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107Death
97.330Evoken
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.626Demilich
96.127Esoteric
96.0126Death
95.381Immolation
95.057Gorguts
94.887Suffocation
94.7103Katatonia
94.643Atheist
94.641Akercocke
94.528The Chasm
94.450Insomnium
94.328Orphaned Land
94.380Amorphis
94.268Bolt Thrower
94.134Possessed
94.041Kalmah
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
94.024Misery Index
93.948Entombed
93.9167Darkthrone
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.845Incantation
93.8178Opeth
93.765Autopsy
93.585Vader
93.553Hypocrisy
93.450Arsis
93.436Obscura
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.383My Dying Bride
93.2144Behemoth
93.225Anata
93.246Swallow the Sun
93.257Origin
93.0107Amon Amarth
93.085Carcass
93.0153Cannibal Corpse
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.920Dead Congregation
92.847Dismember
92.757Dying Fetus
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.7114Deicide
92.726The Crown
92.769Paradise Lost
92.629The Gathering
92.659The Black Dahlia Murder
92.624Sarcófago
92.556Cynic
92.569Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.430Melechesh
92.424Deceased
92.425Mercenary
92.320Weapon
92.338Psycroptic
92.331Necrophobic
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.220Ghoul
92.140Necrophagist
92.123閃靈
92.145The Faceless
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.0125Napalm Death
91.948Belphegor
91.820Quo Vadis
91.839Absu
91.728Wormed
91.620Monstrosity
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.559Bloodbath
91.527Nocturnus
91.471Obituary
91.425Exhumed
91.321Arghoslent
91.326Protector
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
91.2130Sepultura
91.145Krisiun
91.159Anathema
91.063Pestilence
91.046Malevolent Creation
91.067At the Gates
90.937Devourment
90.959Cattle Decapitation
90.923Novembre
90.849Strapping Young Lad
90.8119Morbid Angel
90.720Vomitory
90.727God Dethroned
90.722Teitanblood
90.731Tiamat
90.765Decapitated
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.535Asphyx
90.425Suidakra
90.221Antestor
90.155Aborted
90.168Celtic Frost
87Black
95.861Moonsorrow
95.599Bathory
95.154Primordial
95.081Ulver
94.783Emperor
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
94.641Akercocke
94.5100Enslaved
94.560Rotting Christ
94.360Sigh
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.9167Darkthrone
93.859Nokturnal Mortum
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.751Leviathan
93.728Windir
93.729Panopticon
93.639Deströyer 666
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.670Deathspell Omega
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.578Summoning
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.422Kampfar
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
93.357Graveland
93.240Carach Angren
93.2144Behemoth
93.2116Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.1110Marduk
93.126Mgła
93.156Moonspell
93.1104Sodom
93.025Limbonic Art
93.050Taake
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.937Inquisition
92.924Darkspace
92.8138Burzum
92.728Sabbat
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.624Sarcófago
92.627Negură Bunget
92.569Dissection
92.430Melechesh
92.320Weapon
92.3100Drudkh
92.331Necrophobic
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.146Borknagar
92.123閃靈
91.934Old Man's Child
91.948Belphegor
91.856Alcest
91.839Absu
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.635Peste Noire
91.527Sargeist
91.524Nortt
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.478Xasthur
91.445Shining
91.423Varathron
91.323Bethlehem
91.232Hate Forest
91.134Impaled Nazarene
91.0139Mayhem
90.927Arckanum
90.925Krallice
90.920Lifelover
90.929Mütiilation
90.822Urgehal
90.722Teitanblood
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.523Amesoeurs
90.522Aura Noir
90.532Behexen
90.421Fen
90.425Suidakra
90.342Dark Funeral
90.221Antestor
90.168Celtic Frost
53Thrash
95.823Morbid Saint
95.599Bathory
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.264Voivod
94.134Possessed
94.035Vio-lence
93.9141Kreator
93.748Metal Church
93.620Discharge
93.639Deströyer 666
93.531Razor
93.585Vader
93.343Demolition Hammer
93.152Dark Angel
93.1104Sodom
92.937Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.935Artillery
92.728Sabbat
92.726The Crown
92.732Coroner
92.624Sarcófago
92.5100Overkill
92.556Cynic
92.424Deceased
92.239Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
91.839Absu
91.625Agent Steel
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.5185Slayer
91.421Sacrifice
91.326Protector
91.2130Sepultura
91.1135Iced Earth
91.063Pestilence
91.0112Exodus
90.849Strapping Young Lad
90.620Hirax
90.669Destruction
90.6112Meshuggah
90.5207Megadeth
90.522Aura Noir
90.551Death Angel
90.494Anthrax
90.435Tankard
90.397Testament
90.221Whiplash
90.146Onslaught
90.168Celtic Frost
47Progressive
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.0126Death
95.384Rush
95.256Angra
95.079Symphony X
95.034Neurosis
94.643Atheist
94.641Akercocke
94.630Vintersorg
94.5100Enslaved
94.543Vektor
94.352Fates Warning
94.328Orphaned Land
94.380Amorphis
94.326Devin Townsend
94.264Voivod
94.228Cult of Luna
94.149Ayreon
94.147Arcturus
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.8178Opeth
93.440Týr
93.447Savatage
93.436Obscura
93.338Ihsahn
93.021The Ocean
92.928X Japan
92.987Nevermore
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7157Dream Theater
92.627Negură Bunget
92.556Cynic
92.521Disillusion
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.146Borknagar
92.145The Faceless
92.069Kamelot
91.890Mastodon
91.621Haggard
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.529Baroness
91.159Anathema
91.063Pestilence
90.959Cattle Decapitation
90.923Novembre
90.727Adagio
90.530Devin Townsend Project
43Doom
97.330Evoken
96.722Acid Bath
96.127Esoteric
95.852Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.084Candlemass
94.8174Black Sabbath
94.735Saint Vitus
94.7103Katatonia
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.328Orphaned Land
94.380Amorphis
94.3101Agalloch
94.030Pentagram
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.426Reverend Bizarre
93.321Triptykon
93.383My Dying Bride
93.246Swallow the Sun
93.248Cathedral
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.769Paradise Lost
92.629The Gathering
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
92.165Electric Wizard
92.135High on Fire
91.825Pallbearer
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.731Sleep
91.524Nortt
91.523Shape of Despair
91.360Sunn O)))
91.328Draconian
91.323Bethlehem
91.336Earth
91.159Anathema
90.923Novembre
90.820Empyrium
90.731Tiamat
90.535Asphyx
90.221Antestor
90.168Celtic Frost
42Heavy
96.123Satan
95.551Mercyful Fate
95.373King Diamond
95.368Alice in Chains
95.384Rush
95.144Riot V
94.8174Black Sabbath
94.380Amorphis
94.136Manilla Road
94.165Deep Purple
94.150W.A.S.P.
