Best Progressive Metal Albums


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121 Blood Mountain - Mastodon
122 Remission - Mastodon
123 The Black Halo - Kamelot
124 The Damnation Game - Symphony X
125 Twilight In Olympus - Symphony X
126 Wounded Land - Threshold
127 The Great Misdirect - Between the Buried and Me

Regarded as their greatest album, alongside Colours, but every album of theirs is debatable because they're all so damn good. Probably the best band on the planet right now.

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128 Energetic Disassembly - Watchtower
129 Ink Complete - Spastic Ink
130 The Thirteenth Step - a Perfect Circle

Some incredible tracks on here, but some patchy material as well. Mer De Noms owns it. Still good though.

131 Sound Awake - Karnivool

Yes, great Australian prog metal. World class.

Simply the perfect album.

132 Mabool - Orphaned Land

This is the best metal album ever recorded.. Don't believe me? Then go and listen for yourself

133 Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
134 Quiet World - Native Construct
135 The Perfect Element Part 1 - Pain of Salvation

Absurdly underrated- was ahead its time and sadly under appreciated back in 2000 and clearly that's still the case- Some of the best vocals and songwriting in all progressive rock/metal. - Orpheus

I wonder why this is not rated higher? This album is the pinnacle of PoS' progressive sound. Songwriting and performance this had a new and fresh sound back when it was released. This was mimicked by a lot of young bands. Bring this up the list people

136 Feed On Your Misery - Divided Multitude
137 Miss Machine - The Dillinger Escape Plan
138 Calculating Infinity - The Dillinger Escape Plan
139 The Inner Circle - Evergrey

True metal, my man. Is this progressive epic on your list? If not, why not? Chugging riffs, bluesy vocals, female backing vocals, keyboards, violinists, spoken word, immense sound. These guys are Queensryche with testicles - and they're not XXX waxed like Queensryche's either. The best progressive metal album I own, unless you count early Metallica.

140 One - Tesseract

Far heavier than Altered State, and is all the better for it. It also has their best line-up.

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