Best Progressive Metal Songs of All Time


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41 Art of Life - X Japan
42 Dance of Balet - Ballerina

As we know there are big names such as: RUSH, YES, Pink Floyd, DREAM THEATER, and others. They even through very long and complicated journey to be able to introduce their music to eventually succeed as a top band is also feared by other musicians in his era.
Similarly Ballerina struggling with passion and sincerity to be able to introduce and commercialize Progressive music in the country. Until finally Ballerina prove themselves as champions elect 1 and as best Progressive band in Indonesia in '11 AMI AWARDS 2008 in Jakarta.

Ballerina comes with originally progressive music

Wow progressive metal from indonesia. Amazing m/

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43 Oroborus - Gojira
44 The Sleep of Restless Hours - Disillusion
45 Painkiller - Death
46 The Lady Wore Black - Queensryche
47 This Godless Endeavor - Nevermore
48 Third Eye - Tool
49 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree

What to say? Steven Wilson is probably the best composer out there since 20 years.

Amazing beautiful peaceful what more can you ask for

Top 5 at least

Amazing song. One of the best songs ever. But don't take my word for it, listen to it for yourself. - stat221

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50 Goddess Bound - Protest the Hero

I'm so glad this song is on here, every one of their songs are great, but what a excellent choice. That instrumental portion at the end of this song was just perfect!

Excellent concept lyrics matched with incredible otherworldy vocals and instrumental work make it that worth while to listen to over and over again. This is a hard, layered, and complex song that I'm sure anyone can enjoy!

Chaos controlled! Rody's vocals are so unpredictable and manage to fit in every nook and cranny in this song. Instrumental work finds ways around itself to never be "noodling" and is finely structured.

Protest The Hero and Tool deserve to share the entire top ten.

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51 Schism - Tool
52 The Red and the Black - Iron Maiden
53 The Aftermath - Origin
54 Panic Attack - Dream Theater

4 DT songs in the top 5? That's awesome but Lateralus should be Number One and this should be at least in the top 10. And some Opeth!

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55 Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater

This song has an absolutely insane Honkytonk keyboard by Ruddess, followed by an equally as insane guitar solo from Petrucci, followed by a breathtaking bass solo from Myung. By far, one of the most complex and technical songs out there, as it combines so many different elements and styles into a single 6:14 song.

56 When All is Lost - Symphony X

The best progressive metal balad! with one of best solos of Romeo!

57 April - Tesseract
58 The Great Escape - Seventh Wonder

This is by far one of the most epic songs in the Prog genre. I highly recommend it. Great musicianship, technicality, good vibe, solid story, this masterpiece took me a couple of listens to start to comprehend that I was in front of an epic.

59 Aenema - Tool
60 Crimson - Edge of Sanity
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