Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10810+ albums
95.698Bathory
95.380Immolation
95.381Rush
95.239Riot V
95.271King Diamond
95.182Candlemass
95.0130Blind Guardian
95.034Neurosis
94.980Ulver
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.857Sigh
94.630Vintersorg
94.597Enslaved
94.437Helstar
94.4101Katatonia
94.455Rotting Christ
94.452Fates Warning
94.277Amorphis
94.265Deep Purple
94.261Voivod
94.149Ayreon
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.1134Behemoth
94.133Crowbar
94.0232Iron Maiden
94.021Mortiis
93.9141Kreator
93.847Metal Church
93.7168Darkthrone
93.744Incantation
93.7176Opeth
93.6169Judas Priest
93.637Septicflesh
93.639Boris
93.652Hypocrisy
93.535Manilla Road
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.520Galneryus
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.4114Helloween
93.485Vader
93.340Samael
93.284Motörhead
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.182My Dying Bride
93.147Cathedral
93.1104Sodom
93.056Moonspell
93.058Graveland
93.0110Marduk
93.0105Amon Amarth
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.9134Burzum
92.833Jag Panzer
92.8152Dream Theater
92.768Paradise Lost
92.729The Gathering
92.6110Deicide
92.597Overkill
92.5102Drudkh
92.462Gamma Ray
92.3101Gorgoroth
92.355Therion
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.160Accept
92.146Borknagar
92.0123Napalm Death
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.069Kamelot
91.835Virgin Steele
91.746Belphegor
91.751Rage
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.734Gwar
91.628Loudness
91.560Anathema
91.570Obituary
91.4183Slayer
91.446Shining
91.324Suidakra
91.329Melvins
91.346Krisiun
91.253Scorpions
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.2128Sepultura
91.2134Iced Earth
91.152Grave Digger
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.0112Exodus
91.029Corrosion of Conformity
90.949Saxon
90.932Iron Savior
90.832Skyclad
90.753Dio
90.728God Dethroned
90.796Anthrax
90.7114Morbid Angel
90.631Tiamat
90.669Destruction
90.563Running Wild
90.5207Megadeth
90.554Aborted
90.5105Cradle of Filth
90.326Novembers Doom
90.367Stratovarius
90.337Tankard
90.296Testament
1485-9 albums
97.229Evoken
96.228Esoteric
96.0127Death
95.852Type O Negative
95.859Moonsorrow
95.751Mercyful Fate
95.452Primordial
95.264Alice in Chains
95.256Angra
95.056Gorguts
95.078Symphony X
94.886Suffocation
94.741Akercocke
94.628The Chasm
94.634Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.449Insomnium
94.4102Agalloch
94.446Isis
94.440Kalmah
94.328Orphaned Land
94.359Nokturnal Mortum
94.228Cult of Luna
94.147Arcturus
94.126Devin Townsend
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
94.024Misery Index
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.948Entombed
93.842Rainbow
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.829Pentagram
93.828Slough Feg
93.764Autopsy
93.738Deströyer 666
93.620Discharge
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.678Summoning
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.531Razor
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.454Origin
93.440Týr
93.420Lunar Aurora
93.469Deathspell Omega
93.346Finntroll
93.338Ihsahn
93.240Carach Angren
93.223Kampfar
93.283Carcass
93.2113Immortal
93.248Leviathan
93.220Vreid
93.150Taake
93.127X Japan
93.146Arsis
93.025Limbonic Art
93.033Obscura
93.046Pig Destroyer
93.026Panopticon
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.937Inquisition
92.886Nevermore
92.834Artillery
92.887Nile
92.731Coroner
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.720Dragonland
92.746Dismember
92.623Sabbat
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.664Electric Wizard
92.627Negură Bunget
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.558The Black Dahlia Murder
92.430Melechesh
92.443Falconer
92.434High on Fire
92.436Psycroptic
92.425Mercenary
92.422Deceased
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.255Dying Fetus
92.225The Crown
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.134Peste Noire
92.123閃靈
92.035Old Man's Child
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
92.032Necrophobic
91.933Arckanum
91.934Earth
91.955Alcest
91.839Absu
91.731Godflesh
91.762Sunn O)))
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.790Mastodon
91.624Solefald
91.625Agent Steel
91.456Cattle Decapitation
91.481Xasthur
91.326Exhumed
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Draconian
91.326Protector
91.2137Mayhem
91.165At the Gates
91.124Skid Row
91.120Sacrifice
91.062Ensiferum
91.035Faith No More
90.9110Meshuggah
90.9119Nightwish
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.824Urgehal
90.821Novembre
90.858Pestilence
90.820Vomitory
90.820Empyrium
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.728Mütiilation
90.736Devourment
90.727Adagio
90.620Hirax
90.664Decapitated
90.520Аркона
90.535Asphyx
90.535Tristania
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.421Fen
90.449Death Angel
90.420Varathron
90.342Dark Funeral
90.341Skeletonwitch
90.345Onslaught
90.224After Forever
90.270Celtic Frost
90.221Whiplash
90.242Alestorm
90.123Krallice
90.122Aura Noir
90.128The Berzerker
90.043Epica
552-4 albums
96.320Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
94.927Kyuss
94.981Emperor
94.937Heathen
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.429Paysage d'Hiver
94.320Toxik
94.134Possessed
94.034Vio-lence
93.728Windir
93.721Lost Horizon
93.721Mr. Bungle
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.126Mgła
93.141Demolition Hammer
93.051Dark Angel
92.924Darkspace
92.920Dead Congregation
92.722Crimson Glory
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.627Reverend Bizarre
92.668Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.524Anata
92.320Weapon
92.355Cynic
92.122Virgin Black
92.131Enforcer
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.125Pallbearer
92.123Sarcófago
92.020Haggard
91.923Arghoslent
91.821Quo Vadis
91.728Wormed
91.628Baroness
91.623Shape of Despair
91.554Bloodbath
91.527Nocturnus
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.420Tribulation
91.320Lifelover
91.326Sargeist
91.229The Red Chord
91.223Visigoth
91.125Angel Witch
90.920Nortt
90.824Teitanblood
90.735Down
90.731Hate 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 4 August 2018