Best Bands by Country
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102United States
97.229Evoken
96.420Acid Bath
96.0123Death
96.024Morbid Saint
95.751Type O Negative
95.481Immolation
95.336Riot V
95.262Alice in Chains
95.034Neurosis
95.077Symphony X
94.927Kyuss
94.936Heathen
94.742Atheist
94.644Isis
94.686Suffocation
94.525Solitude Aeturnus
94.452Fates Warning
94.431Vio-lence
94.336Helstar
94.342Vektor
94.333Saint Vitus
94.198Agalloch
94.134Possessed
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.045Incantation
94.024Misery Index
94.053Origin
93.827Slough Feg
93.847Metal Church
93.728Pentagram
93.741Demolition Hammer
93.761Autopsy
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.534Manilla Road
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.329Deeds of Flesh
93.147Leviathan
93.134Jag Panzer
93.146Arsis
93.045Pig Destroyer
93.086Nevermore
93.0148Cannibal Corpse
92.8152Dream Theater
92.885Nile
92.725Panopticon
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7111Deicide
92.650Dark Angel
92.623Deceased
92.494Overkill
92.434High on Fire
92.239Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.266Kamelot
92.257The Black Dahlia Murder
92.152Dying Fetus
92.154Cynic
92.145The Faceless
92.025Sleep
92.024Pallbearer
91.923Arghoslent
91.934Earth
91.964Sunn O)))
91.835Virgin Steele
91.824Agent Steel
91.839Absu
91.790Mastodon
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.734Gwar
91.654Cattle Decapitation
91.528Melvins
91.527Nocturnus
91.529Baroness
91.569Obituary
91.525Soundgarden
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.380Xasthur
91.324Exhumed
91.3179Slayer
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.124Skid Row
91.1133Iced Earth
91.0112Exodus
90.953Dio
90.921Whiplash
90.934Faith No More
90.834Down
90.828Corrosion of Conformity
90.7114Morbid Angel
90.736Devourment
90.738Skeletonwitch
90.697Testament
90.4200Megadeth
90.449Death Angel
90.421Hirax
90.392Anthrax
90.225Novembers Doom
90.123Krallice
36Sweden
95.5100Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.630Vintersorg
94.499Katatonia
94.228Cult of Luna
93.847Entombed
93.8175Opeth
93.753Hypocrisy
93.620Lost Horizon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.0106Amon Amarth
93.0109Marduk
92.925Anata
92.766Dissection
92.720Dragonland
92.746Dismember
92.720Persuader
92.653Therion
92.538Edge of Sanity
92.432Necrophobic
92.443Falconer
92.225The Crown
92.252Pain of Salvation
92.131Enforcer
92.090Dark Tranquillity
91.554Bloodbath
91.444Shining
91.357At the Gates
91.320Lifelover
91.326Draconian
91.129Tiamat
91.028Arckanum
91.0109Meshuggah
90.846Ghost
90.820Vomitory
90.342Dark Funeral
29United Kingdom
96.228Esoteric
96.020Satan
95.0168Black Sabbath
94.942Akercocke
94.340Rainbow
94.068Bolt Thrower
94.0229Iron Maiden
93.864Deep Purple
93.620Discharge
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.4157Judas Priest
93.386Motörhead
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.147Cathedral
93.080Carcass
93.081My Dying Bride
92.965Paradise Lost
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.664Electric Wizard
92.1121Napalm Death
91.224Angel Witch
91.260Anathema
91.129Godflesh
90.530Skyclad
90.421Fen
90.448Saxon
90.3102Cradle of Filth
90.242Alestorm
26Germany
95.733Ahab
95.0128Blind Guardian
94.330Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.822The Ruins of Beverast
93.8140Kreator
93.420Lunar Aurora
93.1101Sodom
93.0112Helloween
92.630Obscura
92.521Disillusion
92.561Gamma Ray
92.160Accept
92.140Necrophagist
92.020Haggard
92.050Rage
91.425Protector
91.425Suidakra
91.323Bethlehem
91.151Grave Digger
90.852Scorpions
90.831Iron Savior
90.820Empyrium
90.464Running Wild
90.367Destruction
90.237Tankard
23Norway
94.784Emperor
94.777Ulver
94.395Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
94.127Windir
93.6166Darkthrone
93.449Taake
93.437Ihsahn
93.223Kampfar
93.220Vreid
93.0132Burzum
93.022Mortiis
92.724Limbonic Art
92.7105Immortal
92.436Old Man's Child
92.399Gorgoroth
92.146Borknagar
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.2135Mayhem
90.935Tristania
90.924Urgehal
90.322Aura Noir
14Finland
96.324Demilich
95.859Moonsorrow
94.539Kalmah
94.347Insomnium
94.277Amorphis
93.346Finntroll
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.528Reverend Bizarre
91.623Shape of Despair
91.326Sargeist
91.033Impaled Nazarene
91.0118Nightwish
90.863Ensiferum
90.165Stratovarius
11Canada
95.382Rush
95.054Gorguts
94.126Devin Townsend
94.059Voivod
93.932Razor
92.320Weapon
91.821Quo Vadis
91.520Unexpect
91.1101Cryptopsy
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.732Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.772Deathspell Omega
93.368Blut aus Nord
92.134Peste Noire
91.955Alcest
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
90.528Mütiilation
7Netherlands
93.847Ayreon
93.438Carach Angren
92.830The Gathering
90.858Pestilence
90.728God Dethroned
90.524After Forever
90.535Asphyx
6Switzerland
94.529Paysage d'Hiver
93.532Coroner
93.425Darkspace
93.340Samael
93.321Triptykon
90.369Celtic Frost
5Australia
93.837Deströyer 666
93.627Ne Obliviscaris
92.436Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
90.128The Berzerker
5Japan
94.958Sigh
93.639Boris
93.127X Japan
91.722Sabbat
91.628Loudness
5Poland
93.9132Behemoth
93.384Vader
93.357Graveland
93.126Mgła
91.166Decapitated
4Brazil
95.153Angra
92.722Sarcófago
91.346Krisiun
91.2127Sepultura
4Denmark
95.851Mercyful Fate
95.373King Diamond
93.235Artillery
92.425Mercenary
3Austria
93.579Summoning
91.948Belphegor
91.046Abigor
3Greece
94.455Rotting Christ
93.637Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
3Ukraine
94.060Nokturnal Mortum
92.699Drudkh
90.930Hate Forest
2Ireland
95.349Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.227Orphaned Land
92.229Melechesh
2Spain
90.926Wormed
90.824Teitanblood
1Belgium
90.554Aborted
1Colombia
92.939Inquisition
1Czech Republic
97.022Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.440Týr
1Italy
90.721Novembre
1Mexico
94.827The Chasm
1Portugal
93.255Moonspell
1Romania
92.627Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.620Аркона
1Taiwan
92.422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 12 February 2018