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110Death
97.229Evoken
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
96.228Esoteric
96.0127Death
95.380Immolation
95.056Gorguts
94.886Suffocation
94.741Akercocke
94.628The Chasm
94.643Atheist
94.449Insomnium
94.4101Katatonia
94.440Kalmah
94.328Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
94.134Possessed
94.1134Behemoth
94.024Misery Index
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.948Entombed
93.7168Darkthrone
93.764Autopsy
93.744Incantation
93.7176Opeth
93.721Mr. Bungle
93.637Septicflesh
93.652Hypocrisy
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.454Origin
93.420Satan's Host
93.485Vader
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.283Carcass
93.146Arsis
93.182My Dying Bride
93.0105Amon Amarth
93.033Obscura
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.920Dead Congregation
92.887Nile
92.768Paradise Lost
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.746Dismember
92.729The Gathering
92.6110Deicide
92.668Dissection
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.521Disillusion
92.524Anata
92.558The Black Dahlia Murder
92.430Melechesh
92.436Psycroptic
92.425Mercenary
92.422Deceased
92.320Weapon
92.355Cynic
92.355Therion
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.255Dying Fetus
92.225The Crown
92.220Ghoul
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.123閃靈
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.123Sarcófago
92.0123Napalm Death
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.020Haggard
92.032Necrophobic
91.923Arghoslent
91.821Quo Vadis
91.839Absu
91.746Belphegor
91.728Wormed
91.554Bloodbath
91.527Nocturnus
91.560Anathema
91.570Obituary
91.456Cattle Decapitation
91.420Tribulation
91.326Exhumed
91.324Suidakra
91.346Krisiun
91.326Protector
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.2128Sepultura
91.229The Red Chord
91.165At the Gates
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.821Novembre
90.824Teitanblood
90.858Pestilence
90.820Vomitory
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.728God Dethroned
90.736Devourment
90.7114Morbid Angel
90.631Tiamat
90.664Decapitated
90.535Asphyx
90.554Aborted
90.5105Cradle of Filth
90.326Novembers Doom
90.341Skeletonwitch
90.270Celtic Frost
90.128The Berzerker
87Black
95.859Moonsorrow
95.698Bathory
95.452Primordial
94.980Ulver
94.981Emperor
94.857Sigh
94.741Akercocke
94.597Enslaved
94.429Paysage d'Hiver
94.455Rotting Christ
94.359Nokturnal Mortum
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.1134Behemoth
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.7168Darkthrone
93.728Windir
93.738Deströyer 666
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.678Summoning
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.420Lunar Aurora
93.469Deathspell Omega
93.420Satan's Host
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
93.240Carach Angren
93.223Kampfar
93.2113Immortal
93.248Leviathan
93.220Vreid
93.150Taake
93.126Mgła
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.1104Sodom
93.056Moonspell
93.058Graveland
93.0110Marduk
93.025Limbonic Art
93.026Panopticon
92.937Inquisition
92.9134Burzum
92.924Darkspace
92.623Sabbat
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.668Dissection
92.627Negură Bunget
92.5102Drudkh
92.430Melechesh
92.3101Gorgoroth
92.320Weapon
92.134Peste Noire
92.123閃靈
92.146Borknagar
92.123Sarcófago
92.035Old Man's Child
92.032Necrophobic
91.933Arckanum
91.955Alcest
91.839Absu
91.746Belphegor
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.446Shining
91.481Xasthur
91.420Tribulation
91.324Suidakra
91.320Lifelover
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Sargeist
91.2137Mayhem
91.133Impaled Nazarene
90.920Nortt
90.824Urgehal
90.824Teitanblood
90.728Mütiilation
90.731Hate Forest
90.523Amesoeurs
90.5105Cradle of Filth
90.421Fen
90.420Varathron
90.342Dark Funeral
90.270Celtic Frost
90.123Krallice
90.122Aura Noir
55Thrash
96.024Morbid Saint
