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Progressive Metal

Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. Many progressive metal bands are also influenced by jazz fusion and classical music. Like progressive rock songs, progressive metal songs are typically much longer than standard metal songs, and are often thematically linked in concept albums.

The best Progressive Metal albums

Focus
1993 / Roadrunner
Orchid
1995 / Candlelight
Paradise Lost
2007 / InsideOut
Elvenefris
2000 / Obscene
Temple of Shadows
2004 / Steamhammer
Antichrist
2007 / Earache
My Arms, Your Hearse
1998 / Candlelight
Awake
1994 / Atlantic
Still Life
1999 / Peaceville
Damnation
2003 / Music for Nations
Unquestionable Presence
1991 / Metal Blade
Consuming Impulse
1989 / Roadrunner
Moving Pictures
1981 / Mercury
Queensrÿche
1983 / EMI America
The Aurora Veil
2007 / Self-Released
This Godless Endeavor
2005 / Century Media
Onset of Putrefaction
1999 / Noise Solution