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322 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Dream Theater
1986, United States
Progressive Metal
2
Opeth
1990, Sweden
Progressive Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Blackwater Park (2001)  #10
Damnation (2003)  #72
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #83
3
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #67
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #273
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #417
4
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
5
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #48
Urn (2017)  #509
Citadel (2014)  #532
6
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #226
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #311
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #528
7
Between the Buried and Me
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Metalcore
Colors (2007)  #187
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #302
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #435
8
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
The Verdict (2019)  #961
Rage for Order (1986)  #1025
9
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #151
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #247
Shin-Ken (2009)  #433
10
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Halo (2022)  #399
Live at Helsinki Ice Hall (2021)  [Live]  #501
Skyforger (2009)  #550
11
Mastodon
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Progressive Rock
Crack the Skye (2009)  #228
Blood Mountain (2006)  #411
Leviathan (2004)  #770
12
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #8
Outer Isolation (2011)  #183
Black Future (2009)  #188
13
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #76
Tiara (2018)  #207
Mercy Falls (2008)  #246
14
Galneryus
2001, Japan
Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Resurrection (2010)  #148
Angel of Salvation (2012)  #469
15
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #198
BE (2004)  #578
Remedy Lane Re:Lived (2016)  [Live]
16
Meshuggah
1987, Sweden
Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Nothing (2006)  #2067
Destroy Erase Improve (1995)  #3391
17
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #154
Room V (2005)  #555
Tyranny (1998)  #557
18
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Lateralus (2001)  #153
Ænima (1996)  #216
10,000 Days (2006)  #256
19
N.EX.T
1992, Korea
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
20
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal
Awaken the Guardian (1986)  #527
Parallels (1991)  #699
The Spectre Within (1985)  #857
21
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
22
Lost Horizon
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
23
Threshold
1988, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Acoustic Rock
Legends of the Shires (2017)  #520
Critical Energy (2004)  [Live]  #760
March of Progress (2012)  #833
24
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
Fortitude (2021)  #281
Magma (2016)  #800
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #841
25
Liquid Tension Experiment
1997, United States
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
26
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #18
Rebirth (2001)  #105
Holy Land (1996)  #397
27
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #282
Monolith (2010)  #451
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #614
28
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #514
The Passage (2016)  #1488
Momentum (2013)  #2646
29
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Stone's Reach (2009)  #328
Vessels (2016)  #403
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #413
30
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #30
Karma (2001)  #99
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #156
31
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
32
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #184
Isolate (2007)  #1438
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #2388
33
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
34
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #320
Traced in Air (2008)  #1064
35
Porcupine Tree
1987, United Kingdom
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Deadwing (2005)  #499
In Absentia (2002)  #649
36
Obscura
2002, Germany
Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Akróasis (2016)  #191
Cosmogenesis (2009)  #905
Omnivium (2011)  #1080
37
Riverside
2001, Poland
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
ID.Entity (2023)  #1048
Second Life Syndrome (2005)  #1411
38
Animals as Leaders
2007, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
The Madness of Many (2016)  #371
The Joy of Motion (2014)  #893
Parrhesia (2022)  #1926
39
Jeremy
1996, Korea
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Edge on the History (2002)  #875
Exodus Part ll (2001)  [EP]  #1096
Flying of Eagle (2000)  #1642
40
Labÿrinth
1991, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
41
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #29
Human (1991)  #55
Leprosy (1988)  #82
42
Devin Townsend
Canada
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Ambient
Terria (2001)  #463
Ziltoid the Omniscient (2007)  #1059
43
Leprous
2001, Norway
Progressive Metal
The Congregation (2015)  #658
Bilateral (2011)  #696
Malina (2017)  #889
44
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #223
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #662
45
Haken
2007, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Visions (2011)  #880
The Mountain (2013)  #1065
Fauna (2023)  #1171
46
Theocracy
2002, United States
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Ghost Ship (2016)  #263
Mirror of Souls (2008)  #284
As the World Bleeds (2011)  #544
47
Evergrey
1995, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
In Search of Truth (2001)  #2188
The Storm Within (2016)  #2467
The Atlantic (2019)  #2769
48
Psychotic Waltz
1986, United States
Progressive Metal
A Social Grace (1990)  #335
Bleeding (1996)  #1147
Into the Everflow (1992)  #3054
49
Vision Divine
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
50
Devin Townsend Project
2008, Canada
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Ambient
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 45,594
Reviews : 9,976
Albums : 163,295
Lyrics : 216,072