Best Progressive Metal Albums


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81 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.

82 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.

83 Human - Death
84 BE - Pain of Salvation
85 Deliverance - Opeth
86 Leaving Your Body Map - Maudlin of the Well
87 Heritage - Opeth

The new era of Opeth is defined as classic prog. I would love a death metal vocal track mixed in with the keys though...

88 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater V 1 Comment
89 Rage for Order - Queensryche

This album, to me, is Queensryche at their finest. It is substantially more technical and progressive than Operation Mindcrime, and so textured and memorable that I wouldn't even know where to start...

90 Coma Ecliptic - Between the Buried and Me

Their latest is their most accessible, and is probably the best jumping point for newcomers to their material, it loses a lot of its death metal growls but is still as deranged as anything they've ever done.

91 Red - King Crimson

Basically invented Prog Metal

92 Epica - Kamelot
93 Tyranny - Shadow Gallery

Very good, but their debut is better

94 A Pleasant Shade of Gray - Fates Warning
95 Dance of Balet - Ballerina

The Best Album Progressive Metal For Indonesia Music Awards 2008 m/

96 Perfect Symmetry - Fates Warning
97 01011001 - Ayreon
98 Control and Resistance - Watchtower

Magnificent technical metal which, if memory serves me correct, was the first ever truly progressive metal album ever made.

Still unmatched after almost 3 decades. This album set the standard for progressive tech metal!

99 Andromeda Unchained - Anubis Gate
100 Recipe for Disaster - Third Eye

A dark but yet beautiful album. Prog power in your face.

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3. Images and Words - Dream Theater
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2. Bath - Maudlin of the Well
3. Blackwater Park - Opeth
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