Greatest Progressive Metal Bands


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101 The Empire Shall Fall
102 Lifeforms Lifeforms
103 Cloudscape
104 Reflections
105 Pyramaze

Are you kidding me? These should be top 20 at least, every song on every album is of the highest quality in musicianship, originality and production value.

Pyramaze is an amazing group. Each album they release shows off a different facet of their talents.

106 The Afterimage
107 Orphaned Land

Orphaned Land at 123? Yeah sure, there are a lot of other prog metal bands that may be better than Orphaned Land. But seriously, this band has quite a unique sound and many of their songs hold very important messages and themes.

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108 Kekal
109 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.

110 Arcturus
111 Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
112 Skyharbor Skyharbor
113 Native Construct

They just released their debut album "Quiet World" (2015), but the album sounds like they have been making masterpieces for years already.

New band. Very, very promising. Their debut album might just be in my top 3 albums of all time

Mute is the greatest song released in 2015 and possibly in my top 15 songs EVER

114 Vitalism

This is a Brazilian new talent instrumentalist progressive metal you should listen too! Great guitars and musically wise

115 The Ocean The Ocean

Pelagial is one of the best concept albums I've heard

116 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.

117 Make Me a Donut

MMAD is very new, and quite heavy. My favorite song by them is 'Psychic Crystallization'. That song is rather heavy. Definitely passed my expectations...

A band formed very recently. Albums include Make Me A Donut EP, Olson, and Brightside. My favorite song is Olson, a progressive instrumental.

118 Psychotic Waltz
119 Obscura Obscura Obscura is a German technical death metal band from Landshut, Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album more.
120 Cynic Cynic Cynic is an American progressive rock band - incorporating experimental music, alternative, metal and jazz fusion elements - founded in Miami, Florida, and currently based in Los Angeles, California.

Listen to Veil of Maya and get your minds blown. - MorbidCannibalSlayer

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