Best Progressive Metal Albums

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21 Ocean Machine: Biomech - Devin Townsend

True prog in an atmospheric and emotIonal way. The music itself isn't complex but it conveys many complex emotions. Especially funeral bastard and death of music

"It's like a death, becomes musical, it's musical." Not only the greatest progressive metal album, but in my opinion the greatest ALBUM of all time.

Since I can't find Infinity on this list... OM will do the service. Dev's the man.

Probably THE best album ever

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22 O3 a Trilogy Part 3 - Dominici

Anybody who considerd themselves a fan of Dream Theater should check out this MASTERPIECE of Progressive Metal! I would say it evens rivals the likes of Images and Words. The songs flow well, they are heavy, progressive, and Charles Dominici pulls off the aggressive vocal style much better than Mr. Labrie. So if you love Prog Metal, then what's not to like?

23 Altered State - Tesseract

Amazing album melodic and great and their best

This is a high-quality djent release, but it's not as heavy as One and is far ponderous.

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24 Remedy Lane - Pain of Salvation

This album in my opinion should be in the top 20 at least...excellent musicianship, great vocals...their last great album unfortunately...

25 Permanent Waves - Rush

Rush aren't metal.

26 The Sound of Perseverance - Death

Fantastic album! - Spineapple

27 In Absentia - Porcupine Tree

A great album from start to finish.

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28 The Astonishing - Dream Theater
29 Hypothetical - Threshold

A m a z I n g.

Nothing more to say, dramatic, dreamy, emotional melodies and atmospheres, with a great heaviness and WONDERFUL solos... A MUST!

30 Tall Poppy Syndrome - Leprous

Definitely my favorite Leprous album. Incredible album by an amazing band that deserves more recognition.

31 Transcendence - Crimson Glory
32 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
33 Black Clouds & Silver Linings - Dream Theater

Why is this so low?!

34 Hemispheres - Rush
35 Back to Times of Splendor - Disillusion
36 The 1st Chapter - Circus Maximus

I would put this top 20 for sure. Circus Maximus is probably the best progressive metal band of the last 10 years or whose debut album came out after 2000.

37 The Way of All Flesh - Gojira
38 Train of Thought - Dream Theater

If you're struggling to find a #1 progressive metal album, just log in to eBay, type in Between the Buried and Me's album Parallax II: Future Sequence, punch in your credit card details, and you'll soon be in possession of the greatest 72-minute progressive metal album ever made. Easy.

I accept that it is close to impossible to choose an number 1. and f you voted for so thing else I don't blame you. there are so many awesome albums on this list that I was overwhelmed at the choice. although this my favorite albums like ocatavarium, images and words, metropolis pt2, blackwater park lateralus, divine wings of tragedy, paradise lost, iconoclast, and many many others are almost unbelievably awesome! - Messej

39 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage

Savatage is the best... And I don't know why there really not so famous, and some people barely heard of them, there solos and lyrics and music is divine!

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40 Watershed - Opeth
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