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Best Progressive Metal Bands

136 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)  #11
Damnation (2003)  #65
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #82
3
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #66
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #243
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #418
4
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
5
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Extreme Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #35
The Aurora Veil (2007)  [Demo]
Citadel (2014)  #464
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)  #189
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #295
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #346
8
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #322
Skyforger (2009)  #513
Queen of Time (2018)  #654
9
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #158
BE (2004)  #350
Be Live (2005)  [Video]
10
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #83
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #156
Shin-Ken (2009)  #384
11
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #116
Room V (2005)  #489
Tyranny (1998)  #603
12
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #69
Tiara (2018)  #336
Mercy Falls (2008)  #355
13
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
14
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #311
Traced in Air (2008)  #558
Demo 1991 (1991)  [Demo]
15
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #188
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #339
16
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
17
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #344
The Passage (2016)  #1460
Momentum (2013)  #2092
18
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #137
Isolate (2007)  #996
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #1473
19
Jeremy
1996, Korea
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Exodus Part ll (2001)  [EP]  #627
Edge on the History (2002)  #876
Flying of Eagle (2000)  #1092
20
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal
The Spectre Within (1985)  #423
Awaken the Guardian (1986)  #470
21
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
22
Animals as Leaders
2007, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
The Madness of Many (2016)  #392
The Joy of Motion (2014)  #724
Animals as Leaders (2009)  #1227
23
Devin Townsend Project
2008, Canada
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Ambient
Transcendence (2016)  #563
Addicted (2009)  #684
The Retinal Circus (2013)  [Live]
24
Pagan's Mind
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Celestial Entrance (2002)  #482
Enigmatic: Calling (2005)  #583
Enigmtic Videos 2005 (2005)  [Video]
25
Threshold
1988, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Acoustic Rock
Legends of the Shires (2017)  #920
Clone (1998)
26
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #1354
The Link (2003)  #1474
The Way of All Flesh (2008)  #2221
27
Riverside
2001, Poland
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
28
Porcupine Tree
1987, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
In Absentia (2002)  #543
Deadwing (2005)  #834
29
Ihsahn
Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Arktis. (2016)  #1115
angL (2008)  #1484
After (2010)  #1651
30
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #734
Target Earth (2013)  #2040
31
Psychotic Waltz
1986, United States
Progressive Metal
A Social Grace (1990)  #150
Bleeding (1996)  #596
32
Barren Earth
2007, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
33
A.C.T
1994, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Melodic Metal
Last Epic (2003)  #711
Today's Report (1999)  #1515
34
Ikuinen Kaamos
1997, Finland
Progressive Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
The Forlorn (2006)  #831
Closure (2008)  [EP]  #1082
Fall of Icons (2010)  #1204
35
Redemption
2001, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
36
Andromeda
1999, Sweden
Progressive Metal
Extension of the Wish (2001)  #940
Playing Off the Board (2007)  [Video]
Playing Off the Board (2009)  [Live]
37
Evergrey
1995, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
38
Leprous
2001, Norway
Progressive Metal
Bilateral (2011)  #925
The Congregation (2015)  #2354
Malina (2017)
39
Solefald
1995, Norway
Progressive Metal, Post-Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
40
Plini
2011, Australia
Progressive Metal, Ambidjent, Jazz Fusion, Instrumental
Handmade Cities (2016)  #1167
Sweet Nothings (2013)  [EP]
The End of Everything (2015)  [EP]
41
Conception
1989, Norway
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Re:Conception (2018)  [Single]
The Last Sunset (1991)  #2166
Flow (1997)  #2684
42
Russell Allen
United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
The Great Divide (2014)  #1717
The Showdown (2010)  #2485
The Revenge (2007)  #2829
43
Protest The Hero
1999, Canada
Progressive Metal, Melodic Metalcore
Volition (2013)  #1395
Fortress (2008)  #2644
Scurrilous (2011)  #3315
44
Myrath
2006, Tunisia
Progressive Metal
Tales of the Sands (2011)  #863
Desert Call (2010)  #1423
Hope (2007)
45
John Petrucci
United States
Progressive Metal
46
Jeff Loomis
United States
Progressive Metal
Zero Order Phase (2008)  #1575
Plains of Oblivion (2012)  #2398
47
In the Woods...
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
Heart of the Ages (1995)  #1197
Pure (2016)  #1635
48
Haken
2007, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal
Visions (2011)  #1441
The Mountain (2013)  #2216
Restoration (2014)  [EP]
49
James LaBrie
Canada
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal
Static Impulse (2010)  #2397
Impermanent Resonance (2013)  #2866
Elements of Persuasion (2005)  #3228
50
Angel Vivaldi
2003, United States
Progressive Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Instrumental
Universal Language (2011)  [EP]  #1527
Synapse (2017)  #2274
Universal Voices (2012)  [Single]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,373
Reviews : 7,905
Albums : 122,532
Lyrics : 152,107