Best Bands by Country
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104United States
97.330Evoken
96.722Acid Bath
96.0126Death
95.852Type O Negative
95.823Morbid Saint
95.368Alice in Chains
95.381Immolation
95.144Riot V
95.079Symphony X
95.034Neurosis
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.887Suffocation
94.735Saint Vitus
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.645Isis
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.543Vektor
94.352Fates Warning
94.3101Agalloch
94.136Manilla Road
94.134Possessed
94.150W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.035Vio-lence
94.030Pentagram
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.024Misery Index
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.828Slough Feg
93.765Autopsy
93.751Leviathan
93.729Panopticon
93.748Metal Church
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.450Arsis
93.447Savatage
93.343Demolition Hammer
93.336Jag Panzer
93.257Origin
93.152Dark Angel
93.0153Cannibal Corpse
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.987Nevermore
92.757Dying Fetus
92.7114Deicide
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7157Dream Theater
92.659The Black Dahlia Murder
92.5100Overkill
92.556Cynic
92.424Deceased
92.452Pig Destroyer
92.239Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.145The Faceless
92.135High on Fire
92.069Kamelot
91.926Soundgarden
91.890Mastodon
91.825Pallbearer
91.835Gwar
91.839Absu
91.736Virgin Steele
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.625Agent Steel
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.527Nocturnus
91.5185Slayer
91.529Baroness
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.471Obituary
91.478Xasthur
91.425Exhumed
91.324Visigoth
91.360Sunn O)))
91.321Arghoslent
91.329Melvins
91.336Earth
91.229The Red Chord
91.1135Iced Earth
91.124Skid Row
91.0112Exodus
91.046Malevolent Creation
91.035Faith No More
90.935Down
90.937Devourment
90.959Cattle Decapitation
90.925Krallice
90.8119Morbid Angel
90.853Dio
90.620Hirax
90.5207Megadeth
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.551Death Angel
90.494Anthrax
90.397Testament
90.221Whiplash
90.120Pharaoh
34Sweden
95.599Bathory
95.084Candlemass
94.7103Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.228Cult of Luna
93.948Entombed
93.8178Opeth
93.721Lost Horizon
93.553Hypocrisy
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.1110Marduk
93.0107Amon Amarth
92.847Dismember
92.726The Crown
92.569Dissection
92.432Enforcer
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.120Dragonland
92.089Dark Tranquillity
91.658Therion
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.559Bloodbath
91.445Shining
91.328Draconian
91.067At the Gates
90.927Arckanum
90.920Lifelover
90.720Vomitory
90.731Tiamat
90.6112Meshuggah
90.342Dark Funeral
30United Kingdom
96.123Satan
96.127Esoteric
94.8174Black Sabbath
94.641Akercocke
94.268Bolt Thrower
94.165Deep Purple
94.0234Iron Maiden
93.942Rainbow
93.620Discharge
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.6171Judas Priest
93.488Motörhead
93.383My Dying Bride
93.248Cathedral
93.085Carcass
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.769Paradise Lost
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.165Electric Wizard
92.0125Napalm Death
91.731Godflesh
91.159Anathema
91.126Angel Witch
91.151Saxon
90.932Skyclad
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.421Fen
90.242Alestorm
90.146Onslaught
27Germany
95.733Ahab
95.1134Blind Guardian
94.232Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.9141Kreator
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.4115Helloween
93.436Obscura
93.1104Sodom
93.021The Ocean
92.521Disillusion
92.463Gamma Ray
92.140Necrophagist
92.163Accept
91.621Haggard
91.351Rage
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Protector
91.254Scorpions
91.052Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.820Empyrium
90.669Destruction
90.566Running Wild
90.425Suidakra
90.435Tankard
25Norway
95.081Ulver
94.783Emperor
94.5100Enslaved
94.147Arcturus
93.9167Darkthrone
93.823Mortiis
93.728Windir
93.422Kampfar
93.338Ihsahn
93.2116Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.025Limbonic Art
93.050Taake
92.8138Burzum
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.146Borknagar
91.934Old Man's Child
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.0139Mayhem
91.037Tristania
90.822Urgehal
90.522Aura Noir
90.221Antestor
16Finland
96.626Demilich
95.861Moonsorrow
94.450Insomnium
94.380Amorphis
94.041Kalmah
93.426Reverend Bizarre
93.346Finntroll
93.246Swallow the Sun
91.527Sargeist
91.523Shape of Despair
91.134Impaled Nazarene
91.1118Nightwish
90.664Ensiferum
90.532Behexen
90.267Stratovarius
90.220Rotten Sound
11Canada
95.384Rush
95.057Gorguts
94.326Devin Townsend
94.264Voivod
93.531Razor
92.320Weapon
91.820Quo Vadis
91.421Sacrifice
91.3100Cryptopsy
90.849Strapping Young Lad
90.530Devin Townsend Project
7France
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.670Deathspell Omega
91.856Alcest
91.635Peste Noire
90.929Mütiilation
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
6Japan
94.360Sigh
94.021Galneryus
93.639Boris
92.928X Japan
92.728Sabbat
91.628Loudness
6Netherlands
94.149Ayreon
93.240Carach Angren
92.629The Gathering
91.063Pestilence
90.727God Dethroned
90.535Asphyx
6Switzerland
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
92.924Darkspace
92.732Coroner
90.168Celtic Frost
5Denmark
95.551Mercyful Fate
95.373King Diamond
92.935Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.524Nortt
5Poland
93.585Vader
93.357Graveland
93.2144Behemoth
93.126Mgła
90.765Decapitated
4Australia
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.639Deströyer 666
92.338Psycroptic
92.122Virgin Black
4Brazil
95.256Angra
92.624Sarcófago
91.2130Sepultura
91.145Krisiun
4Greece
94.560Rotting Christ
94.039Septicflesh
92.920Dead Congregation
91.423Varathron
3Ukraine
93.859Nokturnal Mortum
92.3100Drudkh
91.232Hate Forest
2Austria
93.578Summoning
91.948Belphegor
2Ireland
95.154Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Israel
94.328Orphaned Land
92.430Melechesh
2Spain
91.728Wormed
90.722Teitanblood
1Belgium
90.155Aborted
1Colombia
92.937Inquisition
1Czech Republic
96.821Lykathea Aflame
1Faroe Islands
93.440Týr
1International
91.720Heaven & Hell
1Italy
90.923Novembre
1Mexico
94.528The Chasm
1Portugal
93.156Moonspell
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 1 March 2019