Best Bands by Country
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104United States
97.330Evoken
96.923Acid Bath
96.0126Death
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
94.887Suffocation
94.721Toxik
94.635Saint Vitus
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.446Isis
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.3101Agalloch
94.352Fates Warning
94.320Yob
94.234Possessed
94.231Pentagram
94.136Manilla Road
94.050W.A.S.P.
94.033Crowbar
94.035Vio-lence
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.966Autopsy
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.827Slough Feg
93.729Panopticon
93.748Metal Church
93.649Leviathan
93.548Savatage
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.456Origin
93.425Misery Index
93.450Arsis
93.336Jag Panzer
93.153Dark Angel
93.042Demolition Hammer
93.088Nile
93.0154Cannibal Corpse
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.987Nevermore
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.757Dying Fetus
92.7114Deicide
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7158Dream Theater
92.5100Overkill
92.424Deceased
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.253Pig Destroyer
92.145The Faceless
92.035High on Fire
91.991Mastodon
91.826Soundgarden
91.870Kamelot
91.835Gwar
91.839Absu
91.736Virgin Steele
91.725Pallbearer
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.625Agent Steel
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.527Nocturnus
91.529Baroness
91.480Xasthur
91.4187Slayer
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.471Obituary
91.325Visigoth
91.321Arghoslent
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.326Exhumed
91.329Melvins
91.225Skid Row
91.229The Red Chord
91.135Earth
91.1135Iced Earth
91.046Malevolent Creation
91.035Faith No More
90.935Down
90.9112Exodus
90.925Krallice
90.8120Morbid Angel
90.856Sunn O)))
90.839Devourment
90.753Dio
90.622Whiplash
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.5206Megadeth
90.422Hirax
90.351Death Angel
90.394Anthrax
90.398Testament
35Sweden
95.599Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.7103Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.228Cult of Luna
93.849Entombed
93.8177Opeth
93.721Lost Horizon
93.553Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.1110Marduk
93.0107Amon Amarth
92.847Dismember
92.726The Crown
92.569Dissection
92.432Enforcer
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.658Therion
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.559Bloodbath
91.420Tribulation
91.328Draconian
91.246Shining
91.267At the Gates
90.927Arckanum
90.920Lifelover
90.843Dark Funeral
90.720Vomitory
90.731Tiamat
90.6110Meshuggah
30United Kingdom
96.127Esoteric
96.023Satan
94.8175Black Sabbath
94.641Akercocke
94.268Bolt Thrower
94.165Deep Purple
93.942Rainbow
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.620Discharge
93.6171Judas Priest
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.484My Dying Bride
93.388Motörhead
93.148Cathedral
93.084Carcass
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.769Paradise Lost
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.267Electric Wizard
92.1124Napalm Death
91.731Godflesh
91.126Angel Witch
91.151Saxon
91.060Anathema
90.932Skyclad
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.421Fen
90.242Alestorm
90.147Onslaught
27Germany
95.733Ahab
95.1134Blind Guardian
94.232Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.9141Kreator
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.4115Helloween
93.436Obscura
93.1104Sodom
93.021The Ocean
92.521Disillusion
92.463Gamma Ray
92.140Necrophagist
92.063Accept
91.621Haggard
91.522Bethlehem
91.351Rage
91.326Protector
91.254Scorpions
91.052Grave Digger
91.069Destruction
90.820Empyrium
90.734Iron Savior
90.564Running Wild
90.425Suidakra
90.436Tankard
25Norway
94.977Ulver
94.783Emperor
94.5100Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
93.9167Darkthrone
93.823Mortiis
93.728Windir
93.422Kampfar
93.338Ihsahn
93.248Taake
93.2116Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.025Limbonic Art
92.8136Burzum
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.045Borknagar
91.934Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.1141Mayhem
91.037Tristania
90.823Urgehal
90.522Aura Noir
90.221Antestor
15Finland
96.626Demilich
95.861Moonsorrow
94.450Insomnium
94.279Amorphis
94.041Kalmah
93.525Reverend Bizarre
93.346Finntroll
93.246Swallow the Sun
91.523Shape of Despair
91.425Sargeist
91.134Impaled Nazarene
91.063Ensiferum
91.0119Nightwish
90.267Stratovarius
90.220Rotten Sound
11Canada
95.384Rush
94.856Gorguts
94.527Devin Townsend
94.264Voivod
93.632Razor
92.320Weapon
91.820Quo Vadis
91.421Sacrifice
91.3100Cryptopsy
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.530Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.669Blut aus Nord
91.755Alcest
91.635Peste Noire
90.727Adagio
90.729Mütiilation
90.523Amesoeurs
7Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
92.529The Gathering
91.064Pestilence
90.727God Dethroned
90.635Asphyx
90.224After Forever
6Japan
94.361Sigh
94.021Galneryus
93.943Boris
92.825Sabbat
92.727X Japan
91.628Loudness
5Denmark
95.551Mercyful Fate
95.373King Diamond
92.935Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.524Nortt
5Poland
93.585Vader
93.2145Behemoth
93.259Graveland
93.027Mgła
90.665Decapitated
5Switzerland
95.029Paysage 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
92.926Sarcófago
91.2130Sepultura
91.145Krisiun
4Greece
94.559Rotting Christ
94.039Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
91.423Varathron
3Ukraine
93.759Nokturnal Mortum
92.3100Drudkh
91.231Hate Forest
2Austria
93.478Summoning
91.948Belphegor
2Ireland
95.154Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.328Orphaned Land
92.231Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
91.022Teitanblood
1Colombia
92.937Inquisition
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 8 April 2019