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

2000 / Obscene Productions
Unquestionable Presence
1991 / Active Records
The Divine Wings of Tragedy
1997 / InsideOut Music
The Olden Domain
1997 / Century Media Records
The Spectre Within
1985 / Metal Blade Records
Moving Pictures
1981 / Mercury Records
A Social Grace
1990 / Rising Sun Records
1994 / Atlantic Records
1997 / HevyDevy Records
Temple of Shadows
2004 / SPV GmbH
2001 / Steamhammer
Clockwork Angels
2012 / Anthem Records
Through Silver in Blood
1996 / Relapse Records
1997 / Avalon Online
Somewhere Along the Highway
2006 / Earache Records
2009 / Self-released/independent
The Dungeons Are Calling
1984 / Combat Records
Modus Vivendi
2003 / Century Media Records
A Farewell to Kings
1977 / Mercury Records
Hall of the Mountain King
1987 / Atlantic Records