Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10610+ albums
95.5101Bathory
95.480Immolation
95.373King Diamond
95.384Rush
95.144Riot V
95.183Candlemass
95.0133Blind Guardian
95.034Neurosis
94.981Ulver
94.8174Black Sabbath
94.7103Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.557Rotting Christ
94.497Enslaved
94.352Fates Warning
94.380Amorphis
94.360Sigh
94.264Voivod
94.149Ayreon
94.136Manilla Road
94.165Deep Purple
94.150W.A.S.P.
94.133Crowbar
94.0234Iron Maiden
93.9141Kreator
93.8166Darkthrone
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.822Mortiis
93.8178Opeth
93.738Septicflesh
93.748Metal Church
93.639Boris
93.6171Judas Priest
93.585Vader
93.553Hypocrisy
93.520Galneryus
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.4142Behemoth
93.4116Helloween
93.447Savatage
93.486Motörhead
93.340Samael
93.336Jag Panzer
93.283My Dying Bride
93.248Cathedral
93.1110Marduk
93.156Moonspell
93.1104Sodom
93.060Graveland
93.0107Amon Amarth
93.0153Cannibal Corpse
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.8137Burzum
92.7114Deicide
92.769Paradise Lost
92.7154Dream Theater
92.629The Gathering
92.599Overkill
92.462Gamma Ray
92.3101Drudkh
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.146Borknagar
92.1124Napalm Death
92.162Accept
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.069Kamelot
91.948Belphegor
91.736Virgin Steele
91.734Gwar
91.658Therion
91.650Rage
91.628Loudness
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.471Obituary
91.4184Slayer
91.445Shining
91.3129Sepultura
91.254Scorpions
91.230Melvins
91.145Malevolent Creation
91.159Anathema
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.1135Iced Earth
91.146Krisiun
91.151Saxon
91.052Grave Digger
91.0112Exodus
90.932Skyclad
90.932Iron Savior
90.853Dio
90.7117Morbid Angel
90.7209Megadeth
90.727God Dethroned
90.731Tiamat
90.571Destruction
90.564Running Wild
90.5108Cradle of Filth
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
90.425Suidakra
90.494Anthrax
90.397Testament
90.267Stratovarius
90.136Tankard
90.155Aborted
1525-9 albums
97.330Evoken
96.123Satan
96.127Esoteric
96.0126Death
95.852Type O Negative
95.861Moonsorrow
95.651Mercyful Fate
95.368Alice in Chains
95.253Primordial
95.256Angra
95.178Symphony X
95.056Gorguts
94.887Suffocation
94.735Saint Vitus
94.641Akercocke
94.545Isis
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.427The Chasm
94.450Insomnium
94.428Orphaned Land
94.326Devin Townsend
94.299Agalloch
94.228Cult of Luna
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
94.041Kalmah
94.030Pentagram
94.049Entombed
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.047Arcturus
94.024Misery Index
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.942Rainbow
93.930Panopticon
93.859Nokturnal Mortum
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.827Slough Feg
93.765Autopsy
93.620Discharge
93.639Deströyer 666
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.531Razor
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.578Summoning
93.440Týr
93.449Leviathan
93.422Kampfar
93.450Arsis
93.436Obscura
93.450Taake
93.346Finntroll
93.338Ihsahn
93.240Carach Angren
93.2116Immortal
93.284Carcass
93.220Vreid
93.156Origin
93.145Swallow the Sun
93.025Limbonic Art
93.021The Ocean
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.937Inquisition
92.928X Japan
92.987Nevermore
92.935Artillery
92.847Dismember
92.757Dying Fetus
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.726The Crown
92.759The Black Dahlia Murder
92.732Coroner
92.627Negură Bunget
92.430Melechesh
92.424Deceased
92.425Mercenary
92.322閃靈
92.352Pig Destroyer
92.328Sabbat
92.338Psycroptic
92.343Bruce Dickinson
92.344Falconer
92.331Necrophobic
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.239Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.165Electric Wizard
92.135High on Fire
92.026Soundgarden
91.934Old Man's Child
91.856Alcest
91.890Mastodon
91.839Absu
91.731Godflesh
91.731Sleep
91.734Peste Noire
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.620Monstrosity
91.624Solefald
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.625Agent Steel
91.522Bethlehem
91.559Bloodbath
91.423Varathron
91.421Sacrifice
91.360Sunn O)))
91.328Draconian
91.326Exhumed
91.336Earth
91.326Protector
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.260Cattle Decapitation
91.275Xasthur
91.226Sargeist
91.124Skid Row
91.166At the Gates
91.063Pestilence
91.0143Mayhem
91.035Faith No More
90.9119Nightwish
90.929Mütiilation
90.923Novembre
90.849Strapping Young Lad
90.820Empyrium
90.828Arckanum
90.822Urgehal
90.720Vomitory
90.736Devourment
90.727Adagio
90.765Decapitated
90.664Ensiferum
90.620Hirax
90.635Asphyx
90.636Tristania
90.6110Meshuggah
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.522Aura Noir
90.520Аркона
90.524Krallice
90.550Death Angel
90.342Dark Funeral
90.224After Forever
90.221Whiplash
90.220Rotten Sound
90.221Fen
90.242Alestorm
90.245Onslaught
90.168Celtic Frost
522-4 albums
96.722Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
95.130Paysage d'Hiver
94.927Kyuss
94.937Heathen
94.886Emperor
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.134Possessed
94.034Vio-lence
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.728Windir
93.721Lost Horizon
93.542Demolition Hammer
93.525Reverend Bizarre
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.126Mgła
93.152Dark Angel
93.024Anata
92.924Darkspace
92.920Dead Congregation
92.722Crimson Glory
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.624Sarcófago
92.569Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.432Enforcer
92.320Weapon
92.355Cynic
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.820Quo Vadis
91.825Pallbearer
91.728Wormed
91.621Haggard
91.524Nortt
91.523Shape of Despair
91.527Nocturnus
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.430Baroness
91.324Visigoth
91.321Arghoslent
91.232Hate Forest
91.229The Red Chord
91.126Angel Witch
91.022Teitanblood
90.935Down
90.920Lifelover
90.221Antestor
51 album
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
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 7 February 2019