Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10810+ albums
95.6100Bathory
95.483Immolation
95.235Neurosis
95.2134Blind Guardian
95.185Rush
95.144Riot V
95.184Candlemass
95.175King Diamond
94.8176Black Sabbath
94.781Ulver
94.6103Katatonia
94.662Rotting Christ
94.630Vintersorg
94.499Enslaved
94.352Fates Warning
94.380Amorphis
94.361Sigh
94.264Voivod
94.265Deep Purple
94.149Ayreon
94.036Manilla Road
94.033Crowbar
94.043Boris
94.051W.A.S.P.
94.0235Iron Maiden
94.039Septicflesh
94.021Galneryus
93.9169Darkthrone
93.839Helstar
93.8142Kreator
93.845Incantation
93.8177Opeth
93.823Mortiis
93.6172Judas Priest
93.648Metal Church
93.649Savatage
93.553Hypocrisy
93.584Vader
93.4116Helloween
93.485My Dying Bride
93.390Motörhead
93.330The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.368Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
93.336Jag Panzer
93.3108Sodom
93.1144Behemoth
93.157Moonspell
93.148Cathedral
93.058Graveland
93.0110Marduk
93.070Paradise Lost
93.030The Gathering
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.8138Burzum
92.7117Deicide
92.6159Dream Theater
92.6102Overkill
92.5113Amon Amarth
92.463Gamma Ray
92.4102Drudkh
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.163Accept
92.1124Napalm Death
92.030Melvins
92.045Borknagar
91.870Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.835Gwar
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.736Virgin Steele
91.658Therion
91.650Rage
91.627Loudness
91.5186Slayer
91.447Belphegor
91.445Shining
91.2132Sepultura
91.247Malevolent Creation
91.272Obituary
91.254Scorpions
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.145Krisiun
91.1137Iced Earth
91.151Saxon
91.1112Exodus
91.052Grave Digger
91.060Anathema
90.9121Morbid Angel
90.833Skyclad
90.753Dio
90.7110Cradle of Filth
90.735Iron Savior
90.671Destruction
90.627God Dethroned
90.631Tiamat
90.564Running Wild
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.5206Megadeth
90.438Tankard
90.425Suidakra
90.468Stratovarius
90.497Testament
90.394Anthrax
90.145Abigor
90.078Venom
1565-9 albums
97.330Evoken
96.1128Death
96.126Esoteric
96.023Satan
95.962Moonsorrow
95.854Type O Negative
95.651Mercyful Fate
95.368Alice in Chains
95.256Angra
95.254Primordial
95.179Symphony X
94.955Gorguts
94.788Suffocation
94.729Devin Townsend
94.729Orphaned Land
94.641Akercocke
94.536Saint Vitus
94.528The Chasm
94.446Isis
94.4102Agalloch
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.320Yob
94.324The Ruins of Beverast
94.232Equilibrium
94.269Bolt Thrower
94.228Cult of Luna
94.131Pentagram
94.150Insomnium
94.137Falkenbach
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.043Rainbow
94.047Arcturus
93.951Leviathan
93.942Kalmah
93.930Panopticon
93.950Entombed
93.926Misery Index
93.867Autopsy
93.820The Ocean
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.620Discharge
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.673Deathspell Omega
93.632Razor
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.638Deströyer 666
93.537Obscura
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.450Arsis
93.444Týr
93.357Origin
93.326Sabbat
93.346Finntroll
93.338Ihsahn
93.248Swallow the Sun
93.2120Immortal
93.240Carach Angren
93.279Summoning
93.220Vreid
93.189Nile
93.125Kampfar
93.025Limbonic Art
93.049Taake
92.984Carcass
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.937Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.935Artillery
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.726The Crown
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.727X Japan
92.732Coroner
92.646Dismember
92.628Negură Bunget
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.520Ghoul
92.465Electric Wizard
92.458Dying Fetus
92.424Deceased
92.425Mercenary
92.338Psycroptic
92.344Falconer
92.231Necrophobic
92.238Forbidden
92.253Pig Destroyer
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.124閃靈
92.132Melechesh
92.035High on Fire
92.042Bruce Dickinson
91.934Old Man's Child
91.956Alcest
91.827Soundgarden
91.891Mastodon
91.840Absu
91.731Godflesh
91.737Earth
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.624Solefald
91.669At the Gates
91.625Agent Steel
91.559Bloodbath
91.526Exhumed
91.430Baroness
91.425Skid Row
91.423Varathron
91.481Xasthur
91.421Sacrifice
91.323Bethlehem
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.328Draconian
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.327Sargeist
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.129Protector
91.1141Mayhem
91.063Ensiferum
91.0119Nightwish
91.065Pestilence
91.035Peste Noire
91.035Faith No More
90.929Mütiilation
90.925Krallice
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.923Novembre
90.833Behexen
90.828Arckanum
90.842Dark Funeral
90.820Empyrium
90.822Urgehal
90.720Vomitory
90.727Adagio
90.657Death Angel
90.622Whiplash
90.655Sunn O)))
90.638Devourment
90.638Enforcer
90.6113Meshuggah
90.636Tristania
90.535Asphyx
90.561Decapitated
90.522Tsjuder
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.520Аркона
90.523Aura Noir
90.421Fen
90.423Hirax
90.220Rotten Sound
90.220Hecate Enthroned
90.242Alestorm
90.148Onslaught
90.120October Tide
512-4 albums
96.624Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
95.089Emperor
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.730Paysage d'Hiver
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.437Possessed
94.343Vektor
94.324Mr. Bungle
93.936Vio-lence
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.728Windir
93.627Sarcófago
93.520Lost Horizon
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.153Dark Angel
93.043Demolition Hammer
92.920Dead Congregation
92.828Mgła
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.670Dissection
92.626Reverend Bizarre
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.521Disillusion
92.521Quo Vadis
92.525Darkspace
92.320Weapon
92.226Pallbearer
92.241Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.031Hate Forest
91.728Wormed
91.621Haggard
91.523Shape of Despair
91.526Visigoth
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.327Angel Witch
91.322Arghoslent
91.223Nortt
91.229The Red Chord
91.227Nocturnus
90.935Down
90.920Lifelover
90.523Teitanblood
90.221Antestor
90.133All Shall Perish
51 album
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.127Demilich
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 29 July 2019