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Best Progressive Metal Bands

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279 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Dream Theater
1986, United States
Progressive Metal
2
Opeth
1990, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Blackwater Park (2001)  #13
Damnation (2003)  #76
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #86
3
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #24
Karma (2001)  #101
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #166
4
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #19
Rebirth (2001)  #112
Holy Land (1996)  #349
5
Galneryus
2001, Japan
Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Resurrection (2010)  #134
Angel of Salvation (2012)  #434
6
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #31
Human (1991)  #50
Leprosy (1988)  #74
7
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #56
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #287
Moving Target (1995)  #478
8
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
9
Epica
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
Design Your Universe (2009)  #227
Omega (2021)  #332
The Quantum Enigma (2014)  #479
10
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #428
Halo (2022)  #488
Skyforger (2009)  #563
11
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Extreme Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #49
The Aurora Veil (2007)  [Demo]
Citadel (2014)  #537
12
Between the Buried and Me
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Metalcore
Colors (2007)  #198
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #333
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #389
13
X Japan
1982, Japan
Visual Kei, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Blue Blood (1989)  #147
Jealousy (1991)  #457
Art of Life (1993)  #1241
14
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #8
Black Future (2009)  #167
Outer Isolation (2011)  #191
15
N.EX.T
1992, Korea
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
16
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #223
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #358
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #577
17
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
The Verdict (2019)  #805
Empire (1990)  #1190
18
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #148
BE (2004)  #532
Be Live (2005)  [Video]
19
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Ænima (1996)  #100
Lateralus (2001)  #104
10,000 Days (2006)  #296
20
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #120
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #203
Shin-Ken (2009)  #354
21
Mastodon
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Progressive Rock
Crack the Skye (2009)  #263
Blood Mountain (2006)  #398
Leviathan (2004)  #686
22
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #73
Tiara (2018)  #221
Mercy Falls (2008)  #273
23
Meshuggah
1987, Sweden
Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Destroy Erase Improve (1995)  #3389
Nothing (2006)  #3461
24
Crimson Glory
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Transcendence (1988)  #91
Crimson Glory (1986)  #211
Astronomica (1999)  #5523
25
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
26
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #179
Room V (2005)  #619
Tyranny (1998)  #758
27
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
Fortitude (2021)  #372
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #788
Magma (2016)  #1140
28
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
29
Lost Horizon
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
30
Theocracy
2002, United States
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Mirror of Souls (2008)  #245
Ghost Ship (2016)  #307
As the World Bleeds (2011)  #526
31
Threshold
1988, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Acoustic Rock
Hypothetical (2001)  #547
Clone (1998)  #549
Legends of the Shires (2017)  #590
32
Vision Divine
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
33
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #280
Monolith (2010)  #561
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #653
34
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #320
Traced in Air (2008)  #810
35
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal
Perfect Symmetry (1989)  #851
Parallels (1991)  #852
Long Day Good Night (2020)  #857
36
Liquid Tension Experiment
1997, United States
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
Live in NYC (2009)  [Video]
37
Obscura
2002, Germany
Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Akróasis (2016)  #172
Cosmogenesis (2009)  #736
Omnivium (2011)  #840
38
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
39
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #208
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #655
40
Nevermore
1992, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
41
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #175
Isolate (2007)  #1319
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #1811
42
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Stone's Reach (2009)  #416
Vessels (2016)  #423
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #677
43
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #442
The Passage (2016)  #1729
Momentum (2013)  #2457
44
Secret Sphere
1997, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
A Time Nevercome (2001)  #1265
Lifeblood (2021)  #1586
45
Jeremy
1996, Korea
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Edge on the History (2002)  #636
Exodus Part ll (2001)  [EP]  #719
Flying of Eagle (2000)  #1456
46
Animals as Leaders
2007, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
The Madness of Many (2016)  #429
The Joy of Motion (2014)  #761
Animals as Leaders (2009)  #1677
47
Porcupine Tree
1987, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
In Absentia (2002)  #431
Deadwing (2005)  #554
48
Marty Friedman
United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Dragon's Kiss (1988)  #1216
Scenes (1992)  #1878
Loudspeaker (2006)  #2344
49
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #240
Unorthodox (1992)  #1931
The Spectral Sorrows (1993)  #2580
50
Devil Doll
1987, Slovenia
Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, Rock & Roll
Dies Irae (1996)  #1470
Devil Doll 5 CD Box (2008)  [Boxed set]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,616
Reviews : 9,978
Albums : 153,321
Lyrics : 198,799