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!

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21 Sound Awake - Karnivool
22 Octavarium - Dream Theater

One of the greatest. Deserves top 5.

23 Blackwater Park - Opeth
24 ├ćnima - Tool
25 Still Life - Opeth

This is my favourite album by the band. - IronSabbathPriest

26 Alive Again: The Breathing Shadow Part IV - Nightingale

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

27 Judgement - Anathema

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

28 Anno Domini High Definition - Riverside
29 Lunatic Soul - Lunatic Soul

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

30 Office of Strategic Influence - Osi

Mike portnoy fused drums.. good album

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31 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree

What? Why is this brilliant album down this far? A fantastic album, buy it people

Blows my mind

32 Ocean Machine: Biomech - Devin Townsend

Another genius songwriter and guitar player, everything devin has done is brilliant

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33 Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris
34 Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson

Album of decade

35 Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
36 Images and Words - Dream Theater
37 Spiritual Migration - Persefone

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

38 Into the Electric Castle - Ayreon
39 Walking On a Flashlight Beam - Lunatic Soul
40 Periphery II - Periphery

How is this not here? Scarlet? Facepalm Mute? Do you guys have no taste in progressive metal? - Lem

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Top Remixes

1. Back to the Times of Splendor - Disillusion
2. Remedy Lane - Pain of Salvation
3. Colors - Between the Buried and Me
1. Pelagial - The Ocean
2. Theories of Flight - Fates Warning
3. Exile - To-Mera
1. Octavarium - Dream Theater
2. ├ćnima - Tool
3. Blackwater Park - Opeth



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