Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
11010+ albums
95.685Immolation
95.5103Bathory
95.336Neurosis
95.343Riot V
95.287Candlemass
95.188Rush
95.1139Blind Guardian
95.175King Diamond
94.9177Black Sabbath
94.980Ulver
94.7108Katatonia
94.665Rotting Christ
94.630Vintersorg
94.4105Enslaved
94.453Fates Warning
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.361Sigh
94.341Septicflesh
94.264Voivod
94.234Crowbar
94.224Mortiis
94.149Ayreon
94.088Amorphis
94.0176Darkthrone
94.0238Iron Maiden
93.9145Kreator
93.937Manilla Road
93.821Galneryus
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.847Metal Church
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.764Deep Purple
93.7186Opeth
93.639Boris
93.692Vader
93.5174Judas Priest
93.557Graveland
93.553Hypocrisy
93.588Motörhead
93.451Savatage
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.492My Dying Bride
93.340Samael
93.3113Marduk
93.336Jag Panzer
93.3117Helloween
93.2109Sodom
93.148Cathedral
93.158Moonspell
93.0148Behemoth
93.0142Burzum
93.031The Gathering
93.074Anaal Nathrakh
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.9103Overkill
92.876Paradise Lost
92.750Borknagar
92.6164Dream Theater
92.6118Deicide
92.520Root
92.463Gamma Ray
92.3117Amon Amarth
92.3101Drudkh
92.3105Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.149Belphegor
92.064Accept
92.0127Napalm Death
91.935Gwar
91.947Shining
91.871Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.736Virgin Steele
91.765Sunn O)))
91.658Therion
91.6188Slayer
91.632Melvins
91.690Dark Tranquillity
91.652Saxon
91.627Loudness
91.5131Sepultura
91.454Scorpions
91.474Obituary
91.329Corrosion of Conformity
91.349Malevolent Creation
91.2139Iced Earth
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.147Krisiun
91.1125Morbid Angel
91.152Grave Digger
91.0114Exodus
90.932Novembers Doom
90.954Rage
90.852Dio
90.8111Cradle of Filth
90.865Anathema
90.830God Dethroned
90.734Skyclad
90.7129Nightwish
90.735Iron Savior
90.692Anthrax
90.569Destruction
90.438Tankard
90.464Running Wild
90.4208Megadeth
90.470Stratovarius
90.425Suidakra
90.334Tiamat
90.078Venom
1675-9 albums
97.431Evoken
96.228Esoteric
96.2132Death
95.862Moonsorrow
95.825Satan
95.755Type O Negative
95.450Mercyful Fate
95.355Primordial
95.358Angra
95.369Alice in Chains
95.280Symphony X
94.930Devin Townsend
94.890Suffocation
94.836Saint Vitus
94.729Orphaned Land
94.652Insomnium
94.645Isis
94.527The Ruins of Beverast
94.543Akercocke
94.555Gorguts
94.529The Chasm
94.4103Agalloch
94.448Arcturus
94.471Bolt Thrower
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.221Yob
94.129Cult of Luna
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.944Rainbow
93.953Leviathan
93.921The Ocean
93.926Misery Index
93.942Kalmah
93.8118Immortal
93.861Nokturnal Mortum
93.837Falkenbach
93.831Pentagram
93.870Autopsy
93.752Entombed
93.774Deathspell Omega
93.729Panopticon
93.631Razor
93.639Deströyer 666
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.537Obscura
93.552Swallow the Sun
93.537Inquisition
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.477Summoning
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.426Sabbat
93.428The Crown
93.422Hour of Penance
93.322Vreid
93.334Equilibrium
93.327Kampfar
93.357Origin
93.397Nile
93.246Týr
93.240Carach Angren
93.249Arsis
93.239Ihsahn
93.239Artillery
93.245Finntroll
93.151Taake
93.025Limbonic Art
93.029Negură Bunget
92.987Nevermore
92.832Necrophobic
92.886Carcass
92.748Dismember
92.733Coroner
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.727X Japan
92.759Dying Fetus
92.762The Black Dahlia Murder
92.655Pig Destroyer
92.627Deeds of Flesh
92.526Deceased
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.520Ghoul
92.544Falconer
92.423閃靈
92.420Hibria
92.437High on Fire
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.423Virgin Black
92.425Mercenary
92.425Bethlehem
92.360Alcest
92.266Electric Wizard
92.239Forbidden
92.120Dragonland
92.132Sleep
92.133Godflesh
92.035Old Man's Child
92.031Baroness
92.074At the Gates
91.933Melechesh
91.932Arckanum
91.939Psycroptic
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.843Absu
91.890Mastodon
91.827Soundgarden
91.720Stormwarrior
91.769Cattle Decapitation
91.720Macabre
91.728Exhumed
91.760Bloodbath
91.620Monstrosity
91.624Solefald
91.636Earth
91.625Agent Steel
91.520Orange Goblin
91.5103Cryptopsy
91.426Skid Row
91.423Varathron
91.421Sacrifice
91.328Draconian
91.326Krallice
91.3149Mayhem
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.278Xasthur
91.021Empyrium
91.028Protector
91.037Peste Noire
91.034Asphyx
91.063Ensiferum
91.067Pestilence
90.929Angel Witch
90.934Faith No More
90.948Devourment
90.824Aura Noir
90.856Death Angel
90.827Sargeist
90.822Urgehal
90.823Dark Fortress
90.760Decapitated
90.728Mütiilation
90.720Vomitory
90.750Strapping Young Lad
90.727Adagio
90.646Dark Funeral
90.656Fleshgod Apocalypse
90.622Hirax
90.636Tristania
90.5111Meshuggah
90.534Judas Iscariot
90.522Tsjuder
90.520Аркона
90.422Novembre
90.221Whiplash
90.221Rotten Sound
90.246Portal
90.248Vital Remains
90.252Watain
90.227Ulcerate
90.153Warbringer
90.148Onslaught
90.121Hecate Enthroned
90.1651349
90.138Enforcer
90.120October Tide
90.036Satanic Warmaster
90.086DragonForce
90.031Behexen
532-4 albums
96.826Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
95.091Emperor
95.028Kyuss
94.738Heathen
94.643Atheist
94.441Possessed
94.343Vektor
94.123Mr. Bungle
93.936Vio-lence
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.728Windir
93.728Sarcófago
93.722Toxik
93.452Dark Angel
93.424Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.123Lost Horizon
93.121Dead Congregation
93.132Mgła
93.024Anata
93.072Dissection
93.026Blood Incantation
92.923Exhorder
92.843Demolition Hammer
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.722Disillusion
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.521Obsequiae
92.525Darkspace
92.223Haggard
92.227Reverend Bizarre
92.226Pallbearer
92.145The Faceless
91.927Visigoth
91.932Hate Forest
91.842Necrophagist
91.730Wormed
91.523Shape of Despair
91.520Spectral Lore
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.227Teitanblood
91.223Nortt
91.229The Red Chord
91.222Arghoslent
90.934Down
90.920Lifelover
90.737Decrepit Birth
90.620Terrorizer
90.221Antestor
90.229Nocturnus
90.133All Shall Perish
71 album
95.929Demilich
95.823Morbid Saint
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.330Paysage d'Hiver
92.021Heaven & Hell
91.122Bølzer
90.523Amesoeurs
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 12 June 2020