Greatest Progressive Metal Bandspetrucci75hammet
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First time I heard Anubis Gate I was sold. The way they play metal and still have those great melodies and the way they build up the emotions and feelings in a song as it rises or falls in dynamic and the pieces in the songs is just fantastic.
I simply love Anubis Gate.
Very few bands are as consistently great through their discography as Anubis Gate are. Progressive metal perfection.
These guys gradually climbed up into my top 5 favorite bands and are highly contagious! Cheers!
Love the Jacob Hansen Tracks as well as the two new CDs. Try "Breach Of Faith", "Dream Within A Dream", "Circumstanced", or the older tracks like "The End Of Millennium Road". Perfect Prog / Power Metal with heart and soul.V 8 Comments
What Threshold should be the NUMBER 1! They are the BEST!
They are the best...
Must be in top
Easily the best. probably even better than DT
Just recently discovered these guys from Poland, they have their own awesome progressive sound, check out their album "Second Life Syndrome". - petrucci75hammet
One of the most underrated bands.
People who love Opeth & PT and looking forward to more music of that kind then this is a perfect choice.
This is not progressive metal. Nor prog rock. This is the sound of nostalgia and dark psyche.
Absolute amazing band. Well worth to check out for every progressive rock metal lover...V 2 Comments
Albums like "Gutter Ballet" and "Edge of Thorns" are progressive metal at its finest. -
Absolutely classic! I can't believe a band that has left such a legacy is so underrated and unrecognized.
This is the best band ever. So much better than the crap of dream theater!
Best Band ever, they were the gods of Heavy metal.your list lacks in inspirational enlistment.go and listen to savatage and then make another list.V 1 Comment
Wintersun are truly masters of matching melo-death, folk and prog metal together with great guitar skills amazing drummer and use of Vocal harmonies are a few of the reasons this band are great.
Absolutely incredible band. Time I was worth the wait and considering Time II is from the same batch of material it will be as well. This man's music really is immaculate. Here's hoping that the rest of the songs on the follow up to the Time double LP though are better than "Forest" lol. Other than the groovy riff I didn't find it very masterful
These guys are right near the top of the list for me. They're like a heavier version of Queensryche with better songs. Nils is hands down my favorite vocalist in this genre.
"Enigmatic Call and Celestial Entrance are two of the best most impressive prig-metal albums ever recorded.
Top ten in my opinion. Sounds a bit like DT but I like the sound of PG better!V 2 Comments
Ne Obliviscaris just blew my mind from the very first time I heard about them. Mesmerizing Prog Metal with amazing violin... And they only have one album out. These guys deserve a top ten spot on the list, and I'm sure they'll get there within the next few years. Definitely the best Metal band to come out in the last few years.
Excellent newer band, unique sound that includes violins, very good balance between clean vox and harsh vox. Tim falsetto is amazing, their 2017 album Urn is one of the best in metal this year. - Metal_Treasure
Bren is god. Benji is god. Band is god. Devour Me Colossus is one of the greatest and most potent masterpieces of this decade. CHECK IT.
Simply one of the best bands I have ever listened to. They don't have a single bad song.V 3 Comments
This is perhaps one of the most refreshing, original, amazing bands, I have heard for a very long time, and the fact, that they've only gotten 0,8% of the votes, is just wrong...
I discovered this band just recently and I love them. It was years I couldn't fall in love with a band like when I was young and recently I found myself saying something like "they don't hold instruments when they play, they're holding your emotions" when trying to explain how they sound like. And it's something so cheesy it must mean I'm in love with them :P
You see the boundaries of progressive music? Well, Leprous don't.
Only this low on the list because they are not as popular. The best band on this list, with music catpturing pure, undying emotion like no other band. Everyone should give them a listen.V 5 Comments
One of the greatest Prog Metal band out there along with Dream Theater and Opeth. Their last album "Nine" is probably the best metal album of 2012.
Album NINE is one of the best I ever heared!
Everything included - Power - Melodic -... - Just Fantastic!
