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    Posted: April 23 2013 at 11:35
Here are my top 25 prog metal albums from all 3 sub genres and I consider all of them to be worth 5 stars, it'll be interesting to see which ones get the votes.

I went with The Perfect Element.
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Dream Theater just over Pain of Salvation.
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Blessed are the Bonds is quite a good album.
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I went BTBAM, though The Great Misdirect is my personal favorite from them. Followed closely by ADHD, LYBM, and SUSAR
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With no Second Life Syndrome to vote for, I won't bother, since it's head and shoulders above any other prog metal album.
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Originally posted by pianoman pianoman wrote:

I went BTBAM, though The Great Misdirect is my personal favorite from them. Followed closely by ADHD, LYBM, and SUSAR

I had to miss that one off in the end, BTBAM and Fen are the only 2 bands that have two albums I'd give 5 stars to (that are both metal, anyway). Had to miss The Great Misdirect and Dustwalker off or I would have missed a couple of bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pianoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2013 at 16:55
^ gotcha. Other ones I would give honorable mentions too are that Pax Cecilia Record and Crack the Skye
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

With no Second Life Syndrome to vote for, I won't bother, since it's head and shoulders above any other prog metal album.


Wrong. But it it still a pretty awesome record. I think ADHD is much stronger.

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Metropolis part 2 great record  great record 

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Indukti's debut stands out for me even though there are some great picks here.
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

With no Second Life Syndrome to vote for, I won't bother, since it's head and shoulders above any other prog metal album.

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I love several albums on this list, but `My Dying Bride' is probably my favourite metal band, so their wonderful album `For Lies I Sire' gets my vote here. I hope someone else votes for them at some point too!

But all of the following from this list I'm proud to have in my collecion:

Anathema - The Silent Enigma
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
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Fables of the Sleepless Empire, but there are lots of excellent albums here.
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Vanden Plas- The God Thing without hesitation, one hell of a great album, one of the best from the '90 in prog metal


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2013 at 04:34
Originally posted by AlexDOM AlexDOM wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

With no Second Life Syndrome to vote for, I won't bother, since it's head and shoulders above any other prog metal album.

SLS is unparalled

Except that the 3 albums since are all much better.Wink
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