Best Progressive Metal Albums

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21 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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22 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...

23 The Sound of Perseverance - Death

Fantastic album! - Spineapple

24 In Absentia - Porcupine Tree

A great album from start to finish.

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25 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!

26 Paradise Lost - Symphony X
27 Octavarium - Dream Theater

Whoever didn't vote this because they never heard it, go listen to the title track, then say with a straight face you prefer something by opeth or queensryche

Very well made album (musically and lyrically). Great meaning and songs are strong, sentimental at times and epic, especially the last one!

Title track is one of the best songs I've ever heard, but most of the rest of this album is pretty mediocre in my opinion

One of Dream Theater's best. Deserves to be higher.

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28 Tall Poppy Syndrome - Leprous

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

29 Hemispheres - Rush
30 Back to Times of Splendor - Disillusion
31 Black Clouds & Silver Linings - Dream Theater

Why is this so low?!

32 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.

33 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

34 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
35 Watershed - Opeth
36 Focus - Cynic

This was the gold standard of progressive death, but Between the Buried and Me own that honour now.

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38 This Godless Endeavor - Nevermore

All of their albums have been solid releases but on This Godless Endeavor, all the ingredients (musicianship, vocals, lyrics, chemistry) combine to provide us with the best album I ever listened to.

Yeah, standout progressive thrash.

39 Periphery II: This Time It's Personal - Periphery

Yes, I'm not a huge fan, but you cannot deny their musicianship, vocals, production values, and class. A bit more riffage and I'd buy everything of theirs, but only have this one for now.

40 My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth
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