Progressive Rock Bands with Underrated Vocalists

The_Crimson_King

The Top Ten

1 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members.

Some of the best vocals in all rock - Metal_Treasure

Derek Shulman is undoubtedly overlooked. He does have quite the powerful vocals. - isaaonrtdmtr

2 Renaissance Renaissance
3 Riverside Riverside Riverside is a progressive rock/metal band from Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in 2001 by friends Mariusz Duda, Piotr Grudziński, Piotr Kozieradzki and Jacek Melnicki, who shared a love for progressive rock and heavy metal.
4 The Mars Volta The Mars Volta The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band's final lineup consisted of Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Juan Alderete, Marcel Rodríguez-López and Deantoni Parks.

Quite underrated in general, but this has a lot to do with a large portion of people finding his overdramatic, bizarre singing to be annoying. - kempokid

5 Leprous Leprous Leprous is a Norwegian progressive metal band formed in 2001 in Notodden, Norway. The band gained prominence as the backing band for former Emperor frontman Ihsahn's live shows.
6 Van der Graaf Generator Van der Graaf Generator

The way how Peter Hammill uses his voice gives me chills. - Ninjaturtlesforpresident

7 Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; ...read more.

Devin Townsend is very underrated - he's got a 5 octave vocal range, which is really rare (nobody on this list has this range). Also, he can sing both clean operatic vocals and harsh vocals. - Metal_Treasure

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

Definitely underrated - he rarely appears in the top 100 singers on the metal lists - Metal_Treasure

9 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

I wouldn't say LaBrie is underrated - at least on metal lists, he is usually higher than metal singers who are better than him but are lesser known - Metal_Treasure

Yeah, this one was a bit of an odd entry. The thing with LaBrie is that he's overrated to the point that he's underrated. In other words, what will happen is people will go "Dream Theater is my favorite band, and James LaBrie is in Dream Theater, so I'll vote for James LaBrie", and because Dream Theater is so well-known within the Metal community, this happens far more often, which leads to people voting for LaBrie without actually acknowledging any songs with notable performances by him. This is bad, because Dream Theater songs with outstanding vocal performances start to become more and more overlooked. Also, I've seen many people within the Prog community bash LaBrie's vocals. One last thing, I'd just like to say that I don't think that James LaBrie's vocals were Townsend levels of underrated, I just thought that he a lot gets recognition, but often for the wrong reasons. - The_Crimson_King

No, even in the overall metal genre, James LaBrie is very recognizable and loved my millions. - isaaonrtdmtr

10 Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris (Latin for "forget not") are an extreme progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2003.

Currently they are more like unnoticed. I hope in the future they will become better known and less underrated - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Supertramp Supertramp
12 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.
13 Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
14 Big Big Train Big Big Train
15 Bent Knee
16 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.
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