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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / Best prog Albums Ever .


So here we are again . After many years of dedication and love to this music that we call progressive metal, here are some of the best albums that ever existed and made the earth a better place . Give to these albums the attention and the respect they deserve and you will be fully awarded. I think i will try and limit this list to 3 cd's maximum per band to make this thing more challenging .

Don't mind the order in which i placed these albums . It is art and most of the times , the feelings you earn by those creations cannot be measured .

Last Update 07/02/2016 (added 100 albums...yeah this time i managed to sit down and really work on this)

Created by: Hazelnut Nero | 20.09.2014



1. Dan Swanö - Moontower
2. Cynic - Traced in Air
3. Cynic - Focus
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Enslaved - Ruun
6. Enslaved - Below The Lights
7. In The Woods... - Heart Of The Ages
8. In The Woods... - Omnio
9. Gordian Knot - Emergent
10. Gordian Knot - Gordian Knot
11. Persefone - Spiritual Migration
12. Persefone - Core
13. Fair To Midland - Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True
14. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
15. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
16. Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
17. Haken - The Mountain
18. Haken - Restoration [EP]
19. Sieges Even - The Art Of Navigating By The Stars
20. Sieges Even - A Sense Of Change
21. Sieges Even - Paramount
22. Myrath - Tales Of The Sands
23. Vulture Industries - The Tower
24. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
25. Akercocke - Choronzon
26. Threshold - March Of Progress
27. Threshold - Dead Reckoning
28. Threshold - Critical Mass
29. Dol Ammad - Ocean Dynamics
30. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
31. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
32. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
33. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
34. Rush - Permanent Waves
35. Rush - Grace Under Pressure
36. Rush - Moving Pictures
37. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
38. Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black
39. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
40. Leprous - Bilateral
41. Leprous - Coal
42. Planet X - MoonBabies
43. Ihsahn - After
44. Ihsahn - The Adversary
45. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
46. Disillusion - Gloria
47. Solefald - Red For Fire : An Icelandic Odyssey Part I
48. Solefald - The Linear Scaffold
49. Arena - Contagion
50. Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall Of Fame
51. Beyond Twilight - Section X
52. Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects - Sol Niger Within
53. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
54. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
55. Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
56. Seventh Wonder - Waiting In The Wings
57. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
58. Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls
59. Star One - Space Metal
60. Star One - Victims Of The Modern Age
61. Ayreon - The Human Equation
62. Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything
63. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
64. Edge Of Sanity - Purgatory Afterglow
65. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
66. Andromeda - Extension Of The Wish
67. Andromeda - II=I
68. Andromeda - Chimera
69. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
70. Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment 2
71. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
72. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
73. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
74. Anubis Gate - The Detached
75. Anubis Gate - Anubis Gate
76. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
77. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
78. Mastodon - Leviathan
79. Hacride - Lazarus
80. Hacride - Amoeba
81. Secrecy - Art In Motion
82. Headspace - I Am Anonymous
83. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
84. Green Carnation - A Blessing In Disguise
85. Death - Symbolic
86. Death - Invididual thought patterns
87. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
88. Dødheimsgard - 666 International
89. Dødheimsgard - Supervillain Outcast
90. Suspyre - When Time Fades..
91. Suspyre - Suspyre
92. Orphaned Land - Mabool
93. Shadow Gallery - Carved In Stone
94. Shadow Gallery - Tyranny
95. Spastic Ink - Ink Compatible
96. Spastic Ink - Ink Complete
97. Spiral Architect - A Sceptic's Universe
98. Watchtower - Control And Resistance
99. Devin Townsend - Addicted
100. Devin Townsend - Terria
101. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
102. Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings
103. Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
104. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
105. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
106. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
107. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
108. Redemption - The Fullness Of Time
109. Redemption - Snowfall On Judgment Day
110. D-Age - Symbols For The Blue Times
111. Evergrey - Recreation Day
112. Evergrey - In Search Of Truth
113. Evergrey - The Inner Circle
114. Aghora - Aghora
115. Exivious - Liminal
116. Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic: Part Two
117. Beardfish - Destined Solitaire
118. Beardfish - +4626-COMFORTZONE
119. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
120. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
121. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
122. Meshuggah - ObZen
123. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
124. Meshuggah - Nothing
125. Gorguts - Obscura
126. Gorguts - Colored Sands
127. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
128. Opeth - Still life
129. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
130. Opeth - Blackwater Park
131. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
132. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
133. Riverside - Out Of Myself
134. Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace
135. Psychotic Waltz - Into The Everflow
136. Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding
137. Caligula's Horse - The Tide, The Thief & River's End
138. Caligula's Horse - Bloom
139. In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
140. In Mourning - Monolith
141. Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark third
142. Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
143. Fates Warning - Parallels
144. Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
145. Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade Of Gray
146. Deadsoul Tribe - Deadsoul Tribe
147. Deadsoul Tribe - A Murder Of Crows
148. Tool - Lateralus
149. Tool - Ænima
150. Coroner - No More Color
151. Coroner - Mental Vortex
152. Conception - Parallel Minds
153. Ludicra - Fex Urbis Lex Orbis
154. Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
155. Communic - Conspiracy In Mind
156. Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay
157. Symphony X - The Odyssey
158. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
159. Symphony X - Paradise lost
160. Ark - Burn The Sun
161. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
162. Tourniquet - Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance
163. Tourniquet - Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm
164. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
165. Dream Theater - Awake
166. Dream Theater - Images and words
167. Vector - Outer Isolation
168. Vector - Black Future
169. Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
170. Adagio - Underworld
171. OSI - Office Of Strategic Influence
172. OSI - Blood
173. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
174. Queensrÿche - Promised Land
175. Queensrÿche - Empire
176. Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
177. Beyond Creation - The Aura
178. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
179. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
180. King Crimson - Red
181. King Crimson - The Power To Believe
182. Anacrusis - Manic Impressions
183. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
184. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
185. Pain Of Salvation - Entropia
186. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
187. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
188. Vanden plas - Christ.0
189. Vanden plas - Beyond Daylight
190. Burst - Lazarus Bird
191. Burst - origo
192. Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
193. Atheist - Piece Of Time
194. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
195. Textures - Silhouettes
196. Textures - Phenotype
197. Textures - Dualism
198. Mekong Delta - Visions Fugitives
199. Mekong Delta - Pictures At An Exhibition
200. Circus Maximus - Nine
201. Voivod - Killing Technology
202. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
203. Lykathé - Elvenefris
204. James LaBrie - Static Impulse
205. Genghis Tron - Board Up The House
206. Horizon's End - Concrete Surreal
207. Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
208. Thy Catafalque - Róka Hasa Rádió
209. Last Crack - Burning Time
210. Soul Cages - Moments



