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268 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
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #72
Damnation (2003)  #74
3
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #26
Karma (2001)  #93
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #163
4
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #17
Rebirth (2001)  #97
Holy Land (1996)  #395
5
Galneryus
2001, Japan
Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Resurrection (2010)  #126
Angel of Salvation (2012)  #409
6
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #36
Human (1991)  #56
Leprosy (1988)  #75
7
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #59
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #277
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #429
8
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
9
Epica
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
Design Your Universe (2009)  #230
Omega (2021)  #319
The Quantum Enigma (2014)  #419
10
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Extreme Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #52
The Aurora Veil (2007)  [Demo]
Citadel (2014)  #492
11
Between the Buried and Me
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Metalcore
Colors (2007)  #173
Colors Live (2008)  [Live]  #297
The Great Misdirect (2009)  #333
12
X Japan
1982, Japan
Visual Kei, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Blue Blood (1989)  #135
Jealousy (1991)  #444
Endless Rain (1989)  [Single]
13
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #408
Queen of Time (2018)  #454
Skyforger (2009)  #618
14
N.EX.T
1992, Korea
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
15
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #13
Black Future (2009)  #158
Outer Isolation (2011)  #239
16
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #263
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #356
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #584
17
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
The Verdict (2019)  #677
Empire (1990)  #964
18
Pain of Salvation
1984, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
The Perfect Element I (2000)  #140
BE (2004)  #455
Be Live (2005)  [Video]
19
Mastodon
2000, United States
Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Progressive Rock
Crack the Skye (2009)  #269
Blood Mountain (2006)  #389
Hushed and Grim (2021)  #923
20
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Lateralus (2001)  #108
Ænima (1996)  #129
10,000 Days (2006)  #265
21
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #95
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #169
Shin-Ken (2009)  #320
22
Seventh Wonder
2000, Sweden
Progressive Metal
The Great Escape (2010)  #68
Tiara (2018)  #206
Mercy Falls (2008)  #267
23
Shadow Gallery
1985, United States
Progressive Metal
Legacy (2001)  #159
Room V (2005)  #568
Tyranny (1998)  #627
24
Crimson Glory
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Transcendence (1988)  #90
Crimson Glory (1986)  #186
Astronomica (1999)  #5652
25
Vanden Plas
1986, Germany
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
26
Ayreon
1994, Netherlands
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
27
Lost Horizon
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
28
Meshuggah
1987, Sweden
Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Destroy Erase Improve (1995)  #3007
Nothing (2006)  #3193
29
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
Fortitude (2021)  #347
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #742
Magma (2016)  #1285
30
Theocracy
2002, United States
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Mirror of Souls (2008)  #266
Ghost Ship (2016)  #270
As the World Bleeds (2011)  #474
31
Vision Divine
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
32
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #295
Traced in Air (2008)  #732
33
Fates Warning
1984, United States
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal
The Spectre Within (1985)  #787
Perfect Symmetry (1989)  #788
Parallels (1991)  #789
34
Liquid Tension Experiment
1997, United States
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
Live in NYC (2009)  [Video]
35
Periphery
2005, United States
Progressive Metal, Djent
36
Obscura
2002, Germany
Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Akróasis (2016)  #168
Omnivium (2011)  #757
Cosmogenesis (2009)  #834
37
Threshold
1988, United Kingdom
Progressive Metal, Acoustic Rock
Legends of the Shires (2017)  #417
Hypothetical (2001)  #494
Clone (1998)  #496
38
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #332
Monolith (2010)  #539
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #591
39
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #226
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #516
40
Circus Maximus
2000, Norway
Progressive Metal
Nine (2012)  #160
Isolate (2007)  #1292
The 1st Chapter (2005)  #1883
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,842
Reviews : 9,582
Albums : 144,662
Lyrics : 194,065