Best Epic Progressive Songs

This list was created with the intention of sharing some true masterpieces of progressive music, particularly those of lesser known bands who IMO deserve more attention.

The Top Ten

1 Second Life Syndrome - Riverside Second Life Syndrome - Riverside

This is a really unique and emotional piece from a seruiously underrated Polish act - petrucci75hammet

Sm*sh its a amazing boy band of Indonesia

2 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree

A perfect example of the unique melancholy yet beautiful music Porcupine Tree are capable of producing. Steven Wilson is a musical genius! - petrucci75hammet

3 Xanadu - Rush Xanadu - Rush

There has to be a Rush song on here - after all, these guys invented progressive rock/metal! - petrucci75hammet

4 Roads to Madness - Queensryche Roads to Madness - Queensryche

A classic epic from Queensryche, one of the most influential prog metal bands ever - petrucci75hammet

5 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater

A Change of Seasons is Fantastic. When people ask me what my single favorite song is, I always answer A Change of Seasons without hesitation. It is purely awesome from start to finish, and has a little something for every fan. Metal, jamming, aggressive vocals, melodies, and it's fair share of bizarre time signatures. A very emotional song that tells an interesting story, which the instrumentation helps to build the theme. And the ending is just phenomenal. - Operation_Fortitude

From what I have heard from all these songs, A Change of Seasons and Lateralus are the only two that belong on this list.

6 Supper's Ready - Genesis Supper's Ready - Genesis

Absolutely amazing progressive rock

7 Dreamflight - After Forever Dreamflight - After Forever

This is a very atmospheric epic track from the band's final album before breakup - petrucci75hammet

8 Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree
9 Echoes - Pink Floyd Echoes - Pink Floyd
10 Close to the Edge - Yes Close to the Edge - Yes

How is this song not eV en in the top 10? A masterpiece by a band unrivaled by but a few in terms of talent.

The Contenders

11 Lateralus - Tool

Brilliant musicianship! Everymember of the band shows excellence and the song is comlex lyrically and instrumentally..

12 Elysium - Stratovarius Elysium - Stratovarius

The technically proficient keyboards of Johanssen along with other elements help drive this recent epic song from Stratovarius - petrucci75hammet

13 Octavarium - Dream Theater Octavarium - Dream Theater
14 Infinite Fire - Flying Colors Infinite Fire - Flying Colors

This song just what Flying Colors is capable of, in this case writhing music that's just amazing.

A catchy and epic closing track to the debut album of this supergroup, including Mike Portnoy - petrucci75hammet

15 Larks' Tongues In Aspic - King Crimson
16 Telegraph Road - Dire Straits Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
17 Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia) - Symphony X Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia) - Symphony X

Very few artists produce epic metal greater than Symphony X! - petrucci75hammet

18 The Leper Affinity - Opeth The Leper Affinity - Opeth

Found on "Blackwater Park", one of the most original albums ever released, Lopez's drumming talent particularly stands out on this - petrucci75hammet

19 Colossus - In Mourning Colossus - In Mourning
20 You Enjoy Myself - Phish You Enjoy Myself - Phish
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List StatsUpdated 24 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes

1. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree
2. Octavarium - Dream Theater
3. Echoes - Pink Floyd
1. Second Life Syndrome - Riverside
2. Roads to Madness - Queensryche
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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