Order by:  Date | Popularity | Show all




Thumbs up: +12
Diverge's Alternative/Prog/Jazz/Avant-Garde Favs

LATEST EDIT: March 27/2016- Added a whole bunch of progressive rock albums; processing earlier suggestions on the list.

Assembled below are some choice selections in alternative metal, prog rock, prog metal, jazz and avant-garde metal. I don't necessarily consider these styles to be my favourite (I do have a penchant for post-metal and cavernous death metal these days), but they have been the foundations of my taste for the last seven or eight years.

1. ALTERNATIVE METAL & GRUNGE SELECTIONS
2. Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
3. Rishloo - Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth
4. Karnivool - Asymmetry
5. Blindead - Absence

      View entire list ››
Created by Diverge on 28.12.2015



Top 20 Progressive Metal/Rock Albums Ever (Bands On Metal Storm only)

1. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
2. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
3. Arena - Immortal?
4. Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
5. Dream Theater - Images And Words

      View entire list ››
Created by prog61 on 29.09.2015



The Five 'Desert Island' Albums

What would you choose?

1. Opeth - Still Life
2. King Crimson - Red
3. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
4. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
5. Wintersun - Wintersun

      View entire list ››
Created by paragraph7 on 21.09.2015



Best Album Of The Year

1. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Beatles - Revolver
5. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

      View entire list ››
Created by Ylem on 03.12.2014



Thumbs up: +10
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 .

1. Dan Swanö - Moontower
2. Cynic - Traced in Air
3. Cynic - Focus
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Enslaved - Ruun

      View entire list ››
Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014



Thumbs up: +5
A Progressive Journey: My Selections / Favourites

Progressive rock / metal - what I love the most in my collection. Would love suggestions to add to it.

1. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
2. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
3. Ayreon - The Human Equation
4. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
5. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

      View entire list ››
Created by Progfiggit on 22.02.2014



Thumbs up: +3
Evolution: Sailing The Seas Of Prog

Recently, instead of scouring too much the albums of the year I'm in, I decided to take a deeper journey and appreciate progressive music (prog metal/rock). While I'm still in the early beginnings of my journey, I decided to make a list to the albums I fully listen to so that I can keep charting my voyage in these vast seas. Some albums are not yet added because I need to listen them well and grab my favorites out, and some bands are on queue. I'm also eager to hear some recommendations, so thanks in advance for them!

1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
3. Blotted Science - The Machinations of Dementia
4. Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence
5. Dream Theater - A Change Of Seasons [EP]

      View entire list ››
Created by Iron Nostarion on 22.09.2013



Thumbs up: +9
DIAMOND ALBUMS - Top 50: The Best Of Progressive Rock/Metal

My favourite prog rock/metal albums. In no order.

1. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
2. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
3. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
4. Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
5. Yes - Close To The Edge

      View entire list ››
Created by Hex_Omega on 15.08.2013



Blue Lullaby (DVD Audio)

It Is Only Sound That Remains... (Forough Farrokhzad The Legendary Poet)

1. Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
2. Anathema - Weather Systems
3. Anathema - Distant Satellites
4. At The Gates - At War With Reality
5. Bass Communion - Loss

      View entire list ››
Created by Øggy on 29.07.2013



Thumbs up: +11
Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

      View entire list ››
Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



Thumbs up: +1
Best Albums Of Ever

Some easy stuff, some different. Mostly prog.
Things after 10 aren't really in any order

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Orphaned Land - Mabool
3. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

      View entire list ››
Created by BigNaughtyV on 06.05.2013



Thumbs up: +1
My Top Albums

those are the albums i love the most. I had to force myself to limit the list anyway and to show just one record for every band

1. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
3. The Who - Who's Next
4. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
5. Kingcrow - Phlegethon

      View entire list ››
Created by trattorino on 22.10.2012



Thumbs up: +2
My Masterpiece Albums N Works

albums i give the full pot. pure classics. this list will not only contain metal, but all genres i listening to.
will be updated..

1. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
2. Dreamscape - 5th Season
3. King Crimson - Red
4. Pat Metheny - Imaginary Day
5. Gong - You

      View entire list ››
Created by zarahuztra on 09.06.2012



Thumbs up: +5
Ten Albums That Changed The Way I Interpret Music...Plus One!

In semi-particular order

1. King Crimson - Red
2. Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park

      View entire list ››
Created by Nosurper on 25.11.2010



Thumbs up: +208
Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to only those albums featured on Metal Storm.


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

      View entire list ››
Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010