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1Agalloch
Pale Folklore


Number 1 purely for sentimental reasons. It was the first album that really hit me on an emotional level and still does to this day. Just an awesome black/folk/doom metal release from the electric guitars to the intricate acoustics and even some classical influences.
2King Crimson
Red


KC's most dark and rocking album of their classic era and also my favorite. Contains their best song, Starless and an excellent vocal performance by John Wetton.
3Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse


Opeth at their best and also arguably the best extreme progressive metal album of all time. Perfectly combines elements of the two albums that came before and the two that would come after this release. The atmosphere here is immense and the concept flows perfectly from song to song.
4Pink Floyd
Animals


Just edges out WYWH mainly due to the concept and of course, Dogs.
5Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here


Floyd's first classic, almost on par with Animals.
6Black Sabbath
Master of Reality


One of the best metal albums of all time. Sabbath built upon their first 2 records and released a heavy as hell doom masterpiece, Sweet Leaf and Into the Void are Sabbath's best opener and closer respectively.
7Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny


70s Priest is better, and heres the example why. Contains some of the very best metal songs like Victim of Changes and Rob's vocals command a ridiculous range throughout. Not to mention the awesome twin guitar work of K. K. Downing and Glenn Tipton.
8Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


Peter Gabriel was one of if not the best prog vocalist of the 70s and this is imo Genesis' magnun opus. Gabriel does a great performance here and Steve Hackett is at his best. The concept flows really well ending with a reprise of the first track.
9Yes
Close to the Edge


This album is the perfect representation of what progressive rock is all about. The title track with its vocal harmonies is just pure magic.
10Emperor
In the Nightside Eclipse


Easily my favorite black metal album of all time. Ihsahn's vocals are some of the best you'll hear in the genre on this record and the atmosphere has been unmatched since.
11Death
Symbolic


Death's magnum opus. Many might say Human, but the riffs, technicality and progressive elements on this make it the pinnacle of Death's career imo.
12Rush
Hemispheres


Best Rush, and a perfect mix of prog and just plain old hard rock. Containing one epic, one instrumental and two short rockers.
13Rush
A Farewell to Kings


Rush's other classic is not far off Hemispheres. This has everything Hemispheres has except for an awesome instrumental.
14Camel
Moonmadness


I used to prefer Mirage but after a while this one grew on me more with time. One of prog's finest.
15Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime


Geoff Tate was easily one of the best vocalists in metal in his time and this is a great example why. Just the quintessential progressive metal album full of great riffs, melodies and catchy choruses. No wankery to be found here.
16Camel
Mirage


Just falls short of Moonmadness but a classic nonetheless. Lady Fantasy is too good.
17Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son


Maiden at their proggiest. It also happens to be their best album. The mix of progressive influences combined with Maiden's signature sound really works well on here.
18King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


Considered to be the first ever progressive rock record, and definitely one of the best. A lof of variety here with the heavy opener, 21st Century Schizoid Man as well as the laid back I Talk to the Wind. I dont find this to be quite as focused as Red, and I also prefer the darker, heavier sound of that record. No doubt THE landmark prog release and a classic in its own right.
19Edge of Sanity
Crimson


The lyrics and concept are fantastic. A landmark release at the time perfectly combining death metal and progressive rock yet in a very different way from Opeth. Dan utilizes 3 vocals styles on here, with his trademark growls, soft clean singing and deep gothic voice, A 40 minute journey of prog death at its most ambitious.
20Neurosis
The Eye of Every Storm


The best post-metal album of all time for me, and proves that Neurosis aren't just about being heavy, they pulled off a more mellow ambient sound perfectly on this release.
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