95.698Bathory
94.937Heathen
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.320Toxik
94.261Voivod
94.134Possessed
94.034Vio-lence
93.9141Kreator
93.847Metal Church
93.738Deströyer 666
93.620Discharge
93.531Razor
93.485Vader
93.141Demolition Hammer
93.1104Sodom
93.051Dark Angel
92.937Inquisition
92.886Nevermore
92.834Artillery
92.731Coroner
92.623Sabbat
92.597Overkill
92.422Deceased
92.355Cynic
92.225The Crown
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.123Sarcófago
91.923Arghoslent
91.839Absu
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.625Agent Steel
91.4183Slayer
91.326Protector
91.2128Sepultura
91.2134Iced Earth
91.120Sacrifice
91.0112Exodus
90.9110Meshuggah
90.858Pestilence
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.796Anthrax
90.620Hirax
90.669Destruction
90.5207Megadeth
90.449Death Angel
90.341Skeletonwitch
90.345Onslaught
90.337Tankard
90.296Testament
90.270Celtic Frost
90.221Whiplash
90.122Aura Noir
46Progressive
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.0127Death
95.381Rush
95.256Angra
95.034Neurosis
95.078Symphony X
94.741Akercocke
94.643Atheist
94.630Vintersorg
94.543Vektor
94.597Enslaved
94.452Fates Warning
94.328Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.261Voivod
94.149Ayreon
94.147Arcturus
94.126Devin Townsend
93.7176Opeth
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
93.440Týr
93.447Savatage
93.338Ihsahn
93.127X Japan
93.033Obscura
92.886Nevermore
92.8152Dream Theater
92.722Crimson Glory
92.627Negură Bunget
92.521Disillusion
92.355Cynic
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.146Borknagar
92.145The Faceless
92.069Kamelot
92.020Haggard
91.790Mastodon
91.628Baroness
91.560Anathema
91.456Cattle Decapitation
90.821Novembre
90.858Pestilence
90.727Adagio
90.530Devin Townsend Project
43Doom
97.229Evoken
96.320Acid Bath
96.228Esoteric
95.852Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.182Candlemass
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.634Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.4101Katatonia
94.4102Agalloch
94.328Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.829Pentagram
93.321Triptykon
93.182My Dying Bride
93.147Cathedral
92.768Paradise Lost
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.729The Gathering
92.627Reverend Bizarre
92.664Electric Wizard
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.434High on Fire
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
92.125Pallbearer
92.030Sleep
91.934Earth
91.820Heaven & Hell
91.762Sunn O)))
91.623Shape of Despair
91.560Anathema
91.323Bethlehem
91.326Draconian
90.920Nortt
90.821Novembre
90.820Empyrium
90.631Tiamat
90.535Asphyx
90.326Novembers Doom
90.270Celtic Frost
42Heavy
95.751Mercyful Fate
95.381Rush
95.264Alice in Chains
95.239Riot V
95.271King Diamond
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.277Amorphis
94.265Deep Purple
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.0232Iron Maiden
93.842Rainbow
93.847Metal Church
93.828Slough Feg
93.7168Darkthrone
93.620Discharge
93.6169Judas Priest
93.535Manilla Road
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.284Motörhead
93.127X Japan
92.833Jag Panzer
92.722Crimson Glory
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.131Enforcer
92.160Accept
92.026Soundgarden
91.835Virgin Steele
91.820Heaven & Hell
91.751Rage
91.628Loudness
91.420Tribulation
91.253Scorpions
91.223Visigoth
91.152Grave Digger
91.124Skid Row
91.125Angel Witch
91.035Faith No More
90.949Saxon
90.753Dio
90.563Running Wild
90.5207Megadeth
37Power
95.256Angra
95.239Riot V
95.0130Blind Guardian
95.078Symphony X
94.437Helstar
94.440Kalmah
94.452Fates Warning
93.847Metal Church
93.721Lost Horizon
93.535Manilla Road
93.520Galneryus
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.4114Helloween
93.127X Japan
92.886Nevermore
92.833Jag Panzer
92.720Dragonland
92.722Crimson Glory
92.462Gamma Ray
92.443Falconer
92.425Mercenary
92.069Kamelot
91.835Virgin Steele
91.751Rage
