Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
10910+ albums
95.6100Bathory
95.483Immolation
95.235Neurosis
95.244Riot V
95.285Candlemass
95.185Rush
95.1137Blind Guardian
95.175King Diamond
94.9178Black Sabbath
94.882Ulver
94.7105Katatonia
94.6103Enslaved
94.665Rotting Christ
94.630Vintersorg
94.465Voivod
94.381Amorphis
94.361Sigh
94.352W.A.S.P.
94.252Fates Warning
94.149Ayreon
94.133Crowbar
94.039Septicflesh
94.0173Darkthrone
94.021Galneryus
93.9237Iron Maiden
93.966Deep Purple
93.937Manilla Road
93.9144Kreator
93.839Helstar
93.845Incantation
93.823Mortiis
93.7184Opeth
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.648Metal Church
93.639Boris
93.652Hypocrisy
93.685Vader
93.649Savatage
93.5173Judas Priest
93.468Blut aus Nord
93.485My Dying Bride
93.4116Helloween
93.3111Sodom
93.340Samael
93.392Motörhead
93.357Graveland
93.336Jag Panzer
93.2112Marduk
93.1145Behemoth
93.158Moonspell
93.148Cathedral
93.070Paradise Lost
93.030The Gathering
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.9138Burzum
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.8104Overkill
92.8117Deicide
92.6163Dream Theater
92.4114Amon Amarth
92.463Gamma Ray
92.4103Drudkh
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.163Accept
92.0125Napalm Death
92.045Borknagar
91.935Gwar
91.931Melvins
91.948Belphegor
91.870Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.736Virgin Steele
91.658Therion
91.650Rage
91.6187Slayer
91.627Loudness
91.462Sunn O)))
91.445Shining
91.3133Sepultura
91.254Scorpions
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.147Krisiun
91.148Malevolent Creation
91.1137Iced Earth
91.1114Exodus
91.162Anathema
91.173Obituary
91.097Anthrax
91.052Grave Digger
91.0122Morbid Angel
91.051Saxon
90.833Skyclad
90.753Dio
90.735Iron Savior
90.7110Cradle of Filth
90.772Destruction
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.627God Dethroned
90.564Running Wild
90.534Tiamat
90.5207Megadeth
90.425Suidakra
90.468Stratovarius
90.439Tankard
90.4103Testament
90.178Venom
90.146Abigor
1605-9 albums
97.330Evoken
96.227Esoteric
96.1131Death
96.023Satan
95.963Moonsorrow
95.855Type O Negative
95.651Mercyful Fate
95.368Alice in Chains
95.256Angra
95.254Primordial
95.280Symphony X
94.954Insomnium
94.788Suffocation
94.629Orphaned Land
94.628Devin Townsend
94.656Gorguts
94.641Akercocke
94.628The Chasm
94.545Isis
94.536Saint Vitus
94.325The Ruins of Beverast
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.2100Agalloch
94.269Bolt Thrower
94.221Yob
94.228Cult of Luna
94.131Pentagram
94.147Arcturus
94.144Rainbow
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.036Falkenbach
94.041Kalmah
93.930Panopticon
93.921The Ocean
93.926Misery Index
93.949Entombed
93.850Leviathan
93.867Autopsy
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.747Taake
93.733Razor
93.620Discharge
93.634Bal-Sagoth
93.639Deströyer 666
93.672Deathspell Omega
93.537Obscura
93.534Equilibrium
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.477Summoning
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.357Origin
93.346Finntroll
93.345Týr
93.394Nile
93.338Ihsahn
93.249Arsis
93.2119Immortal
93.240Carach Angren
93.121Vreid
93.025Limbonic Art
93.049Swallow the Sun
93.085Carcass
93.027Sabbat
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.937Artillery
92.937Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.826Kampfar
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.726The Crown
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.727X Japan
92.722閃靈
92.732Coroner
92.628Negură Bunget
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.520Ghoul
92.458Dying Fetus
92.447Dismember
92.425Deceased
92.454Pig Destroyer
92.425Mercenary
92.337High on Fire
92.332Necrophobic
92.339Forbidden
92.344Falconer
92.267Electric Wizard
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.132Baroness
92.026Exhumed
92.042Bruce Dickinson
92.032Godflesh
91.933Melechesh
91.937Psycroptic
91.941Absu
91.934Old Man's Child
91.956Alcest
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.827Soundgarden
91.733Arckanum
91.791Mastodon
91.731Sleep
91.620Monstrosity
91.624Solefald
91.669At the Gates
91.636Earth
91.625Agent Steel
91.559Bloodbath
91.425Skid Row
91.423Varathron
91.421Sacrifice
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.328Draconian
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.276Xasthur
91.2148Mayhem
91.226Sargeist
91.129Protector
91.136Peste Noire
91.128Angel Witch
91.124Bethlehem
91.146Devourment
91.058Death Angel
91.063Ensiferum
91.065Pestilence
91.045Dark Funeral
91.035Faith No More
90.934Asphyx
90.929Mütiilation
90.925Krallice
90.923Novembre
90.820Gorefest
90.8122Nightwish
90.820Empyrium
90.849Strapping Young Lad
90.822Urgehal
90.760Decapitated
90.720Vomitory
90.727Adagio
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.6113Meshuggah
90.636Tristania
90.543Alestorm
90.522Tsjuder
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.520Аркона
90.521Dark Fortress
90.523Aura Noir
90.224After Forever
90.246Portal
90.238Enforcer
90.220Rotten Sound
90.221Fen
90.220Hecate Enthroned
90.148Onslaught
90.120October Tide
90.031Behexen
512-4 albums
96.624Acid Bath
95.733Ahab
95.028Kyuss
94.986Emperor
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
94.539Possessed
94.343Vektor
94.324Mr. Bungle
93.936Vio-lence
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.728Windir
93.728Sarcófago
93.520Lost Horizon
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.153Dark Angel
93.027Reverend Bizarre
93.043Demolition Hammer
92.972Dissection
92.920Dead Congregation
92.755Cynic
92.730Mgła
92.722Crimson Glory
92.720Quo Vadis
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.521Disillusion
92.525Darkspace
92.320Weapon
92.327Pallbearer
92.223Haggard
92.241Necrophagist
92.220Exhorder
92.145The Faceless
92.031Hate Forest
91.728Wormed
91.523Shape of Despair
91.526Visigoth
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.322Arghoslent
91.223Nortt
91.229The Red Chord
90.935Down
90.925Teitanblood
90.920Lifelover
90.628Nocturnus
90.221Antestor
90.133All Shall Perish
51 album
96.127Demilich
95.823Morbid Saint
95.623Lykathea Aflame
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 25 November 2019