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116United States
97.431Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.1136Death
96.024Morbid Saint
95.856Type O Negative
95.684Immolation
95.568Alice in Chains
95.336Neurosis
95.343Riot V
95.281Symphony X
95.028Kyuss
94.994Suffocation
94.736Saint Vitus
94.545Atheist
94.445Isis
94.446Heathen
94.442Possessed
94.4100Agalloch
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.320Watchtower
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.253Fates Warning
94.234Crowbar
94.221Yob
94.044Vektor
94.023Mr. Bungle
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.931Panopticon
93.955Leviathan
93.926Misery Index
93.936Vio-lence
93.937Manilla Road
93.848Metal Church
93.831Pentagram
93.838Helstar
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.572Autopsy
93.545Incantation
93.421Toxik
93.451Savatage
93.366Wolves in the Throne Room
93.353Dark Angel
93.2155Cannibal Corpse
93.297Nile
93.249Arsis
93.137Jag Panzer
93.156Origin
92.943Demolition Hammer
92.923Exhorder
92.9102Overkill
92.889Nevermore
92.8123Deicide
92.829Deeds of Flesh
92.763The Black Dahlia Murder
92.754Cynic
92.655Pig Destroyer
92.660Dying Fetus
92.623Crimson Glory
92.521Obsequiae
92.539Forbidden
92.526Deceased
92.527Blood Incantation
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.3160Dream Theater
92.329Visigoth
92.132Sleep
92.030Baroness
92.089Mastodon
91.935Gwar
91.944The Faceless
91.941Flotsam and Jetsam
91.843Absu
91.8195Slayer
91.872Cattle Decapitation
91.837Virgin Steele
91.828Pallbearer
91.831Melvins
91.827Soundgarden
91.723Arghoslent
91.727Exhumed
91.737Earth
91.769Kamelot
91.625Agent Steel
91.433Novembers Doom
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.4128Morbid Angel
91.426Skid Row
91.422Monstrosity
91.451Malevolent Creation
91.376Obituary
91.223Macabre
91.278Xasthur
91.229The Red Chord
91.2139Iced Earth
91.127Krallice
91.0115Exodus
91.051Dio
90.994Anthrax
90.934Down
90.821Terrorizer
90.856Death Angel
90.756Sunn O)))
90.748Devourment
90.637Decrepit Birth
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.622Hirax
90.534Judas Iscariot
90.5208Megadeth
90.433Faith No More
90.321Whiplash
90.332All Shall Perish
90.355Warbringer
90.229Nocturnus
90.0114Testament
90.048Vital Remains
39Sweden
95.5103Bathory
95.390Candlemass
94.8112Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.129Cult of Luna
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.823Lost Horizon
93.7184Opeth
93.652Entombed
93.5116Marduk
93.428The Crown
93.355Hypocrisy
93.225Anata
92.973Dissection
92.948Dismember
92.534Necrophobic
92.445Falconer
92.4116Amon Amarth
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.232Draconian
92.120Dragonland
92.020Persuader
92.057Therion
92.076At the Gates
91.946Shining
91.761Bloodbath
91.591Dark Tranquillity
91.428Arckanum
91.420Tribulation
90.920Svartsyn
90.847Dark Funeral
90.7111Meshuggah
90.742Edge of Sanity
90.620Vomitory
90.435Tiamat
90.349Watain
90.242Evergrey
90.138Enforcer
90.120October Tide
32United Kingdom
96.329Esoteric
95.825Satan
94.9176Black Sabbath
94.543Akercocke
94.574Bolt Thrower
94.0242Iron Maiden
93.945Rainbow
93.7176Judas Priest
93.694My Dying Bride
93.665Deep Purple
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.588Motörhead
93.278Anaal Nathrakh
93.149Cathedral
92.993Carcass
92.974Paradise Lost
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.3132Napalm Death
92.266Electric Wizard
92.033Godflesh
91.652Saxon
