Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10710+ albums
95.6100Bathory
95.380Immolation
95.382Rush
95.272King Diamond
95.182Candlemass
95.140Riot V
95.0130Blind Guardian
95.034Neurosis
94.980Ulver
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.857Sigh
94.630Vintersorg
94.5102Katatonia
94.557Rotting Christ
94.437Helstar
94.497Enslaved
94.352Fates Warning
94.263Voivod
94.277Amorphis
94.149Ayreon
94.165Deep Purple
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.0135Behemoth
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.9141Kreator
93.943Boris
93.822Mortiis
93.847Metal Church
93.7177Opeth
93.736Manilla Road
93.7169Darkthrone
93.744Incantation
93.637Septicflesh
93.652Hypocrisy
93.5171Judas Priest
93.520Galneryus
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.4116Helloween
93.458Graveland
93.485Vader
93.340Samael
93.288Motörhead
93.2111Marduk
93.135Jag Panzer
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.156Moonspell
93.182My Dying Bride
93.147Cathedral
93.1104Sodom
93.0105Amon Amarth
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.9134Burzum
92.8152Dream Theater
92.768Paradise Lost
92.629The Gathering
92.6111Deicide
92.698Overkill
92.5102Drudkh
92.462Gamma Ray
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.160Accept
92.146Borknagar
92.1124Napalm Death
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.056Therion
92.050Rage
92.069Kamelot
91.835Virgin Steele
91.847Belphegor
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.734Gwar
91.661Anathema
91.628Loudness
91.471Obituary
91.4184Slayer
91.446Shining
91.3127Sepultura
91.324Suidakra
91.253Scorpions
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.230Melvins
91.2134Iced Earth
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.146Krisiun
91.152Grave Digger
91.0112Exodus
90.932Iron Savior
90.832Skyclad
90.850Saxon
90.728God Dethroned
90.796Anthrax
90.753Dio
90.7114Morbid Angel
90.631Tiamat
90.670Destruction
90.564Running Wild
90.5207Megadeth
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.5105Cradle of Filth
90.367Stratovarius
90.354Aborted
90.296Testament
90.237Tankard
1485-9 albums
97.229Evoken
96.228Esoteric
96.0126Death
95.821Satan
95.852Type O Negative
95.860Moonsorrow
95.751Mercyful Fate
95.452Primordial
95.256Angra
95.267Alice in Chains
95.157Gorguts
95.078Symphony X
94.886Suffocation
94.744Isis
94.628The Chasm
94.642Akercocke
94.535Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.4102Agalloch
94.450Insomnium
94.328Orphaned Land
94.258Nokturnal Mortum
94.228Cult of Luna
94.147Arcturus
94.127Devin Townsend
94.137Falkenbach
94.131Equilibrium
94.041Kalmah
94.049Entombed
94.030Pentagram
94.024Misery Index
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.842Rainbow
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.827Slough Feg
93.765Autopsy
93.738Deströyer 666
93.652Leviathan
93.620Discharge
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.531Razor
93.578Summoning
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.440Týr
93.436Obscura
93.383Carcass
93.346Finntroll
93.351Taake
93.338Ihsahn
93.240Carach Angren
93.223Kampfar
93.220Lunar Aurora
93.2115Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.149Pig Destroyer
93.127X Japan
93.146Arsis
93.156Origin
93.025Limbonic Art
93.088Nile
92.926Panopticon
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.937Inquisition
92.847Dismember
92.842Swallow the Sun
92.886Nevermore
92.834Artillery
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.759The Black Dahlia Murder
92.732Coroner
92.664Electric Wizard
92.627Negură Bunget
92.430Melechesh
92.434High on Fire
92.436Psycroptic
92.422閃靈
92.425Mercenary
92.422Deceased
92.324Sabbat
92.344Falconer
92.333Peste Noire
92.331Necrophobic
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.239Forbidden
92.225The Crown
92.220Ghoul
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.256Dying Fetus
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.035Old Man's Child
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
91.955Alcest
91.890Mastodon
91.839Absu
91.731Godflesh
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.625Agent Steel
91.554Bloodbath
91.326Exhumed
91.3136Mayhem
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Protector
91.280Xasthur
91.265At the Gates
91.227Draconian
91.235Earth
91.157Cattle Decapitation
91.124Skid Row
91.120Sacrifice
91.1118Nightwish
91.028Arckanum
91.0101Cryptopsy
91.062Ensiferum
91.035Faith No More
91.056Sunn O)))
90.923Novembre
90.824Urgehal
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.860Pestilence
90.820Vomitory
90.820Empyrium
90.7109Meshuggah
90.736Devourment
90.727Adagio
90.621Varathron
90.635Asphyx
90.664Decapitated
90.627Mütiilation
90.520Аркона
90.535Tristania
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.523Aura Noir
90.550Death Angel
90.421Fen
90.421Hirax
90.342Dark Funeral
90.345Onslaught
90.224After Forever
90.242Alestorm
90.221Whiplash
90.269Celtic Frost
90.128The Berzerker
522-4 albums
96.521Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
95.185Emperor
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
94.543Vektor
94.134Possessed
94.034Vio-lence
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.728Windir
93.721Lost Horizon
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
93.542Demolition Hammer
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.126Mgła
92.951Dark Angel
92.924Darkspace
92.920Dead Congregation
92.725Anata
92.722Crimson Glory
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.668Dissection
92.627Reverend Bizarre
92.521Disillusion
92.432Enforcer
92.320Weapon
92.355Cynic
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.123Sarcófago
92.029Wormed
92.024Pallbearer
91.923Arghoslent
91.821Quo Vadis
91.621Haggard
91.623Shape of Despair
91.524Nortt
91.527Nocturnus
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.430Baroness
91.232Hate Forest
91.229The Red Chord
91.223Visigoth
91.125Angel Witch
90.925Sargeist
90.921Lifelover
90.824Teitanblood
90.835Down
51 album
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
96.024Morbid 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 5 October 2018