Top 10 Most Underrated Progressive Metal Bands


The Top Ten

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

They were the first Progressive Metal band ever and nobody cares! Astronomica is one of the best Prog albums ever! They came first, and Fates Warning and Queensryche followed them, they are basically the foundation of Progressive Metal. - ryanrimmel

One of the first prog metal bands with one of metal's greatest vocalists - Midnight (RIP) - Caleb9000

Transcendence is still one of the most unique sounding albums in metal. - Caleb9000

2 Neurosis Neurosis Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.
3 Queensryche Queensryche Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

Not really underrated. They were the Dream Theater before Dream Theater. - IronSabbathPriest

Where the hell is Protest the Hero?

Great live. Competent and clear

Queensryche isn't really underrated. They're quite famous like Symphony X. - zxm

4 The Ocean
5 Diablo Swing Orchestra
6 Voivod Voivod Voivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s.
7 Savatage Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
8 Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.

They are underrated and they will be underrated for that Christian thing in their lyrics.
But they are really good and consistent, and maybe one day the quality of their music will eventually win. - Metal_Treasure

9 Cult of Luna Cult of Luna Cult of Luna is a Swedish metal band from Umeå founded in 1998. They often perform post-metal music similar to the contemporary bands Neurosis and Isis.
10 Dreamscape

The Contenders

11 Transatlantic
12 Beyond Twilight Beyond Twilight
13 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.
14 Disillusion Disillusion

Fabulous prog band. They have two albums, one of which is in my top 25 of all time. - IronSabbathPriest

15 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.
16 Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris (Latin for "forget not") are an extreme progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2003.

They are more unnoticed than underrated but they are great, yeah. - Metal_Treasure

17 Tesseract Tesseract
18 Fates Warning Fates Warning Fates Warning is an American progressive metal band, formed in 1982 by vocalist John Arch, guitarists Jim Matheos and Victor Arduini, bassist Joe DiBiase, and drummer Steve Zimmerman in Hartford, Connecticut.
19 Protest the Hero
20 Agalloch Agalloch
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1. Savatage
2. Crimson Glory
3. Voivod
1. Beyond Twilight
2. Crimson Glory
3. Fates Warning
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