Best Bands by Country
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106United States
97.330Evoken
96.624Acid Bath
96.1130Death
95.854Type O Negative
95.823Morbid Saint
95.483Immolation
95.368Alice in Chains
95.235Neurosis
95.144Riot V
95.180Symphony X
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.788Suffocation
94.744Isis
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.536Saint Vitus
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.343Vektor
94.338Possessed
94.320Yob
94.324Mr. Bungle
94.252Fates Warning
94.2100Agalloch
94.231Pentagram
94.036Manilla Road
94.033Crowbar
94.051W.A.S.P.
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.936Vio-lence
93.926Misery Index
93.867Autopsy
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.732The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.729Panopticon
93.749Leviathan
93.648Metal Church
93.649Savatage
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.450Arsis
93.357Origin
93.336Jag Panzer
93.189Nile
93.152Dark Angel
93.025Deceased
93.043Demolition Hammer
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.987Nevermore
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.7117Deicide
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7162Dream Theater
92.6102Overkill
92.520Ghoul
92.458Dying Fetus
92.454Pig Destroyer
92.436High on Fire
92.226Pallbearer
92.238Forbidden
92.220Exhorder
92.132Baroness
92.145The Faceless
91.935Gwar
91.941Absu
91.931Melvins
91.827Soundgarden
91.870Kamelot
91.891Mastodon
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.736Virgin Steele
91.7188Slayer
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.636Earth
91.625Agent Steel
91.525Exhumed
91.526Visigoth
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.462Sunn O)))
91.478Xasthur
91.425Skid Row
91.322Arghoslent
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.247Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.227Nocturnus
91.2113Exodus
91.1137Iced Earth
91.173Obituary
91.0122Morbid Angel
91.035Faith No More
90.935Down
90.925Krallice
90.853Dio
90.741Devourment
90.795Anthrax
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.657Death Angel
90.599Testament
90.5206Megadeth
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.133All Shall Perish
35Sweden
95.6100Bathory
95.285Candlemass
94.7105Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.228Cult of Luna
93.949Entombed
93.7182Opeth
93.652Hypocrisy
93.520Lost Horizon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.2112Marduk
93.225Anata
92.726The Crown
92.771Dissection
92.646Dismember
92.4114Amon Amarth
92.344Falconer
92.231Necrophobic
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
91.932Arckanum
91.768At the Gates
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.658Therion
91.559Bloodbath
91.445Shining
91.328Draconian
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.044Dark Funeral
90.920Lifelover
90.720Vomitory
90.737Enforcer
90.633Tiamat
90.6113Meshuggah
90.120October Tide
33United Kingdom
96.126Esoteric
96.023Satan
94.9177Black Sabbath
94.641Akercocke
94.269Bolt Thrower
94.265Deep Purple
94.0236Iron Maiden
93.943Rainbow
93.620Discharge
93.634Bal-Sagoth
93.5173Judas Priest
93.390Motörhead
93.385My Dying Bride
93.149Cathedral
93.070Paradise Lost
92.984Carcass
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.267Electric Wizard
92.0125Napalm Death
92.042Bruce Dickinson
92.032Godflesh
91.327Angel Witch
91.162Anathema
91.051Saxon
90.833Skyclad
90.6110Cradle of Filth
90.543Alestorm
90.421Fen
90.220Hecate Enthroned
90.148Onslaught
90.178Venom
90.020Raven
28Germany
95.733Ahab
95.2134Blind Guardian
94.324The Ruins of Beverast
94.137Falkenbach
93.921The Ocean
93.8143Kreator
93.537Obscura
93.534Equilibrium
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.4117Helloween
93.3111Sodom
92.521Disillusion
92.463Gamma Ray
92.241Necrophagist
92.163Accept
91.621Haggard
91.351Rage
91.254Scorpions
91.129Protector
91.124Bethlehem
91.052Grave Digger
90.873Destruction
90.820Empyrium
90.735Iron Savior
90.664Running Wild
90.539Tankard
90.521Dark Fortress
90.425Suidakra
26Norway
94.985Emperor
94.882Ulver
94.6100Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
94.0171Darkthrone
93.823Mortiis
93.747Taake
93.728Windir
93.338Ihsahn
93.2120Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.125Kampfar
93.025Limbonic Art
92.9138Burzum
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.3101Gorgoroth
92.146Borknagar
92.035Old Man's Child
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.1141Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.523Aura Noir
90.221Antestor
17Finland
96.127Demilich
95.962Moonsorrow
94.451Insomnium
94.380Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.346Finntroll
93.248Swallow the Sun
93.126Reverend Bizarre
91.523Shape of Despair
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.226Sargeist
91.063Ensiferum
91.0119Nightwish
90.468Stratovarius
90.220Rotten Sound
90.131Satanic Warmaster
90.031Behexen
11Canada
95.185Rush
94.955Gorguts
94.629Devin Townsend
94.465Voivod
93.733Razor
92.720Quo Vadis
92.320Weapon
91.421Sacrifice
91.3101Cryptopsy
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.530Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.672Deathspell Omega
93.369Blut aus Nord
91.956Alcest
91.035Peste Noire
90.929Mütiilation
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.361Sigh
94.021Galneryus
93.839Boris
92.728Sabbat
92.727X Japan
91.627Loudness
6Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
93.030The Gathering
91.065Pestilence
90.627God Dethroned
90.635Asphyx
5Poland
93.685Vader
93.1145Behemoth
93.058Graveland
92.730Mgła
90.762Decapitated
5Switzerland
94.728Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.732Coroner
92.525Darkspace
4Australia
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.638Deströyer 666
92.338Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
4Brazil
95.256Angra
93.728Sarcófago
91.3133Sepultura
91.147Krisiun
4Denmark
95.651Mercyful Fate
95.175King Diamond
92.935Artillery
92.425Mercenary
4Greece
94.663Rotting Christ
94.039Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
91.323Varathron
3Austria
93.477Summoning
91.447Belphegor
90.146Abigor
3Ukraine
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
92.4103Drudkh
92.031Hate Forest
2Ireland
95.254Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.629Orphaned Land
92.132Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
90.722Teitanblood
1Colombia
92.937Inquisition
1Czechia
95.623Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.345Týr
1International
91.720Heaven & Hell
1Italy
90.422Novembre
1Mexico
94.628The Chasm
1Portugal
93.157Moonspell
1Romania
92.628Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.124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 2 October 2019