Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
11810+ albums
95.684Immolation
95.5103Bathory
95.336Neurosis
95.376King Diamond
95.389Candlemass
95.343Riot V
95.1138Blind Guardian
95.187Rush
95.131Devin Townsend
95.0177Black Sabbath
94.9112Katatonia
94.785Ulver
94.665Rotting Christ
94.630Vintersorg
94.5109Enslaved
94.443Septicflesh
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.352Fates Warning
94.264Voivod
94.248Ayreon
94.234Crowbar
94.224Mortiis
94.261Sigh
94.242Boris
94.191Amorphis
94.021The Ocean Collective
94.0145Kreator
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.9178Darkthrone
93.9242Iron Maiden
93.937Manilla Road
93.821Galneryus
93.839Helstar
93.848Metal Church
93.8184Opeth
93.7176Judas Priest
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.692My Dying Bride
93.645Incantation
93.665Deep Purple
93.570Blut aus Nord
93.592Vader
93.557Graveland
93.588Motörhead
93.4115Marduk
93.451Savatage
93.454Hypocrisy
93.340Samael
93.3118Helloween
93.3156Cannibal Corpse
93.2109Sodom
93.278Anaal Nathrakh
93.137Jag Panzer
93.149Cathedral
93.159Moonspell
93.0150Behemoth
93.031The Gathering
92.9143Burzum
92.975Paradise Lost
92.8103Overkill
92.7123Deicide
92.549Borknagar
92.520Root
92.462Gamma Ray
92.3160Dream Theater
92.3118Amon Amarth
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.3131Napalm Death
92.2106Gorgoroth
92.2101Drudkh
92.057Therion
91.935Gwar
91.946Shining
91.951Belphegor
91.965Accept
91.941Flotsam and Jetsam
91.837Virgin Steele
91.831Melvins
91.7192Slayer
91.769Kamelot
91.690Dark Tranquillity
91.652Saxon
91.627Loudness
91.6133Sepultura
91.5128Morbid Angel
91.433Novembers Doom
91.435Impaled Nazarene
91.451Malevolent Creation
91.354Scorpions
91.377Obituary
91.2139Iced Earth
91.230Corrosion of Conformity
91.153Grave Digger
91.146Krisiun
91.0115Exodus
90.994Anthrax
90.9110Cradle of Filth
90.966Anathema
90.952Dio
90.954Rage
90.836Asphyx
90.830God Dethroned
90.771Destruction
90.756Sunn O)))
90.734Skyclad
90.770Stratovarius
90.7129Nightwish
90.734Iron Savior
90.5208Megadeth
90.464Running Wild
90.435Tiamat
90.425Suidakra
90.339Tankard
90.242Evergrey
90.280Venom
90.247Abigor
90.1113Testament
90.020Raven
1655-9 albums
97.431Evoken
96.329Esoteric
96.0136Death
95.862Moonsorrow
95.825Satan
95.755Type O Negative
95.549Mercyful Fate
95.370Alice in Chains
95.255Primordial
95.281Symphony X
95.256Angra
94.993Suffocation
94.736Saint Vitus
94.730The Chasm
94.729Orphaned Land
94.652Insomnium
94.573Bolt Thrower
94.543Akercocke
94.556Gorguts
94.446Isis
94.448Arcturus
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.326The Ruins of Beverast
94.3101Agalloch
94.221Yob
94.129Cult of Luna
94.031Panopticon
93.954Leviathan
93.944Rainbow
93.926Misery Index
93.942Kalmah
93.861Nokturnal Mortum
93.837Falkenbach
93.831Pentagram
93.8121Immortal
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.639Deströyer 666
93.632Razor
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.572Autopsy
93.537Obscura
93.552Entombed
93.537Inquisition
93.573Deathspell Omega
93.553Swallow the Sun
93.443Carach Angren
93.428The Crown
93.422Hour of Penance
93.467Wolves in the Throne Room
93.477Summoning
93.397Nile
93.322Vreid
93.326Sabbat
93.334Equilibrium
93.349Taake
93.249Arsis
