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Genre: prog metal

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Parent Genre: metal

Prog metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that combines elements of progressive rock with heavy metal. It is characterized by complex time signatures, intricate instrumental passages, and often features conceptual themes. The vocals can range from clean to harsh and are often used to convey the story or message of the music. Sleep Token, Riverside, and Leprous are all examples of bands that incorporate these elements into their music, creating a unique and dynamic sound that appeals to fans of both metal and progressive rock.


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Electric Guitar, Drum Kit, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboard/Synthesizer, Double Bass

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List of prog metal artists

Here is a list of prog metal artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the prog metal genre. You can find out what prog metal genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 74 1133258
2 42 155833
3 46 244401
4 43 210318
5 38 133145
6 30 48743
7 36 49608
8 31 20841
9 28 22964
10 21 19846
11 27 30365
12 26 23776
13 21 7219
14 22 11843
15 18 3857
16 21 13807
17 19 7381
18 11 9246
19 13 6232
20 9 2141
21 15 8077
22 15 5507
23 7 5911
24 13 6658
25 12 4252
26 12 4123
27 12 3449
28 9 3105
29 11 1025
30 9 3362
31 9 5315
32 6 1576
33 6 3652
34 6 2843
35 3 981
36 3 3223
37 5 2690
38 1 737
39 1 478
40 4 1570
41 4 321
42 1 1313
43 3 1053
44 3 2973
45 3 438
46 3 1310
47 2 1774
48 2 1181
49 2 426
50 2 1118
51 1 913
52 1 3097
53 1 469
54 1 198
55 1 339
56 1 514

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