100 Greatest Progressive Metal Albums

Criteria: These Progressive Metal Albums were chosen for their musical and lyrical creativity, originality, influence, and popularity within the genre. (Note: Compilation, Greatest Hits, Best Of, and Live albums are not included.)

Greatest Progressive Metal Albums
  1. Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater (1999)
  2. Operation Mindcrime - Queensrÿche (1988)
  3. Images & Words - Dream Theater (1992)
  4. Blackwater Park - Opeth (2001)
  5. Lateralus - Tool (2001)
  6. The Divine Wings Of Tragedy - Symphony X (1997)
  7. Still Life - Opeth (1991)
  8. Crack the Skye - Mastodon (2009)
  9. Nothingface - Voivod (1989)
10. Remedy Lane - Pain Of Salvation (2002)
11. Focus - Cynic (1993)
12. Crimson - Edge of Sanity (1996)
13. Terria - Devin Townsend (2001)
14. Into The Electric Castle - Ayreon (1998)
15. Ghost Reveries - Opeth (2005)
16. Awaken The Guardian - Fates Warning (1986)
17. V:The New Methology Suite - Symphony X (2000)
18. Chaosphere - Meshuggah (1998)
19. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Iron Maiden (1988)
20. Below the Lights - Enslaved (2003)
21. Colors - Between the Buried and Me (2007)
22. Bath - Maudlin of the Well (2001)
23. Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness - Green Carnation (2001)
24. Mabool- The Story of the Three Sons of Seven - Orphaned Land (2004)
25. Second Life Syndrome - Riverside (2005)
26. Dimension Hatross - Voivod (1988)
27. Awake - Dream Theater (1994)
28. The Perfect Element, Part I - Pain Of Salvation (2000)
29. The Parallax II - Future Sequence - Between the Buried and Me (2012)
30. The Human Equation - Ayreon (2004)
31. Animals as Leaders - Animals as Leaders (2009)
32. The Odessey - Symphony X (2002)
33. The Black Halo - Kamelot (2005)
34. Ocean Machine: Biomech - Devin Townsend (1997)
35. Ænima - Tool (1996)
36. Leaving Your Body Map - Maudlin of the Well (2001)
37. A Social Grace - Psychotic Waltz (1989)
38. Isa - Enslaved (2004)
39. Leviathan - Mastodon (2004)
40. Fortress - Protest the Hero (2008)
41. The Mountain - Haken (2013)
42. Unquestionable Presence - Atheist (1991)
43. Out Of The Silent Planet - King's X (1988)
44. Traced in Air - Cynic (2008)
45. Sound Awake - Karnivool (2009)
46. In Search of Truth - Evergrey (2001)
47. The Sham Mirrors - Arcturus (2002)
48. Bilateral - Leprous (2011)
49. My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth (1998)
50. Six Degrees of Inner TurbulenceDream Theater (20020023)
51. Periphery II: This Time It's Personal - Periphery (2012)
52. Elements - Atheist (1991)
53. Train Of Thought - Dream Theater (2003)
54. Anno Domini High Definition - Riverside (2009)
55. Deliverance & Damnation - Opeth (2002-2003)
56. The Art of NavigaBng by the Stars - Sieges Even (2005)
57. Perfect Symmetry - Fates Warning (1989)
58. From Mars to Sirius - Gojira (2005)
59. 10,000 Days - Tool (2006)
60. Paradox - Royal Hunt (1997)
61. Morningrise - Opeth (1996)
62. Tall Poppy Syndrome - Leprous (2009)
63. Back To Times Of Splendor - Disillusion (2004)
64. Imaginary Sonicscape - Sigh (2001)
65. Portal Of I - Ne Obliviscaris (2012)
66. Language - The Contortionist (2014)
67. Pelagial - The Ocean (2013)
68. Paradise Lost - Symphony X (2007)
69. Mercy Falls - Seventh Wonder (2008)
70. After - Ihsahn (2010)
71. Visions - Haken (2011)
72. In a Flesh Aquarium - uneXpect (2006)
73. Dead Heart in a Dead World - Nevermore (2000)
74. Ziltoid The Omniscient - Devin Townsend (2007)
75. Omnio - In the Woods... (1997)
76. Parallels - Fates Warning (1991)
77. Vovin - Therion (1998)
78. Destroy Erase Improve - Meshuggah (1995)
79. The Fragile Art Of Existence - Control Denied (1999)
80. Altered State - TesseracT (2013)
81. Axioma Ethica Odini - Enslaved (2010)
82. Transcendence - Crimson Glory (1988)
83. Control And Resistance - Watchtower (1989)
84. Tyranny - Shadow Gallery (1998)
85. Critical Mass - Threshold (2002)
86. Recreation Day - Evergrey (2003)
87. Elegy - Amorphis (1996)
88. Isolate - Circus Maximus (2007)
89. Streets - A Rock Opera - Savatage (1991)
90. Disconnected - Fates Warning (2000)
91. Watershed - Opeth (2008)
92. Energetic Disassembly - Watchtower (1996)
93. obZen - Meshuggah (2008)
94. The Great Escape - Seventh Wonder (2010)
95. Bilo 3.0 - David Maxim Micic (2013)
96. Empath - Devin Townsend (2019)
97. Liquid Tension Experiment II - Liquid Tension Experiment (1999)
98. Room V - Shadow Gallery (2005)
99. Promised Land - Queensrÿche (1994)
100. Fullness of Time - Redemption (2005)


Last Updated: 2020-10-29