Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10610+ albums
95.6100Bathory
95.380Immolation
95.383Rush
95.272King Diamond
95.182Candlemass
95.1131Blind Guardian
95.034Neurosis
95.042Riot V
94.980Ulver
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.859Sigh
94.6102Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.599Enslaved
94.557Rotting Christ
94.352Fates Warning
94.277Amorphis
94.238Helstar
94.263Voivod
94.149Ayreon
94.165Deep Purple
94.137Manilla Road
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.9141Kreator
93.822Mortiis
93.847Metal Church
93.7177Opeth
93.7168Darkthrone
93.744Incantation
93.637Septicflesh
93.652Hypocrisy
93.639Boris
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.5170Judas Priest
93.520Galneryus
93.5142Behemoth
93.447Savatage
93.4115Helloween
93.458Graveland
93.485Vader
93.340Samael
93.387Motörhead
93.336Jag Panzer
93.2111Marduk
93.148Cathedral
93.174Anaal Nathrakh
93.156Moonspell
93.182My Dying Bride
93.1104Sodom
93.0107Amon Amarth
92.9150Cannibal Corpse
92.9134Burzum
92.8152Dream Theater
92.768Paradise Lost
92.7114Deicide
92.629The Gathering
92.698Overkill
92.462Gamma Ray
92.399Drudkh
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.146Borknagar
92.1124Napalm Death
92.061Accept
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.057Therion
92.050Rage
92.069Kamelot
91.835Virgin Steele
91.847Belphegor
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.734Gwar
91.661Anathema
91.628Loudness
91.471Obituary
91.4185Slayer
91.3127Sepultura
91.329Melvins
91.346Shining
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.253Scorpions
91.145Krisiun
91.1134Iced Earth
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.052Grave Digger
91.0112Exodus
90.932Skyclad
90.950Saxon
90.932Iron Savior
90.8115Morbid Angel
90.753Dio
90.728God Dethroned
90.731Tiamat
90.7209Megadeth
90.6106Cradle of Filth
90.566Running Wild
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.493Anthrax
90.470Destruction
90.425Suidakra
90.435Tankard
90.296Testament
90.267Stratovarius
90.155Aborted
1515-9 albums
97.330Evoken
96.127Esoteric
96.0126Death
95.922Satan
95.852Type O Negative
95.861Moonsorrow
95.652Mercyful Fate
95.452Primordial
95.256Angra
95.267Alice in Chains
95.178Symphony X
95.157Gorguts
94.886Suffocation
94.628The Chasm
94.642Akercocke
94.645Isis
94.535Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.4102Agalloch
94.450Insomnium
94.428Orphaned Land
94.326Devin Townsend
94.228Cult of Luna
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.131Equilibrium
94.041Kalmah
94.030Pentagram
94.024Misery Index
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.948Entombed
93.842Rainbow
93.859Nokturnal Mortum
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.828Slough Feg
93.765Autopsy
93.753Leviathan
93.620Discharge
93.639Deströyer 666
93.679Summoning
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.531Razor
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.440Týr
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.422Kampfar
93.436Obscura
93.350Taake
93.346Finntroll
93.327Panopticon
93.338Ihsahn
93.240Carach Angren
93.284Carcass
93.220Vreid
93.149Pig Destroyer
93.1116Immortal
93.147Arsis
93.156Origin
93.025Limbonic Art
93.021The Ocean
93.088Nile
93.026Sabbat
93.036Inquisition
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.928X Japan
92.847Dismember
92.842Swallow the Sun
92.886Nevermore
92.834Artillery
92.726The Crown
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.759The Black Dahlia Murder
92.732Coroner
92.627Negură Bunget
92.430Melechesh
92.422閃靈
92.425Mercenary
92.338Psycroptic
92.355Dying Fetus
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.235High on Fire
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.223Deceased
92.234Peste Noire
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.166Electric Wizard
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
91.934Old Man's Child
91.832Arckanum
91.889Mastodon
91.856Alcest
91.839Absu
91.731Godflesh
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.625Agent Steel
91.522Bethlehem
91.558Bloodbath
91.425Protector
91.426Exhumed
91.360Sunn O)))
91.336Earth
91.378Xasthur
91.265At the Gates
91.227Draconian
91.2137Mayhem
91.157Cattle Decapitation
91.124Skid Row
91.120Sacrifice
91.0101Cryptopsy
91.035Faith No More
90.9119Nightwish
90.926Sargeist
90.923Novembre
90.862Pestilence
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.820Vomitory
90.820Empyrium
90.822Urgehal
90.863Ensiferum
90.7109Meshuggah
90.738Devourment
90.727Adagio
90.621Varathron
90.664Decapitated
90.627Mütiilation
90.535Asphyx
90.535Tristania
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.522Aura Noir
90.520Аркона
90.550Death Angel
90.421Hirax
90.341Dark Funeral
90.224After Forever
90.242Alestorm
90.221Whiplash
90.221Fen
90.245Onslaught
90.169Celtic Frost
90.123Krallice
90.128The Berzerker
522-4 albums
96.521Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
94.982Emperor
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.728Paysage d'Hiver
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.134Possessed
94.034Vio-lence
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.728Windir
93.721Lost Horizon
93.542Demolition Hammer
93.526Reverend Bizarre
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.226Anata
93.126Mgła
93.052Dark Angel
92.924Darkspace
92.920Dead Congregation
92.722Crimson Glory
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.668Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.432Enforcer
92.320Weapon
92.355Cynic
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.123Sarcófago
91.922Arghoslent
91.821Quo Vadis
91.825Pallbearer
91.728Wormed
91.621Haggard
91.623Shape of Despair
91.527Nocturnus
91.529Baroness
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.323Teitanblood
91.232Hate Forest
91.229The Red Chord
91.223Visigoth
91.125Angel Witch
90.935Down
90.920Nortt
90.920Lifelover
90.120Pharaoh
51 album
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
95.823Morbid Saint
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 27 November 2018