Prog Favourites


A list of my favourite Progressive albums on Metal Storm, ranked roughly in order of preference.

Created by: R'Vannith | 13.12.2010



1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2004
2. Dol Ammad - Ocean Dynamics
2006
3. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2009
4. Porcupine Tree - Signify
1996
5. Opeth - Still Life
1999
6. Alchemist - Austral Alien
2003
7. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
1999
8. Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay
2006
9. Cormorant - Metazoa
2009
10. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
1997
11. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
1985
12. Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace
1990
13. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2000
14. Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle
1998
15. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003
16. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
2005
17. King Crimson - Lizard
1970
18. Opeth - Damnation
2003
19. Anekdoten - Nucleus
1995
20. Nevermore - The Politics Of Ecstasy
1996
21. In Mourning - Monolith
2010
22. Arena - The Visitor
1998
23. Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear
1983
24. Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
2000
25. IQ - Frequency
2009
26. Devin Townsend - Terria
2001
27. Cormorant - Dwellings
2011
28. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious
2009
29. IQ - Dark Matter
2004
30. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
2007
31. Mind's Eye - A Gentleman's Hurricane
2007
32. Evergrey - Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy
1999
33. Leprous - Bilateral
2011
34. Arena - Immortal?
2000
35. Dan Swanö - Moontower
1999
36. Suspyre - When Time Fades...
2008
37. Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
2005
38. Dream Theater - Awake
1994
39. Nevermore - Dead Heart, In A Dead World
2000
40. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
1969
41. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
1972
42. Pendragon - Pure
2008
43. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
2007
44. Deep Purple - Deep Purple
1969
45. Redemption - The Fullness Of Time
2005
46. DGM - Frame
2009
47. Dreamscape - 5th Season
2007
48. Andromeda - Chimera
2006
49. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling
2005
50. Ayreon - The Final Experiment
1995
51. Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
2000
52. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
1971
53. Shadow Gallery - Room V
2005
54. Symphony X - Iconoclast
2011
55. IQ - The Wake
1985
56. Kingcrow - Phlegethon
2010
57. Pain Of Salvation - One Hour By The Concrete Lake
1998
58. Zero Hour - The Towers Of Avarice
2001
59. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
1994
60. Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
2011
61. Rush - Permanent Waves
1980
62. Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall Of Fame
2001
63. Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity
1997
64. Spock's Beard - V
2000
65. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
2007
66. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
2005
67. Rush - Moving Pictures
1981
68. Suspyre - A Great Divide
2007
69. Beardfish - Destined Solitaire
2009
70. Outworld - Outworld
2006
71. Pathosray - Sunless Skies
2009
72. Conception - In Your Multitude
1995



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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28.01.2012 - 16:49
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Neat list! No idea why I missed it before. Curious to see DT's Falling Into Infinity there as most people dislike it, but I'm not one of them
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Like you could kiss my ass.
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28.01.2012 - 17:35
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by BloodTears on 28.01.2012 at 16:49

Neat list! No idea why I missed it before. Curious to see DT's Falling Into Infinity there as most people dislike it, but I'm not one of them


Wow, blast from the past! I haven't updated this in a good while, but thanks! Looking at it now most of these still get their fair share of listens, particularly the first 30 or so.

And I'll let you in on a secret, I prefer Falling Into Infinity over Images and Words! I'll never understand the dislike for that album.
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28.01.2012 - 17:41
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by R'Vannith on 28.01.2012 at 17:35

Written by BloodTears on 28.01.2012 at 16:49

Neat list! No idea why I missed it before. Curious to see DT's Falling Into Infinity there as most people dislike it, but I'm not one of them


Wow, blast from the past! I haven't updated this in a good while, but thanks! Looking at it now most of these still get their fair share of listens, particularly the first 30 or so.

And I'll let you in on a secret, I prefer Falling Into Infinity over Images and Words! I'll never understand the dislike for that album.


Well, it was a difficult time when the label tried to made them write more commercial songs, which some turned out to be, and I guess that is why people dislike it.

But I still prefer Images And Words to FII but that's just me
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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28.01.2012 - 20:20
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Sad face.... no Fates Warning?.... sad face...
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29.01.2012 - 04:16
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by tea[m]ster on 28.01.2012 at 20:20

Sad face.... no Fates Warning?.... sad face...


I like Awaken the Guardian but even though they're important for prog metal I wouldn't call them a favourite. I also feel the same way about Queensryche, important but not what I really enjoy from the genre.
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29.01.2012 - 06:06
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by R'Vannith on 29.01.2012 at 04:16

I like Awaken the Guardian but even though they're important for prog metal I wouldn't call them a favourite. I also feel the same way about Queensryche, important but not what I really enjoy from the genre.


