Best Bands by Country
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104United States
97.229Evoken
96.320Acid Bath
96.0127Death
96.024Morbid Saint
95.852Type O Negative
95.380Immolation
95.339Riot V
95.263Alice in Chains
95.034Neurosis
95.077Symphony X
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.785Suffocation
94.643Atheist
94.634Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.543Vektor
94.445Isis
94.437Helstar
94.452Fates Warning
94.333Vio-lence
94.3100Agalloch
94.320Toxik
94.134Possessed
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.024Misery Index
93.847Metal Church
93.828Slough Feg
93.729Pentagram
93.764Autopsy
93.744Incantation
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.535Manilla Road
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.454Origin
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.454Leviathan
93.440Demolition Hammer
93.146Arsis
93.046Pig Destroyer
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.926Panopticon
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.886Nevermore
92.887Nile
92.833Jag Panzer
92.8152Dream Theater
92.722Crimson Glory
92.752Dark Angel
92.597Overkill
92.5109Deicide
92.558The Black Dahlia Murder
92.434High on Fire
92.422Deceased
92.355Dying Fetus
92.256Cynic
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.168Kamelot
92.145The Faceless
92.125Pallbearer
92.030Sleep
92.035Earth
91.923Arghoslent
91.835Virgin Steele
91.889Mastodon
91.826Soundgarden
91.839Absu
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.734Gwar
91.628Baroness
91.625Agent Steel
91.527Nocturnus
91.570Obituary
91.5184Slayer
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.456Cattle Decapitation
91.326Exhumed
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.223Visigoth
91.230Melvins
91.1134Iced Earth
91.124Skid Row
91.0112Exodus
91.035Faith No More
91.029Corrosion of Conformity
90.955Sunn O)))
90.872Xasthur
90.853Dio
90.735Down
90.796Anthrax
90.736Devourment
90.6115Morbid Angel
90.5206Megadeth
90.597Testament
90.449Death Angel
90.421Hirax
90.326Novembers Doom
90.221Whiplash
90.239Skeletonwitch
90.123Krallice
35Sweden
95.6100Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.630Vintersorg
94.4100Katatonia
94.228Cult of Luna
93.948Entombed
93.7177Opeth
93.721Lost Horizon
93.553Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.0109Marduk
93.0105Amon Amarth
92.725Anata
92.720Dragonland
92.746Dismember
92.668Dissection
92.443Falconer
92.355Therion
92.225The Crown
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.132Enforcer
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.032Necrophobic
91.554Bloodbath
91.464At the Gates
91.444Shining
91.420Tribulation
91.320Lifelover
91.326Draconian
91.028Arckanum
90.9108Meshuggah
90.820Vomitory
90.831Tiamat
90.441Dark Funeral
29United Kingdom
96.228Esoteric
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.741Akercocke
94.0230Iron Maiden
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.742Rainbow
93.765Deep Purple
93.620Discharge
93.6169Judas Priest
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.284Motörhead
93.282Carcass
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.182My Dying Bride
93.147Cathedral
92.767Paradise Lost
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.664Electric Wizard
92.0123Napalm Death
91.731Godflesh
91.224Angel Witch
91.261Anathema
90.850Saxon
90.832Skyclad
90.421Fen
90.4103Cradle of Filth
90.345Onslaught
90.242Alestorm
26Germany
95.733Ahab
95.0129Blind Guardian
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.9141Kreator
93.923The Ruins of Beverast
93.420Lunar Aurora
93.2105Sodom
93.2113Helloween
92.630Obscura
92.521Disillusion
92.462Gamma Ray
92.160Accept
92.140Necrophagist
92.020Haggard
91.750Rage
91.522Bethlehem
91.425Protector
91.324Suidakra
91.253Scorpions
91.151Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.820Empyrium
90.669Destruction
90.563Running Wild
90.436Tankard
23Norway
94.886Emperor
94.881Ulver
94.495Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
94.021Mortiis
93.728Windir
93.7167Darkthrone
93.338Ihsahn
93.223Kampfar
93.220Vreid
93.150Taake
93.0133Burzum
93.025Limbonic Art
92.9106Immortal
92.3101Gorgoroth
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.146Borknagar
92.035Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.1141Mayhem
90.823Urgehal
90.634Tristania
14Finland
96.425Demilich
95.859Moonsorrow
94.449Insomnium
94.440Kalmah
94.377Amorphis
93.346Finntroll
92.627Reverend Bizarre
92.541Swallow the Sun
91.623Shape of Despair
91.428Sargeist
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.0118Nightwish
91.062Ensiferum
90.367Stratovarius
10Canada
95.381Rush
95.056Gorguts
94.261Voivod
94.126Devin Townsend
93.531Razor
92.320Weapon
91.821Quo Vadis
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.732Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.670Deathspell Omega
93.469Blut aus Nord
92.333Peste Noire
91.955Alcest
90.728Mütiilation
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.857Sigh
93.943Boris
93.520Galneryus
93.127X Japan
92.724Sabbat
91.628Loudness
6Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
92.729The Gathering
90.728God Dethroned
90.535Asphyx
90.557Pestilence
6Switzerland
94.730Paysage 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
91.524Nortt
5Poland
94.1134Behemoth
93.528Mgła
93.485Vader
93.259Graveland
90.664Decapitated
4Brazil
95.256Angra
92.024Sarcófago
91.345Krisiun
91.2128Sepultura
4Greece
94.455Rotting Christ
93.637Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
90.320Varathron
3Ukraine
94.359Nokturnal Mortum
92.5100Drudkh
90.731Hate Forest
2Austria
93.678Summoning
91.746Belphegor
2Ireland
95.452Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.428Orphaned Land
92.430Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
90.824Teitanblood
1Belgium
90.554Aborted
1Colombia
93.036Inquisition
1Czech Republic
96.821Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.440Týr
1International
91.820Heaven & Hell
1Italy
90.821Novembre
1Mexico
94.827The 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 2 July 2018