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9th Jul '16 5:07:03 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Nagelfar}} (mixed with BlackMetal; not to be confused with Sweden's similarly spelled Naglfar, who are melodic black metal)


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* Music/NocteObducta (mixed with BlackMetal and AvantGardeMetal)
21st Jun '16 8:21:26 PM gewunomox
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** Music/{{Queensryche}} is heavily influenced by classic HeavyMetal along the lines of bands like IronMaiden and Music/{{Motorhead}}; not surprising since they emerged at a time when trad metal was still the dominant metal style.

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** Music/{{Queensryche}} is heavily influenced by classic HeavyMetal along the lines of bands like IronMaiden Music/IronMaiden and Music/{{Motorhead}}; not surprising since they emerged at a time when trad metal was still the dominant metal style.
17th Jun '16 8:30:14 PM gewunomox
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* Music/EphelDuath (mixed with BlackMetal, jazz, and a wide variety of other disparate genres)

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* Music/EphelDuath ''Ephel Duath'' (mixed with BlackMetal, jazz, and a wide variety of other disparate genres)
13th Jun '16 1:53:35 AM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Arcturus}}

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* Music/{{Arcturus}}Music/{{Arcturus}} (mixed with BlackMetal on the early recordings, but this is reduced starting with ''La Masquerade infernale'')



* Music/{{Atheist}}

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* Music/{{Atheist}}Music/{{Atheist}} (also the trope codifiers for TechnicalDeathMetal)



* Music/{{Cynic}} (modern material is more rock-oriented)

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* Music/{{Cynic}} (modern (earliest material is more DeathMetal-oriented; modern material is more rock-oriented)



* Music/{{Death}} (the first DeathMetal band, who gradually moved towards prog metal the further along they went with the band. By their last album, ''The Sound of Perseverance'', they were most definitely a prog metal band. Schuldiner's next project, Control Denied, delved even further into prog.)

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* Music/{{Death}} (the first DeathMetal band, who gradually moved towards prog metal the further along they went with the band. By their last album, ''The Sound of Perseverance'', they were most definitely a prog metal band. Schuldiner's next project, Control Denied, delved even further into prog.prog, while reducing the DeathMetal influence to almost nil and replacing it with mild PowerMetal influence instead.)



* Music/DefeatedSanity (''Dharmata'' EP, mixed with death metal)

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* Music/DefeatedSanity (''Dharmata'' EP, mixed with death metal)TechnicalDeathMetal)



* Music/DreamTheater

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* Music/DreamTheaterMusic/DreamTheater (probably the {{Trope Codifier}}s for the genre as a whole)



* Music/EphelDuath (mixed with BlackMetal, jazz, and a wide variety of other disparate genres)



* Music/{{Gojira}}

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* Music/{{Gojira}}Music/{{Gojira}} (mixed with DeathMetal and GrooveMetal)



* Music/{{Isis}}

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* Music/{{Isis}}Music/{{Isis}} (also TropeCodifier for post-metal)



* Music/KayoDot

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* Music/KayoDotMusic/KayoDot (mixed with AvantGardeMusic and a wide variety of other disparate influences)



* Music/{{Mastodon}}
* Music/MaudlinOfTheWell

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* Music/{{Mastodon}}
Music/{{Mastodon}} (mixed with SludgeMetal on the early recordings, but this has lessened with time)
* Music/MaudlinOfTheWellMusic/MaudlinOfTheWell (mixed with AvantGardeMetal, DeathMetal, and a wide variety of other influences)



* Music/{{Meshuggah}}

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* Music/{{Meshuggah}}Music/{{Meshuggah}} (a particularly unique case when they started out, although they've since been [[FollowTheLeader widely copied]])



* Music/SystemOfADown (also AlternativeMetal)

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* Music/SystemOfADown (also AlternativeMetal)AlternativeMetal and AvantGardeMetal)