Awaken is sorta proggy but more power metal IMO. Give A Pleasant Shade Of Gray or Disconnected a try if you haven't already!
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29.01.2012 - 14:47
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by R'Vannith on 28.01.2012 at 17:35

Written by BloodTears on 28.01.2012 at 16:49

Neat list! No idea why I missed it before. Curious to see DT's Falling Into Infinity there as most people dislike it, but I'm not one of them


Wow, blast from the past! I haven't updated this in a good while, but thanks! Looking at it now most of these still get their fair share of listens, particularly the first 30 or so.

And I'll let you in on a secret, I prefer Falling Into Infinity over Images and Words! I'll never understand the dislike for that album.

Here's a third person who adores FII! I don't have a problem with Theater's radio friendly tracks.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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29.01.2012 - 15:27
JohnDoe
Account deleted
Nice list

too much Ayreon in there.

now I can go hide.
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30.01.2012 - 01:19
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Guest on 29.01.2012 at 15:27

Nice list

too much Ayreon in there.

now I can go hide.


Ya, I'm an Ayreon fanatic
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28.02.2012 - 21:09
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Nice list!
I just might look up some new names I read here.
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29.02.2012 - 14:56
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Unhealer on 28.02.2012 at 21:09

Nice list!
I just might look up some new names I read here.


Thanks! I would suggest Suspyre if you're not familiar, as they a new one coming out soon.
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13.07.2012 - 19:58
Starchild
Great list, so many albums here which are also my prog favs. So, special thumbs up for Arena's 'Immortal', Pendragon's 'Pure', BT's 'The Devil's Hall of Fame' and of cours Ayreon's 'The Human Equation' in 1st spot, which is imo one of the best albums ever.
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14.07.2012 - 10:30
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Starchild on 13.07.2012 at 19:58

Great list, so many albums here which are also my prog favs. So, special thumbs up for Arena's 'Immortal', Pendragon's 'Pure', BT's 'The Devil's Hall of Fame' and of cours Ayreon's 'The Human Equation' in 1st spot, which is imo one of the best albums ever.


Thanks Starchild, pretty much any of these I can return to and enjoy at any time especially The Human Equation, music in general is rarely as good as it is on that album for me!
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14.07.2012 - 13:43
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by R'Vannith on 28.01.2012 at 17:35

And I'll let you in on a secret, I prefer Falling Into Infinity over Images and Words! I'll never understand the dislike for that album.

Whoa, easy boy. Are you like trying to put a price on your head?
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15.07.2012 - 06:43
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Warman on 14.07.2012 at 13:43

Written by R'Vannith on 28.01.2012 at 17:35

And I'll let you in on a secret, I prefer Falling Into Infinity over Images and Words! I'll never understand the dislike for that album.

Whoa, easy boy. Are you like trying to put a price on your head?

Haha, I think I singled myself out there with that one, risky move for sure! Images and Words is great, don't get me wrong, always enjoyed Falling Into Infinity more though.
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15.07.2012 - 10:46
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by R'Vannith on 15.07.2012 at 06:43

Written by Warman on 14.07.2012 at 13:43

Written by R'Vannith on 28.01.2012 at 17:35

And I'll let you in on a secret, I prefer Falling Into Infinity over Images and Words! I'll never understand the dislike for that album.

Whoa, easy boy. Are you like trying to put a price on your head?

Haha, I think I singled myself out there with that one, risky move for sure! Images and Words is great, don't get me wrong, always enjoyed Falling Into Infinity more though.

I think most Dream Theater fans rather appreciate "controversial" opinions, like that one, so your head is not in danger
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15.07.2012 - 20:30
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Milena on 15.07.2012 at 10:46

I think most Dream Theater fans rather appreciate "controversial" opinions, like that one, so your head is not in danger

Its hard to picture a Dream Theater lynch mob. Though some prog metal puritans might get a bit huffy, with it being considered a classic of the genre and all.
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15.07.2012 - 21:41
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by R'Vannith on 15.07.2012 at 20:30

Its hard to picture a Dream Theater lynch mob. Though some prog metal puritans might get a bit huffy, with it being considered a classic of the genre and all.

They're a non-factor in my world, really
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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16.07.2012 - 13:57
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by Milena on 15.07.2012 at 10:46

I think most Dream Theater fans rather appreciate "controversial" opinions, like that one, so your head is not in danger

Definetly. I consider "Images and Words" to be the best album of all time, but I always enjoy hearing other much more interesting opinions, such as "Falling to Infinity" (in some weird way) being better.
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