Greatest Progressive Metal Bands


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161 Ørkenkjøtt

Original Norwegian Metal with both smooth emotional cleans and brutal monster growls. Great sound produced by Ihsahn. They sing partly in norwegian.

162 Need

This band... This band... For those who would like to hear how PoS, Riverside and Pantera would sound like together...

I love that band! Their 3rd album "Orvam: a song for home" is an absolute masterpiece! If you like dreamtheater, tool etc CHECK THEM OUT!

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163 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Metallica is not a progressive metal band. And Justice For All may have had a bit of prog going on but they're primarily thrash.

Because their first 5 thrash albums are not only the best 5 thrash albums in metal history, but they're also the most progressive thrash metal albums in history.

Metallica is thrash metal/ heavy metal/hard rock, not progressive metal - zxm

164 Gods of Eden

An immense start to what shall become soon become one of progressive metal's most talented and innovative bands.

165 Giant Squid
166 Drack Ness V 1 Comment
167 Deligma
168 The Watch The Watch
169 Green Carnation

This band also deserves a spot in this list. - Opister

170 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys more.
171 Atheist Atheist Atheist is a progressive/technical death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer.
172 Wolverine
173 Witherscape
174 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.

Another band that doesn't represent the sonic of metal arrangements and sound but still been listed here! What man... Do you really know about music?

How muse is progressive metal, they are not a heavy metal, not even hard rock, they are more of an alternative rock band. more accurately alternative pop - zxm

175 Epica Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

Should be way higher on this list. This band is the best symphonic, female fronted, progressive metal band in their genre out there. They have surpassed Nightwish, Tristania and After Forever as the benchmark this decade.

To me they are the best group born after 1990 in the progressive-power-symphonic metal world, an Do strongly belong to this list.
Just check out Design your Universe, it seems composed by Dream Theater with some thrash riffs.
Or the Quantum Enigma for a more immediate sound.

176 Marilyn Manson

Are you kidding me? In which part this band been categorized as a prog metal? Ass hole!

177 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

Maybe they have brought a new styles of rhythms into heavy metal but nope they were not a progressive band! Don't forget used to play with progressive band before joining burn the priest and now known as Lamb of god

178 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

Yea... Deftones is a really amazing band. Personally I'm a huge fan of them and it was the first band to got me deeper metal and one of the first that got me in rock in general, their music evolved over times, they were nu-, alternative-, experimental-, they've put elements of hip-hop, dream pop and other genres into their music, but... I've never had a feeling I was listening to progressive metal band. If anyone wants to listen to '-amazing' metal band this is a really, really, really (I'm telling you) really great choice. This isn't progressive, so put the in general chart of best metal bands ;) And rock on Good People m/

They just another nu metal act nothing about them really in the root of progressive metal sound!

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