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145 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)  #8
Damnation (2003)  #70
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #73
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)  #67
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #234
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #380
5
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Extreme Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #42
The Aurora Veil (2007)  [Demo]
Citadel (2014)  #443
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)  #236
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #327
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #329
8
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #346
Queen of Time (2018)  #539
Skyforger (2009)  #561
9
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #148
BE (2004)  #402
Be Live (2005)  [Video]
10
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #110
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #202
Shin-Ken (2009)  #370
11
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #132
Room V (2005)  #486
Tyranny (1998)  #575
12
Mastodon
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Progressive Rock
Crack the Skye (2009)  #461
Blood Mountain (2006)  #673
Leviathan (2004)  #695
13
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #68
Tiara (2018)  #274
Mercy Falls (2008)  #324
14
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #226
Traced in Air (2008)  #656
15
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
16
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
17
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
18
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #209
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #368
19
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #330
The Passage (2016)  #1312
Momentum (2013)  #1933
20
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #166
Isolate (2007)  #1073
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #1562
21
Jeremy
1996, Korea
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Exodus Part ll (2001)  [EP]  #506
Edge on the History (2002)  #781
Flying of Eagle (2000)  #1191
22
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal
The Spectre Within (1985)  #488
Awaken the Guardian (1986)  #823
23
Animals as Leaders
2007, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
The Madness of Many (2016)  #484
The Joy of Motion (2014)  #732
Animals as Leaders (2009)  #1543
24
Devin Townsend Project
2008, Canada
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Ambient
Addicted (2009)  #523
Transcendence (2016)  #595
Deconstruction (2011)  #966
25
Pagan's Mind
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Celestial Entrance (2002)  #564
Enigmatic: Calling (2005)  #681
Enigmtic Videos 2005 (2005)  [Video]
26
Porcupine Tree
1987, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
In Absentia (2002)  #768
Deadwing (2005)  #877
27
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #1459
The Link (2003)  #1589
The Way of All Flesh (2008)  #2388
28
Threshold
1988, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Acoustic Rock
Legends of the Shires (2017)  #1106
Clone (1998)
29
Riverside
2001, Poland
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
30
Ihsahn
Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Arktis. (2016)  #1195
angL (2008)  #1603
After (2010)  #1767
31
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #734
Target Earth (2013)  #2186
32
Psychotic Waltz
1986, United States
Progressive Metal
A Social Grace (1990)  #204
Bleeding (1996)  #652
Mosquito (1994)
33
Barren Earth
2007, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
34
Evergrey
1995, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
In Search of Truth (2001)  #1807
The Inner Circle (2004)  #2411
35
A.C.T
1994, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Melodic Metal
Last Epic (2003)  #996
Today's Report (1999)  #1637
36
Leprous
2001, Norway
Progressive Metal
Bilateral (2011)  #756
The Congregation (2015)  #2260
Malina (2017)  #2307
37
Ikuinen Kaamos
1997, Finland
Progressive Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
The Forlorn (2006)  #901
Closure (2008)  [EP]  #1161
Fall of Icons (2010)  #1415
38
Redemption
2001, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
39
Andromeda
1999, Sweden
Progressive Metal
Extension of the Wish (2001)  #1029
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)  #2690
Flow (1997)  #2868
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 36,343
Reviews : 8,700
Albums : 130,551
Lyrics : 171,065