeth

19 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.
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20The Detached - Anubis Gate
You seriously can't beat this album. Absolute perfection!
Best concept progressive metal of all time.

21From 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!

22Watershed - Opeth

23Black Clouds & Silver Linings - Dream Theater

24The 1st Chapter - Circus Maximus

25Hemispheres - Rush

26Awaken the Guardian - Fates Warning

27From 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.

28Crimson - Edge of Sanity

29Focus - Cynic

30The Hunter - Mastodon

31Mercy Falls - Seventh Wonder

32Permanent Waves - Rush

33My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth

34In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
A great album from start to finish.

35Gutter Ballet - Savatage

36Six 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.

37Iconoclast - Symphony X

38Spectre Within - Fates Warning

39Leviathan - Mastodon

40Heritage - Opeth

41Systematic Chaos - Dream Theater

42The Odyssey - Symphony X

43The Wall - Pink Floyd
Good album, but this isn't even remotely close to progressive metal.

44Tyranny - Shadow Gallery

45Crack the Skye - Mastodon

46Dream Theater - Dream Theater
No album or band is better than DREAM THEATER

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47Colors - Between the Buried and Me

4801011001 - Ayreon

49Dimension 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.

50Deliverance - Opeth

51Orchid - Opeth

52Damnation - Opeth

53Epica - Kamelot

54Falling Into Infinity - Dream Theater

55When Dream and Day Unite - Dream Theater

56A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater

57The Great Escape - Seventh Wonder

58A Pleasant Shade of Gray - Fates Warning

59Blood Mountain - Mastodon

60Remission - Mastodon

61Dance of Balet - Ballerina
The Best Album Progressive Metal For Indonesia Music Awards 2008 m/

62The Black Halo - Kamelot

63No Exit - Fates Warning

64The Damnation Game - Symphony X

65Twilight In Olympus - Symphony X

66Wounded Land - Threshold

67Perfect Symmetry - Fates Warning

68The Parallax II: Future Sequence - Between the Buried and Me

69The Great Misdirect - Between the Buried and Me

70Energetic Disassembly - Watchtower

71Control and Resistance - Watchtower

72Ink Complete - Spastic Ink

73Andromeda Unchained - Anubis Gate

74Recipe for Disaster - Third Eye

75Snowfall On Judgment Day - Redemption

76Horizons - Anubis Gate

77Altered State - Tesseract

78Bath - Maudlin of the Well

79Leaving Your Body Map - Maudlin of the Well

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