My Favourite Progressive Metal/rock Albums Of The Decade


This is the list of my favourite progressive metal/rock albums of the decade. I decided to do this list because a new decade is starting, so it's a good time to look back. Beware, this is not a "best progressive metal albums of the decade" list, it's my favourites, not necessarily the ones that were the best for everyone else or me.

Created by: BloodTears | 13.03.2010



1. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2004
2. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
2002
3. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
2005
4. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
2005
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001
6. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2009
7. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2001
8. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002
9. Nevermore - Dead Heart, In A Dead World
2000
10. Evergrey - The Inner Circle
2004
11. Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
2000
12. In Mourning - Monolith
2010
13. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2000
14. Into Eternity - Buried In Oblivion
2004
15. Opeth - Watershed
2008
16. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
2009
17. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2003
18. Anathema - A Natural Disaster
2003
19. Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third
2007
20. Deadsoul Tribe - A Murder Of Crows
2003
21. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
2002
22. Evergrey - Recreation Day
2003
23. In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
2008
24. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
2010
25. Cynic - Focus
1993
26. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005
27. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
2007
28. Green Carnation - The Quiet Offspring
2005
29. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
2007
30. Evergrey - In Search Of Truth
2001
31. Mindflow - Mind Over Body
2006
32. Fates Warning - Disconnected
2000
33. Tool - Lateralus
2001
34. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2005
35. Into Eternity - The Scattering Of Ashes
2006
36. Orphaned Land - Mabool
2004
37. Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia
2009
38. Anathema - A Fine Day To Exit
2001
39. Deadsoul Tribe - A Lullaby For The Devil
2007
40. Green Carnation - The Acoustic Verses
2006
41. Into Eternity - Dead Or Dreaming
2001
42. Darkwater - Calling The Earth To Witness
2007
43. Green Carnation - A Blessing In Disguise
2003
44. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
2009
45. Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
2003
46. Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment
1998
47. Fates Warning - FWX
2004
48. Devin Townsend - Addicted
2009
49. Cynic - Traced In Air
2008
50. OSI - Free
2006
51. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
2004
52. Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay
2006
53. Akercocke - Choronzon
2003
54. Andromeda - Extension Of The Wish
2001
55. Andromeda - Chimera
2006
56. Mindflow - Just The Two Of Us... Me And Them
2004



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28.08.2011 - 18:20
Milena
Learning To "X"
Listened to three quarters of these, heard for every one. I should get my prog card stamped
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28.08.2011 - 22:00
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Milena on 28.08.2011 at 18:20

Listened to three quarters of these, heard for every one. I should get my prog card stamped


lol Good thing you have good taste then

Also, you need to catch up, go listen to all the others!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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28.08.2011 - 22:08
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by BloodTears on 28.08.2011 at 22:00

Written by Milena on 28.08.2011 at 18:20

Listened to three quarters of these, heard for every one. I should get my prog card stamped


lol Good thing you have good taste then

Also, you need to catch up, go listen to all the others!

Oh, stuff are piling up :0 but don't worry, I shall
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29.08.2011 - 16:17
R'Vannith
ghedengi
As I recall this list introduced me to the wonderful In Mourning, many thanks for that and super list! Still need to check out Green Carnation.
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09.09.2011 - 01:06
~Starchild~
This list made me discover Riverside - Thank you for that! I would have missed awesome music.
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09.09.2011 - 10:45
BloodTears
ANA-thema
I'm glad people discovered some bands because of this list. I really didn't know it would make a difference

Also, don't thank me! It is you ultimately that enjoys the bands.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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04.12.2011 - 21:41
Metal_4Ever
Nice list.. but I was wondered when I didn't see Blackfield above.. they're really awesome band. the most similar band to Porcupine Tree.
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05.12.2011 - 10:41
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Metal_4Ever on 04.12.2011 at 21:41

Nice list.. but I was wondered when I didn't see Blackfield above.. they're really awesome band. the most similar band to Porcupine Tree.


I never really got into them big time, I thought their first two records were good but not groundbreaking. They didn't leave a mark on me, that's why they are not on the list
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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05.12.2011 - 21:01
Metal_4Ever
Written by BloodTears on 05.12.2011 at 10:41

Written by Metal_4Ever on 04.12.2011 at 21:41

Nice list.. but I was wondered when I didn't see Blackfield above.. they're really awesome band. the most similar band to Porcupine Tree.


