Best Progressive Metal Albums


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61 Dream Theater - Dream Theater

No album or band is better than DREAM THEATER - DesL42

62 No Exit - Fates Warning
63 Periphery - Periphery
64 Abigail - King Diamond

A fantastic concept album that is faultless, and when you have one of the greatest guitarist's on the planet in your band, Andy La Roche, it's hard to fail.

65 The Final Frontier - Iron Maiden
66 Morningrise - Opeth
67 From Here to Eternity - Ballerina

Progressive metal from Indonesia? I shall investigate this band further.

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68 Bath - Maudlin of the Well
69 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree V 1 Comment
70 Gutter Ballet - Savatage

I really love Hounds, Gutter Ballet, When The Crowds Are Gone, and especially the unholy

71 Systematic Chaos - Dream Theater
72 Accelerated Evolution - Devin Townsend
73 The Odyssey - Symphony X

This may not be the number 1 prog album but how in the world is it so low this head to be in the top 20 with out any doubt! - Messej

74 The Parallax II: Future Sequence - Between the Buried and Me

Better than every album on that list

History will show that this remarkable and brutal and progressive death metal album as the high-water mark of modern metal in many years to come, once people get their heads around what they're doing. The likes of this album has never existed before.

I'd say this is the greatest truly heavy progressive concept album here. It's death/thrash/bungle/floyd/polka/ambience for 72 remarkable minutes. It is their The Wall.

In a word, perfection.

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75 Dimension Hatross - Voivod

Are you kidding me? These youngsters don't seem to know Voivod. This is certainly their best album; it's Motorhead meets Pink Floyd on bath salts, and I'm not talking about the kind your mom uses! Listen to Tribal Convictions.

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76 Orchid - Opeth
77 The Warning - Queensryche

A fair amount of NWOBHM on this one, but, upon closer inspection, it's not the Iron Maiden clone many thought. Quality debut album.

78 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

Six Degrees of inner Turbulence is by far Dream Theater's most underrated Album. It was DT's first attempt at songs about religion and politics, as well as their first try at sounding 'Heavy', so I can see why a lot of people dislike it. However some of the songs on it are simply amazing, such as Blind Faith, and The Glass Prison. Please give it another chance.

Someone actually admitting that Dream Theater aren't really 'heavy'. Respect. So why is their album at the top of a 'Best Progressive Metal Band' thread?

First try at sounding heavy? Umm SFAM had plenty of heavy songs.

So did Awake

79 Horizons - Anubis Gate

This is a very solid album with great performance and powerful songs. Anubis gate is one of my favorite bands. They deliver great progressive material. Horizons is a mix of sensations, powerful songs, beautiful melodies, a lot of changes, and good lyrics. Favorite songs: Breach of faith, hear my call, airways, horizons.

80 Volition - Protest the Hero

Very technical metal/hardcore that delivers excellent musicianship and vocal skills. They probably belong here more so than a thrash thread.

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