Best Bands by Country
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112United States
97.431Evoken
96.423Acid Bath
96.1132Death
95.854Type O Negative
95.823Morbid Saint
95.584Immolation
95.368Alice in Chains
95.343Riot V
95.235Neurosis
95.181Symphony X
95.028Kyuss
94.890Suffocation
94.738Heathen
94.643Atheist
94.645Isis
94.535Saint Vitus
94.440Possessed
94.453Fates Warning
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.343Vektor
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.3101Agalloch
94.221Yob
94.133Crowbar
94.123Mr. Bungle
94.152Leviathan
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.930Pentagram
93.936Vio-lence
93.926Misery Index
93.937Manilla Road
93.867Autopsy
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.732The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.722Toxik
93.629Panopticon
93.648Metal Church
93.550Savatage
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.452Dark Angel
93.324Blood Incantation
93.395Nile
93.357Origin
93.336Jag Panzer
93.249Arsis
93.043Demolition Hammer
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.987Nevermore
92.8104Overkill
92.8117Deicide
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.761The Black Dahlia Murder
92.6164Dream Theater
92.655Pig Destroyer
92.627Deeds of Flesh
92.521Exhorder
92.520Obsequiae
92.520Ghoul
92.526Deceased
92.536High on Fire
92.458Dying Fetus
92.340Forbidden
92.226Pallbearer
92.132Sleep
92.132Baroness
92.145The Faceless
92.027Visigoth
91.935Gwar
91.931Melvins
91.843Absu
91.870Kamelot
91.891Mastodon
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.827Soundgarden
91.787Xasthur
91.736Virgin Steele
91.737Earth
91.620Monstrosity
91.625Agent Steel
91.568Cattle Decapitation
91.529Exhumed
91.5189Slayer
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.450Malevolent Creation
91.425Skid Row
91.326Krallice
91.229The Red Chord
91.1138Iced Earth
91.173Obituary
91.058Death Angel
91.0124Morbid Angel
91.0114Exodus
90.934Down
90.958Sunn O)))
90.934Faith No More
90.946Devourment
90.952Dio
90.831Novembers Doom
90.828Corrosion of Conformity
90.833Judas Iscariot
90.694Anthrax
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.628Nocturnus
90.620Terrorizer
90.5207Megadeth
90.3102Testament
90.133All Shall Perish
90.122Arghoslent
90.042Danzig
37Sweden
95.6104Bathory
95.287Candlemass
94.7106Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.129Cult of Luna
93.7184Opeth
93.748Entombed
93.652Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.2112Marduk
93.227The Crown
93.024Anata
93.022Lost Horizon
92.972Dissection
92.933Necrophobic
92.544Falconer
92.5115Amon Amarth
92.447Dismember
92.271At the Gates
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
91.658Therion
91.690Dark Tranquillity
91.659Bloodbath
91.445Shining
91.420Tribulation
91.328Draconian
91.239Edge of Sanity
90.920Lifelover
90.846Dark Funeral
90.720Vomitory
90.729Arckanum
90.5111Meshuggah
90.534Tiamat
90.350Watain
90.120October Tide
90.139Enforcer
31United Kingdom
96.227Esoteric
96.023Satan
95.0178Black Sabbath
94.641Akercocke
94.471Bolt Thrower
94.320Pagan Altar
94.045Rainbow
93.9237Iron Maiden
93.866Deep Purple
93.688My Dying Bride
93.6173Judas Priest
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.489Motörhead
93.148Cathedral
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.985Carcass
92.871Paradise Lost
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.267Electric Wizard
92.133Godflesh
92.0124Napalm Death
91.551Saxon
91.563Anathema
90.928Angel Witch
90.833Skyclad
90.7111Cradle of Filth
90.543Alestorm
90.422Fen
90.148Onslaught
90.121Hecate Enthroned
28Germany
95.733Ahab
95.1138Blind Guardian
94.527The Ruins of Beverast
93.921The Ocean
93.9145Kreator
93.837Falkenbach
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.537Obscura
93.534Equilibrium
93.4116Helloween
93.3110Sodom
92.521Disillusion
92.463Gamma Ray
92.223Haggard
92.241Necrophagist
92.063Accept
91.454Scorpions
91.323Bethlehem
91.129Protector
91.052Grave Digger
90.953Rage
90.822Dark Fortress
90.871Destruction
90.820Empyrium
90.735Iron Savior
90.425Suidakra
90.466Running Wild
90.239Tankard
25Norway
94.989Emperor
94.980Ulver
94.6101Enslaved
94.347Arcturus
94.224Mortiis
94.0176Darkthrone
93.728Windir
93.5117Immortal
93.322Vreid
93.327Kampfar
93.338Ihsahn
93.251Taake
93.025Limbonic Art
92.9140Burzum
92.723Theatre of Tragedy
92.649Borknagar
92.3105Gorgoroth
91.934Old Man's Child
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.1146Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.221Antestor
16Finland
96.128Demilich
95.862Moonsorrow
94.854Insomnium
94.382Amorphis
94.041Kalmah
93.251Swallow the Sun
93.245Finntroll
92.227Reverend Bizarre
91.523Shape of Despair
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.129Sargeist
91.063Ensiferum
90.9122Nightwish
90.833Behexen
90.369Stratovarius
90.221Rotten Sound
10Canada
95.188Rush
94.656Gorguts
94.629Devin Townsend
94.264Voivod
93.632Razor
92.720Quo Vadis
92.320Weapon
91.421Sacrifice
91.3101Cryptopsy
90.750Strapping Young Lad
8Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
93.030The Gathering
91.366Pestilence
90.934Asphyx
90.920Gorefest
90.728God Dethroned
90.325After Forever
7France
93.673Deathspell Omega
93.570Blut aus Nord
92.058Alcest
91.136Peste Noire
90.727Adagio
90.629Mütiilation
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.361Sigh
94.043Boris
93.821Galneryus
92.927Sabbat
92.727X Japan
91.627Loudness
6Switzerland
95.331Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.732Coroner
92.525Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Australia
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.639Deströyer 666
92.323Virgin Black
91.939Psycroptic
90.246Portal
5Brazil
95.357Angra
93.728Sarcófago
92.420Hibria
91.4133Sepultura
91.246Krisiun
5Greece
94.665Rotting Christ
94.240Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
91.423Varathron
91.320Spectral Lore
5Poland
93.685Vader
93.2146Behemoth
92.961Graveland
92.730Mgła
90.760Decapitated
4Denmark
95.550Mercyful Fate
95.175King Diamond
93.338Artillery
92.425Mercenary
3Austria
93.477Summoning
92.149Belphegor
90.046Abigor
3Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
90.422Novembre
90.254Fleshgod Apocalypse
3Ukraine
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
92.4103Drudkh
92.031Hate Forest
2Ireland
95.355Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.629Orphaned Land
91.933Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
91.027Teitanblood
1Colombia
93.036Inquisition
1Czechia
95.623Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.345Týr
1International
92.021Heaven & Hell
1Mexico
94.628The Chasm
1Portugal
93.259Moonspell
1Romania
93.029Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.722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 28 March 2020