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.625Agent Steel
91.223Visigoth
91.2134Iced Earth
91.152Grave Digger
90.9119Nightwish
90.932Iron Savior
90.563Running Wild
90.367Stratovarius
90.224After Forever
90.242Alestorm
90.043Epica
24Folk
95.859Moonsorrow
95.452Primordial
94.980Ulver
94.630Vintersorg
94.4102Agalloch
94.328Orphaned Land
94.359Nokturnal Mortum
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.440Týr
93.346Finntroll
93.026Panopticon
92.627Negură Bunget
92.430Melechesh
92.443Falconer
92.123閃靈
92.146Borknagar
91.324Suidakra
91.062Ensiferum
90.832Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.520Аркона
90.242Alestorm
23Technical
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
95.056Gorguts
94.937Heathen
94.886Suffocation
94.320Toxik
93.454Origin
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.146Arsis
93.033Obscura
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.887Nile
92.731Coroner
92.524Anata
92.436Psycroptic
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.821Quo Vadis
91.728Wormed
91.229The Red Chord
90.9110Meshuggah
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.664Decapitated
21Speed
95.239Riot V
95.0130Blind Guardian
94.937Heathen
94.437Helstar
94.320Toxik
93.7168Darkthrone
93.531Razor
93.4114Helloween
93.284Motörhead
93.1104Sodom
92.462Gamma Ray
92.131Enforcer
91.751Rage
91.625Agent Steel
91.152Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.796Anthrax
90.620Hirax
90.563Running Wild
90.5207Megadeth
90.221Whiplash
18Symphonic
94.981Emperor
94.359Nokturnal Mortum
93.637Septicflesh
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.240Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.720Dragonland
92.355Therion
92.122Virgin Black
92.020Haggard
90.9119Nightwish
90.820Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.535Tristania
90.5105Cradle of Filth
90.224After Forever
90.043Epica
16Gothic
95.852Type O Negative
94.455Rotting Christ
93.321Triptykon
93.182My Dying Bride
93.056Moonspell
92.768Paradise Lost
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
91.326Draconian
90.821Novembre
90.631Tiamat
90.535Tristania
90.5105Cradle of Filth
90.224After Forever
90.270Celtic Frost
14Ambient
95.034Neurosis
94.980Ulver
94.429Paysage d'Hiver
94.126Devin Townsend
94.021Mortiis
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.248Leviathan
92.9134Burzum
92.924Darkspace
92.620The Axis of Perdition
91.425Velvet Cacoon
90.731Hate Forest
90.530Devin Townsend Project
12Grindcore
94.455Rotting Christ
94.024Misery Index
93.283Carcass
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.046Pig Destroyer
92.255Dying Fetus
92.220Ghoul
92.0123Napalm Death
91.456Cattle Decapitation
91.326Exhumed
91.229The Red Chord
90.128The Berzerker
10Industrial
94.021Mortiis
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
91.731Godflesh
91.722Dødheimsgard
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.128The Berzerker
10Sludge
96.320Acid Bath
95.034Neurosis
94.446Isis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.133Crowbar
92.434High on Fire
91.790Mastodon
91.628Baroness
91.329Melvins
91.029Corrosion of Conformity
9Brutal
96.821Lykathea Aflame
94.886Suffocation
93.454Origin
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.887Nile
92.255Dying Fetus
91.728Wormed
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.736Devourment
7Viking
95.698Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.597Enslaved
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.058Graveland
92.146Borknagar
6Stoner
94.927Kyuss
93.147Cathedral
92.664Electric Wizard
92.434High on Fire
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
5Funeral
97.229Evoken
96.228Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.623Shape of Despair
90.920Nortt
4Pagan
95.859Moonsorrow
93.223Kampfar
93.058Graveland
90.520Аркона
2Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
90.9100Cryptopsy
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 4 August 2018