Classical Rock: Who Are The 12 Greatest Prog Bands Of All Time?

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10. The Mars Volta
Though currently defunct, the band is considered one of the best modern progressive rock bands. They are known for their energetic live shows and concept albums, as well as being a band that could masterfully combine frenetic experimental hard rock with softer passages, many times within a single song as evidenced by tracks off their debut album such as “Inertiatic ESP” and “Roulette Dares (The Haunt of).”


9. The Moody Blues
The Birmingham band struggled as a white R&B group for its first two years, but with their second album and first concept album, Days of Future Past, they began to find an audience with their signature sound that incorporated classical music elements. The album gave the band their first big hits with “Nights in White Satin” and “Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?).”