26. Bad Salad - Uncivilized
#4 from MPF. Another terrible band name, but outstanding music. Very progressive, and of high quality too. These guys take a no-shame bow to Dream Theater, and emulate many qualities that have made them the champions of prog metal. The singer sounds great, and the guitar tone sounds very much like Petrucci's. The fact that this is a debut is even more impressive. I certainly would never have come across this band by any means, so I'm glad I did. For any fans of quality prog in the vein of Dream Theater, this is a no-brainer.
"Crowded Sky" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYA6ZjjI0ng