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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.)


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Last Updated: 2020-09-28
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  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. Terria - Devin Townsend (2001)
13. Into The Electric Castle - Ayreon (1998)
14. Ghost Reveries - Opeth (2005)
15. Awaken The Guardian - Fates Warning (1986)
16. V:The New Methology Suite - Symphony X (2000)
17. Chaosphere - Meshuggah (1998)
18. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Iron Maiden (1988)
19. Crimson - Edge of Sanity (1996)
20. Unquestionable Presence - Atheist (1991)
21. Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness - Green Carnation (2001)
22. Isa - Enslaved (2004)
23. Mabool- The Story of the Three Sons of Seven - Orphaned Land (2004)
24. Awake - Dream Theater (1994)
25. The Parallax II - Future Sequence - Between the Buried and Me (2012)
26. Animals as Leaders - Animals as Leaders (2009)
27. The Odessey - Symphony X (2002)
28. The Black Halo - Kamelot (2005)
29. Colors - Between the Buried and Me (2007)
30. Train Of Thought - Dream Theater (2003)
31. Fortress - Protest the Hero (2008)
32. A Social Grace - Psychotic Waltz (1989)
33. The Mountain - Haken (2013)
34. Obscura - Gorguts (1998)
35. Below the Lights - Enslaved (2003)
36. Out Of The Silent Planet - King's X (1988)
37. Liquid Tension Experiment II - Liquid Tension Experiment (1999)
38. Leaving Your Body Map - Maudlin of the Well (2001)
39. Traced in Air - Cynic (2008)
40. Sound Awake - Karnivool (2009)
41. In Search of Truth - Evergrey (2001)
42. Ocean Machine: Biomech - Devin Townsend (1997)
43. Bilateral - Leprous (2011)
44. Bilo 3.0 - David Maxim Micic (2013)
45. My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth (1998)
46. Six Degrees of Inner TurbulenceDream Theater (20020023)
47. Ænima - Tool (1996)
48. The Human Equation - Ayreon (2004)
49. Periphery II: This Time It's Personal - Periphery (2012)
50. Elements - Atheist (1991)
51. Fear Of A Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree (2007)
52. The Perfect Element, Part I - Pain Of Salvation (2000)
53. Second Life Syndrome - Riverside (2005)
54. Bath - Maudlin of the Well (2001)
55. Out of Myself - Riverside (2003)
56. Dimension Hatross - Voivod (1988)
57. Deliverance & Damnation - Opeth (2002-2003)
58. The Art of NavigaBng by the Stars - Sieges Even (2005)
59. Perfect Symmetry - Fates Warning (1989)
60. 10,000 Days - Tool (2006)
61. Paradox - Royal Hunt (1997)
62. The Sham Mirrors - Arcturus (2002)
63. Morningrise - Opeth (1996)
64. Tall Poppy Syndrome - Leprous (2009)
65. Back To Times Of Splendor - Disillusion (2004)
66. Imaginary Sonicscape - Sigh (2001)
67. Anno Domini High Definition - Riverside (2009)
68. Theli - Therion (1996)
69. Language - The Contortionist (2014)
70. Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment (1998)
71. Paradise Lost - Symphony X (2007)
72. Mercy Falls - Seventh Wonder (2008)
73. Visions - Haken (2011)
74. In a Flesh Aquarium - uneXpect (2006)
75. Synchestra - Devin Townsend (2006)
76. Ziltoid The Omniscient - Devin Townsend (2007)
77. Omnio - In the Woods... (1997)
78. Isolate - Circus Maximus (2007)
79. Parallels - Fates Warning (1991)
80. Vovin - Therion (1998)
81. Destroy Erase Improve - Meshuggah (1995)
82. The Fragile Art Of Existence - Control Denied (1999)
83. Transcendence - Crimson Glory (1988)
84. Control And Resistance - Watchtower (1989)
85. Tyranny - Shadow Gallery (1998)
86. Critical Mass - Threshold (2002)
87. Recreation Day - Queensrÿche (1997)
88. Portal Of I - Ne Obliviscaris (2012)
89. Disconnected - Fates Warning (2000)
90. Watershed - Opeth (2008)
91. From Mars to Sirius - Gojira (2005)
92. Energetic Disassembly - Watchtower (1996)
93. obZen - Meshuggah (2008)
94. Pelagial - The Ocean (2013)
95. The Machinations of Dementia - Blotted Science (2007)
96. Sol Niger Within - Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects (1997)
97. The Great Escape - Seventh Wonder (2010)
98. Room V - Shadow Gallery (2005)
99. The Origins Of Ruin - Redemption (2007)
100. Empath - Devin Townsend (2019)

Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes from a Memoryalbum cover

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Images and Words album cover

Blackwater Park album cover

Lateralus album cover

The Divine Wings Of Tragedy album cover


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