Top Ten Greatest Modern Progressive Rock and Metal Albumspetrucci75hammet + I've made this list with the intention of exposing lesser known but no less brilliant modern prog bands out there.
+ And before everyone starts complaining about how their favourite bands haven't been added to the list, I wanted to give more obscure prog artists a chance. Especially as I'm sure artists like Dream Theater, Opeth and Porcupine Tree will eventually get added and voted up anyway!
The Top Ten
This has everything a prog album should, with some heaviness but also more subtle, emotional moments - petrucci75hammetV 1 Comment
This introduces a unique avant-garde style to prog metal, another great Norwegian band in the genre! - petrucci75hammet
This is their worst album, but it is still amazing
Leprous has better albums like COAL
Very original brand of an already long-established genre in progressive metal - some quite unique electronic elements! - petrucci75hammet
Brilliant blend of progressive and power metal mixed into perfection
To-Mera are a hidden gem in the world of progressive music, merging prog-metal with Julie Kiss' ethereal jazz-style vocals - petrucci75hammet
Holy crap this album blew my mind. Combines brutal black/death metal with melodic and emotional violin/clean vocals.
A real work of art by a unique band.
Whilst all of Threshold's albums have been pretty consistent, this is arguably their peak, with masterpieces like "Narcissus", "Light and Space". - petrucci75hammet
Mike portnoy fused drums.. good albumV 1 Comment
Pretty great, but can't beat Fear of a Blank Planet. - IronSabbathPriest
How is this not in the top 5. best porcupine tree album ever!V 1 Comment
A unique landmark in the progressive death metal genre, this contrasts beautiful instrumentals with heavy songs driven by death vocals and extremely technical guitar riffs and soloing - petrucci75hammet
Great example of how catchiness and technical proficiency can be combined to create a masterpiece! - petrucci75hammet
A perfect balance of progressive rock and metal, The Mountain juggles complex song structure, beautiful vocals, and phenomenal lyrics with ease.
One of the best album by one of the best living composer... I expected this to be higher on this list...
I would say that this is one of the best prog albums of all time!
Sheer genius, a breath of fresh airV 2 Comments
Anathema bring a unique depressive aspect to progressive rock music, resulting in "Deep", "Anyone, Anywhere" and many other beautiful compositions - petrucci75hammet
The contemporary equivalents of Pink Floyd. Judgement, A natural Disaster, Alternative 4 and We're Here Because We're here are mastepieces - RalphSaad
Pain of Salvation have a very interesting sound, and this is problably one of the most original and well written progressive albums out there - petrucci75hammet
I actually prefer Remedy Lane, but this is a great album as well. - IronSabbathPriest
This album is pretty well known among metal fans though. Nevertheless, it is great. - IronSabbathPriestV 1 Comment
Sun of nothing intro is great!
Another hidden gem in the vast world of progressive music, "Eternal" is a stand-out epic masterpiece on the album, but many other great songs on it too. Dan Swano is a musical genius! - petrucci75hammet
A side project of musical genius Mariusz Duda, also mastermind of Riverside, Lunatic Soul certainly stands out as an progressive musical entity in its own right. - petrucci75hammet
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2. The Detached - Anubis Gate
3. Tall Poppy Syndrome - Leprous