Best Bands by Country
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103United States
97.330Evoken
96.722Acid Bath
96.0127Death
95.851Type O Negative
95.823Morbid Saint
95.380Immolation
95.368Alice in Chains
95.178Symphony X
95.034Neurosis
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.943Riot V
94.886Suffocation
94.744Isis
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.535Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.543Vektor
94.4102Agalloch
94.352Fates Warning
94.137Manilla Road
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.034Vio-lence
94.030Pentagram
94.024Misery Index
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.829Panopticon
93.828Slough Feg
93.765Autopsy
93.748Metal Church
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.542Demolition Hammer
93.550Leviathan
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.447Savatage
93.335Possessed
93.336Jag Panzer
93.148Arsis
93.156Origin
93.152Dark Angel
93.088Nile
92.9151Cannibal Corpse
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.987Nevermore
92.751Pig Destroyer
92.757Dying Fetus
92.7114Deicide
92.759The Black Dahlia Murder
92.7152Dream Theater
92.722Crimson Glory
92.698Overkill
92.424Deceased
92.355Cynic
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.145The Faceless
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
92.069Kamelot
92.036High on Fire
91.923Arghoslent
91.825Pallbearer
91.839Absu
91.735Virgin Steele
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.790Mastodon
91.734Gwar
91.620Monstrosity
91.625Agent Steel
91.562Sunn O)))
91.527Nocturnus
91.577Xasthur
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.471Obituary
91.4185Slayer
91.425Exhumed
91.430Baroness
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.336Earth
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.223Visigoth
91.230Melvins
91.1135Iced Earth
91.124Skid Row
91.0112Exodus
91.035Faith No More
90.935Down
90.753Dio
90.736Devourment
90.7209Megadeth
90.7116Morbid Angel
90.620Hirax
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.550Death Angel
90.493Anthrax
90.296Testament
90.221Whiplash
90.123Krallice
34Sweden
95.6100Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.7103Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.228Cult of Luna
94.049Entombed
93.8177Opeth
93.721Lost Horizon
93.553Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.226Anata
93.1110Marduk
93.0107Amon Amarth
92.847Dismember
92.726The Crown
92.668Dissection
92.333Enforcer
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
92.089Dark Tranquillity
91.658Therion
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.559Bloodbath
91.447Shining
91.328Draconian
91.265At the Gates
90.920Lifelover
90.828Arckanum
90.7109Meshuggah
90.720Vomitory
90.731Tiamat
90.341Dark Funeral
30United Kingdom
96.127Esoteric
95.922Satan
94.8175Black Sabbath
94.642Akercocke
94.165Deep Purple
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.842Rainbow
93.620Discharge
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.5170Judas Priest
93.387Motörhead
93.283My Dying Bride
93.284Carcass
93.174Anaal Nathrakh
93.147Cathedral
92.768Paradise Lost
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.166Electric Wizard
92.0125Napalm Death
91.731Godflesh
91.560Anathema
91.150Saxon
91.125Angel Witch
90.932Skyclad
90.7109Cradle of Filth
90.421Fen
90.242Alestorm
90.245Onslaught
27Germany
95.733Ahab
95.1132Blind Guardian
94.137Falkenbach
94.131Equilibrium
93.9141Kreator
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.4116Helloween
93.436Obscura
93.0104Sodom
93.021The Ocean
92.521Disillusion
92.462Gamma Ray
92.140Necrophagist
92.061Accept
92.050Rage
91.621Haggard
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Protector
91.253Scorpions
91.052Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.820Empyrium
90.564Running Wild
90.470Destruction
90.425Suidakra
90.435Tankard
25Norway
94.978Ulver
94.886Emperor
94.497Enslaved
94.047Arcturus
93.8167Darkthrone
93.822Mortiis
93.728Windir
93.422Kampfar
93.349Taake
93.338Ihsahn
93.2116Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.025Limbonic Art
92.8136Burzum
92.347Borknagar
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.035Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.0139Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Aura Noir
90.221Antestor
15Finland
96.425Demilich
95.861Moonsorrow
94.450Insomnium
94.378Amorphis
94.041Kalmah
93.426Reverend Bizarre
93.346Finntroll
92.943Swallow the Sun
91.826Sargeist
91.523Shape of Despair
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.0119Nightwish
90.664Ensiferum
90.267Stratovarius
90.220Rotten Sound
11Canada
95.383Rush
95.157Gorguts
94.326Devin Townsend
94.264Voivod
93.531Razor
92.320Weapon
91.820Quo Vadis
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.120Sacrifice
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.530Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.874Deathspell Omega
93.468Blut aus Nord
91.856Alcest
91.635Peste Noire
90.727Adagio
90.627Mütiilation
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.559Sigh
93.639Boris
93.520Galneryus
92.928X Japan
92.926Sabbat
91.628Loudness
6Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
92.629The Gathering
91.063Pestilence
90.727God Dethroned
90.535Asphyx
6Switzerland
94.730Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.924Darkspace
92.732Coroner
90.169Celtic Frost
5Australia
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.639Deströyer 666
92.338Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
90.128The Berzerker
5Denmark
95.652Mercyful Fate
95.272King Diamond
92.935Artillery
92.425Mercenary
90.920Nortt
5Poland
93.4142Behemoth
93.485Vader
93.259Graveland
93.126Mgła
90.664Decapitated
4Brazil
95.256Angra
92.624Sarcófago
91.3128Sepultura
91.145Krisiun
4Greece
94.557Rotting Christ
93.637Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
91.222Varathron
3Ukraine
93.661Nokturnal Mortum
92.399Drudkh
91.232Hate Forest
2Austria
93.679Summoning
91.847Belphegor
2Ireland
95.452Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.428Orphaned Land
92.430Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
91.124Teitanblood
1Belgium
90.155Aborted
1Colombia
92.937Inquisition
1Czech Republic
96.821Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.440Týr
1International
91.720Heaven & Hell
1Italy
90.422Novembre
1Mexico
94.628The Chasm
1Portugal
93.156Moonspell
1Romania
92.627Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.322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 January 2019