Some great prog and metal

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer "dodgyboiler"
 
Images And Words
1.  Images And Words by Dream Theater
The list author says:
  "If you don't have it, you're possibly mad."
£6.40   Used & New from: £1.60
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
2.  The Divine Wings Of Tragedy by Symphony X
The list author says:
  "Like a neo-classically influenced version of the above. Intricate and beautiful."
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Permanent Waves
3.  Permanent Waves by Rush
The list author says:
  "My personal favourite Rush. Straddles the 70s and 80s quite nicely and they're still very prog."
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The Yes Album
4.  The Yes Album by Yes
The list author says:
  "One of the first and best. Hugely atmospheric and powerful in places. Trippy and song-based at the same time.. There's even jazz in there!"
£7.73   Used & New from: £1.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

V
5.  V by Spock's Beard
The list author says:
  "To oversimplify it, a cross between Yes and modern prog with huge production. Quite poppy and slightly theatrical in places. Impeccable songwriting."
£12.85   Used & New from: £1.43
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Morningrise
6.  Morningrise by Opeth
The list author says:
  "Haha, now the heavy stuff. Actually not that noisy apart from the vocals. Proggy, folky, long acoustic sections, melodic bits. Somehow maintains incredible flow and continuity. Lose yourself!"
£10.64   Used & New from: £5.71
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Prometheus: the Discipline of Fire and Demise
7.  Prometheus: the Discipline of Fire and Demise by Emperor
The list author says:
  "Hugely intricate and theatrical black metal that's surprisingly accessible."
£9.42   Used & New from: £3.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Master Of Puppets
8.  Master Of Puppets by Metallica
The list author says:
  "There are many who would disagree, but I call this the first prog/metal crossover and one of Dream Theater's blueprints."
£9.69   Used & New from: £6.20
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)

Destroy Erase Improve
9.  Destroy Erase Improve by Meshuggah
The list author says:
  "One of the densest and most intense listening experiences ever. Utter madness but with a listenable edge and some surprisingly catchy bits!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Individual Thought Patterns
10.  Individual Thought Patterns by Death
The list author says:
  "Now you think I've lost it! The sound of one of the original death metal bands going slightly atmospheric and proggy. Arguably they started on Human."
£16.20   Used & New from: £6.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Heartwork
11.  Heartwork by Carcass
The list author says:
  "This'll be the last really heavy one as the connection's getting a bit tenuous! Again, its basically an incredible death/grind album I suppose, but it has that indefinable depth and complexity again."
£21.89   Used & New from: £7.70
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Far Off Grace
12.  Far Off Grace by Vanden Plas
The list author says:
  "Here's one I missed! I only have this VP album and I read The God Thing is better. Still amazing. Broadly like Awake-era DT but a little more poppy and with a healthy portion of cheese!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

90125
13.  90125 by Yes
The list author says:
  "I could list ten Yes albums but thought I should choose a late one, as they're like a different band. Frighteningly well-produced synth-based 80's pop-prog courtesy of Trevor Rabin"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Focus
14.  Focus by Cynic
The list author says:
  "OK, one more noisy one! Just buy it, this one is beyond belief. Utter madness - vaguely death metal with prog, jazz and everything else thrown in. They also use a vocoder (ELO anyone?)."
£11.24   Used & New from: £7.46
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Aghora
15.  Aghora by Aghora
The list author says:
  "The closest we'll ever get to another Cynic. Not faultless this time, but it has the same incredible drummer (who also played on Death's Human), Indian female vocals and Santana-meets-shred solos!"
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Pleasant Shade of Gray
16.  Pleasant Shade of Gray by Fates Warning
The list author says:
  "Most Fates fans prefer the prototype prog-metal of Perfect Symmetry, but this is darker, more moving and far cleverer IMO."
£18.24   Used & New from: £3.52
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Holy Land
17.  Holy Land by Angra
The list author says:
  "Great new-style prog. Overly theatrical sections and tribal drums combine with almost operatic vocals. Believe it or not, it works!"
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Last updated: 20/08/2002
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