I never really got into them big time, I thought their first two records were good but not groundbreaking. They didn't leave a mark on me, that's why they are not on the list

Okay, I thought as you listen to Riverside and PT you may listen to Blackfield. cheers.
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11.02.2013 - 18:29
RakHiasat
Where is In The Silence Album ?
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29.03.2013 - 14:30
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by RakHiasat on 11.02.2013 at 18:29

Where is In The Silence Album ?


Do you mean "A Fair Dream Gone Mad"? If so, this list is with albums from the last decade and so it doesn't fit
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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31.03.2013 - 01:11
RakHiasat
Written by BloodTears on 29.03.2013 at 14:30

Written by RakHiasat on 11.02.2013 at 18:29

Where is In The Silence Album ?


Do you mean "A Fair Dream Gone Mad"? If so, this list is with albums from the last decade and so it doesn't fit


my bad
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01.07.2013 - 11:02
Somebody
Focus is from the 90's?
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01.07.2013 - 11:06
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Somebody on 01.07.2013 at 11:02

Focus is from the 90's?


Yes, I only noticed months later after publishing this list. I guess it's an intruder, still amazing album though
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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01.07.2013 - 11:11
Somebody
Written by BloodTears on 01.07.2013 at 11:06

Written by Somebody on 01.07.2013 at 11:02

Focus is from the 90's?


Yes, I only noticed months later after publishing this list. I guess it's an intruder, still amazing album though


totally agree
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23.09.2013 - 18:42
Erik M.
Wtf, no Disillusion - Back to Times of Splendor? That one is easily one of the best progressive metal albums I've heard. But then again, I'm not that much into the genre.
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23.09.2013 - 20:13
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Erik M. on 23.09.2013 at 18:42

Wtf, no Disillusion - Back to Times of Splendor? That one is easily one of the best progressive metal albums I've heard. But then again, I'm not that much into the genre.


I never listened to that album but I appreciate your suggestion These are my favourites, not really a best of list though.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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15.09.2015 - 05:22
Doge of Venice
Nice list! I need to check out more Riverside (*makes sure Spotify playlist is ready*).

I noticed no Seventh Wonder. Not a fan?
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15.09.2015 - 10:28
slim pickings
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Nice list, I enjoy a lot of albums in there
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15.09.2015 - 10:58
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Doge of Venice on 15.09.2015 at 05:22

Nice list! I need to check out more Riverside (*makes sure Spotify playlist is ready*).

I noticed no Seventh Wonder. Not a fan?


Yes, Seventh Wonder never clicked for me. Do you recommend anything in particular from them?

And please do check Riverside. They are a gem of a band and literally all of their albums are impressive. I'm still exploring the new one but still...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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15.09.2015 - 11:00
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Guest on 15.09.2015 at 10:28

Nice list, I enjoy a lot of albums in there


Thanks Looking back, it probably needs more Devin Townsend though!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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16.09.2015 - 08:18
Doge of Venice
Written by BloodTears on 15.09.2015 at 10:58

Written by Doge of Venice on 15.09.2015 at 05:22

Nice list! I need to check out more Riverside (*makes sure Spotify playlist is ready*).

I noticed no Seventh Wonder. Not a fan?


Yes, Seventh Wonder never clicked for me. Do you recommend anything in particular from them?

And please do check Riverside. They are a gem of a band and literally all of their albums are impressive. I'm still exploring the new one but still...


Well, to make it related to this list...

I'd say Mercy Falls. Its a concept story (complete with cheesy, awful dialogues every now and then) so I'd recommend listening to in one full go, but if you want songs, I'd say Paradise or Break the Silence, and if you like a ballad then go for Tears for a Father.

Waiting in the Wings is alright, but for some reason I'm not too keen on it. Riffs aren't that interesting to me, and the synth sound I'm not a fan of. Other people like it a lot though.

I havent listened to original album much.

I like Great Escape album, but it was 2010 so doesn't fit for the list. The lyrics are pretty poor/generic throughout, but the increase in melodies and harmonies that are interesting more than makes up for it.

Ive actually been listening to new riverside. Im enjoying it a lot.
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