Best Bands by Country
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105United States
97.229Evoken
96.320Acid Bath
96.0127Death
96.024Morbid Saint
95.852Type O Negative
95.380Immolation
95.264Alice in Chains
95.239Riot V
95.034Neurosis
95.078Symphony X
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.886Suffocation
94.643Atheist
94.634Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.543Vektor
94.437Helstar
94.4102Agalloch
94.446Isis
94.452Fates Warning
94.320Toxik
94.134Possessed
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.034Vio-lence
94.024Misery Index
93.847Metal Church
93.829Pentagram
93.828Slough Feg
93.764Autopsy
93.744Incantation
93.721Mr. Bungle
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.535Manilla Road
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.454Origin
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.248Leviathan
93.141Demolition Hammer
93.146Arsis
93.051Dark Angel
93.046Pig Destroyer
93.026Panopticon
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.886Nevermore
92.887Nile
92.833Jag Panzer
92.8152Dream Theater
92.722Crimson Glory
92.6110Deicide
92.597Overkill
92.558The Black Dahlia Murder
92.434High on Fire
92.422Deceased
92.355Cynic
92.255Dying Fetus
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.145The Faceless
92.125Pallbearer
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
92.069Kamelot
91.923Arghoslent
91.934Earth
91.835Virgin Steele
91.839Absu
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.762Sunn O)))
91.790Mastodon
91.734Gwar
91.628Baroness
91.625Agent Steel
91.527Nocturnus
91.570Obituary
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.456Cattle Decapitation
91.4183Slayer
91.481Xasthur
91.326Exhumed
91.329Melvins
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.223Visigoth
91.2134Iced Earth
91.124Skid Row
91.0112Exodus
91.035Faith No More
91.029Corrosion of Conformity
90.735Down
90.753Dio
90.796Anthrax
90.736Devourment
90.7114Morbid Angel
90.620Hirax
90.5207Megadeth
90.449Death Angel
90.326Novembers Doom
90.341Skeletonwitch
90.296Testament
90.221Whiplash
90.123Krallice
35Sweden
95.698Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.630Vintersorg
94.4101Katatonia
94.228Cult of Luna
93.948Entombed
93.721Lost Horizon
93.7176Opeth
93.652Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.0110Marduk
93.0105Amon Amarth
92.720Dragonland
92.746Dismember
92.668Dissection
92.524Anata
92.443Falconer
92.355Therion
92.225The Crown
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.131Enforcer
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.032Necrophobic
91.933Arckanum
91.554Bloodbath
91.446Shining
91.420Tribulation
91.320Lifelover
91.326Draconian
91.165At the Gates
90.9110Meshuggah
90.820Vomitory
90.631Tiamat
90.342Dark Funeral
29United Kingdom
96.228Esoteric
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.741Akercocke
94.265Deep Purple
94.0232Iron Maiden
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.842Rainbow
93.620Discharge
93.6169Judas Priest
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.284Motörhead
93.283Carcass
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.182My Dying Bride
93.147Cathedral
92.768Paradise Lost
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.664Electric Wizard
92.0123Napalm Death
91.731Godflesh
91.560Anathema
91.125Angel Witch
90.949Saxon
90.832Skyclad
90.5105Cradle of Filth
90.421Fen
90.345Onslaught
90.242Alestorm
26Germany
95.733Ahab
95.0130Blind Guardian
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.9141Kreator
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.420Lunar Aurora
93.4114Helloween
93.1104Sodom
93.033Obscura
92.521Disillusion
92.462Gamma Ray
92.160Accept
92.140Necrophagist
92.020Haggard
91.751Rage
91.324Suidakra
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Protector
91.253Scorpions
91.152Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.820Empyrium
90.669Destruction
90.563Running Wild
90.337Tankard
24Norway
94.980Ulver
94.981Emperor
94.597Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
94.021Mortiis
93.7168Darkthrone
93.728Windir
93.338Ihsahn
93.223Kampfar
93.2113Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.150Taake
93.025Limbonic Art
92.9134Burzum
92.3101Gorgoroth
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.146Borknagar
92.035Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.2137Mayhem
90.824Urgehal
90.535Tristania
90.122Aura Noir
14Finland
96.425Demilich
95.859Moonsorrow
94.449Insomnium
94.440Kalmah
94.277Amorphis
93.346Finntroll
92.627Reverend Bizarre
92.541Swallow the Sun
91.623Shape of Despair
91.326Sargeist
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.062Ensiferum
90.9119Nightwish
90.367Stratovarius
11Canada
95.381Rush
95.056Gorguts
94.261Voivod
94.126Devin Townsend
93.531Razor
92.320Weapon
91.821Quo Vadis
91.120Sacrifice
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.530Devin Townsend Project
8Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
92.729The Gathering
90.858Pestilence
90.728God Dethroned
90.535Asphyx
90.224After Forever
90.043Epica
7France
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.469Deathspell Omega
92.134Peste Noire
91.955Alcest
90.728Mütiilation
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.857Sigh
93.639Boris
93.520Galneryus
93.127X Japan
92.623Sabbat
91.628Loudness
6Switzerland
94.429Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.924Darkspace
92.731Coroner
90.270Celtic Frost
5Australia
93.738Deströyer 666
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
92.436Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
90.128The Berzerker
5Denmark
95.751Mercyful Fate
95.271King Diamond
92.834Artillery
92.425Mercenary
90.920Nortt
5Poland
94.1134Behemoth
93.485Vader
93.126Mgła
93.058Graveland
90.664Decapitated
4Brazil
95.256Angra
92.123Sarcófago
91.346Krisiun
91.2128Sepultura
4Greece
94.455Rotting Christ
93.637Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
90.420Varathron
3Ukraine
94.359Nokturnal Mortum
92.5102Drudkh
90.731Hate Forest
2Austria
93.678Summoning
91.746Belphegor
2Ireland
95.452Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.328Orphaned Land
92.430Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
90.824Teitanblood
1Belgium
90.554Aborted
1Colombia
92.937Inquisition
1Czech Republic
96.821Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.440Týr
1International
91.820Heaven & Hell
1Italy
90.821Novembre
1Mexico
94.628The Chasm
1Portugal
93.056Moonspell
1Romania
92.627Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.123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 August 2018