Best Epic Progressive Songs


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

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

28 The Odyssey - Symphony X
29 Age of Shadows - Ayreon
30 Home Invasion / Regret #9 - Steven Wilson
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 Starless - King Crimson
34 Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Ros
35 Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater
36 The Learning - Nevermore
37 The Island - The Decemberists
38 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
39 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
40 Russia On Ice - Porcupine Tree
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1. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree
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2. Roads to Madness - Queensryche
3. Xanadu - Rush
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3. Close to the Edge - Yes

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