Top Ten Greatest Modern Progressive Rock and Metal Albums+ 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!
This has everything a prog album should, with some heaviness but also more subtle, emotional moments - petrucci75hammet
One of the best prog-metal albums, a masterpiece.
Thanks Rhap, for giving me such great music. - Ananya
It has everything a perfect prog album should offer: epic, progressive, varied, melodic, emotive and heavy
A perfect balance of progressive rock and metal, The Mountain juggles complex song structure, beautiful vocals, and phenomenal lyrics with ease.
Deeply inspiring masterpiece
Sun of nothing intro is great!
Masterpiece! - cjWriter1997
Best metal album ever
This introduces a unique avant-garde style to prog metal, another great Norwegian band in the genre! - petrucci75hammet
In my eyes the best prog act there is
This is their worst album, but it is still amazing
Disagree about this being their worst, I would argue that it's their best after Bilateral (and arguably The Congregation), and also very underrated compared to their later releases. - 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.
To-Mera are a hidden gem in the world of progressive music, merging prog-metal with Julie Kiss' ethereal jazz-style vocals - petrucci75hammet
One of the most important albums ever recorded. Should easily top this list and then some.
Album changed my life and I don't say that lightly.
Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing.
Simply a masterpiece in every way.
You don't listen to tool, you will have to experience it
EXCELLENT in my opinion!
Whilst all of Threshold's albums have been pretty consistent, this is arguably their peak, with masterpieces like "Narcissus", "Light and Space". - 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 air
The only reason that this AMAZING album is not at the top of this list is because most of you haven't even listened to this.
IT'S REALLY A MASTER PIECE!
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!
A brilliant album, mr wilson is a genius
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
Great example of how catchiness and technical proficiency can be combined to create a masterpiece! - petrucci75hammet
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. - IronSabbathPriest
One of my all time favorite albums
Perfection. Front to back perfection.
One of the best album ever! Amazing studio productionl
What? Why is this brilliant album down this far? A fantastic album, buy it people
Blows my mind
One of the greatest. Deserves top 5.
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
This is my favourite album by the band. - IronSabbathPriest
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
Porcupine Tree's best album in my opinion.
Mike portnoy fused drums.. good album
Very interesting music including prog veterans Kevin Moore [Dream theater] and Jim Matheos [Fates Warning] - petrucci75hammet
Album of decade
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
My personal favourite out of everything
Another genius songwriter and guitar player, everything devin has done is brilliant
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
Amazing mix of feelings, When I listen to it I can clearly imagine an epic journey in my mind with highs and lows, 10/10 album
How is this not here? Scarlet? Facepalm Mute? Do you guys have no taste in progressive metal? - Lem
Act III of an all encompassing story, Life and Death continues the story of The Dear Hunter during his early adulthood. He joins the army and fights in battles. During this time he meets his long lost brother and father, and even a new lover until things take a turn.