Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10710+ albums
95.597Bathory
95.380Immolation
95.336Riot V
95.382Rush
95.272King Diamond
95.182Candlemass
95.0128Blind Guardian
95.034Neurosis
95.0172Black Sabbath
94.857Sigh
94.878Ulver
94.630Vintersorg
94.596Enslaved
94.437Helstar
94.455Rotting Christ
94.499Katatonia
94.452Fates Warning
94.277Amorphis
94.260Voivod
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.0231Iron Maiden
93.9133Behemoth
93.948Ayreon
93.944Incantation
93.8140Kreator
93.866Deep Purple
93.847Metal Church
93.7167Darkthrone
93.7177Opeth
93.7170Judas Priest
93.637Septicflesh
93.652Hypocrisy
93.639Boris
93.535Manilla Road
93.520Galneryus
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.458Graveland
93.340Samael
93.384Vader
93.284Motörhead
93.1112Helloween
93.147Cathedral
93.056Moonspell
93.0103Sodom
93.0108Marduk
93.0105Amon Amarth
93.0133Burzum
93.0148Cannibal Corpse
93.022Mortiis
93.081My Dying Bride
92.8152Dream Theater
92.833Jag Panzer
92.766Paradise Lost
92.729The Gathering
92.6110Deicide
92.561Gamma Ray
92.5102Drudkh
92.494Overkill
92.399Gorgoroth
92.367Kamelot
92.355Therion
92.252Pain of Salvation
92.160Accept
92.146Borknagar
92.0122Napalm Death
92.089Dark Tranquillity
91.835Virgin Steele
91.746Belphegor
91.750Rage
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.734Gwar
91.628Loudness
91.570Obituary
91.446Shining
91.429Melvins
91.345Krisiun
91.324Suidakra
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.2128Sepultura
91.260Anathema
91.2178Slayer
91.1134Iced Earth
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.151Grave Digger
91.0112Exodus
90.951Saxon
90.952Scorpions
90.954Dio
90.832Skyclad
90.831Iron Savior
90.828Corrosion of Conformity
90.795Anthrax
90.728God Dethroned
90.764Running Wild
90.6115Morbid Angel
90.665Destruction
90.598Testament
90.4205Megadeth
90.428Tiamat
90.326Novembers Doom
90.337Tankard
90.2102Cradle of Filth
90.142Danzig
90.166Stratovarius
1455-9 albums
97.229Evoken
96.228Esoteric
95.9125Death
95.858Moonsorrow
95.852Type O Negative
95.751Mercyful Fate
95.349Primordial
95.263Alice in Chains
95.154Angra
95.077Symphony X
95.056Gorguts
94.827The Chasm
94.741Akercocke
94.644Isis
94.634Saint Vitus
94.585Suffocation
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.449Insomnium
94.4102Agalloch
94.340Kalmah
94.328Orphaned Land
94.340Rainbow
94.358Nokturnal Mortum
94.228Cult of Luna
94.126Devin Townsend
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
94.047Arcturus
94.024Misery Index
93.948Entombed
93.967Bolt Thrower
93.822The Ruins of Beverast
93.853Origin
93.827Slough Feg
93.728Pentagram
93.763Autopsy
93.738Deströyer 666
93.620Discharge
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.670Deathspell Omega
93.579Summoning
93.531Razor
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.451Leviathan
93.440Týr
93.437Ihsahn
93.449Taake
93.346Finntroll
93.223Kampfar
93.220Lunar Aurora
93.220Vreid
93.126Panopticon
93.127X Japan
93.181Carcass
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.146Arsis
93.138Carach Angren
93.046Pig Destroyer
93.025Limbonic Art
93.036Inquisition
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.834Artillery
92.886Nevermore
92.887Nile
92.8104Immortal
92.731Coroner
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.720Dragonland
92.746Dismember
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.664Electric Wizard
92.627Negură Bunget
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.430Melechesh
92.443Falconer
92.434High on Fire
92.436Psycroptic
92.422閃靈
92.425Mercenary
92.422Deceased
92.357The Black Dahlia Murder
92.225The Crown
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.222Sabbat
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.134Peste Noire
92.153Dying Fetus
92.035Old Man's Child
92.026Sleep
92.031Necrophobic
91.934Earth
91.964Sunn O)))
91.955Alcest
91.839Absu
91.730Godflesh
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.790Mastodon
91.624Solefald
91.625Agent Steel
91.654Cattle Decapitation
91.522Bethlehem
91.525Soundgarden
91.424Exhumed
91.480Xasthur
91.326Draconian
91.326Protector
91.257At the Gates
91.2136Mayhem
91.124Skid Row
91.1118Nightwish
91.035Faith No More
90.929Arckanum
90.921Whiplash
90.9108Meshuggah
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.823Urgehal
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.821Novembre
90.863Decapitated
90.820Vomitory
90.820Empyrium
90.863Ensiferum
90.728Mütiilation
90.736Devourment
90.732Devin Townsend Project
90.727Adagio
90.620Hirax
90.634Tristania
90.635Asphyx
90.620Аркона
90.639Skeletonwitch
90.524After Forever
90.557Pestilence
90.532Behexen
90.554Aborted
90.449Death Angel
90.442Dark Funeral
90.221Fen
90.242Alestorm
90.245Onslaught
90.170Celtic Frost
90.123Krallice
90.128The Berzerker
572-4 albums
96.320Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
94.927Kyuss
94.936Heathen
94.643Atheist
94.681Emperor
94.333Vio-lence
94.341Vektor
94.328Paysage d'Hiver
94.134Possessed
93.728Windir
93.721Lost Horizon
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
93.440Demolition Hammer
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.126Mgła
92.924Darkspace
92.920Dead Congregation
92.851Dark Angel
92.725Anata
92.722Crimson Glory
92.720Persuader
92.630Obscura
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.627Reverend Bizarre
92.622Sarcófago
92.667Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.320Weapon
92.255Cynic
92.122Virgin Black
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.125Pallbearer
92.132Enforcer
92.020Haggard
91.923Arghoslent
91.821Quo Vadis
91.623Shape of Despair
91.554Bloodbath
91.520Unexpect
91.529Baroness
91.527Nocturnus
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.427Wormed
91.428Sargeist
91.420Tribulation
91.320Lifelover
91.229The Red Chord
91.124Angel Witch
90.920Nortt
90.824Teitanblood
90.822Visigoth
90.835Down
90.746Ghost
90.630Hate Forest
51 album
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
96.024Morbid Saint
91.820Heaven & 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 23 April 2018