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108Death
97.229Evoken
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
96.228Esoteric
96.0125Death
95.380Immolation
95.056Gorguts
94.827The Chasm
94.741Akercocke
94.785Suffocation
94.643Atheist
94.449Insomnium
94.440Kalmah
94.499Katatonia
94.428Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
94.134Possessed
94.0134Behemoth
94.024Misery Index
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.948Entombed
93.853Origin
93.763Autopsy
93.744Incantation
93.7167Darkthrone
93.6177Opeth
93.637Septicflesh
93.652Hypocrisy
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.420Satan's Host
93.485Vader
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.181Carcass
93.146Arsis
93.0105Amon Amarth
93.081My Dying Bride
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.920Dead Congregation
92.887Nile
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.766Paradise Lost
92.746Dismember
92.729The Gathering
92.630Obscura
92.668Dissection
92.5109Deicide
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.521Disillusion
92.524Anata
92.430Melechesh
92.436Psycroptic
92.425Mercenary
92.422Deceased
92.320Weapon
92.355Therion
92.357The Black Dahlia Murder
92.255Cynic
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.225The Crown
92.220Ghoul
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.254Dying Fetus
92.123閃靈
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.123Sarcófago
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.020Haggard
92.032Necrophobic
91.9124Napalm Death
91.924Arghoslent
91.821Quo Vadis
91.839Absu
91.746Belphegor
91.662At the Gates
91.554Bloodbath
91.527Nocturnus
91.570Obituary
91.425Protector
91.427Wormed
91.326Exhumed
91.324Suidakra
91.346Krisiun
91.257Cattle Decapitation
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.2128Sepultura
91.229The Red Chord
91.260Anathema
90.937Devourment
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.821Novembre
90.863Decapitated
90.824Teitanblood
90.820Vomitory
90.728God Dethroned
90.635Asphyx
90.6115Morbid Angel
90.557Pestilence
90.554Aborted
90.440Skeletonwitch
90.4103Cradle of Filth
90.326Novembers Doom
90.229Tiamat
90.270Celtic Frost
90.128The Berzerker
85Black
95.859Moonsorrow
95.6100Bathory
95.451Primordial
94.881Ulver
94.857Sigh
94.741Akercocke
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
94.682Emperor
94.597Enslaved
94.455Rotting Christ
94.358Nokturnal Mortum
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.0134Behemoth
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.728Windir
93.738Deströyer 666
93.7167Darkthrone
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.678Summoning
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.549Taake
93.420Satan's Host
93.340Samael
93.321Triptykon
93.248Leviathan
93.223Kampfar
93.220Lunar Aurora
93.220Vreid
93.259Graveland
93.138Carach Angren
93.126Mgła
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.056Moonspell
93.0133Burzum
93.0103Sodom
93.025Limbonic Art
93.0109Marduk
92.937Inquisition
92.924Darkspace
92.8104Immortal
92.725Panopticon
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.668Dissection
92.627Negură Bunget
92.599Drudkh
92.430Melechesh
92.320Weapon
92.3100Gorgoroth
92.134Peste Noire
92.123閃靈
92.146Borknagar
92.123Sarcófago
92.035Old Man's Child
92.032Necrophobic
91.955Alcest
91.839Absu
91.746Belphegor
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.623Sabbat
91.522Bethlehem
91.526Sargeist
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.444Shining
91.481Xasthur
91.324Suidakra
91.320Lifelover
91.2136Mayhem
91.133Impaled Nazarene
90.920Nortt
90.929Arckanum
90.824Urgehal
90.824Teitanblood
90.728Mütiilation
90.630Hate Forest
90.523Amesoeurs
90.421Fen
90.4103Cradle of Filth
90.441Dark Funeral
90.270Celtic Frost
90.123Krallice
90.131Satanic Warmaster
53Thrash
96.024Morbid Saint
95.6100Bathory
94.936Heathen
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.333Vio-lence
94.320Toxik
94.260Voivod
94.134Possessed
93.8140Kreator
93.847Metal Church
93.738Deströyer 666
93.620Discharge
93.531Razor
93.440Demolition Hammer
93.485Vader
93.0103Sodom
92.937Inquisition
92.886Nevermore
92.851Dark Angel
92.834Artillery
92.731Coroner
92.596Overkill
92.422Deceased
92.255Cynic
92.225The Crown
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.123Sarcófago
91.924Arghoslent
91.839Absu
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.623Sabbat
91.625Agent Steel
91.425Protector
91.3183Slayer
91.2128Sepultura
91.1134Iced Earth
91.0112Exodus
90.9110Meshuggah
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.796Anthrax
90.557Pestilence
90.597Testament
90.440Skeletonwitch
90.449Death Angel
90.421Hirax
90.444Onslaught
90.3204Megadeth
90.268Destruction
90.270Celtic Frost
90.221Whiplash
90.237Tankard
46Progressive
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.0125Death
95.381Rush
95.256Angra
95.034Neurosis
95.078Symphony X
94.741Akercocke
94.643Atheist
94.630Vintersorg
94.543Vektor
94.597Enslaved
94.452Fates Warning
94.428Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.260Voivod
94.147Arcturus
94.126Devin Townsend
94.149Ayreon
93.6177Opeth
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
93.440Týr
93.437Ihsahn
93.447Savatage
93.127X Japan
92.886Nevermore
92.7151Dream Theater
92.722Crimson Glory
92.630Obscura
92.627Negură Bunget
92.521Disillusion
92.255Cynic
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.146Borknagar
92.168Kamelot
92.145The Faceless
92.020Haggard
91.889Mastodon
91.529Baroness
91.257Cattle Decapitation
91.260Anathema
90.821Novembre
90.732Devin Townsend Project
90.727Adagio
90.557Pestilence
43Doom
97.229Evoken
96.320Acid Bath
96.228Esoteric
95.852Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.182Candlemass
95.0173Black Sabbath
94.634Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.4102Agalloch
94.499Katatonia
94.428Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.829Pentagram
93.321Triptykon
93.148Cathedral
93.081My Dying Bride
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.766Paradise Lost
92.729The Gathering
92.664Electric Wizard
92.541Swallow the Sun
92.528Reverend Bizarre
92.434High on Fire
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.229Sleep
92.122Virgin Black
92.035Earth
92.024Pallbearer
91.820Heaven & Hell
91.661Sunn O)))
91.623Shape of Despair
91.522Bethlehem
91.326Draconian
91.260Anathema
90.920Nortt
90.821Novembre
90.820Empyrium
90.635Asphyx
90.326Novembers Doom
90.229Tiamat
90.270Celtic Frost
42Heavy
95.751Mercyful Fate
95.439Riot V
95.381Rush
95.263Alice in Chains
95.271King Diamond
95.0173Black Sabbath
94.277Amorphis
94.149W.A.S.P.
