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257 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)  #9
Damnation (2003)  #76
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #77
3
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #23
Karma (2001)  #87
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #159
4
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #19
Rebirth (2001)  #91
Holy Land (1996)  #438
5
Galneryus
2001, Japan
Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Resurrection (2010)  #124
Angel of Salvation (2012)  #370
6
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #33
Human (1991)  #57
Leprosy (1988)  #82
7
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
8
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #59
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #239
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #397
9
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Extreme Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #51
The Aurora Veil (2007)  [Demo]
Citadel (2014)  #479
10
X Japan
1982, Japan
Visual Kei, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Blue Blood (1989)  #118
Jealousy (1991)  #512
Endless Rain (1989)  [Single]
11
N.EX.T
1992, Korea
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
12
Between the Buried and Me
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Metalcore
Colors (2007)  #211
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #317
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #335
13
Epica
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
14
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #12
Black Future (2009)  #162
Outer Isolation (2011)  #256
15
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #359
Queen of Time (2018)  #558
Skyforger (2009)  #593
16
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #259
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #364
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #631
17
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
The Verdict (2019)  #875
Empire (1990)  #884
18
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #144
BE (2004)  #412
Be Live (2005)  [Video]
19
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #109
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #171
Shin-Ken (2009)  #324
20
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Lateralus (2001)  #140
Ænima (1996)  #148
10,000 Days (2006)  #273
21
Mastodon
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Progressive Rock
Crack the Skye (2009)  #345
Blood Mountain (2006)  #611
Leviathan (2004)  #792
22
Crimson Glory
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Transcendence (1988)  #92
Crimson Glory (1986)  #184
Astronomica (1999)  #5314
23
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #67
Tiara (2018)  #205
Mercy Falls (2008)  #320
24
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #137
Room V (2005)  #509
Tyranny (1998)  #617
25
Theocracy
2002, United States
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Ghost Ship (2016)  #233
Mirror of Souls (2008)  #248
As the World Bleeds (2011)  #424
26
Lost Horizon
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
27
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
28
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #227
Traced in Air (2008)  #692
29
Vision Divine
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Stage of Consciousness (2005)  [Video]
The Perfect Machine (2005)  #1135
30
Meshuggah
1987, Sweden
Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Destroy Erase Improve (1995)  #2827
Nothing (2006)  #3001
31
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
32
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
33
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #213
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #386
34
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #147
Isolate (2007)  #1145
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #1735
35
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #365
The Passage (2016)  #1456
Momentum (2013)  #2252
36
Liquid Tension Experiment
1997, United States
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
Live in NYC (2009)  [Video]
37
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal
The Spectre Within (1985)  #588
Awaken the Guardian (1986)  #862
Perfect Symmetry (1989)  #898
38
Jeremy
1996, Korea
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Exodus Part ll (2001)  [EP]  #523
Edge on the History (2002)  #826
Flying of Eagle (2000)  #1138
39
Obscura
2002, Germany
Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Akróasis (2016)  #178
Omnivium (2011)  #803
Cosmogenesis (2009)  #883
40
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #341
Monolith (2010)  #517
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #522
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,789
Reviews : 9,049
Albums : 139,464
Lyrics : 185,460