Best Bands by Country
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103United States
97.229Evoken
96.320Acid Bath
96.0123Death
96.024Morbid Saint
95.751Type O Negative
95.380Immolation
95.336Riot V
95.262Alice in Chains
95.034Neurosis
95.077Symphony X
94.927Kyuss
94.936Heathen
94.742Atheist
94.634Saint Vitus
94.585Suffocation
94.525Solitude Aeturnus
94.445Isis
94.452Fates Warning
94.336Helstar
94.342Vektor
94.232Vio-lence
94.199Agalloch
94.134Possessed
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.024Misery Index
93.844Incantation
93.847Metal Church
93.827Slough Feg
93.862Autopsy
93.728Pentagram
93.753Origin
93.741Demolition Hammer
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.534Manilla Road
93.452Leviathan
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.146Arsis
93.0147Cannibal Corpse
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.945Pig Destroyer
92.852Dark Angel
92.8152Dream Theater
92.885Nevermore
92.886Nile
92.833Jag Panzer
92.725Panopticon
92.722Crimson Glory
92.6110Deicide
92.494Overkill
92.434High on Fire
92.422Deceased
92.255Cynic
92.267Kamelot
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.257The Black Dahlia Murder
92.145The Faceless
92.051Dying Fetus
92.026Sleep
92.024Pallbearer
91.924Arghoslent
91.934Earth
91.964Sunn O)))
91.835Virgin Steele
91.839Absu
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.790Mastodon
91.734Gwar
91.625Agent Steel
91.654Cattle Decapitation
91.528Melvins
91.529Baroness
91.570Obituary
91.525Soundgarden
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.427Nocturnus
91.325Exhumed
91.2179Slayer
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.124Skid Row
91.174Xasthur
91.1133Iced Earth
91.0112Exodus
90.937Devourment
90.953Dio
90.921Whiplash
90.934Faith No More
90.834Down
90.828Corrosion of Conformity
90.721Visigoth
90.738Skeletonwitch
90.6115Morbid Angel
90.598Testament
90.449Death Angel
90.421Hirax
90.4203Megadeth
90.326Novembers Doom
90.393Anthrax
90.123Krallice
37Sweden
95.598Bathory
95.182Candlemass
94.630Vintersorg
94.499Katatonia
94.228Cult of Luna
93.847Entombed
93.7175Opeth
93.620Lost Horizon
93.553Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.0106Amon Amarth
93.0109Marduk
92.725Anata
92.720Dragonland
92.746Dismember
92.720Persuader
92.667Dissection
92.443Falconer
92.225The Crown
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.252Pain of Salvation
92.254Therion
92.131Enforcer
92.090Dark Tranquillity
92.031Necrophobic
91.554Bloodbath
91.444Shining
91.420Tribulation
91.320Lifelover
91.326Draconian
91.258At the Gates
91.129Tiamat
91.028Arckanum
90.9108Meshuggah
90.846Ghost
90.820Vomitory
90.441Dark Funeral
27United Kingdom
96.228Esoteric
95.0169Black Sabbath
94.741Akercocke
94.340Rainbow
94.0231Iron Maiden
93.967Bolt Thrower
93.864Deep Purple
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.5165Judas Priest
93.284Motörhead
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.147Cathedral
93.080Carcass
93.081My Dying Bride
92.766Paradise Lost
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.663Electric Wizard
92.0123Napalm Death
91.730Godflesh
91.260Anathema
91.124Angel Witch
90.731Skyclad
90.448Saxon
90.421Fen
90.3103Cradle of Filth
90.242Alestorm
26Germany
95.733Ahab
95.0128Blind Guardian
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.8140Kreator
93.822The Ruins of Beverast
93.220Lunar Aurora
93.2112Helloween
93.0103Sodom
92.630Obscura
92.521Disillusion
92.561Gamma Ray
92.160Accept
92.140Necrophagist
92.020Haggard
91.750Rage
91.324Suidakra
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Protector
91.151Grave Digger
90.852Scorpions
90.831Iron Savior
90.820Empyrium
90.665Destruction
90.337Tankard
90.264Running Wild
22Norway
94.878Ulver
94.580Emperor
94.597Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
93.728Windir
93.6166Darkthrone
93.437Ihsahn
93.223Kampfar
93.250Taake
93.220Vreid
93.0133Burzum
93.025Limbonic Art
93.022Mortiis
92.8104Immortal
92.399Gorgoroth
92.146Borknagar
91.934Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.2135Mayhem
90.935Tristania
90.924Urgehal
15Finland
96.524Demilich
95.859Moonsorrow
94.539Kalmah
94.549Insomnium
94.277Amorphis
93.346Finntroll
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.528Reverend Bizarre
91.623Shape of Despair
91.526Sargeist
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.1117Nightwish
90.863Ensiferum
90.532Behexen
90.165Stratovarius
11Canada
95.382Rush
95.054Gorguts
94.260Voivod
94.126Devin Townsend
93.531Razor
92.320Weapon
91.821Quo Vadis
91.520Unexpect
91.0101Cryptopsy
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.732Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.975Deathspell Omega
93.468Blut aus Nord
92.333Peste Noire
91.955Alcest
90.727Adagio
90.627Mütiilation
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.857Sigh
93.639Boris
93.520Galneryus
93.127X Japan
91.923Sabbat
91.628Loudness
6Netherlands
93.948Ayreon
93.438Carach Angren
92.830The Gathering
90.728God Dethroned
90.535Asphyx
90.557Pestilence
6Switzerland
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
93.425Darkspace
93.340Samael
93.321Triptykon
92.731Coroner
90.170Celtic Frost
5Australia
93.738Deströyer 666
93.029Ne Obliviscaris
92.436Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
90.128The Berzerker
5Poland
93.9133Behemoth
93.458Graveland
93.384Vader
93.126Mgła
90.964Decapitated
4Brazil
95.154Angra
92.722Sarcófago
91.346Krisiun
91.2127Sepultura
4Denmark
95.750Mercyful Fate
95.272King Diamond
92.834Artillery
92.425Mercenary
3Greece
94.455Rotting Christ
93.637Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
3Ukraine
94.358Nokturnal Mortum
92.5100Drudkh
90.630Hate Forest
2Austria
93.579Summoning
91.747Belphegor
2Ireland
95.349Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.328Orphaned Land
92.229Melechesh
2Spain
91.427Wormed
91.323Teitanblood
1Belgium
90.554Aborted
1Colombia
92.939Inquisition
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
90.620Аркона
1Taiwan
92.422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 26 March 2018