Best Progressive Metal Songs of All Time


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61 Sober - Tool Sober - Tool
62 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
63 Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater V 1 Comment
64 Paradise Lost - Symphony X

Simply, beautiful. No36? That is far too underrated!

65 Visions - Haken Visions - Haken

This should be in the top 10 at least this is the best song this decade easily


66 Awakenings - Symphony X
67 Way Out of Here - Porcupine Tree
68 Pareidolia - Haken

One of the more technical prog songs recorded recently, it nevertheless also has great songwriting. The major highlight would be the banjo solo at around 3:40 in. - petrucci75hammet

69 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden V 1 Comment
70 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden V 1 Comment
71 Exist - Avenged Sevenfold
72 Silent Lucidity - Queensryche

At 45? The raters are deaf I guess. This song should have been at top 5.

73 On the Backs of Angel - Dream Theater

This is a real masterpiece. I mean from the arpeggios at the beginning, James La Bries voice until the fantastic piano and guitar solo almost everything is perfect

74 Gutter Ballet - Savatage

One of the must underrated bands of all time. I'm just glad one of their songs made it on here. Jon Oliva is in my top 5 songwriters, if not top 2. The vision he has for his music is beautiful

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75 The Pot - Tool

This song shows how deep the band is. After listening to it many times in different moods it gradually make it way and you probably repeat "You got to be so high! "

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76 Church of the Machine - Symphony X
77 Aquarium - Haken
78 King of Whitewater - Seventh Wonder
79 Right In Two - Tool

Every aspect of this song is interesting, which is what progressive music really is. This Tool song stood out to me, just masterfully put together.

we also at least need The Grudge, Third Eye, Aenima, Rosetta Stoned, and maybe even Schism on this list!

Greatest Tool song off of "10, 000 days" in my opinion.
It gave me the same feeling as "Lateralus" did when I heard this for the first time. Great rhythm to it, dissonant guitar riffs, great melody and vocals. Although it's not as influential as "Lateralus" it definitely deserves to be because it is just another masterful creation from Tool.

80 To Bid You Farewell - Opeth

Masterpiece. Start to end. Loved it. Should move little up in the rank.

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