The 1st Chapter is in my opinion one of the greatest prog albums ever along with Images and Words, The Divine Wings of Tragedy, Mercy Falls, and Moving Pictures
What has surprised me from CM is their ability to create progressive metal but still being "accesible". As I heard their 2nd album, Isolate, I was so focused on the melodies, which are very "pop-ish", and forgot that the music accompanying it was progressive metal. They have the ability to make metal without feeling "metal" (at least from their 2nd album and onwards). Just really good music. Recommended for all good music fansV 9 Comments
Brilliant. Extremely prolific, Greg is actually extremely versatile and has allowed the band to continue to stand out and create fresh music. This band deserves much more attention and credit than they get, but that holds true for any real music these days.
See: Calculating Infinity, Irony is a Dead Scene, Option Paralysis.V 3 Comments
King isn't prog so I have no idea why he's on here.
The record Abigail alone should land KD in the top ten prog/power metal bands in history. Actually, the first four records are among the best of the era. Great musicianship and performances, epic!
System of a Down is NOT progressive metal. Please remove it from here. I love them but they are NU. NU METAL. NU!
Pretty good band but it's nu-metal and not progressive metal so it shouldn't be on this list
What if I told you alternative metal and progressive metal are different genres.
NOT progressive. And NOT metal. Shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_TreasureV 2 Comments
This band is amazing. Not the most well-known band out there, nor the oldest, but I must say every single song they've released is a masterpiece. Some of them may require a few listens but I'm sure you won't regret it. Their first two albums are among my top ten prog albums, and their sound is progressive, complex and genuine. Yes, this is some prog metal with soul.
Amazing band. Simply spectacular and one of my all times favorites BUT not progressive. One of the best death metal bands ever. Period
Last 4 albuns are prog death, Opeth is prog death as well... I love both, but Death should be definitely on 3 or 4 at least... I say 3 or 4 only because the first 3 albums are pure death... anyway best death metal and the best band ever in my opinion - Deako
#38? They should be in TOP 10! - Ananya
Wow Death is WAY to low on this lost. I mean, sure their old school stuff is pure Death metal. Put their newer albums; specifically Symbolic and especially The Sound of Perseverance, are death and progressive metal mixed. R.I.P Chuck.V 1 Comment
This bands deserve top 20 at least, best progressive black metal band out there in my opinion - Derrick_Fox
Tosin Abasi is pretty much the only guitarist I know who has a band focused around him, who doesn't drift into the endless number of egotistical shredders these days. One of the things that struck me about Animals As Leaders on first listen was that it not only featured the incredible guitar skills of arguably the most unique and technical shredder of this age, but also created absolutely brilliant compositions, which is often overlooked in prog in favour of all out technicality.
This band still have plenty of technical ability, but it is showcased in a much more controlled manner than most. Also, John Petrucci of progressive gods Dream Theater, who happen to be one of my favourite bands, stated that some of the riffs on the self titled DT release were inspired by the likes of Animals As Leaders, and Periphery (another good progressive band).
Tosin Abasi is definitely one of the most skilled guitarists alive. He plays incredibly complex guitar techniques and he can do it all live exactly how it sounds on the albums. Incredibly accurate and he showcases this in all of the band's work thus far. Javier Reyes is also a great guitarist as well. Give this band a listen, you won't be disappointed - MetalFoREVer1228
Ridiculous guitar skills, true musicians, amazing melodies, I can't find a band I like more at the moment and I'm here looking. I want to point out how they consist of two 8-string guitarists and a drummer with a bit of computer sampling, quite out of your normal band composition and its it just real good. All three of them seem pretty humble as well which is a bonus with their abilities.
I honestly do not see why these guys aren't higherV 7 Comments
Scar Symmetry does not get nearly enough attention. Holographic Universe is in my opinion one of the best progressive metal albums to date.
Wish I would have seen scar symmetry before I voted they are very underrated they are a wonderful band who deserve more attention
Per becoming the songwriting dictator of this band is by far the best thing that's ever happened to it. He hasn't been able to express his proggy side this much since the title track to Holographic Universe (which is the only 10/10 thing on that album and one of the best songs ever) but now we have Technocalyptic and Neohuman and Cryonic Harvest...
Easily megaprog this new album is. Hail this man's talent.
That Voice in Black Tears
Should be higher - Deako
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