94.0234Iron Maiden
93.942Rainbow
93.9167Darkthrone
93.828Slough Feg
93.748Metal Church
93.620Discharge
93.6171Judas Priest
93.447Savatage
93.488Motörhead
93.336Jag Panzer
92.928X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.424Deceased
92.432Enforcer
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.163Accept
91.926Soundgarden
91.736Virgin Steele
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.628Loudness
91.324Visigoth
91.351Rage
91.254Scorpions
91.124Skid Row
91.126Angel Witch
91.151Saxon
91.052Grave Digger
91.035Faith No More
90.853Dio
90.5207Megadeth
90.566Running Wild
35Power
95.256Angra
95.144Riot V
95.1134Blind Guardian
95.079Symphony X
94.352Fates Warning
94.136Manilla Road
94.041Kalmah
94.021Galneryus
93.839Helstar
93.721Lost Horizon
93.748Metal Church
93.4115Helloween
93.447Savatage
93.336Jag Panzer
92.928X Japan
92.987Nevermore
92.722Crimson Glory
92.463Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.344Falconer
92.120Dragonland
92.069Kamelot
91.736Virgin Steele
91.625Agent Steel
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.324Visigoth
91.351Rage
91.1135Iced Earth
91.1118Nightwish
91.052Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.566Running Wild
90.267Stratovarius
90.242Alestorm
90.120Pharaoh
24Folk
95.861Moonsorrow
95.154Primordial
95.081Ulver
94.630Vintersorg
94.328Orphaned Land
94.3101Agalloch
94.232Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.859Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.729Panopticon
93.440Týr
93.346Finntroll
92.627Negură Bunget
92.430Melechesh
92.344Falconer
92.146Borknagar
92.123閃靈
90.932Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.664Ensiferum
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
90.242Alestorm
23Technical
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.626Demilich
95.057Gorguts
94.937Heathen
94.887Suffocation
94.721Toxik
93.450Arsis
93.436Obscura
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.257Origin
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.732Coroner
92.338Psycroptic
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.820Quo Vadis
91.728Wormed
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
90.765Decapitated
90.6112Meshuggah
21Speed
95.144Riot V
95.1134Blind Guardian
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
93.9167Darkthrone
93.839Helstar
93.531Razor
93.4115Helloween
93.488Motörhead
93.1104Sodom
92.463Gamma Ray
92.432Enforcer
91.625Agent Steel
91.351Rage
91.052Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.620Hirax
90.5207Megadeth
90.566Running Wild
90.494Anthrax
90.221Whiplash
16Symphonic
94.783Emperor
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
93.859Nokturnal Mortum
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.240Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.1118Nightwish
91.037Tristania
90.820Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.6109Cradle of Filth
14Ambient
95.034Neurosis
95.081Ulver
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
94.326Devin Townsend
93.823Mortiis
93.751Leviathan
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
92.924Darkspace
92.8138Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.232Hate Forest
90.530Devin Townsend Project
14Gothic
95.852Type O Negative
94.560Rotting Christ
93.321Triptykon
93.383My Dying Bride
93.156Moonspell
92.769Paradise Lost
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
91.328Draconian
91.037Tristania
90.923Novembre
90.731Tiamat
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.168Celtic Frost
12Grindcore
94.560Rotting Christ
94.024Misery Index
93.085Carcass
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.757Dying Fetus
92.452Pig Destroyer
92.220Ghoul
92.0125Napalm Death
91.425Exhumed
91.229The Red Chord
90.959Cattle Decapitation
90.220Rotten Sound
11Sludge
96.722Acid Bath
95.034Neurosis
94.645Isis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.133Crowbar
93.021The Ocean
92.135High on Fire
91.890Mastodon
91.529Baroness
91.329Melvins
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
9Brutal
96.821Lykathea Aflame
94.887Suffocation
93.257Origin
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.757Dying Fetus
91.728Wormed
91.3100Cryptopsy
90.937Devourment
9Industrial
93.823Mortiis
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
91.731Godflesh
91.722Dødheimsgard
90.849Strapping Young Lad
7Viking
95.599Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.5100Enslaved
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.357Graveland
92.146Borknagar
6Stoner
94.927Kyuss
93.248Cathedral
92.165Electric Wizard
92.135High on Fire
91.926Soundgarden
91.731Sleep
5Funeral
97.330Evoken
96.127Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.524Nortt
91.523Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.861Moonsorrow
93.422Kampfar
93.357Graveland
90.520Аркона
3Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
2Experimental
91.731Godflesh
91.323Bethlehem
1Metalcore
91.229The Red Chord
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 1 March 2019