Any good Progressive Metal Bands?

| posted 1 year 11 months ago

Any good Progressive Metal Bands?

I'm on a quest to add on some really good Progressive Metal Bands. Does anyone have any really good recommendations? I want lots of Progressive Metal Bands on my list!!!!

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posted 1 year 11 months ago

The ones I like the most'd be;

  • Symphony X
  • Opeth
  • Agalloch 
  • Moonsorrow
  • TÝR



posted 1 year 11 months ago

Already heard of all those bands. Thanks though

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Well...there's a lot of awesome progressive metal out there.  Not sure just how "out there" you're looking to listen, but here's a list in no particular order:

I'm probably forgetting about some really important, must-listen-to band...but eh.  This'll keep you busy for a little while.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

I couldn't Disagree with any of these bands

Specially Heljareyga, by far my favourite album for the year.

only thing i could really think of adding to this at this point of time would be

James LaBrie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVRo2zIENuE

Circus Maximus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ6ROA8hj-4&feature=plcp

Guilt machine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heqzGwmmLjE

Ayreon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIqRsl8Vm-Q

Theres so much more it take for ever to name everything

posted 1 year 4 months ago

Nice list, thanks! All new to me, except Opeth (of course). Liquid Tension Experiment https://

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Prog is a massive genre. Can you deal with harsh vocals? I can recommend a lot more in that case... Actually, here are some specimens. Let me know which ones you prefer and I can recommend similar bands:

Progressive Death Metal: Martriden - this song is amazing from around the 2:30 mark until the end:

Progressive/ Avantgarde Metal: Unexpect

Instrumental Progressive *2 bands here...
Russian Circles

Animals as Leaders

Progressive Post-Black: Ihsahn

Progressive Power Metal: Wuthering Heights

Progressive Bluegrass: The Goad Rodeo Sessions ( Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Stuart Duncan) 

Progressive Psychedellic Rock: Astra 

Let me know which styles you like the best. There are heavier progressive styles as well. 

posted 1 year 11 months ago

I can deal with the harsh vocals, as long it has a melodic beat to it. I'm also looking for a lot of Progressive Power Metal Bands.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Heard of scale the summit or soul cycle? pretty good..

posted 1 year 10 months ago

If you want to hear progressive metal you have to lsiten to dream Theater. 


posted 1 year 10 months ago

Perirphery, Art by numbers, Beacons, Between the buried and me, Circles, El Scar, Bulb, Dysfunctional, VIA


posted 1 year 10 months ago

Keith Marrow, Chimp Spanner, Elitist, Erra, Uneven Structure, Aliases

posted 1 year 8 months ago

I'm sure you've already heard of Gojira, but check out Intronaut:

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Not so much progressive metal than it is progressive rock, but the album Doomsday Afternoon by Phideaux is something you should definately check out.


posted 1 year 8 months ago
posted 1 year 7 months ago

Some of these may not be considered metal, but good progressive music either way:

Riverside, Porcupine Tree, Indukti, Proghma-C, Gru (Stellar is amazing), Animals as Leaders, Bulb, Tool, Office of Strategic influence (OSI), I Mother Earth (Specifically their first album 'Dig', and the last album 'The Quicksilver Meat Dream'), Division by Zero, YouTube 'Empyrean', trippy ass vid, some random dude wrote it so I got no band name for you.... Hope you like some of these

posted 1 year 7 months ago

Alright let me help you out here.


Haken is a fantastic progressive metal band with a unique style. Not all of their songs on the Nocturnal Conspiracy album have lyrics. If the video above sparked your interest, check out Portals.


I love pyramaze, they are certainly progressive power metal as requested. This is one of my favorites by them.


Once again a progressive power metal band. This song blew my mind when I first heard it and it is still one of my all time favorites.

I dont wan't to flood this page with youtube videos, so I will just tell you other bands I recommend as well as a song I think is a good example of their work.

Nevermore: This Godless Endeavor

Guitarwork in this song is flawless.

Tool: 10,000 Days

A highly recommended song by a lot of people.

Kamelot: Ghost Opera

Symphonic progressive metal

Circus Maximus: Mouth of Madness

That entire album is a story, and this song really stuck out to me.

Progressive Metal is the genre I listen to the most. I can't recommend enough good artists, so here's a long picture guide I got off of 4chan a while ago.



posted 1 year 7 months ago

Give Virus a listen, it's composed from members from the KVLT Norwegian progressive metal act "Ved Buens Ende" (and if you haven't heard that well that's a good tip as well!).

posted 1 year 7 months ago

Circus Maximus

Dream Theater

John Petrucci







posted 1 year 7 months ago

What happens when four geniuses come together and make music? Tool. This band has changed the way I think and the way I live. They are considered prog but I like to think of them as their own genre. Also, another amazing band is Opeth which I saw was mentioned above.


posted 1 year 7 months ago

Look up Corelia, Meshuggah they are good! =)

posted 1 year 6 months ago

To name some classic stuff, later Death albums are very progressive. 


And Wintersun. Gotta love Wintersun.

posted 1 year 5 months ago

Devin Townsend Project is kind of progressive, I like it a lot!

posted 1 year 5 months ago

DTP is a lot of things, and all those things are amazing. Another vote for Devin.

posted 1 year 5 months ago

Between the Buried and Me

posted 1 year 5 months ago

Not sure ifthis fits into what you are looking for but I like this band from Wales.


posted 1 year 5 months ago

Between the Buried and Me, probably my favorite band ever :)


posted 1 year 5 months ago

ATOMA, David Maxim Micic, Uneven Structure, Disperse, Humanity's Last Breath, In The Silence, Blotted Science, Skyharbor, Textures, Porcupine Tree, Intervals, The HAARP Machine, SiKTh, Cloudkicker, Stealing Axion, Art By Numbers, 7 Horns 7 Eyes, CiLiCe, Dead Letter Circus


A couple of samples from some of the ones I mentioned:


Hopefully through these you'll find some more you'll like, I tried to mix in heavier prog stuff with melodic stuff as well so there's a good mix of something you may like..


posted 1 year 5 months ago

Here's a few songs from Mechanical poet's best album (imho) :

Hope you enjoy. 




posted 1 year 4 months ago