Best Progressive Metal Albums


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41 Spectre Within - Fates Warning
42 Train of Thought - Dream Theater

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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

43 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.

44 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.

45 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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46 My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth
47 From Mars to Sirius - Gojira

Fantastic album! It's a solid listen all the way through, as soon as you hear "Ocean Planet" kick in you know you're in for a ride.

Simply an amazing album from the French progressive band Gojira. Take a listen if you haven't yet, it will blow your mind!

48 Language - The Contortionist
49 Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
50 Salival - Tool

The most profound, expensive, and great cd/dvd set a prog fan can own. It's so good that you'll pay $140 US just so your best mate can talk to you how great it is. The live revamped version of Push It. My Third Eye, You Lied, No Quarter...I'd buy this epic set 3-times over. The business!

51 Crimson - Edge of Sanity
52 Citadel - Ne Obliviscaris

Deranged Aussie progressive act. Watch this space.

53 Polaris - Tesseract
54 Mezmerize - System of a Down
55 Leviathan - Mastodon

Yes, this is the only one of theirs I own - for now - and it was a unique listen. Particularly as they wander off into borderline instrumentals mid-track. I did find the vocals a little harsh, though.

56 Enigmatic: Calling - Pagan's Mind

Enigmatic Mission and Supremacy, our kind are songs to check out if this is your thing

57 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
58 Iconoclast - Symphony X
59 A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden
60 Mercy Falls - Seventh Wonder

This is the greatest album ever!

In my opinion #2 concept album of all time second to only DT's SFAM, this should be way higher on the list. SW is such an incredible band that deserves so much more attention and recognition in the prog metal world than they get. It's unbelievable how many times at a DT concert I've asked tons of DT fans "ever heard of Seventh Wonder? " And sadly the response is always "no, never heard of them" please check this band out if you've never heard them before.

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