Top Ten Greatest Modern Progressive Rock and Metal Albumspetrucci75hammet + I've made this list with the intention of exposing lesser known but no less brilliant modern prog bands out there.
+ And before everyone starts complaining about how their favourite bands haven't been added to the list, I wanted to give more obscure prog artists a chance. Especially as I'm sure artists like Dream Theater, Opeth and Porcupine Tree will eventually get added and voted up anyway!
The Top Ten
This has everything a prog album should, with some heaviness but also more subtle, emotional moments - petrucci75hammetV 1 Comment
This introduces a unique avant-garde style to prog metal, another great Norwegian band in the genre! - petrucci75hammet
This is their worst album, but it is still amazing
Leprous has better albums like COALV 1 Comment
Very original brand of an already long-established genre in progressive metal - some quite unique electronic elements! - petrucci75hammet
Brilliant blend of progressive and power metal mixed into perfection
To-Mera are a hidden gem in the world of progressive music, merging prog-metal with Julie Kiss' ethereal jazz-style vocals - petrucci75hammet
Holy crap this album blew my mind. Combines brutal black/death metal with melodic and emotional violin/clean vocals.
A real work of art by a unique band.
Whilst all of Threshold's albums have been pretty consistent, this is arguably their peak, with masterpieces like "Narcissus", "Light and Space". - petrucci75hammet
Mike portnoy fused drums.. good albumV 1 Comment
Pretty great, but can't beat Fear of a Blank Planet. - IronSabbathPriest
How is this not in the top 5. best porcupine tree album ever!V 1 Comment
A unique landmark in the progressive death metal genre, this contrasts beautiful instrumentals with heavy songs driven by death vocals and extremely technical guitar riffs and soloing - petrucci75hammet
Great example of how catchiness and technical proficiency can be combined to create a masterpiece! - petrucci75hammet
One of the best album by one of the best living composer... I expected this to be higher on this list...
I would say that this is one of the best prog albums of all time!
Sheer genius, a breath of fresh airV 2 Comments
A perfect balance of progressive rock and metal, The Mountain juggles complex song structure, beautiful vocals, and phenomenal lyrics with ease.
Anathema bring a unique depressive aspect to progressive rock music, resulting in "Deep", "Anyone, Anywhere" and many other beautiful compositions - petrucci75hammet
The contemporary equivalents of Pink Floyd. Judgement, A natural Disaster, Alternative 4 and We're Here Because We're here are mastepieces - RalphSaad
Pain of Salvation have a very interesting sound, and this is problably one of the most original and well written progressive albums out there - petrucci75hammet
I actually prefer Remedy Lane, but this is a great album as well. - IronSabbathPriest
This album is pretty well known among metal fans though. Nevertheless, it is great. - IronSabbathPriestV 1 Comment
Sun of nothing intro is great!
Another hidden gem in the vast world of progressive music, "Eternal" is a stand-out epic masterpiece on the album, but many other great songs on it too. Dan Swano is a musical genius! - petrucci75hammet
A side project of musical genius Mariusz Duda, also mastermind of Riverside, Lunatic Soul certainly stands out as an progressive musical entity in its own right. - petrucci75hammet
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2. The Detached - Anubis Gate
3. Tall Poppy Syndrome - Leprous