The Best Progressive Metal Albums of the 1990s

1. Cynic - Focus

Cynic - Focus
September 13, 1993
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

2. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
August 18, 1998
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

3. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence

Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
October 21, 1991
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

4. Dream Theater - Images and Words

Dream Theater - Images and Words
July 7, 1992
Critic Score
90
1 review

5. Opeth - Still Life

Opeth - Still Life
October 18, 1999
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

6. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve

Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
July 25, 1995
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

7. Meshuggah - Chaosphere

Meshuggah - Chaosphere
November 10, 1998
Critic Score
83
2 reviews

8. Edge of Sanity - Crimson

Edge of Sanity - Crimson
April 2, 1996
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

10. Opeth - Morningrise

Opeth - Morningrise
June 24, 1996
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. Amorphis - Elegy

Amorphis - Elegy
May 14, 1996
Critic Score
80
1 review

12. Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
March 24, 1997
Critic Score
80
1 review

13. Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters

Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters
Critic Score
80
1 review

14. Dream Theater - Awake

Dream Theater - Awake
October 4, 1994
Critic Score
80
1 review

15. Tool - Ænima

Tool - Ænima
September 17, 1996
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

16. Opeth - Orchid

Opeth - Orchid
May 15, 1995
Critic Score
70
1 review

18. Symphony X - Twilight in Olympus

Symphony X - Twilight in Olympus
March 13, 1998
Critic Score
60
1 review

19. Dream Theater - Falling into Infinity

Dream Theater - Falling into Infinity
September 23, 1997
Critic Score
60
1 review

20. Fates Warning - Parallels

Fates Warning - Parallels
October 29, 1991
Critic Score
60
1 review

21. Queensrÿche - Empire

Queensrÿche - Empire
August 20, 1990
Critic Score
58
2 reviews

22. Meshuggah - Contradictions Collapse

Meshuggah - Contradictions Collapse
October 1, 1991
Critic Score
56
2 reviews
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