Best Bands by Country
United States · Sweden · United Kingdom · Germany · Norway · Finland · Canada · Netherlands · France · Japan · Australia · Denmark · Greece · Poland · Switzerland · Brazil · Austria · Ukraine · Ireland · Israel · Italy · Spain · Colombia · Czechia · Faroe Islands · International · Mexico · Portugal · Romania · Russia · Taiwan
111United States
97.431Evoken
96.624Acid Bath
96.1131Death
95.854Type O Negative
95.823Morbid Saint
95.584Immolation
95.368Alice in Chains
95.343Riot V
95.235Neurosis
95.181Symphony X
95.028Kyuss
94.890Suffocation
94.738Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.645Isis
94.535Saint Vitus
94.440Possessed
94.453Fates Warning
94.4102Agalloch
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.343Vektor
94.252W.A.S.P.
94.221Yob
94.133Crowbar
94.123Mr. Bungle
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.930Pentagram
93.936Vio-lence
93.930Panopticon
93.926Misery Index
93.937Manilla Road
93.867Autopsy
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.850Leviathan
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.648Metal Church
93.550Savatage
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.321Blood Incantation
93.395Nile
93.357Origin
93.336Jag Panzer
93.249Arsis
93.252Dark Angel
93.043Demolition Hammer
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.987Nevermore
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.8104Overkill
92.8117Deicide
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.6163Dream Theater
92.655Pig Destroyer
92.521Exhorder
92.526Deceased
92.520Ghoul
92.536High on Fire
92.458Dying Fetus
92.339Forbidden
92.226Pallbearer
92.132Sleep
92.132Baroness
92.145The Faceless
91.935Gwar
91.931Melvins
91.942Absu
91.827Soundgarden
91.870Kamelot
91.891Mastodon
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.736Virgin Steele
91.727Exhumed
91.620Monstrosity
91.636Earth
91.625Agent Steel
91.5188Slayer
91.568Cattle Decapitation
91.526Visigoth
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.425Skid Row
91.350Malevolent Creation
91.326Krallice
91.278Xasthur
91.229The Red Chord
91.2123Morbid Angel
91.1137Iced Earth
91.173Obituary
91.147Devourment
91.058Death Angel
91.096Anthrax
90.9113Exodus
90.934Down
90.934Faith No More
90.952Dio
90.831Novembers Doom
90.828Corrosion of Conformity
90.757Sunn O)))
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.628Nocturnus
90.620Terrorizer
90.533Judas Iscariot
90.5207Megadeth
90.3102Testament
90.133All Shall Perish
90.122Arghoslent
90.042Danzig
37Sweden
95.6104Bathory
95.285Candlemass
94.7105Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.129Cult of Luna
93.949Entombed
93.7185Opeth
93.553Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.2112Marduk
93.227The Crown
93.121Lost Horizon
93.024Anata
92.972Dissection
92.4114Amon Amarth
92.447Dismember
92.332Necrophobic
92.344Falconer
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
91.967At the Gates
91.658Therion
91.690Dark Tranquillity
91.659Bloodbath
91.447Shining
91.420Tribulation
91.328Draconian
91.239Edge of Sanity
90.920Lifelover
90.845Dark Funeral
90.720Vomitory
90.729Arckanum
90.6113Meshuggah
90.534Tiamat
90.351Watain
90.120October Tide
90.139Enforcer
32United Kingdom
96.227Esoteric
96.023Satan
95.0177Black Sabbath
94.641Akercocke
94.269Bolt Thrower
93.944Rainbow
93.9236Iron Maiden
93.866Deep Purple
93.620Discharge
93.634Bal-Sagoth
93.6172Judas Priest
93.486My Dying Bride
93.389Motörhead
93.148Cathedral
93.070Paradise Lost
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.985Carcass
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.465Electric Wizard
92.441Bruce Dickinson
92.133Godflesh
92.1124Napalm Death
91.551Saxon
91.162Anathema
90.928Angel Witch
90.833Skyclad
90.7111Cradle of Filth
90.643Alestorm
90.148Onslaught
90.122Fen
90.121Hecate Enthroned
90.086DragonForce
28Germany
95.733Ahab
95.1138Blind Guardian
94.626The Ruins of Beverast
94.036Falkenbach
93.921The Ocean
93.9144Kreator
93.537Obscura
93.534Equilibrium
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.4116Helloween
93.3110Sodom
92.521Disillusion
92.463Gamma Ray
92.223Haggard
92.241Necrophagist
92.162Accept
91.750Rage
91.454Scorpions
91.323Bethlehem
91.328Protector
91.052Grave Digger
90.822Dark Fortress
90.820Empyrium
90.771Destruction
90.735Iron Savior
90.538Tankard
90.464Running Wild
90.425Suidakra
25Norway
95.089Emperor
94.882Ulver
94.6102Enslaved
94.146Arcturus
94.0174Darkthrone
93.823Mortiis
93.728Windir
93.5117Immortal
93.449Taake
93.327Kampfar
93.338Ihsahn
93.121Vreid
93.025Limbonic Art
93.0139Burzum
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.322Theatre of Tragedy
92.146Borknagar
92.035Old Man's Child
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.1144Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.221Antestor
15Finland
96.128Demilich
95.862Moonsorrow
94.854Insomnium
94.381Amorphis
94.041Kalmah
93.346Finntroll
93.251Swallow the Sun
92.128Reverend Bizarre
91.827Sargeist
91.523Shape of Despair
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.063Ensiferum
90.9121Nightwish
90.468Stratovarius
90.221Rotten Sound
10Canada
95.187Rush
94.656Gorguts
94.629Devin Townsend
94.264Voivod
93.632Razor
92.720Quo Vadis
92.320Weapon
91.421Sacrifice
91.3101Cryptopsy
90.750Strapping Young Lad
8Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
93.030The Gathering
91.065Pestilence
90.934Asphyx
90.920Gorefest
90.627God Dethroned
90.224After Forever
7France
93.672Deathspell Omega
93.368Blut aus Nord
91.957Alcest
91.037Peste Noire
90.929Mütiilation
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.361Sigh
94.043Boris
93.821Galneryus
93.028Sabbat
92.727X Japan
91.627Loudness
5Australia
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.639Deströyer 666
92.123Virgin Black
91.937Psycroptic
90.246Portal
5Denmark
95.450Mercyful Fate
95.175King Diamond
93.338Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
5Greece
94.666Rotting Christ
94.240Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
91.520Spectral Lore
91.323Varathron
5Poland
93.685Vader
93.2146Behemoth
93.060Graveland
92.730Mgła
90.760Decapitated
5Switzerland
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.732Coroner
92.525Darkspace
4Brazil
95.357Angra
93.728Sarcófago
91.4133Sepultura
91.246Krisiun
3Austria
93.477Summoning
92.149Belphegor
90.046Abigor
3Ukraine
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
92.4103Drudkh
92.031Hate Forest
2Ireland
95.254Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.629Orphaned Land
91.933Melechesh
2Italy
93.521Hour of Penance
90.923Novembre
2Spain
91.728Wormed
90.926Teitanblood
1Colombia
93.036Inquisition
1Czechia
95.623Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.345Týr
1International
91.720Heaven & Hell
1Mexico
94.628The Chasm
1Portugal
93.158Moonspell
1Romania
92.628Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.722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 10 February 2020