Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
11110+ albums
95.6103Bathory
95.483Immolation
95.235Neurosis
95.244Riot V
95.285Candlemass
95.185Rush
95.1137Blind Guardian
95.175King Diamond
94.9178Black Sabbath
94.879Ulver
94.7105Katatonia
94.6102Enslaved
94.664Rotting Christ
94.630Vintersorg
94.465Voivod
94.381Amorphis
94.361Sigh
94.352W.A.S.P.
94.252Fates Warning
94.240Septicflesh
94.133Crowbar
94.149Ayreon
94.0173Darkthrone
93.9237Iron Maiden
93.966Deep Purple
93.937Manilla Road
93.9145Kreator
93.943Boris
93.839Helstar
93.821Galneryus
93.845Incantation
93.823Mortiis
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.6185Opeth
93.648Metal Church
93.652Hypocrisy
93.649Savatage
93.685Vader
93.5173Judas Priest
93.468Blut aus Nord
93.4116Helloween
93.485My Dying Bride
93.3111Sodom
93.340Samael
93.392Motörhead
93.357Graveland
93.336Jag Panzer
93.2112Marduk
93.149Cathedral
93.1145Behemoth
93.158Moonspell
93.070Paradise Lost
93.0139Burzum
93.030The Gathering
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.8104Overkill
92.8117Deicide
92.6163Dream Theater
92.4114Amon Amarth
92.4102Drudkh
92.463Gamma Ray
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.146Borknagar
92.163Accept
92.130Melvins
92.1124Napalm Death
91.935Gwar
91.948Belphegor
91.870Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.736Virgin Steele
91.658Therion
91.650Rage
91.627Loudness
91.6189Slayer
91.652Saxon
91.455Scorpions
91.447Shining
91.3133Sepultura
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.246Krisiun
91.249Malevolent Creation
91.2123Morbid Angel
91.1137Iced Earth
91.1114Exodus
91.162Anathema
91.173Obituary
91.097Anthrax
91.052Grave Digger
91.059Sunn O)))
90.833Skyclad
90.853Dio
90.7123Nightwish
90.735Iron Savior
90.7110Cradle of Filth
90.772Destruction
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.627God Dethroned
90.638Tankard
90.534Tiamat
90.5207Megadeth
90.464Running Wild
90.4103Testament
90.425Suidakra
90.468Stratovarius
90.229Novembers Doom
90.178Venom
90.046Abigor
1615-9 albums
97.330Evoken
96.227Esoteric
96.1131Death
96.023Satan
95.963Moonsorrow
95.855Type O Negative
95.651Mercyful Fate
95.357Angra
95.368Alice in Chains
95.254Primordial
95.280Symphony X
94.888Suffocation
94.754Insomnium
94.626The Ruins of Beverast
94.629Orphaned Land
94.656Gorguts
94.645Isis
94.641Akercocke
94.628The Chasm
94.536Saint Vitus
94.529Devin Townsend
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.2100Agalloch
94.269Bolt Thrower
94.221Yob
94.131Pentagram
94.145Rainbow
94.147Arcturus
94.129Cult of Luna
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.036Falkenbach
94.041Kalmah
93.921The Ocean
93.926Misery Index
93.949Entombed
93.867Autopsy
93.851Leviathan
93.720Hour of Penance
93.733Razor
93.747Taake
93.729Panopticon
93.620Discharge
93.673Deathspell Omega
93.634Bal-Sagoth
93.639Deströyer 666
93.537Obscura
93.562Nokturnal Mortum
93.534Equilibrium
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.477Summoning
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.4118Immortal
93.395Nile
93.327Kampfar
93.357Origin
93.346Finntroll
93.345Týr
93.338Ihsahn
93.249Arsis
93.251Swallow the Sun
93.240Carach Angren
93.227The Crown
93.121Vreid
93.025Limbonic Art
93.036Inquisition
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.937Artillery
92.985Carcass
92.987Nevermore
92.926Sabbat
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.727X Japan
92.755Pig Destroyer
92.732Coroner
92.628Negură Bunget
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.520Ghoul
92.423閃靈
92.458Dying Fetus
92.447Dismember
92.436High on Fire
92.425Deceased
92.425Mercenary
92.332Necrophobic
92.339Forbidden
92.344Falconer
92.231Baroness
92.166Electric Wizard
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.142Bruce Dickinson
92.032Godflesh
91.933Melechesh
91.937Psycroptic
91.941Absu
91.934Old Man's Child
91.956Alcest
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.827Soundgarden
91.891Mastodon
91.826Sargeist
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.624Solefald
91.636Earth
91.669At the Gates
91.625Agent Steel
91.528Exhumed
91.559Bloodbath
91.425Skid Row
91.421Sacrifice
91.466Cattle Decapitation
91.423Varathron
91.323Bethlehem
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.328Draconian
91.326Krallice
91.228Protector
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.180Xasthur
91.1148Mayhem
91.058Death Angel
91.037Peste Noire
91.034Asphyx
91.063Ensiferum
91.065Pestilence
91.035Faith No More
90.929Angel Witch
90.929Mütiilation
90.820Gorefest
90.823Urgehal
90.828Arckanum
90.845Devourment
90.820Empyrium
90.744Dark Funeral
90.760Decapitated
90.720Vomitory
90.750Strapping Young Lad
90.727Adagio
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.6113Meshuggah
90.636Tristania
90.643Alestorm
90.522Tsjuder
90.532Satanic Warmaster
90.520Аркона
90.533Judas Iscariot
90.521Dark Fortress
90.523Aura Noir
90.422Novembre
90.422Fen
90.224After Forever
90.221Rotten Sound
90.246Portal
90.238Enforcer
90.148Onslaught
90.121Hecate Enthroned
90.120October Tide
90.086DragonForce
542-4 albums
96.624Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
95.029Paysage d'Hiver
95.088Emperor
95.028Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.440Possessed
94.343Vektor
94.324Mr. Bungle
94.320Pagan Altar
93.936Vio-lence
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.728Windir
93.728Sarcófago
93.520Lost Horizon
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.126Reverend Bizarre
93.132Mgła
93.153Dark Angel
93.024Anata
93.043Demolition Hammer
92.972Dissection
92.920Dead Congregation
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.720Quo Vadis
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.521Exhorder
92.521Disillusion
92.525Darkspace
92.320Weapon
92.327Pallbearer
92.223Haggard
92.241Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.031Hate Forest
91.728Wormed
91.523Shape of Despair
91.526Visigoth
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.420Tribulation
91.321Arghoslent
91.223Nortt
91.229The Red Chord
91.120Terrorizer
91.025Teitanblood
90.935Down
90.920Lifelover
90.628Nocturnus
90.221Antestor
90.133All Shall Perish
51 album
96.127Demilich
95.823Morbid Saint
95.623Lykathea Aflame
91.720Heaven & Hell
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 2 January 2020