Best Progressive Metal Songs of the 2010s

Listing off some of the best progressive metal songs to be released in the 2010s. They're are definitely some real big highlights in the genre during this decade. Some of these songs are some of my favorite songs.

Vote for what you think is the best progressive metal song to come out of the 2010s.
The Top Ten
1 Visions - Haken

I don't want to seem to be overrating this band, but I do believe this is one of the best songs of the genre. It has everything you could want in a prog metal song: good riffs, proggy solos, unique sounds, and a pretty cool concept.

2 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope is an incredibly unique and innovative piece of music. It's one of the band's finest creations, and while they have a lot of songs that could be on this list, I'll stick with this one to be on the top.

This song made my jaw drop when I first heard it. I wasn't sure from what world this music came. Its composition and orchestration are unique.

3 Weltseele - Obscura

The current top 3 (Weltseele, And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope, Visions) are probably some of my favorite songs of this decade in general. Weltseele is an amazing progressive death metal song with just some of the band's greatest works.

I hope their next album will have more tracks like this one.

4 Telos - Between the Buried and Me

One of the band's most intense tracks. It's split into mainly 3 parts. The first is classic Between the Buried and Me style riffage. The second is this great Pink Floyd-ish midsection with a great build up at the end.

The third is the heaviest section, with its insane breakdown and then a chaotic solo. One of my favorite songs by this incredible band.

5 The Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation

This one is a bit harder to classify as prog metal as it's really much of its own. But I just had to include the best song from one of my favorite albums of 2017. This is 15 minutes total, and it's a very emotional journey.

The first half is very somber, and then it builds to this explosive finale.

6 Explosia - Gojira

I think this might be my favorite Gojira song of the 2010s. It opens up the L'enfant Sauvage album amazingly. It starts with the heavy Gojira-like riffs we love, but then it turns into a pretty beautiful second half.

Gojira definitely nailed what they were going for here.

7 Chromatic Aberration - Native Construct

Native Construct, with their debut Quiet World, had me pretty interested all the way through. Chromatic Aberration is probably the most memorable, simply because it's 12 minutes of just eargasmic sound overload.

I hope new music comes from these guys soon.

8 Omega - Periphery

One of Periphery's best. The Juggernaut albums are hit or miss, but I think we can agree Omega is certainly fantastic.

9 Forced Entry - Leprous

Leprous have a pretty unique sound to them, although they also aren't too out of the box either. They're like a more experimental Haken in a way. Forced Entry is probably one of their best songs, although I still need to get into them more to be sure.

10 Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater
The Contenders
11 Graves - Caligula's Horse
12 The Architect - Haken
13 Jaguar God - Mastodon

The finale to Emperor of Sand, which I thought was one of the band's weaker albums. However, Jaguar God finishes the album pretty nicely, making it one of my favorite songs of the album.

14 Illumination Theory - Dream Theater
15 Pale Blue Dot - Dream Theater
16 Barstool Warrior - Dream Theater
17 Higher - Devin Townsend Project
18 Singularity - Devin Townsend
19 I Am - Theocracy
20 Bleed - Meshuggah
21 The Deported - Beyond Creation
22 Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes - Ne Obliviscaris
23 Septuagint - Obscura
24 The World We Used to Know - Shattered Skies
25 Language I: Intuition - The Contortionist
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