* Music/{{Therion}} (also SymphonicMetal)

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* Music/{{Therion}} (also SymphonicMetal)SymphonicMetal and AvantGardeMetal, for both of which they are significant {{Trope Codifier}}s, as well as DeathMetal on their earliest recordings)



* Music/DevinTownsend

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* Music/DevinTownsendMusic/DevinTownsend (mixed with DeathMetal and IndustrialMetal on some of his releases, while others are straight-up ProgressiveRock)
4th Jun '16 4:49:23 PM UltimateLazer
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* Music/IBuiltTheSky
30th May '16 3:34:50 PM CassandraLeo
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* [[Music/{{Tyr}} Týr]] (mixed with FolkMetal)
22nd May '16 12:53:15 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/IronMaiden (many of their epics such as "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" qualify as arguable [[UrExample Ur-Examples]] as does the album ''Seventh Son of a Seventh Son'')

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* Music/IronMaiden (many of their epics such as "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" qualify as arguable [[UrExample Ur-Examples]] as does the album ''Seventh Son of a Seventh Son'')Son''. In modern times, they are unabashedly prog, with three songs on ''The Book of Souls'' stretching well past the ten-minute mark and the longest being just over eighteen)
22nd May '16 12:45:11 PM CassandraLeo
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* Irreversible Mechanism (mixed with death metal)

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* Irreversible Mechanism Music/IrreversibleMechanism (mixed with death metal)DeathMetal)



* ''Karnivool,'' particularly their sophomore album, 'Sound Awake'. The band has stated they try to reinvent themselves each time they go into the studio to record.

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* ''Karnivool,'' Music/{{Karnivool}}, particularly their sophomore album, 'Sound Awake'. The band has stated they try to reinvent themselves each time they go into the studio to record.
22nd May '16 12:38:24 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Akercocke'' (also classed as progressive BlackMetal, ProgressiveDeathMetal, blackened death metal, and probably a number of other things)

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* ''Akercocke'' Music/{{Akercocke}} (also classed as progressive BlackMetal, ProgressiveDeathMetal, blackened death metal, and probably a number of other things)



* Music/{{Amorphis}} (First album was straight-up Death metal, and their second album was [[MelodicDeathMetal Melodeath]]/DoomMetal. However, from their third album on, they've been prog metal)
* Anciients

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* Music/{{Amorphis}} (First album was straight-up Death metal, DeathMetal, and their second album was [[MelodicDeathMetal Melodeath]]/DoomMetal. However, from their third album on, they've been prog metal)
* AnciientsMusic/{{Anciients}}



* Black Fast (mixed with thrash and death metal)

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* Black Fast Music/BlackFast (mixed with thrash and death metal)



* Music/{{Death}}, the first DeathMetal band, gradually moved towards prog metal the further along they went with the band. By their last album, ''The Sound of Perseverance'', they were most definitely a prog metal band.

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* Music/{{Death}}, the Music/{{Death}} (the first DeathMetal band, who gradually moved towards prog metal the further along they went with the band. By their last album, ''The Sound of Perseverance'', they were most definitely a prog metal band. Schuldiner's next project, Control Denied, delved even further into prog.)



* Music/{{Iron Maiden}}, many of their epics such as Hallowed Be Thy Name and Rime of The Ancient Mariner qualify as UrExamples as does the album Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son.

