Best Bands by Country
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104United States
97.229Evoken
96.521Acid Bath
96.0127Death
95.852Type O Negative
95.823Morbid Saint
95.380Immolation
95.267Alice in Chains
95.141Riot V
95.179Symphony X
95.034Neurosis
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.886Suffocation
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.535Saint Vitus
94.545Isis
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.543Vektor
94.437Helstar
94.4102Agalloch
94.352Fates Warning
94.134Possessed
94.137Manilla Road
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.034Vio-lence
94.030Pentagram
94.024Misery Index
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.847Metal Church
93.827Slough Feg
93.765Autopsy
93.744Incantation
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.628Panopticon
93.542Demolition Hammer
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.551Leviathan
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.135Jag Panzer
93.146Arsis
93.156Origin
93.149Pig Destroyer
93.088Nile
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.951Dark Angel
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.886Nevermore
92.8152Dream Theater
92.759The Black Dahlia Murder
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7113Deicide
92.698Overkill
92.434High on Fire
92.422Deceased
92.355Cynic
92.355Dying Fetus
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.145The Faceless
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
92.069Kamelot
92.024Pallbearer
91.923Arghoslent
91.835Virgin Steele
91.890Mastodon
91.839Absu
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.734Gwar
91.661Sunn O)))
91.625Agent Steel
91.527Nocturnus
91.529Baroness
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.471Obituary
91.426Exhumed
91.4185Slayer
91.379Xasthur
91.336Earth
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.223Visigoth
91.230Melvins
91.1134Iced Earth
91.157Cattle Decapitation
91.124Skid Row
91.0112Exodus
91.035Faith No More
90.8115Morbid Angel
90.835Down
90.753Dio
90.736Devourment
90.7209Megadeth
90.620Hirax
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.550Death Angel
90.494Anthrax
90.296Testament
90.221Whiplash
90.123Krallice
90.120Pharaoh
36Sweden
95.6100Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.630Vintersorg
94.5102Katatonia
94.228Cult of Luna
94.049Entombed
93.7177Opeth
93.721Lost Horizon
93.553Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.2111Marduk
93.0105Amon Amarth
92.847Dismember
92.668Dissection
92.524Anata
92.432Enforcer
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.225The Crown
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.120Dragonland
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.057Therion
91.933Arckanum
91.856Bloodbath
91.446Shining
91.420Tribulation
91.227Draconian
91.265At the Gates
91.020Nasum
90.921Lifelover
90.820Vomitory
90.8111Meshuggah
90.731Tiamat
90.342Dark Funeral
31United Kingdom
96.228Esoteric
95.922Satan
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.642Akercocke
94.220Pagan Altar
94.165Deep Purple
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.842Rainbow
93.620Discharge
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.5171Judas Priest
93.384Carcass
93.188Motörhead
93.182My Dying Bride
93.147Cathedral
93.072Anaal Nathrakh
92.768Paradise Lost
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.365Electric Wizard
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.1124Napalm Death
91.731Godflesh
91.661Anathema
91.125Angel Witch
90.932Skyclad
90.850Saxon
90.6106Cradle of Filth
90.421Fen
90.242Alestorm
90.245Onslaught
26Germany
95.733Ahab
95.1131Blind Guardian
94.137Falkenbach
94.131Equilibrium
93.9141Kreator
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.420Lunar Aurora
93.4115Helloween
93.436Obscura
93.1104Sodom
92.521Disillusion
92.462Gamma Ray
92.160Accept
92.140Necrophagist
92.050Rage
91.621Haggard
91.425Protector
91.324Suidakra
91.323Bethlehem
91.253Scorpions
91.052Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.820Empyrium
90.564Running Wild
90.436Tankard
90.470Destruction
24Norway
94.980Ulver
94.981Emperor
94.598Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
93.822Mortiis
93.728Windir
93.7169Darkthrone
93.550Taake
93.338Ihsahn
93.223Kampfar
93.2115Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.025Limbonic Art
92.9134Burzum
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.146Borknagar
91.934Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.2141Mayhem
90.823Urgehal
90.535Tristania
90.523Aura Noir
15Finland
96.425Demilich
95.860Moonsorrow
94.450Insomnium
94.277Amorphis
94.041Kalmah
93.625Reverend Bizarre
93.346Finntroll
92.842Swallow the Sun
91.623Shape of Despair
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.1118Nightwish
91.062Ensiferum
90.926Sargeist
90.532Behexen
90.367Stratovarius
11Canada
95.382Rush
95.157Gorguts
94.326Devin Townsend
94.263Voivod
93.531Razor
92.320Weapon
91.821Quo Vadis
91.120Sacrifice
91.0101Cryptopsy
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.530Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.670Blut aus Nord
92.234Peste Noire
91.856Alcest
90.728Mütiilation
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
7Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
92.629The Gathering
91.161Pestilence
90.728God Dethroned
90.635Asphyx
90.224After Forever
6Japan
94.857Sigh
93.839Boris
93.520Galneryus
93.127X Japan
92.423Sabbat
91.628Loudness
6Switzerland
94.730Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.924Darkspace
92.732Coroner
90.269Celtic Frost
5Australia
93.738Deströyer 666
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
92.436Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
90.128The Berzerker
5Denmark
95.851Mercyful Fate
95.172King Diamond
92.834Artillery
92.425Mercenary
90.920Nortt
5Poland
93.6142Behemoth
93.458Graveland
93.485Vader
93.126Mgła
90.664Decapitated
4Brazil
95.256Angra
92.123Sarcófago
91.3127Sepultura
91.146Krisiun
4Greece
94.458Rotting Christ
93.637Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
90.621Varathron
3Ukraine
94.060Nokturnal Mortum
92.5100Drudkh
91.232Hate Forest
2Austria
93.578Summoning
91.847Belphegor
2Ireland
95.452Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.328Orphaned Land
92.430Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
91.124Teitanblood
1Belgium
90.354Aborted
1Colombia
93.036Inquisition
1Czech Republic
96.821Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.440Týr
1International
91.720Heaven & Hell
1Italy
90.923Novembre
1Mexico
94.628The Chasm
1Portugal
93.156Moonspell
1Romania
92.627Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.123閃靈
The first number in each entry is a bias score, derived from the assigned ratings on a curve desgined to reward both individual reviewer enthusiasm and collective critical attention. For releases, each rating counts; for bands, release ratings are aggregated by reviewer first. The second number is the number of reviewers who rated that band or release. A release needs at least 4 ratings to qualify; a band needs ratings from at least 20 different reviewers.
Data from Encyclopaedia Metallum · Analysis by glenn mcdonald · Updated 1 November 2018