Porcupine Tree

Founded at the onset of the '90s, Porcupine Tree was originally passed off as a "forgotten" old-school prog-rock band. But yarn-spinning ceded to Wilson's knack for reconciling vintage influences with contemporary sounds, while never forgetting the strength of a solid hook. He's been on a serious tear with his most recent string of albums; the latest, The Incident, showcases a seamless 55-minute epic that combines Opeth-style heavy crunch with Wilson's usual sophisticated arrangements and soaring melodies.