Greatest Progressive Metal Bands


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101 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.

102 Earthside Earthside

Very new, but they're doing something special already. Less musical skill than many other bands here, but they create music that is more accessible to more people as opposed to established prog-heads, therefore I feel that they deserve to be higher on the list. - Angrycrumpet

103 Forest Stream

Not really Progressive Metal, but this band is great. They combine gothic, doom and black metal.

Ps: where the hell is leprous? Leprous is the best progressive Metal band ever (after Dream Theater and Opeth)

104 The Empire Shall Fall
105 Lifeforms Lifeforms
106 After The Burial After The Burial
107 Cloudscape
108 Reflections
109 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.

110 The Afterimage
111 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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112 Kekal
113 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.

114 Arcturus
115 Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
116 Skyharbor Skyharbor
117 Vitalism

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

118 The Ocean The Ocean

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

119 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.

120 Psychotic Waltz
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