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141 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)  #57
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #72
3
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #65
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #256
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #428
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)  #467
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)  #231
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #303
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #318
8
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #327
Skyforger (2009)  #522
Queen of Time (2018)  #587
9
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #168
BE (2004)  #352
Be Live (2005)  [Video]
10
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #92
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #160
Shin-Ken (2009)  #382
11
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #119
Room V (2005)  #456
Tyranny (1998)  #536
12
Mastodon
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Progressive Rock
Crack the Skye (2009)  #414
Blood Mountain (2006)  #586
Leviathan (2004)  #714
13
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #69
Mercy Falls (2008)  #359
Tiara (2018)  #368
14
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
15
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #293
Traced in Air (2008)  #609
16
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
17
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #197
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #336
18
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
19
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #344
The Passage (2016)  #1498
Momentum (2013)  #1844
20
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #143
Isolate (2007)  #1012
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #1510
21
Jeremy
1996, Korea
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Exodus Part ll (2001)  [EP]  #637
Edge on the History (2002)  #742
Flying of Eagle (2000)  #1109
22
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal
The Spectre Within (1985)  #435
Awaken the Guardian (1986)  #475
23
Animals as Leaders
2007, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
The Madness of Many (2016)  #455
The Joy of Motion (2014)  #693
Animals as Leaders (2009)  #1477
24
Devin Townsend Project
2008, Canada
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Ambient
Transcendence (2016)  #554
Addicted (2009)  #669
The Retinal Circus (2013)  [Live]
25
Pagan's Mind
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Celestial Entrance (2002)  #486
Enigmatic: Calling (2005)  #573
Enigmtic Videos 2005 (2005)  [Video]
26
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #1388
The Link (2003)  #1511
The Way of All Flesh (2008)  #2283
27
Threshold
1988, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Acoustic Rock
Legends of the Shires (2017)  #1036
Clone (1998)
28
Riverside
2001, Poland
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
29
Porcupine Tree
1987, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
In Absentia (2002)  #553
Deadwing (2005)  #826
30
Ihsahn
Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Arktis. (2016)  #1132
angL (2008)  #1520
After (2010)  #1694
31
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #695
Target Earth (2013)  #2089
32
Psychotic Waltz
1986, United States
Progressive Metal
A Social Grace (1990)  #163
Bleeding (1996)  #603
33
Barren Earth
2007, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
34
A.C.T
1994, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Melodic Metal
Last Epic (2003)  #722
Today's Report (1999)  #1553
35
Ikuinen Kaamos
1997, Finland
Progressive Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
The Forlorn (2006)  #854
Closure (2008)  [EP]  #1098
Fall of Icons (2010)  #1226
36
Redemption
2001, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
37
Andromeda
1999, Sweden
Progressive Metal
Extension of the Wish (2001)  #966
Playing Off the Board (2007)  [Video]
Playing Off the Board (2009)  [Live]
38
Evergrey
1995, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
39
Leprous
2001, Norway
Progressive Metal
Bilateral (2011)  #899
The Congregation (2015)  #2157
Malina (2017)
40
Conception
1989, Norway
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Re:Conception (2018)  [Single]
The Last Sunset (1991)  #2222
Flow (1997)  #2748
41
Solefald
1995, Norway
Progressive Metal, Post-Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
42
Russell Allen
United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
The Great Divide (2014)  #1401
The Showdown (2010)  #2551
The Revenge (2007)  #2900
43
Plini
2011, Australia
Progressive Metal, Ambidjent, Jazz Fusion, Instrumental
Handmade Cities (2016)  #1185
Sweet Nothings (2013)  [EP]
The End of Everything (2015)  [EP]
44
Protest The Hero
1999, Canada
Progressive Metal, Melodic Metalcore
Volition (2013)  #1430
Fortress (2008)  #2709
Scurrilous (2011)  #3387
45
Myrath
2006, Tunisia
Progressive Metal
Tales of the Sands (2011)  #890
Desert Call (2010)  #1460
Hope (2007)
46
John Petrucci
United States
Progressive Metal
47
Jeff Loomis
United States
Progressive Metal
Zero Order Phase (2008)  #1620
Plains of Oblivion (2012)  #2467
48
In the Woods...
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
Heart of the Ages (1995)  #1384
Pure (2016)  #1681
49
Haken
2007, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal
Visions (2011)  #1479
The Mountain (2013)  #2279
Restoration (2014)  [EP]
50
James LaBrie
Canada
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal
Static Impulse (2010)  #2466
Impermanent Resonance (2013)  #2945
Elements of Persuasion (2005)  #3310
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,853
Reviews : 8,108
Albums : 124,738
Lyrics : 159,577