Greatest Progressive Metal Bands


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81 Redemption

How in the world are these guys not on the list? Insanely good prog metal and fronted by Ray Alder from Fates Warning. A must have.

82 Origin Origin Origin is an American death metal band from Topeka, Kansas, founded in 1998. They have been recognized by music critics and metal fans alike for combining a harsh sound with a high level of technical skill.
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84 Ballerina

Ballerina really kicks ass! My favorite new band. Up there with the greats, like Dream Theater, Fairyland, Spiral Architect and Spastic Ink. This level of musicality is´╗┐ rare and hard to come by. Down with commercial marketing and let the true artists shine. Here's to the New Age.

How were they able to cram so much musical know-how at such a young age. Couldn't praise them enough! The best indonesian metal progressive!

The greates band from indonesia

Ballerina you guys are just excellent..technically´╗┐ knotty but you did it..saludo! Greates music keep on prog m/

85 Vektor Vektor

Truly under appreciated masters of the genre. A very original act.

86 Dir en Grey Dir en Grey DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

The album Uroboros is phenomenal
And don't listen to the old ones... They're not prog metal

87 Versailles
88 Evergrey

Really underestimated band (hymns for the broken is an epic album! ).

Evergrey should be in the 5 of this list.

89 Extol Extol Extol are a progressive extreme Christian metal band from Bekkestua, Norway that was formed in 1993. The band is known for playing a variety of different styles of metal which include progressive metal, death metal, black metal and thrash metal.
90 The Contortionist The Contortionist The Contortionist is an American progressive metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2007, the band consists of guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther.

Technical and modern, this band from their first album "Exoplanet" to their newest addition "Language" continues to flourish, if you may. They started out on a more deathcore-like structure, but have really come to grasp the artistic values of progressive metal, in more recent times. Give Language a listen to really appreciate their sound.

These guys are way too low on the list!

They're avesome! Language is a great album! They should be higher on the list!

91 Communic
92 Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.

Theocracy should be in the top ten, even though they are Christian.

This amazing band is relatively obscure, but they are definjtaly one of the best progressive-power metal bands out there today.

93 Caligula's Horse

Okay, this is one of my favourite bands on the list. Why? Beautiful music, amazing instrumentals... With a band name like THAT, they're worth a listen. What I love about them most is the fact that they obviously spend a lot of time on their lyrics. Their songs are deep, emotional and even poetic. It's not "just" music - it's so much more. The more you listen to them, the more it gets to you. Plus, they're so inherently "progressive metal", even if you don't love them, you can't really dislike them.

94 Chon

Brilliant musicians. Every song is a beautiful composition. Modern prog with a more calm sound. Good for listening to in the mornings and appeals to a wider audience while still retaining excellent technical musicianship.

Best new and modern progressive sound of the decade!

95 Adagio

Good French Prog metal. Great technical skills.

96 Third Eye

If you are into prog metalwith a dark twist, try listen to the danish band Third eye with Per Johansson on vocals and with guest keyboard player Finn Zierler. Check it out

97 Intervals

One of my favourite bands, the instrumentals are sheer bliss to listen to and their vocal album "A voice within" is absolutely fantastic and well put together. Really worth a listen if you like clean vocals.

These guys rule! I know everyone says that about their favorite, but for their musicianship, understanding of polyrhythms, and just the overall way they carry themselves in their interviews, they deserve to be listened to.
-Rock Long and prosper-
-A. Ulm

98 Dominici

Tight, Heavy, Progressive, and Metal. Any fan of Dream Theater should try listening to Dominici's O3 A Trilogy Part 3. Can you say EPIC?

99 maudlin Of The Well

Beautiful, eerie, and haunting band that deserves more attention among metal fans rather than the little hipster circles of the internet.

Absolutely phenomenal blend of countless styles of music. Experimental music at its finest.

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