Best Progressive Metal Albums


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121 The Damnation Game - Symphony X
122 Twilight In Olympus - Symphony X
123 Wounded Land - Threshold
124 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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125 Energetic Disassembly - Watchtower
126 Ink Complete - Spastic Ink
127 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.

128 Sound Awake - Karnivool

Yes, great Australian prog metal. World class.

Simply the perfect album.

129 Mabool - Orphaned Land

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

130 Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
131 Quiet World - Native Construct
132 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

133 Feed On Your Misery - Divided Multitude
134 Miss Machine - The Dillinger Escape Plan
135 Calculating Infinity - The Dillinger Escape Plan
136 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.

137 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!

138 One - Tesseract

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

139 The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails

One of the most experimental industrial metal double albums ever made, and Reznor was killing it at this period of his career. He throws the kitchen sink at you, and it's a joy to listen to.

140 Disco Volante - MR, Bungle

My favourite Mr Bungle album due to its sheer craziness. It's Frank Zappa meets Slayer, and everything in between.

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