Best Progressive Metal Songs of All Time


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81 Oblivion - Mastodon
82 Rosetta Stoned - Tool Rosetta Stoned - Tool
83 Sun of Nihility - Job for a Cowboy
84 Sunrise In Eden - Edenbridge
85 Cheating the Polygraph - Porcupine Tree

An awesome, heavy, and long song that doesn't feel as long as the time suggests. Just an incredible mixture of different time signatures, guitar solos, effects, melodies, lyrics and of course the drums... Oh those drums!

86 The Magic of the Wizards Dream - Rhapsody
87 A Rite of Passage - Dream Theater

I really love this riff, its in my top 10 of favorites, and the solo just takes you into another dimension. The chorus is super catchy and its just a great song overall

88 To Bid You Farewell - Opeth
89 Candlelight Fantasia - Symphony X
90 Stones of October's Sobbing - Maudlin of the Well
91 La Villa Strangiato - Rush V 1 Comment
92 A Nightmare to Remember - Dream Theater

This should at least be in the top 10! Amazing blend of progressive and heavy riffs.

All those time signatures! It doesn't get any more proggy! My favorite part:

Hopelessly drifting,
Bathing in beautiful agony!

93 Glory of the Empire - Circus Maximus
94 Genesis - Dominici V 1 Comment
95 Hybrid Earth - Erra
96 Eve of Seduction - Symphony X
97 Welcome to Entropia - Pain of Salvation
98 King of Loss - Pain of Salvation

An excellent tune shifting between chill and driving sections, the melodies in this song in particular are great. Same goes for Gildenlöw as always.

99 Circle of Cysquatch - Mastodon

Come on guys dream theatre and Symphony X are not the only progressive bands out there. Also, progressive isn't really a genre so much as it is music that defies traditional genres and structures. It doesn't all sound like power metal guys...

100 When the Water Breaks - Liquid Tension Experiment
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