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114United States
97.431Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.1135Death
95.823Morbid Saint
95.755Type O Negative
95.685Immolation
95.336Neurosis
95.370Alice in Chains
95.343Riot V
95.180Symphony X
95.028Kyuss
94.993Suffocation
94.836Saint Vitus
94.744Atheist
94.739Heathen
94.446Isis
94.443Vektor
94.442Possessed
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.3101Agalloch
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.252Fates Warning
94.234Crowbar
94.221Yob
94.022Mr. Bungle
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.954Leviathan
93.936Vio-lence
93.931Panopticon
93.926Misery Index
93.937Manilla Road
93.839Helstar
93.848Metal Church
93.831Pentagram
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.722Toxik
93.572Autopsy
93.546Incantation
93.451Savatage
93.452Dark Angel
93.467Wolves in the Throne Room
93.397Nile
93.249Arsis
93.137Jag Panzer
93.156Origin
92.923Exhorder
92.9157Cannibal Corpse
92.926Blood Incantation
92.8103Overkill
92.888Nevermore
92.843Demolition Hammer
92.763The Black Dahlia Murder
92.7123Deicide
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.760Dying Fetus
92.6165Dream Theater
92.655Pig Destroyer
92.627Deeds of Flesh
92.521Obsequiae
92.526Deceased
92.520Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.238Forbidden
92.132Sleep
92.030Baroness
92.090Mastodon
91.935Gwar
91.927Visigoth
91.944The Faceless
91.843Absu
91.871Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.828Pallbearer
91.827Soundgarden
91.731Melvins
91.736Virgin Steele
91.723Arghoslent
91.771Cattle Decapitation
91.727Exhumed
91.737Earth
91.720Macabre
91.7190Slayer
91.620Monstrosity
91.625Agent Steel
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.426Skid Row
91.474Obituary
91.329Corrosion of Conformity
91.3127Morbid Angel
91.326Krallice
91.2140Iced Earth
91.229The Red Chord
91.277Xasthur
91.0115Exodus
91.050Malevolent Creation
90.994Anthrax
90.934Down
90.932Novembers Doom
90.934Faith No More
90.946Devourment
90.952Dio
90.856Death Angel
90.838Decrepit Birth
90.756Sunn O)))
90.622Hirax
90.620Terrorizer
90.534Judas Iscariot
90.4207Megadeth
90.321Whiplash
90.255Warbringer
90.229Nocturnus
90.249Vital Remains
90.133All Shall Perish
37Sweden
95.5103Bathory
95.388Candlemass
94.8109Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.129Cult of Luna
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.7185Opeth
93.624Lost Horizon
93.552Entombed
93.553Hypocrisy
93.428The Crown
93.3114Marduk
93.225Anata
93.072Dissection
92.933Necrophobic
92.748Dismember
92.544Falconer
92.3117Amon Amarth
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
92.173At the Gates
92.020Persuader
92.057Therion
92.029Draconian
91.946Shining
91.760Bloodbath
91.690Dark Tranquillity
91.428Arckanum
91.420Tribulation
91.240Edge of Sanity
90.720Vomitory
90.646Dark Funeral
90.5111Meshuggah
90.534Tiamat
90.349Watain
90.138Enforcer
90.120October Tide
33United Kingdom
96.329Esoteric
95.825Satan
95.0176Black Sabbath
94.572Bolt Thrower
94.543Akercocke
94.0241Iron Maiden
93.944Rainbow
93.665Deep Purple
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.5177Judas Priest
93.591My Dying Bride
93.588Motörhead
93.149Cathedral
92.975Anaal Nathrakh
92.975Paradise Lost
92.987Carcass
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.266Electric Wizard
92.1126Napalm Death
92.133Godflesh
91.652Saxon
91.520Orange Goblin
90.9110Cradle of Filth
90.929Angel Witch
90.966Anathema
90.734Skyclad
90.252Onslaught
90.223Fen
90.179Venom
90.120Hecate Enthroned
90.085DragonForce
90.020Raven
30Germany
95.334Ahab
95.1139Blind Guardian
94.627The Ruins of Beverast
94.0145Kreator
93.921The Ocean Collective
93.837Falkenbach
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.537Obscura
93.334Equilibrium
93.3118Helloween
93.2109Sodom
92.722Disillusion
92.462Gamma Ray
92.223Haggard
92.123Defeated Sanity
92.164Accept
91.842Necrophagist
91.825Bethlehem
91.720Stormwarrior
91.354Scorpions
91.127Protector
91.152Grave Digger
91.021Empyrium
90.954Rage
90.823Dark Fortress
90.734Iron Savior
90.670Destruction
90.464Running Wild
90.425Suidakra
90.339Tankard
26Norway
94.983Ulver
94.987Emperor
94.5106Enslaved
94.448Arcturus
94.224Mortiis
93.9178Darkthrone
93.7120Immortal
93.728Windir
93.322Vreid
93.349Taake
93.239Ihsahn
93.0142Burzum
93.025Limbonic Art
92.926Kampfar
92.549Borknagar
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.3105Gorgoroth
92.035Old Man's Child
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.3148Mayhem
90.824Aura Noir
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.221Antestor
16Finland
96.131Demilich
95.862Moonsorrow
94.652Insomnium
94.191Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.552Swallow the Sun
93.245Finntroll
92.227Reverend Bizarre
91.322Shape of Despair
91.265Ensiferum
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.127Sargeist
90.833Behexen
90.7130Nightwish
90.571Stratovarius
90.221Rotten Sound
8Canada
95.188Rush
94.930Devin Townsend
94.555Gorguts
94.264Voivod
93.631Razor
91.421Sacrifice
91.3102Cryptopsy
90.449Strapping Young Lad
8France
93.573Deathspell Omega
93.569Blut aus Nord
92.461Alcest
91.236Peste Noire
90.920Benighted
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
90.227Mütiilation
7Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.443Carach Angren
93.031The Gathering
91.067Pestilence
90.836Asphyx
90.830God Dethroned
90.325After Forever
6Japan
94.360Sigh
94.242Boris
93.821Galneryus
93.127Sabbat
92.727X Japan
91.627Loudness
6Switzerland
95.234Paysage d'Hiver
93.340Samael
93.025Triptykon
92.834Coroner
92.224Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Australia
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.639Deströyer 666
91.922Virgin Black
91.939Psycroptic
90.245Portal
5Brazil
95.358Angra
93.728Sarcófago
92.420Hibria
91.5132Sepultura
91.246Krisiun
5Denmark
95.550Mercyful Fate
95.376King Diamond
93.239Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
5Greece
94.665Rotting Christ
94.342Septicflesh
93.121Dead Congregation
91.520Spectral Lore
91.423Varathron
5Poland
93.592Vader
93.557Graveland
92.9150Behemoth
92.933Mgła
90.760Decapitated
3Austria
93.478Summoning
91.850Belphegor
90.046Abigor
3Ukraine
93.861Nokturnal Mortum
92.3102Drudkh
91.932Hate Forest
2Czechia
95.623Lykathea Aflame
92.520Root
2Ireland
95.354Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.729Orphaned Land
91.933Melechesh
2Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
90.923Novembre
2Spain
91.730Wormed
91.027Teitanblood
1Colombia
93.537Inquisition
1Faroe Islands
92.947Týr
1International
91.721Heaven & Hell
1Mexico
94.429The Chasm
1New Zealand
90.227Ulcerate
1Portugal
93.159Moonspell
1Romania
93.029Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.220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 4 September 2020