91.520Orange Goblin
91.120Mithras
90.9110Cradle of Filth
90.929Angel Witch
90.966Anathema
90.734Skyclad
90.624Fen
90.280Venom
90.253Onslaught
90.085DragonForce
30Germany
95.435Ahab
95.1139Blind Guardian
94.326The Ruins of Beverast
94.021The Ocean Collective
94.0145Kreator
93.837Falkenbach
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.6114Sodom
93.537Obscura
93.334Equilibrium
93.3118Helloween
92.462Gamma Ray
92.324Defeated Sanity
92.226Bethlehem
92.123Disillusion
92.123Haggard
91.964Accept
91.720Stormwarrior
91.541Necrophagist
91.354Scorpions
91.230Protector
91.253Grave Digger
91.021Empyrium
90.954Rage
90.771Destruction
90.734Iron Savior
90.724Dark Fortress
90.464Running Wild
90.425Suidakra
90.339Tankard
26Norway
95.188Emperor
94.785Ulver
94.5109Enslaved
94.448Arcturus
94.224Mortiis
93.9178Darkthrone
93.8119Immortal
93.728Windir
93.322Vreid
93.349Taake
93.140Ihsahn
93.025Limbonic Art
92.926Kampfar
92.9142Burzum
92.549Borknagar
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.2105Gorgoroth
92.035Old Man's Child
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.5152Mayhem
90.824Aura Noir
90.822Urgehal
90.535Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.221Antestor
16Finland
96.131Demilich
95.862Moonsorrow
94.652Insomnium
94.191Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.553Swallow the Sun
92.549Finntroll
92.227Reverend Bizarre
91.927Sargeist
91.636Impaled Nazarene
91.322Shape of Despair
91.167Ensiferum
91.032Behexen
90.770Stratovarius
90.7129Nightwish
90.221Rotten Sound
9Canada
95.131Devin Townsend
95.086Rush
94.556Gorguts
94.465Voivod
93.632Razor
91.421Sacrifice
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.449Strapping Young Lad
90.040Woods of Ypres
8France
93.774Deathspell Omega
93.570Blut aus Nord
92.259Alcest
91.236Peste Noire
90.920Benighted
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
90.227Mütiilation
7Netherlands
94.248Ayreon
93.443Carach Angren
93.031The Gathering
91.067Pestilence
90.836Asphyx
90.830God Dethroned
90.426After Forever
6Japan
94.261Sigh
94.242Boris
93.821Galneryus
93.326Sabbat
92.727X Japan
91.627Loudness
6Poland
93.791Vader
93.557Graveland
93.0150Behemoth
92.933Mgła
92.121Cultes des Ghoules
90.860Decapitated
6Switzerland
95.434Paysage d'Hiver
93.340Samael
93.025Triptykon
92.834Coroner
92.224Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Australia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
93.639Deströyer 666
92.140Psycroptic
91.922Virgin Black
90.246Portal
5Brazil
95.256Angra
93.728Sarcófago
92.420Hibria
91.7134Sepultura
91.245Krisiun
5Denmark
95.750Mercyful Fate
95.376King Diamond
93.239Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
5Greece
94.665Rotting Christ
94.443Septicflesh
93.121Dead Congregation
91.520Spectral Lore
91.423Varathron
3Austria
93.477Summoning
91.952Belphegor
90.646Abigor
3Ukraine
93.759Nokturnal Mortum
92.1101Drudkh
91.932Hate Forest
2Czechia
95.623Lykathea Aflame
92.520Root
2Ireland
95.354Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.729Orphaned Land
91.933Melechesh
2Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
90.923Novembre
2Spain
91.831Wormed
91.027Teitanblood
1Colombia
94.239Inquisition
1Faroe Islands
93.046Týr
1International
91.420Heaven & Hell
1Mexico
94.730The Chasm
1New Zealand
90.829Ulcerate
1Portugal
93.260Moonspell
1Romania
93.029Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.220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 31 December 2020