What are some of the best progressive death metal albums of all time?


Progressive metal has amazed the whole world with their innovative and skillful pieces. They shared very little airplay in the early times, but now due to online media, times are changing.
Some of the progressive metal bands are known for inducing some of the most difficult techniques in their music; also their conceptual albums have garnered praises.

Here is a list of some of the most well known progressive death metal albums that you must check.

So here we go.

1. Leading Vision

Artist: Gorod

Country: France

Release: August 22, 2006

Total number of songs on the album: 10

Length: 41:27

The French band garnered critical acclaim for their second effort. It helped the band to gain worldwide recognition.

2. The sound of perseverance

Band: Death

Country: United States of America

Release: September 15, 1998

Total number of songs on the album: 9

Length: 56:17

The album is widely considered a landmark in the world technical death metal album. It also contains cover of the Judas Priest song Painkiller.

3. Autotheism

Band: The faceless

Country: United States of America

Release: August 14, 2012

Total number of songs on the album:

Length: 40:56

The album stresses on the theme of “believing in one’s self”, or “being your own God”.

4. Crimson

Band: Edge of sanity

Country: Sweden

Release: 2 April 1996

Total number of songs on the album: 1

Length: 40:00

This is not a typo; the album consists of a 40:00 minute long song, only one song. Edge of sanity made their first attempt to forge a conceptual album.

Opeth’s front man, Mikael Åkerfeldt, was featured on the album.

5. Celestial Completion

Band: Becoming the archetype

Country: United States of America

Release: March 29, 2011

Total number of songs on the album: 11

Length: 46:34

The album is known for inducing many unorthodox instruments that are not commonly found on death metal albums. Stephen King’s The dark Tower series inspired the song “The Path of the Beam”.

6. Spiritual Migration

Band: Persefone

Country: Andorran

Release: March 29th, 2013

Total number of songs on the album: 13

Length: 70:34

Persefone have been known for making aggressive and complex yet melodic albums. This album helped them to gain further success.

7. Alaska

Band: Between the buried and me

Country: United States of America

Release: September 6, 2005

Total number of songs on the album: 11

Length: 53:55

This album contains some of the most notable songs by the band.

8. Unquestionable Presence

Band: Atheist

Country: United States of America

Release: August 30, 1991

Total number of songs on the album:

Length: 32:25 (1991 release)

68:32 (2005 release)

The band has a reputation for pushing the limits of technical and progressive death metal. Bassist Roger Patterson passed away before finishing the album, Tony Choy was brought to finish the album.

9. The way of all flesh

Band: Gojira

Country: France

Release: 13 October 2008

Total number of songs on the album:

Length: 75: 07

The band tried to deliver their opinion on the topic of death through this album.

Randy Blyth, vocalist of Lamb of God, appeared as a guest vocalist on the track “Adoration for None”.

10. Blackwater Park

Band: Opeth

Country: Sweden

Release:

Total number of songs on the album: 8+3 (bonus disc)

Length: 67:13

Opeth is popular for crafting some of the most memorable progressive metal songs and albums. This album will give you a rough idea of their style.


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