Best Epic Progressive Songs

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21 Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull
22 The Ministry of Lost Souls - Dream Theater
23 The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater
24 All of the Above - Transatlantic
25 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
26 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

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 K├╝rsch - 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

27 Home Invasion / Regret #9 - Steven Wilson
28 Kingdom of Heaven - Epica

This is an absolute masterpiece from Epica, uniquely combining progressive and symphonic elements - petrucci75hammet

29 The Odyssey - Symphony X
30 Age of Shadows - Ayreon
31 Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
32 Open Car - Porcupine Tree

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

33 The Island - The Decemberists
34 Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater
35 The Learning - Nevermore
36 Starless - King Crimson
37 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
38 Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Ros
39 Russia On Ice - Porcupine Tree
40 The Moor - Opeth
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