Top 20 Bass Players in Progressive Metal & Around

Top 20 Bass Players in Progressive Metal & Around
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So, we are rounding it up with bass players, which are probably the most underrated part of a band. We made a selection of top 20 bass players in progressive metal and its related subgenres that we think are absolute top-notch. Check it out and leave a comment below with some other great bass players that are worth checking out.

Sean Malone (Cynic, Gordian Knot)

John Myung (Dream Theater)

Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes)

Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Sadus, Control Denied,…)

Jeroen Paul Thesseling (solo, Obscura, Pestilence)

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  1. Peter Henshall

    May 23, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    One to watch …………..

  2. ktugg

    May 24, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Great list! Found a few new names on here. Amos Williams from Tesseract would be great addition as well!

    • debbie

      May 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Amos is definitely someone to add to this list. He incorporates various genres into one to create his own flare. I’m a big fan of Mos’ work.

    • odyjon

      May 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Anyone else just looking at John Myung thinking thats Emperor Palpatine?

  3. nzrPL

    May 24, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Mark Michell from Scale the Summit should totally be here.

  4. Valgoth

    May 25, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Mariusz Duda seems to be a glaring omission IMO

  5. Michael Redwine

    May 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    You picked just the right song for Thomas Miller (y)

  6. Pete

    May 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I would add Pete Perez from Spastic Ink, Doug Keyser from Watchtower, Tony Choy from Pestilence/Atheist and Roger Patterson from Atheist and Lars K Norberg from Spiral Architect off the top of my head.

  7. axelpizzi

    May 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Jeff Hughell, Colin Marston, Brett Bamberger????

  8. Michael Redwine

    May 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I suggest putting Thomas-James Potrel on list.

  9. François Ménard

    May 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Great list but I was dissapointed that Andreas Blomqvist from Seventh Wonder was not included cause he’s definitly in my top 3

  10. Paul

    May 31, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I’d say Andreas Blomqvist from Seventh Wonder should really be here. You’ve had their vocalist and keys player, and Blomqvist is the guy who really makes the band stand out!

  11. Dave Bussey

    June 23, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Jon Stockman from Karnivool is worth a look too. Amazing band.

  12. Carmen

    August 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Are you guys crazy. No Chris Squire. WTF

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  14. MoonshineO

    December 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Check this guy out – Marcelo Perez Schneider (Presto Vivace)
    He should be at least in top 10 list.

  15. luciano

    May 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Sean is a great musician, but for the style in question, Mr. Myung is the major contributer.

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