Progressive Metal, in all it’s guises, has been home to a wealth of classic albums since its rise to prominence in the late 1980’s. From Death Metal’s excursions into Proggy territory to Thrash Metal’s diversions into ever expansive realms and epic song length’s, Progressive Metal has bloomed in the intervening years and this article focuses on 8 of those classic recordings which have admirably stood the test of time. To put it simply, if they were released today they’d blow your mind, just as they did all those years ago!
To that extent, this article focuses only on those albums released pre 2000, any worthy Prog Metal albums released post 2000 will be covered in a future article. Also, for the sake of diversity, our usual one album per band mantra applies.
This is just Part 1 of a series focusing on Classic Prog Metal albums….look out for Part 2 over the coming weeks.
Strap yourselves in for a cerebral pasting, these classic Progressive Metal monsters were purpose built to fry your brains!