Best Bands by Country
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105United States
97.330Evoken
96.624Acid Bath
96.1127Death
95.953Type O Negative
95.823Morbid Saint
95.382Immolation
95.368Alice in Chains
95.144Riot V
95.179Symphony X
95.034Neurosis
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.788Suffocation
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.635Saint Vitus
94.545Isis
94.543Vektor
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.352Fates Warning
94.320Yob
94.324Mr. Bungle
94.2100Agalloch
94.131Pentagram
94.136Manilla Road
94.135Possessed
94.033Crowbar
94.035Vio-lence
94.051W.A.S.P.
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.930Panopticon
93.966Autopsy
93.926Misery Index
93.845Incantation
93.839Helstar
93.827The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.749Leviathan
93.648Metal Church
93.548Savatage
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.450Arsis
93.357Origin
93.336Jag Panzer
93.152Dark Angel
93.042Demolition Hammer
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.9155Cannibal Corpse
92.987Nevermore
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.7114Deicide
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7159Dream Theater
92.6102Overkill
92.458Dying Fetus
92.424Deceased
92.239Forbidden
92.221Ghoul
92.253Pig Destroyer
92.145The Faceless
91.936High on Fire
91.990Mastodon
91.826Soundgarden
91.840Absu
91.870Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.835Gwar
91.831Melvins
91.736Virgin Steele
91.725Pallbearer
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.625Agent Steel
91.525Visigoth
91.527Nocturnus
91.529Baroness
91.526Exhumed
91.4187Slayer
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.321Arghoslent
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.379Xasthur
91.247Malevolent Creation
91.272Obituary
91.225Skid Row
91.229The Red Chord
91.135Earth
91.1137Iced Earth
91.0113Exodus
91.035Faith No More
90.935Down
90.9122Morbid Angel
90.958Sunn O)))
90.925Krallice
90.838Devourment
90.753Dio
90.6208Megadeth
90.622Whiplash
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.552Death Angel
90.423Hirax
90.394Anthrax
90.398Testament
90.133All Shall Perish
35Sweden
95.599Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.7103Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.228Cult of Luna
93.849Entombed
93.8177Opeth
93.553Hypocrisy
93.520Lost Horizon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.0110Marduk
92.847Dismember
92.726The Crown
92.770Dissection
92.5113Amon Amarth
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.658Therion
91.667At the Gates
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.559Bloodbath
91.420Tribulation
91.328Draconian
91.246Shining
90.920Lifelover
90.835Enforcer
90.828Arckanum
90.842Dark Funeral
90.720Vomitory
90.731Tiamat
90.5111Meshuggah
30United Kingdom
96.127Esoteric
96.023Satan
94.8175Black Sabbath
94.641Akercocke
94.268Bolt Thrower
94.165Deep Purple
94.043Rainbow
94.0233Iron Maiden
93.620Discharge
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.6171Judas Priest
93.485My Dying Bride
93.388Motörhead
93.148Cathedral
93.085Carcass
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.769Paradise Lost
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.465Electric Wizard
92.042Bruce Dickinson
92.0125Napalm Death
91.731Godflesh
91.327Angel Witch
91.151Saxon
91.060Anathema
91.033Skyclad
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.242Alestorm
90.221Fen
90.147Onslaught
27Germany
95.733Ahab
95.2134Blind Guardian
94.232Equilibrium
94.224The Ruins of Beverast
94.137Falkenbach
93.820The Ocean
93.7143Kreator
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.537Obscura
93.4115Helloween
93.3107Sodom
92.521Disillusion
92.463Gamma Ray
92.241Necrophagist
92.163Accept
91.650Rage
91.621Haggard
91.526Protector
91.254Scorpions
91.124Bethlehem
91.052Grave Digger
90.870Destruction
90.820Empyrium
90.735Iron Savior
90.564Running Wild
90.425Suidakra
90.436Tankard
26Norway
95.088Emperor
94.977Ulver
94.499Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
93.9167Darkthrone
93.823Mortiis
93.728Windir
93.338Ihsahn
93.224Kampfar
93.220Vreid
93.0119Immortal
93.025Limbonic Art
93.049Taake
92.8136Burzum
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.045Borknagar
91.934Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.1145Mayhem
90.937Tristania
90.823Urgehal
90.522Aura Noir
90.321Tsjuder
90.221Antestor
15Finland
96.127Demilich
95.962Moonsorrow
94.380Amorphis
94.249Insomnium
93.942Kalmah
93.346Finntroll
93.246Swallow the Sun
92.527Reverend Bizarre
91.826Sargeist
91.523Shape of Despair
91.134Impaled Nazarene
91.063Ensiferum
91.0119Nightwish
90.468Stratovarius
90.220Rotten Sound
11Canada
95.384Rush
94.856Gorguts
94.729Devin Townsend
94.264Voivod
93.632Razor
92.320Weapon
91.820Quo Vadis
91.421Sacrifice
91.2100Cryptopsy
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.530Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.769Blut aus Nord
93.671Deathspell Omega
91.755Alcest
90.936Peste Noire
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
90.528Mütiilation
7Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
93.030The Gathering
91.065Pestilence
90.627God Dethroned
90.535Asphyx
90.224After Forever
6Japan
94.361Sigh
94.021Galneryus
93.943Boris
92.926Sabbat
92.727X Japan
91.628Loudness
5Denmark
95.651Mercyful Fate
95.174King Diamond
92.935Artillery
92.425Mercenary
90.920Nortt
5Poland
93.585Vader
93.2145Behemoth
93.259Graveland
92.928Mgła
90.763Decapitated
5Switzerland
94.730Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.924Darkspace
92.732Coroner
4Australia
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.638Deströyer 666
92.338Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
4Brazil
95.256Angra
93.025Sarcófago
91.2131Sepultura
91.145Krisiun
4Greece
94.660Rotting Christ
94.039Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
91.423Varathron
3Austria
93.478Summoning
91.948Belphegor
90.145Abigor
3Ukraine
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
92.4101Drudkh
91.332Hate Forest
2Ireland
95.154Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.729Orphaned Land
92.132Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
90.523Teitanblood
1Colombia
93.036Inquisition
1Czech Republic
96.821Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.444Týr
1International
91.720Heaven & Hell
1Italy
90.923Novembre
1Mexico
94.528The Chasm
1Portugal
93.157Moonspell
1Romania
92.628Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.323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 27 May 2019