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143 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)  #66
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #67
3
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
4
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #65
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #245
Moving Target (1995)  #420
5
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Extreme Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #44
The Aurora Veil (2007)  [Demo]
Citadel (2014)  #451
6
N.EX.T
1992, Korea
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
7
Between the Buried and Me
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Metalcore
Colors (2007)  #230
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #316
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #325
8
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #342
Skyforger (2009)  #545
Queen of Time (2018)  #547
9
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #146
BE (2004)  #386
Be Live (2005)  [Video]
10
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #87
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #179
Shin-Ken (2009)  #383
11
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #128
Room V (2005)  #476
Tyranny (1998)  #561
12
Mastodon
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Progressive Rock
Crack the Skye (2009)  #440
Blood Mountain (2006)  #652
Leviathan (2004)  #807
13
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #72
Mercy Falls (2008)  #294
Tiara (2018)  #317
14
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #241
Traced in Air (2008)  #630
15
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
16
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
17
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #203
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #361
18
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
19
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #357
The Passage (2016)  #1380
Momentum (2013)  #1896
20
Jeremy
1996, Korea
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Exodus Part ll (2001)  [EP]  #491
Edge on the History (2002)  #763
Flying of Eagle (2000)  #1145
21
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #159
Isolate (2007)  #1059
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #1559
22
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal
The Spectre Within (1985)  #482
Awaken the Guardian (1986)  #725
23
Animals as Leaders
2007, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
The Madness of Many (2016)  #474
The Joy of Motion (2014)  #746
Animals as Leaders (2009)  #1520
24
Devin Townsend Project
2008, Canada
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Ambient
Transcendence (2016)  #573
Addicted (2009)  #660
The Retinal Circus (2013)  [Live]
25
Pagan's Mind
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Celestial Entrance (2002)  #550
Enigmatic: Calling (2005)  #664
Enigmtic Videos 2005 (2005)  [Video]
26
Porcupine Tree
1987, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
In Absentia (2002)  #750
Deadwing (2005)  #845
27
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #1430
The Link (2003)  #1561
The Way of All Flesh (2008)  #2342
28
Threshold
1988, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Acoustic Rock
Legends of the Shires (2017)  #1081
Clone (1998)
29
Riverside
2001, Poland
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
30
Ihsahn
Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Arktis. (2016)  #1173
angL (2008)  #1568
After (2010)  #1729
31
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #708
Target Earth (2013)  #2137
32
Psychotic Waltz
1986, United States
Progressive Metal
A Social Grace (1990)  #199
Bleeding (1996)  #625
33
Barren Earth
2007, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
34
Evergrey
1995, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
In Search of Truth (2001)  #1771
The Inner Circle (2004)  #2368
35
A.C.T
1994, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Melodic Metal
Last Epic (2003)  #972
Today's Report (1999)  #1594
36
Leprous
2001, Norway
Progressive Metal
Bilateral (2011)  #732
The Congregation (2015)  #2210
Malina (2017)  #2259
37
Ikuinen Kaamos
1997, Finland
Progressive Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
The Forlorn (2006)  #870
Closure (2008)  [EP]  #1135
Fall of Icons (2010)  #1384
38
Redemption
2001, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
39
Andromeda
1999, Sweden
Progressive Metal
Extension of the Wish (2001)  #1003
Playing Off the Board (2007)  [Video]
Playing Off the Board (2009)  [Live]
40
Conception
1989, Norway
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Re:Conception (2018)  [Single]
The Last Sunset (1991)  #2633
Flow (1997)  #2810
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 35,566
Reviews : 8,528
Albums : 127,718
Lyrics : 164,610