Top 10 Ballads by Progressive Metal Bands

Progressive Metal Bands are bands that have played some of these metal subgenres:
Progressive Metal, Progressive Death Metal, Progressive Power Metal, Progressive Thrash Metal, Extreme Progressive Metal, or any other progressive version of a metal subgenre.

Ballads don't need to be progressive metal - only the band that plays them has to be progressive (at least one of the band's subgenres). In fact, the ballads by progressive metal bands are often prog rock or rock (because ballads can't be very heavy).

The Top Ten

1 No Sanctuary - Queensryche No Sanctuary - Queensryche

Genre of the band - Heavy/Power/Progressive Metal
A song from their debut album "The Warning". Incredible vocals, as always (Geoff Tate). - Metal_Treasure

2 Handful of Rain - Savatage Handful of Rain - Savatage

Genre of the band - Progressive Metal, Progressive Power Metal.
This song is pretty heavy at times and I like it. Amazing vocals, one of the best sustains in metal is in this song. Great job Zak Stevens.
There's Official Video Clip to this song and you can do yourself a favor by checking it out. You won't be sorry. - Metal_Treasure

3 In My Time of Need - Opeth In My Time of Need - Opeth

Genre of the band - Progressive Death Metal.
Mikael Åkerfeldt never cease to amaze me. - Metal_Treasure

4 Falling Away - Threshold

Genre of the band - Progressive Metal
Threshold are a British progressive metal band. This ballad is from their 2002 album Critical Mass. - Metal_Treasure

5 Conceiving you - Riverside

All I can say is, check it out if you don't know it. So good. - Metal_Treasure

6 Sinner - Theocracy

Genre of the band - Progressive Power Metal.
Sinner is a ballad that goes a bit thrashy in the end. Love it. A very beautiful song (they also used string instruments) - Metal_Treasure

7 Another Day - Dream Theater

number 1

Genre of the band - Progressive Metal - Metal_Treasure

8 Silent Lucidity - Queensryche
9 Summer's Rain - Savatage

Jon Oliva's emotional and gritty vocals sound great. - Metal_Treasure

10 Communion and the Oracle - Symphony X

Genre of the band - Progressive Metal.
This song is ballad-esque (perhaps not a typical ballad) and I hesitated whether to include it but yeah, I did. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Under Grey Skies - Kamelot

Genre of the band - Progressive/Melodic Power Metal.
The song's featuring Charlotte Wessels (Delain) & Troy Donockley (Nightwish) - Metal_Treasure

12 Space-Dye Vest - Dream Theater
13 To Bid You Farewell - Opeth
14 Song for Angels - Crimson Glory

Genre of the band - Progressive Heavy/Power Metal - Metal_Treasure

15 Isolation Years - Opeth
16 Face Of Melinda - Opeth
17 Waking Dreams - Ayreon

A very beautiful duet of Jonas Renkse and Anneke van Giersbergen - Metal_Treasure

18 One Child - Savatage
19 Anybody Listening? - Queensrÿche
20 Not What You See - Savatage
21 Bulletproof - Queensryche
22 Wither - Dream Theater
23 Believe - Savatage
24 The Lady Wore Black - Queensrÿche
25 Ministry of Lost Souls - Dream Theater
26 In A Word - Fates Warning
27 A World Apart - Fates Warning
28 Hessian Peel - Opeth
29 Morning On Earth - Pain of Salvation
30 Kingdom of Loss - Pain of Salvation
31 Harvest - Opeth
32 Beneath the Waves - Ayreon

Vocalists in order of appearance:
Daniel Gildenlöw, Bob Catley, Anneke van Giersbergen, Floor Jansen, Steve Lee, Jorn Lande, Hansi Kürsch, Tom Englund - Metal_Treasure

33 Lost in Your Memory - Threshold
34 Believe In Nothing - Nevermore
35 The Best of Times - Dream Theater
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Top Remixes

1. No Sanctuary - Queensryche
2. Handful of Rain - Savatage
3. In My Time of Need - Opeth


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