Top Ten Most Underrated Progressive Rock/Metal BandsIronSabbathPriest
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Opeth and Yes (while both amazing bands) are far from underrated. Gentle Giant is one of the best, albeit unknown prog bands. - Brobusky
Believe it or not, I heard of Gentle Giant before. You can say that PROG in General is underrated. - Pony
Very awesome and unknown, they deserve way more attention. - IronSabbathPriest
The finest of the genre. Unique, innovative. Try Octopus for a true feel for their style. Three Friends works too.V 3 Comments
I know Porcupine Tree are highly regarded within Prog circles, but to the average music listener, Porcupine Tree is just another weird obscurity. What a pity, because I honestly feel that they can hold their own against ANY classic band, prog or otherwise. Steven Wilson is Britain's finest songwriter; capable of writing music that is accessible yet extremely intricate and complex (no small feat! ). His growing success will I hope lead to mainstream media recognition.
I couldn't agree more, definitely had to be porcupine tree. These guys leave more talent sitting around in a dirty sock than all the rest of today's music put together. - Beatlesboy9
Musically and lyrically, PT are amazing. Steven Wilson is a genius, and one of the best songwriters in prog. Along with Mikael Akerfeldt. - IronSabbathPriest
(I keep on voting for the wrong thing it's so annoying. I actually voted for Ne Obliviscaris)
I really like Porcupine Tree's work, but still, I don't think their really underrated. - Metalfan2112
The level of complexity and meaningless in their music is unmatchable. A truly underrated band.
Just a great band.
Pawn. Hearts. enough said
If you hear the songs by Ne OBliviscaris, you will regret why you never heard them before. The violin solos are so beautiful and moving, that it transports you to some another dimension. Try 'Forget Not'. Hell, listen to every album they've ever recorded and you will never hear music so beautiful. Totally underrated band.
I like them very much. I would say they are more unnoticed than underrated because they are a new band. They just need more attention. - Metal_Treasure
Really great band, I don't get why they're so underrated. So interesting, with such a diverse sound.
I've discovered this band recently, and it is some of the best prog metal I've ever heard! Listen to Back To The Times of Splendor (album). - IronSabbathPriest
If you listen the sleep of restless hours youll never stop listening to it. underrated band I wish people knew about it. the person who made this list got good taste in music.
Best band ever!
Whom ever put this band as underrated unlike the top few,
I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You!
They may be underrated in the world of normal music, but in the world of Progressive rock they are not - Rushfan2112
In The Court of The Crimson King is often considered the first progressive rock album. This is a band that is willing to experiment, and almost aways succeeds. - IronSabbathPriest
Awesome band, have a lot of great stuff. - IronSabbathPriest
Everyone knows this group for '' Awaken The Guardian '', but all their albums are excellent!
One of my all time favourite bands. They are able to mix death metal vocals with prog metal music so well. - IronSabbathPriest
They are actually really popular.
Camel deserves to be higher. They released such classics like Mirage and Moonmadness, 2 of the highest-rated progressive rock albums ever.
Their self title may be one of the single best prog albums I've ever heard, highly recommended!
Ambrosia's debut album is Brilliant!
Whoever added this is thick as a brick, they're not underrated. I guess. I now look at how stupid I was when I made this list. - IronSabbathPriest
Lemmy was in this band? So what? The band started with Lemmy as member. Before Hawkwind he was in Sam Gopal and his first group was the Rocking vickers.
Can't you believe that Lemmy was in this band? - Pony
Yep, a very good band. - Metal_Treasure
Love this band.
Under the Pillow, the Depth of Self Delusion, Second Life Syndrome, #Addicted, We Got Used to Us. - IronSabbathPriest
They helped create progressive rock. - IronSabbathPriest
A progressive rock supergroup. Very good. - IronSabbathPriest
Next to Porcupine Tree, their the best Prog Rock/Metal band to arise from the early 2000s although both were recording music way before then. - cjWriter1997
The two best songs are Undertow and Iter Impius. - IronSabbathPriest
In search of the lost chord
One of the best sounding, technically perfect bands I know. Also great live.
Unfortunately for Marillion being a progressive rock band in the 80's wasn't the same as the first mid 70's, with all the glam rock and punk movement, progressive rock was considered pretentious and didn't share the same light as other simple structured bands. But for us who know Marillion, regardless of Fish or Hogarth, are very fortunate.
Sure, Genesis may not be very underrated in terms of progressive rock and its fans, but in general, not enough people know about this band. Even it's 80's music (which is FANTASTIC by the way, give it a chance even though it's not as long and complex as the 70's stuff) doesn't have enough followers, even though it may seem like it compared to the more progressive music of early Genesis. Fans of the 80's music should know more about the 70's music with Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett, and ALL of Genesis's music should be more appreciated! Progressive rock fans may commonly mention Genesis, but for a band this good, not nearly enough people know about and listen to their music.
Genesis is hardly underrated, if at all.
That being said,The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.
Currently one of my most favorite metal bands. But they are much heavier than the ordinary prog metal. - Metal_Treasure
Some amazing songs and albums. - IronSabbathPriest
Actually Mastodon are overrated.
A great German prog band, one of the most underrated, too. They should definitely be in the top ten but gentle giant should be number 1. I don't think porcupine tree is underrated at all, and if anything, overrated as a prog group
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Artcell isn't really underrated. They aren't famous because of the different region. - zxm
Listen to “The Willing Well II: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness” and tell me they aren’t prodigious in their own right.
Not anymore, Magma doubled their recognition. - IronSabbathPriest
They have many progressive rock songs but they are only known for their hard rock and pop rock songs - MilkmanBoi
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