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List of Progressive Metal Artists

The following is a list of progressive metal artists, bands and groups. This list contains some bands that at least at some point during their career played progressive metal. Rooted in the early 1980s, the genre fused mellow progressive rock with a heavy metal aesthetic.[1] Characteristics may include complex song structures, unusual time signatures, lengthy songs and often using concept albums.[2]

Later on, many extreme metal bands began to experiment and developed an array of progressive metal fusions with other genres, including death metal, black metal, thrash metal and avant-garde metal.[]

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  71. ^ "allmusic overview for the album Undeceived by Extol". Retrieved .  The allmusic editor remarks that the album "...only enhanced the group's progressive/death metal reputation."
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  81. ^ Review of Aquarius, Haken's debut album at AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-08-14. Review calls it "the hands-down strongest prog rock debut yet to emerge in the 2010s".
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  95. ^ The Harvard Crimson "Bassist Chris Wolstenholme pens and sings a pair of tracks late in the game, and while they are fine pieces of progressive metal, his admittedly pleasing smooth voice lacks Bellamy's intense vibrato"
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