Top 10 Albums of 2017 | Progressive Metal | 2 of 3

Top 10 Albums of 2017 | Progressive Metal | 2 of 3

Welcome back. This is the second of three lists of Top 10 Albums of 2017 here at Power of Prog. This time we count down the Top 10 Albums of 2017 . We are also at a point in history where there is as much progressive metal as there is it’s paternal genre progressive rock.

As many know who follow this music, progressive rock now has its branches in many other genres or sub-genres of heavy metal music. This list below is compiled from traditional progressive metal, extreme progressive black metal, progressive power metal, cinematic progressive metal, progressive death metal and a progressive rock/metal opera. Without further delay here are my Top 10 Albums Of Year, Progressive Metal.


1. Masqued – The Light In The Dark

Country – Houston, Texas USA

Label – Sleaszy Rider Records

Band Members

Jon Allen – Drums
Drew Creel – Guitar
Shane Dubose – Bass/Vocals
Eric Halpern – Guitar
Steffany Johnston – Vocals
Adam Rawlings – Keyboards

Masqued Official Website

Masqued Official Facebook Page


2. Pain Of Salvation – Passing Light Of Day

Country – Sweden

Label – Inside Out Music

Band Members
Daniel Gildenlöw – Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar
Johan Hallgren – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Léo Margarit – Drums/Vocals
Daniel Karlsson – Keyboards/Vocals
Gustaf Hielm – Bass/Vocals

Pain Of Salvation Official Website

Pain Of Salvation Official Facebook Page


3. Ayreon – The Source

Country – The Netherlands

Label – Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings

Band Members/Original Cast

Arjen Anthony Lucassen – Electric and Acoustic Guitars/Bass Guitar/Mandolin/Synthesizers, Hammond/Solina Strings/All Other Instruments
Ed Wabry – Drums

Original Cast Members/Vocalists

James Labrie – Dream Theater- As ‘The Historian’
Tommy Giles Rogers – Between The Buried And Me – As ‘The Chemist’
Simone Simons – Epica -As ‘The Counselor’
Mike Mills – Toehider – As ‘T-H1’
Floor Jansen – Nightwish – As ‘The Biologist’
Hansi Kursch – Blind Guardian – As ‘The Astronomer’
Tobis Sammet – Avantasia/Edguy – As ‘The Captain’
Michael Eriksen – Circus Maximus – As ‘The Diplomat’
Nils K Rue – Pagans Mind – As ‘The Prophet’
Zaher Zorgati – Myrath – As ‘The Preacher’
Tommy Karevik – Kamelot – As ‘The Opposition Leader’
Russel Allen – SymphonyX – As ‘The President
Will Shaw – Heir Apparent’ Wilmer Waarbroek, Jan Willem Ketelaars, and Lisette van den Berg – Scarlet Stories as ‘The Ship’s Crew’
You … Insert Name Here … as ‘The Audience’

Lori Linstruth – Photo Stills/Ajren Lucassen & Ayreon Cast
Wayne Joyner – Lyric Videos for Everybody Dies and Star Of Sirrah

Ayreon Official Website 

Ayreon Official Facebook Page


4. Persefone – Aathma

Country -Andorra

Label – Vicisolum Productions/Enorm Music

Band Members
Marc Martins – Vocals
Carlos Lozano – Guitars
Miguel Espinosa – Keyboards& vocals.
Filipe Baldaia – Guitars
Toni Mestre – Bass
Sergi “Bobby” Verdeguer – Drums

Persefone Official Website

Persefone Official Facebook Page


5. The Vicious Head Society – Abject Tomorrow

Country – Ireland

Label – Independent/Self Release

Band Members 

Graham Keane – Guitars/Bass/Creator
Wilmer Waarbroek – Vocals
Derek Sherinan – Keyboards
Nahuel Ramos – Keyboards
Pat Byrne – Vocals
Klemen Markelj – Drums
Kevin Talley – Drums
Nathan Pickering – Vocals

The Vicious Head Society Official Website – Merchandise

The Vicious Head Society Official Facebook


6. Perihelion Ship – To Paint A Bird Of Fire

Country – Sweden

Label – Independent/Self Released

Band Members 

Andreas Hammer – Guitar/Vocals
Jari-Markus Kohijoki – Drums
Pirkka Maksimainen – Synths
Mikael Aalto – Bass

Perihelion Ship Official Bandcamp Profile

Perihelion Ship Official Facebook Page


7. Dreadnought – A Wake In Sacred Waves

Country – USA

Label – Sailor Records

Band Members 

Kelly Schilling – Guitar, Flute, Clean and Harsh Vocals
Jordan Clancy – Drums, Alto/Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Handlon – Bass, Mandolin, Lyrics
Lauren Vieira – Keys, Clean Vocals

Dreadnought Official Website

Dreadnought Official Facebook Page


8. Iapetus – The Long Road Home

Country – USA
Label – Independent/Self Released

Band Members 

Matthew Cerami – Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Jordan Navarro – Guitars/Drum Programming/Keyboards/Additional Sounds
Jordan Navarro And Nick Shann – Drum Programming/Arrangements

Additional Musicians
Nick Shann – Guitar Solo & Stringed Arrangememnts on ‘The Long Road Home’ Violin on ‘My Father, My God
Benjamin Ian Meyerson (Fin Amor) & Justin Barone (Consonance) – Additional Lyrics & Vocal Arrangements
Samantha Marie Rae (Nectar) – Guest Vocals
Charles Buonsera – Bass Solo on ‘Evisecrate Divine’

Iapetus Official Official Merchandise Store

Iapetus Official Facebook Page


9. Scardust – Sands Of Time

Country – Israel

Label – Independent/ Self Released

Band Members
Noa Gruman – Lead Vocals
Yoav Weinberg – Drums
Yadin Moyal – Guitars
Yanai Avnet – Bass
Alex Nicola – Keyboards

Scardust Official Website

Scardust Official Facebook Page


10. MindMaze – Resolve

Country – USA
Label – Inner Wound Recordings

Band Members
Sarah Teets – Lead Vocals
Jeff Teets – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Rich Pasqualone – Bass, Backing Vocals
Mark “Truk” Bennett – Drums

MindMaze Official Website

MindMaze Official Facebook Page





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