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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Comments: 15   Visited by: 175 users
20.09.2014 - 10:22
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Hm, nice list but I'm not sure why you consider Deathspell Omega, Diablo Swing Orchestra or Arcturus to be prog.
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20.09.2014 - 11:36
Hazelnut Nero

I consider them prog cause in a way that is what they do exactly . They evolved as musicians and at the same time they evolved the genre they represent . Prog is not about saying out to the crowd how good you are by playing 3.000 melodies per second but by making a statement as a musician . By evolving the music you play and make a classic record that in the time it was released , it broke the barriers by being simply extraordinary . That is my point of view .
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28.09.2014 - 13:46
Shinkirō
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Written by Hex_Omega on 20.09.2014 at 10:22

Hm, nice list but I'm not sure why you consider Deathspell Omega, Diablo Swing Orchestra or Arcturus to be prog.


Arcturus is avantgarde, which is a somewhat inherently progressive in its compositions and song structure. I'd say arcturus is progressive if you wanna call them that. but i just use avantgarde to describe them.
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06.11.2014 - 19:52
PocketMetal

Good list, you have my respect for putting Moontower there. The problem is I have heard most of these albums already. :p
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06.11.2014 - 21:55
Hazelnut Nero

Written by PocketMetal on 06.11.2014 at 19:52

Good list, you have my respect for putting Moontower there. The problem is I have heard most of these albums already. :p

ok then - i hope you find the time to enjoy the rest then Moontower is a timeless masterpiece .
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13.03.2015 - 20:08
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Usual suspects on the list - some of my favorite ever!
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13.03.2015 - 20:26
Hazelnut Nero

Written by tea[m]ster on 13.03.2015 at 20:08

Usual suspects on the list - some of my favorite ever!


i know lol !!! some of them are not in my collection still though . ( yeah 8 of them.....)
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11.04.2015 - 00:17
The RedOctober
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Excellent list man. Taking some references.
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11.04.2015 - 12:18
JohnDoe
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Nice list, a like a lot of albums in here, if I was to complain about something is the lack of classic prog (just KC's debut album).
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12.04.2015 - 19:43
Hazelnut Nero

Written by Guest on 11.04.2015 at 00:17

Excellent list man. Taking some references.


thanks a lot man !
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12.04.2015 - 19:45
Hazelnut Nero

Written by Guest on 11.04.2015 at 12:18

Nice list, a like a lot of albums in here, if I was to complain about something is the lack of classic prog (just KC's debut album).


when i thought about making this list i wanted to focus mainly on prog metal rather than prog rock . I may do a prog rock list in the future . Thanks man !
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12.11.2015 - 17:17
robpal
Proglord
Nice list, lots of my favorites here, but missing some must-listen stuff! Threshold, Beyond Twilight, Anubis Gate, Vanden Plas, Pagan's Mind, Seventh Wonder -- just to name a few
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17.11.2015 - 15:13
Hazelnut Nero

Written by robpal on 12.11.2015 at 17:17

Nice list, lots of my favorites here, but missing some must-listen stuff! Threshold, Beyond Twilight, Anubis Gate, Vanden Plas, Pagan's Mind, Seventh Wonder -- just to name a few
great bands man i know , i might add some of their albums . thanks for your comment .
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06.02.2020 - 12:56
JoHn DoE

Great list, a lot of great albums, some favorite of mine
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06.02.2020 - 17:23
Hazelnut Nero

Written by JoHn DoE on 06.02.2020 at 12:56

Great list, a lot of great albums, some favorite of mine
Thanks a lot for your post man , it is nice to see this list getting some attention.
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