Best Epic Progressive SongsThis 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
This is a really unique and emotional piece from a seruiously underrated Polish act - petrucci75hammet
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A perfect example of the unique melancholy yet beautiful music Porcupine Tree are capable of producing. Steven Wilson is a musical genius! - petrucci75hammet
There has to be a Rush song on here - after all, these guys invented progressive rock/metal! - petrucci75hammet
Sorry, but they didn't invent progressive rock. If you're trying to give them credit for "inventing" progressive metal rock, that's possibly a legitimate claim. - Billyv
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.
A classic epic from Queensryche, one of the most influential prog metal bands ever - petrucci75hammet
Close to the edge at 10? Yea right. This list is dumb.
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.
Greatest song I've ever heard by far. This needs to be number 1.
Absolutely amazing progressive rock
This is a very atmospheric epic track from the band's final album before breakup - petrucci75hammet
The technically proficient keyboards of Johanssen along with other elements help drive this recent epic song from Stratovarius - petrucci75hammet
Brilliant musicianship! Everymember of the band shows excellence and the song is comlex lyrically and instrumentally..
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
Found on "Blackwater Park", one of the most original albums ever released, Lopez's drumming talent particularly stands out on this - petrucci75hammet
Very few artists produce epic metal greater than Symphony X! - petrucci75hammet
This is an absolute masterpiece from Epica, uniquely combining progressive and symphonic elements - petrucci75hammet
This metal epic just came out (Jan 2015) and really impressed me - a powerful combination of symphonic and progressive elements.
And yes, this band deserves more attention - their musicianship and consistency are exemplary. They will never become very popular because their stuff is too epic, complex and somewhat odd for the mainstream.
The biggest master in this band is Hansi Kürsch - nobody's perfect but his voice comes close to my idea of perfect metal vocals (studio and live). Besides, his tonal versatility is unmatched and you never know which one of his several voices he's gonna use next. This particular song doesn't show it very much but he's a tonal chameleon and allegedly - a vocal god, and... (hehe) - the ruler of Germany. - Metal_Treasure
Vocals: Daniel Gildenlöw, Floor Jansen, Hansi Kürsch, Anneke van Giersbergen, Jørn Lande, Jonas Renkse, Steve Lee, Tom Englund. - Metal_Treasure
This is a unique song and a masterpiece (2008). Give a listen, you won't be sorry.
Daniel Gildenlöw, Floor Jansen, Jørn Lande, Hansi Kürsch, Anneke van Giersbergen, Jonas Renkse, Steve Lee, Tom Englund.
Story - An alien race needs help and sends the ASCII code:
01101000 - H
01100101 - E
01101100 - L
01110000 - P - Metal_Treasure
People are too deaf in choosing their best and epic progressive song. The intro and the vocals in this song will drive you insane. The transition is very powerful. The instruments are alive and superb. You would not listen for more than any song because this song is too perfect. I can listen to this the whole day over and over again without stopping. - joshsanz