93.239Artillery
93.140Ihsahn
93.156Origin
93.025Limbonic Art
93.046Týr
93.034Necrophobic
93.029Negură Bunget
93.092Carcass
92.926Kampfar
92.988Nevermore
92.834Coroner
92.763The Black Dahlia Murder
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.727X Japan
92.628Deeds of Flesh
92.661Dying Fetus
92.655Pig Destroyer
92.647Dismember
92.548Finntroll
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.539Forbidden
92.526Deceased
92.420Ghoul
92.445Falconer
92.420Hibria
92.461Alcest
92.437High on Fire
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.425Mercenary
92.226Bethlehem
92.266Electric Wizard
92.232Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.120Dragonland
92.123Defeated Sanity
92.132Sleep
92.173At the Gates
92.140Psycroptic
92.020Persuader
92.030Baroness
92.035Old Man's Child
92.089Mastodon
92.033Godflesh
91.933Melechesh
91.927Sargeist
91.922Virgin Black
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.843Absu
91.872Cattle Decapitation
91.827Soundgarden
91.720Stormwarrior
91.727Exhumed
91.737Earth
91.760Bloodbath
91.624Solefald
91.625Agent Steel
91.520Orange Goblin
91.426Skid Row
91.428Arckanum
91.423Varathron
91.421Sacrifice
91.421Monstrosity
91.4149Mayhem
91.420Tribulation
91.326Krallice
91.3102Cryptopsy
91.266Ensiferum
91.220Macabre
91.236Peste Noire
91.277Xasthur
91.127Protector
91.032Behexen
91.021Empyrium
91.067Pestilence
90.920Benighted
90.929Angel Witch
90.934Faith No More
90.923Novembre
90.841Edge of Sanity
90.824Aura Noir
90.856Death Angel
90.861Decapitated
90.822Urgehal
90.823Dark Fortress
90.7110Meshuggah
90.727Adagio
90.646Dark Funeral
90.620Vomitory
90.648Devourment
90.622Hirax
90.636Tristania
90.534Judas Iscariot
90.522Tsjuder
90.520Аркона
90.428Ulcerate
90.449Strapping Young Lad
90.426After Forever
90.321Whiplash
90.349Watain
90.355Warbringer
90.245Portal
90.221Rotten Sound
90.227Mütiilation
90.223Fen
90.253Onslaught
90.249Vital Remains
90.138Enforcer
90.120October Tide
90.085DragonForce
532-4 albums
96.826Acid Bath
95.435Ahab
95.087Emperor
95.028Kyuss
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.545Atheist
94.444Heathen
94.442Possessed
94.044Vektor
94.023Mr. Bungle
93.936Vio-lence
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.823Lost Horizon
93.728Windir
93.728Sarcófago
93.722Toxik
93.353Dark Angel
93.225Anata
93.121Dead Congregation
93.072Dissection
93.025Triptykon
92.943Demolition Hammer
92.923Exhorder
92.926Blood Incantation
92.933Mgła
92.755Cynic
92.722Disillusion
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.623Crimson Glory
92.521Obsequiae
92.223Haggard
92.227Reverend Bizarre
92.224Darkspace
92.028Visigoth
91.944The Faceless
91.932Hate Forest
91.828Pallbearer
91.723Arghoslent
91.730Wormed
91.520Spectral Lore
91.541Necrophagist
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.322Shape of Despair
91.223Nortt
91.229The Red Chord
91.027Teitanblood
90.934Down
90.821Terrorizer
90.838Decrepit Birth
90.221Antestor
90.229Nocturnus
90.133All Shall Perish
90.039Woods of Ypres
71 album
96.131Demilich
95.823Morbid Saint
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.234Paysage d'Hiver
91.721Heaven & Hell
91.122Bølzer
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 16 November 2020