Greatest Progressive Metal Bands


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41 Born of Osiris Born of Osiris Born of Osiris is an American deathcore band, formed in 2003 in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago. The group underwent several name changes, including Diminished, Your Heart Engraved, and Rosecrance, before finally settling on Born of Osiris in 2007, basing the name on the Egyptian deity Osiris, and the more.

The discovery is an incredible album

42 Coheed and Cambria Coheed and Cambria Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard, and Zach Cooper.

Brilliant song writing skills. Catchy, maybe not as heavy but, definitely one of the best acts in existence.

They should be at least top ten. Come on. Just take a listen.

One of my greatest guitar influences is coheed

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43 Pagan's Mind

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!

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44 Karnivool

See them live, change your life. Alternate the three: Tool - Karnivool - Porcupine Tree.

Karnivool should be in the top three, on the basis of two albums alone (Sound Awake, and Asymmetry)

Yes! Karnivool is certainly one of the most creative bands along TOOL and Rishloo.

How comes they're 39? This band is so underrated.

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45 Transatlantic

I don't think they were playing metal music or prog metal sound. Yes they are among of the best but they should listed in the best prog rock band ever!

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46 Distorted Harmony

A great band is not only a band that plays good music, because they can really play because of their chops and skills, but especially because they know how to write great songs that you don't forget in a sec.

Their songs are unique, different from other bands. They have a good vocalist and an amazing drummer. Their lyrics are just mindblowingly awesome, its impossible to stop listening to them after discovering them.

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47 Persefone Persefone Persefone is an Andorran progressive death metal band formed in October 2001. The band's name is derived from Persephone, a figure in Greek Mythology.

Masterful, technical, powerful, beautiful, inspiring - Persefone is one of my favorite bands. I can't believe they're not more well known.

Not popular, but definitely worth a try! - Flav

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48 Myrath

Can't believe Myrath aren't in the top 10. This band takes progressive metal to a new level with its middle-Eastern influenced sound! If you haven't listened to Myrath, you haven't listened to progressive metal!

They are the best with zaher's great voice anis jouini their bass player they're simply the best

I don't think Myrath deserve the top spot, but certainly the top 15/20. These guys are monsters on their instruments.


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50 Protest the Hero

Why has nobody heard of these guys? They're so damn good, and yet nobody listens to them?! They have some of the most talented metal guitarists around, and all of their stuff is mental. The vocals are just incredible, and wow, the bassist is so cool. And to lock all that in, the drummer has some serious skill.

Would easily be top 10 if people even knew about them, don't know if they're really big anywhere outside of Canada. Great band, don't dislike one song. I put them up there with Periphery even higher. Should NOT be at 58 by any means. If you haven't heard of these guys, do your self a favour and look them up!

Deserves a higher spot, a highly underrated and looked over band. Really great stuff and amazing musicianship. Should be up there with Tool, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dream Theater, Etc..

Tragically underrated. PTH is like the swan song of the world's appreciation of actual talent. Fortress remains one of the best albums I've ever heard, and the others are damn close.

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51 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

Amazing band. Simply spectacular and one of my all times favorites BUT not progressive. One of the best death metal bands ever. Period

#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.

The best of the best band, music..

52 Angra

A very technical power metal band with progressive
... They has one of the best dual guitarists in metal, their skills and technique are just the same level as Dream Theater, Symphony x etc... Maybe better

Love this band. Rafa is cute.

53 Shadow Gallery

They are my favourite band! Greatest prog band ever!

Shadow Gallery is a completely underrated band.

They made a clichéd story about the New World Order cool - and somehow stretched it into two great albums, without having a single moment that felt overlong until the very end.

54 Crimson Glory Crimson Glory Crimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that formed in 1979 under the name Pierced Arrow.

Crimson Glory's first two albums are the two albums ALL Progressive Metal bands claim to have been inspired by. Period.

Midnight is The greatest vocalist period.

The originator with one of the most amazing haunting voices ever.

Most underrated band in metal history. - Caleb9000

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56 Neurosis Neurosis Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.

They are more Post Metal, but everything from

57 King's X

Probably one of the most unique and cohesive sounding rock bands of the past 30 years. These guys are so tight, heavy, but melodic at the same time.

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59 Vanden Plas

Vanden Plas is the best prog metal band in the West

Vanden plas is number one listen to their last album chronicles of the immortals à master peas

60 Planet X

This should be number one - but the music is perhaps too complex?

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