Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10510+ albums
95.599Bathory
95.373King Diamond
95.382Immolation
95.384Rush
95.1134Blind Guardian
95.144Riot V
95.182Candlemass
95.034Neurosis
94.977Ulver
94.8175Black Sabbath
94.7103Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.5100Enslaved
94.559Rotting Christ
94.352Fates Warning
94.361Sigh
94.264Voivod
94.279Amorphis
94.136Manilla Road
94.165Deep Purple
94.149Ayreon
94.050W.A.S.P.
94.033Crowbar
94.039Septicflesh
94.021Galneryus
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.9141Kreator
93.9167Darkthrone
93.943Boris
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.8177Opeth
93.823Mortiis
93.748Metal Church
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.6171Judas Priest
93.585Vader
93.553Hypocrisy
93.548Savatage
93.4115Helloween
93.484My Dying Bride
93.388Motörhead
93.340Samael
93.336Jag Panzer
93.2145Behemoth
93.259Graveland
93.1110Marduk
93.157Moonspell
93.148Cathedral
93.1104Sodom
93.0107Amon Amarth
93.0154Cannibal Corpse
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.8136Burzum
92.769Paradise Lost
92.7114Deicide
92.7158Dream Theater
92.5100Overkill
92.529The Gathering
92.463Gamma Ray
92.3100Drudkh
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.1124Napalm Death
92.063Accept
92.045Borknagar
91.948Belphegor
91.870Kamelot
91.835Gwar
91.736Virgin Steele
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.658Therion
91.628Loudness
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.4187Slayer
91.471Obituary
91.351Rage
91.329Melvins
91.246Shining
91.254Scorpions
91.2130Sepultura
91.145Krisiun
91.1135Iced Earth
91.134Impaled Nazarene
91.151Saxon
91.052Grave Digger
91.069Destruction
91.060Anathema
91.046Malevolent Creation
90.932Skyclad
90.9112Exodus
90.8120Morbid Angel
90.753Dio
90.727God Dethroned
90.731Tiamat
90.734Iron Savior
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.564Running Wild
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.5206Megadeth
90.425Suidakra
90.436Tankard
90.394Anthrax
90.398Testament
90.267Stratovarius
1545-9 albums
97.330Evoken
96.127Esoteric
96.023Satan
96.0126Death
95.953Type O Negative
95.861Moonsorrow
95.551Mercyful Fate
95.368Alice in Chains
95.256Angra
95.154Primordial
95.179Symphony X
94.856Gorguts
94.887Suffocation
94.635Saint Vitus
94.641Akercocke
94.528The Chasm
94.527Devin Townsend
94.450Insomnium
94.446Isis
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.328Orphaned Land
94.3101Agalloch
94.320Yob
94.232Equilibrium
94.268Bolt Thrower
94.228Cult of Luna
94.231Pentagram
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.041Kalmah
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.942Rainbow
93.966Autopsy
93.849Entombed
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.827Slough Feg
93.729Panopticon
93.759Nokturnal Mortum
93.620Discharge
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.632Razor
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.649Leviathan
93.638Deströyer 666
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.478Summoning
93.456Origin
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.422Kampfar
93.425Misery Index
93.450Arsis
93.436Obscura
93.444Týr
93.346Finntroll
93.338Ihsahn
93.248Taake
93.240Carach Angren
93.246Swallow the Sun
93.2116Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.021The Ocean
93.025Limbonic Art
93.088Nile
93.084Carcass
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.937Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.935Artillery
92.847Dismember
92.825Sabbat
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.757Dying Fetus
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.726The Crown
92.727X Japan
92.732Coroner
92.628Negură Bunget
92.424Deceased
92.432Enforcer
92.425Mercenary
92.323閃靈
92.338Psycroptic
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.231Melechesh
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.253Pig Destroyer
92.267Electric Wizard
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.035High on Fire
91.934Old Man's Child
91.991Mastodon
91.826Soundgarden
91.839Absu
91.731Godflesh
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.755Alcest
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.624Solefald
91.635Peste Noire
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.625Agent Steel
91.522Bethlehem
91.559Bloodbath
91.529Baroness
91.480Xasthur
91.425Sargeist
91.421Sacrifice
91.423Varathron
91.328Draconian
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.326Exhumed
91.326Protector
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.225Skid Row
91.267At the Gates
91.135Earth
91.1141Mayhem
91.064Pestilence
91.063Ensiferum
91.0119Nightwish
91.037Tristania
91.035Faith No More
90.927Arckanum
90.925Krallice
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.923Novembre
90.843Dark Funeral
90.823Urgehal
90.820Empyrium
90.856Sunn O)))
90.839Devourment
90.720Vomitory
90.727Adagio
90.729Mütiilation
90.622Whiplash
90.635Asphyx
90.665Decapitated
90.6110Meshuggah
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.522Aura Noir
90.520Аркона
90.421Fen
90.422Hirax
90.351Death Angel
90.224After Forever
90.220Rotten Sound
90.242Alestorm
90.147Onslaught
512-4 albums
96.923Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
95.029Paysage d'Hiver
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.783Emperor
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.234Possessed
94.035Vio-lence
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.728Windir
93.721Lost Horizon
93.525Reverend Bizarre
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.153Dark Angel
93.042Demolition Hammer
93.027Mgła
92.926Sarcófago
92.924Darkspace
92.920Dead Congregation
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.569Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.320Weapon
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.820Quo Vadis
91.728Wormed
91.725Pallbearer
91.621Haggard
91.524Nortt
91.523Shape of Despair
91.527Nocturnus
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.420Tribulation
91.325Visigoth
91.321Arghoslent
91.229The Red Chord
91.231Hate Forest
91.126Angel Witch
91.022Teitanblood
90.935Down
90.920Lifelover
90.221Antestor
51 album
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.626Demilich
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 8 April 2019