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* Music/{{Iron Maiden}}, many Music/IronMaiden (many of their epics such as Hallowed "Hallowed Be Thy Name Name" and Rime "Rime of The the Ancient Mariner Mariner" qualify as UrExamples arguable [[UrExample Ur-Examples]] as does the album ''Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son.Son'')



* ''King's X'' (Also AlternativeMetal, FunkMetal, and HardRock)

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* ''King's X'' Music/KingCrimson (another possible UrExample, mostly with their mid-seventies material and "21st Century Schizoid Man")
** 1969 - ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing''
* [[Music/KingsX King's X]]
(Also AlternativeMetal, FunkMetal, and HardRock)



* Music/{{Metallica}} (while they are mostly a ThrashMetal or HeavyMetal band, they flirted with this genre on ''Ride the Lightning'' and ''Master of Puppets'' and dived headfirst into it with ''...And Justice for All'' and arguably also ''Death Magnetic'', to the extent that they are considered a "Prog-Related" band on Prog Archives)

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* Music/{{Metallica}} (while (while, like Megadeth, they are mostly a ThrashMetal or HeavyMetal band, they flirted with this genre on ''Ride the Lightning'' and ''Master of Puppets'' and dived headfirst into it with ''...And Justice for All'' and arguably also ''Death Magnetic'', to the extent that they are considered a "Prog-Related" band on Prog Archives)Archives. As with Maiden, they could also be considered an UrExample of the genre)
** ''Music/RideTheLightning'' (1984)
** ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' (1986)



* [[{{Music/TheOcean}} The Ocean]] (with influences drawn from PostRock and SludgeMetal)

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* [[{{Music/TheOcean}} The Ocean]] Music/TheOcean (with influences drawn from PostRock and SludgeMetal)



* Redemption

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* RedemptionMusic/{{Redemption}}



* Music/{{Rush}} (from ''Counterparts'' onward. Possible UrExample)

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* Music/{{Rush}} (from ''Counterparts'' onward. Possible Another possible UrExample)



* Music/SonataArctica, started as a power metal band with some progressive elements, went pure progressive with Unia and fused power and progressive evenly with The Days of Grays.

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* Music/SonataArctica, started Music/SonataArctica (started as a power metal PowerMetal band with some progressive elements, went pure progressive with Unia ''Unia'' and fused power and progressive evenly with The ''The Days of Grays.Grays'')



* Music/{{Tool}} (also AlternativeMetal)

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* Music/{{Tool}} (also AlternativeMetal)AlternativeMetal, [[DoomMetal Post-Metal]], and a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly large variety of other genres]])



* UrExample: Potential contenders are Music/KingCrimson, Music/{{Rush}}, Watchtower, and Fates Warning. Music/VanDerGraafGenerator may deserve mention as well, but they are a strange case in that they manage to be as heavy as many progressive metal bands (reaching an 8 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness at the heaviest parts of all three songs on ''Pawn Hearts'', for example) without using electric guitars much.

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* UrExample: Potential contenders depending upon one's definition of the genre are Music/KingCrimson, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/{{Metallica}}, Diamond Head, Music/IronMaiden, Watchtower, and Fates Warning. Music/VanDerGraafGenerator may deserve mention as well, but they are a strange case in that they manage to be as heavy as many progressive metal bands (reaching an 8 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness at the heaviest parts of all three songs on ''Pawn Hearts'', for example) without using electric guitars much.
22nd May '16 12:30:24 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Megadeth}} (although they are mostly a ThrashMetal band, ''Rust in Peace'' dives headfirst into this genre as well)

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* Music/{{Megadeth}} (although they are mostly a straight-up ThrashMetal or HeavyMetal band, ''Rust in Peace'' dives headfirst into this genre as well)is one of the most noteworthy and acclaimed examples of progressive thrash metal)



* Music/{{Metallica}} (while they are mostly a ThrashMetal band, they flirted with this genre on ''Ride the Lightning'' and ''Master of Puppets'' and dived headfirst into it with ''...And Justice for All'', to the extent that they are considered a "Prog-Related" band on Prog Archives)

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* Music/{{Metallica}} (while they are mostly a ThrashMetal or HeavyMetal band, they flirted with this genre on ''Ride the Lightning'' and ''Master of Puppets'' and dived headfirst into it with ''...And Justice for All'', All'' and arguably also ''Death Magnetic'', to the extent that they are considered a "Prog-Related" band on Prog Archives)
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