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My Favorite Progressive Metal Albums

My favorite progressive metal albums (derived/mixed genres included). Lot of stuff still missing here since I have a terrible memory I think everything here is at least 8,5/10.

Please, feel free to drop suggestions. I'd love to make it more or less complete one day.

I will eventually rate these albums too...

1. Dream Theater - Awake
2. Dream Theater - Images And Words
3. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4. Redemption - Snowfall On Judgment Day
5. Sieges Even - The Art Of Navigating By The Stars

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Created by robpal on 23.03.2014



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Prog Amazing Favourites

Without following any specific order. Some albums are more power/symphonic/thrash than prog but for some reasons i thought they deserved a place in this list.

1. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2. Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
3. Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Sun Caged - The Lotus Effect

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Created by Donnie Darko on 07.12.2013



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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 5: Heavy/Power Metal

Last Updated 9/1/14

A collection of my favorite NWOBHM, Prog/Avant-Garde, Power and good ol' traditional heavy metal. As a result, this list has a wide variety of sounds but hey, pentagrams only have 5 points so whatevs. One album per band and in no particular order other than alphabetical. List will be updated semi-regularly with new shit so remember to stop by every so often!

1. Accept - Restless And Wild
2. Aleph - Seven Steps Of Stone
3. Alkemyst - Through Painful Lanes
4. Almah - Fragile Equality
5. Anciients - Heart Of Oak

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Created by Fearmeister on 24.08.2013



Music That Should Be Filmed

It's obvious. Saw a similar list on the web, so I decided to make my own, plain out of metal stuff.
Not only concept albums; I let my imagination go sometimes...

1. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
2. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
3. Sikth - Death Of A Dead Day
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor

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Created by qlacs on 01.06.2013



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Top Prog-Metal Albums

This is a small list (that will grow over time) presenting all the top albums I have heard surrounding the prog-metal scene. I will try to add some lesser known bands that are incredibly good... Alphabetical order

1. Abydos - The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About The Inhabitants Of His Diary
2. Age Of Silence - Acceleration
3. Akashic - A Brand New Day
4. Amaseffer - Exodus - Slaves for Life
5. Andromeda - II = I

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Created by vstrato666 on 30.07.2012



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Not In The Top 200? ...

Some are no brainer top albums, some are personal favorites.

1. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
2. Metal Church - Metal Church
3. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
4. Iron Maiden - Killers
5. Witchery - Restless & Dead

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Created by ZeroTheHero on 29.01.2012



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Progressive Albums To Be My Bed... In The Grave!

Progressive (and anything progressed) albums I'd like to take with me to the underground. I'm 25 years old and 8 "metal years old" when this list is created.
In not any particular order, and to be continued : ))

1st time edited (06Nov2013): adding more, including kinds of Symphony X 2007, Persefone 2013, Haken 2013...

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Adagio - Underworld
3. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
4. Symphony X - The Odyssey
5. Adagio - Sanctus Ignis

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Created by Metal Arsenal on 27.07.2011



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Stuff That Makes You Fly To Another World! (almost like drugs)

Sometimes when I listen to some deeply creative music, some of them makes me wonder about different worlds, universes or stories. This list is just a little extract of all the wondrous creations that I know.

1. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
2. Persefone - Core
3. Fairyland - Score To A New Beginning
4. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
5. Ensiferum - Iron

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Created by qlacs on 20.07.2011



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Top 20 Albums Of 2005

1. Epiclore - Into Demise And Victory
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Dream Theater - Octavarium
4. Beyond Twilight - Section X
5. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing

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Created by andreosokin on 26.02.2011



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The best albums of 2005

1. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2. Kamelot - The Black Halo
3. Biomechanical - The Empires Of The Worlds
4. Beyond Twilight - Section X
5. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius

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Created by Kamil on 31.01.2011



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My Favourite Progressive Metal Albums

1. Outworld - Outworld
2. Symphony X - Iconoclast
3. Beyond Twilight - Section X
4. Adagio - Archangels In Black
5. Adagio - Sanctus Ignis

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Created by Kamil on 25.12.2010



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Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to one album per band and only those featured on Metal Storm.
I feel these albums demonstrate certain qualities that can be of enjoyment to someone who is interested in avantgarde, experimental, extreme, fusion, jazz, post rock, and technical forms of metal.


1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
2. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3. Rush - Moving Pictures
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Dream Theater - Images And Words

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Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010