94.0230Iron Maiden
93.842Rainbow
93.847Metal Church
93.827Slough Feg
93.765Deep Purple
93.7167Darkthrone
93.620Discharge
93.6169Judas Priest
93.535Manilla Road
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.285Motörhead
93.127X Japan
92.833Jag Panzer
92.722Crimson Glory
92.641Bruce Dickinson
92.160Accept
92.132Enforcer
92.049Rage
91.835Virgin Steele
91.820Heaven & Hell
91.628Loudness
91.525Soundgarden
91.223Visigoth
91.124Skid Row
91.151Grave Digger
91.124Angel Witch
91.035Faith No More
90.852Scorpions
90.850Saxon
90.853Dio
90.765Running Wild
90.548Ghost
90.3204Megadeth
35Power
95.439Riot V
95.256Angra
95.0129Blind 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
93.2113Helloween
93.127X Japan
92.886Nevermore
92.833Jag Panzer
92.720Dragonland
92.722Crimson Glory
92.462Gamma Ray
92.443Falconer
92.425Mercenary
92.168Kamelot
92.049Rage
91.835Virgin Steele
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.625Agent Steel
91.223Visigoth
91.1134Iced Earth
91.151Grave Digger
91.0118Nightwish
90.932Iron Savior
90.765Running Wild
90.367Stratovarius
90.242Alestorm
24Folk
95.859Moonsorrow
95.451Primordial
94.881Ulver
94.630Vintersorg
94.4102Agalloch
94.428Orphaned Land
94.358Nokturnal Mortum
94.131Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.440Týr
93.346Finntroll
92.725Panopticon
92.627Negură Bunget
92.430Melechesh
92.443Falconer
92.123閃靈
92.146Borknagar
91.324Suidakra
90.832Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.863Ensiferum
90.520Аркона
90.242Alestorm
23Technical
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
95.056Gorguts
94.936Heathen
94.785Suffocation
94.320Toxik
93.853Origin
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.146Arsis
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.887Nile
92.731Coroner
92.630Obscura
92.524Anata
92.436Psycroptic
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.821Quo Vadis
91.427Wormed
91.229The Red Chord
90.9110Meshuggah
90.9100Cryptopsy
90.863Decapitated
21Speed
95.439Riot V
95.0129Blind Guardian
94.936Heathen
94.437Helstar
94.320Toxik
93.7167Darkthrone
93.531Razor
93.2113Helloween
93.285Motörhead
93.0103Sodom
92.462Gamma Ray
92.132Enforcer
92.049Rage
91.625Agent Steel
91.151Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.796Anthrax
90.765Running Wild
90.421Hirax
90.3204Megadeth
90.221Whiplash
16Symphonic
94.682Emperor
94.358Nokturnal Mortum
93.637Septicflesh
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.138Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.720Dragonland
92.355Therion
92.122Virgin Black
92.020Haggard
91.0118Nightwish
90.820Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.634Tristania
90.4103Cradle of Filth
14Ambient
95.034Neurosis
94.881Ulver
94.629Paysage d'Hiver
94.126Devin Townsend
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.248Leviathan
93.0133Burzum
93.022Mortiis
92.924Darkspace
92.620The Axis of Perdition
91.425Velvet Cacoon
90.732Devin Townsend Project
90.630Hate Forest
14Gothic
95.852Type O Negative
94.455Rotting Christ
93.321Triptykon
93.056Moonspell
93.081My Dying Bride
92.766Paradise Lost
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
91.326Draconian
90.821Novembre
90.634Tristania
90.4103Cradle of Filth
90.229Tiamat
90.270Celtic Frost
12Grindcore
94.455Rotting Christ
94.024Misery Index
93.181Carcass
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.046Pig Destroyer
92.220Ghoul
92.254Dying Fetus
91.9124Napalm Death
91.326Exhumed
91.257Cattle Decapitation
91.229The Red Chord
90.128The Berzerker
10Industrial
93.569Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
93.169Anaal Nathrakh
93.022Mortiis
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
94.545Isis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.133Crowbar
92.434High on Fire
91.889Mastodon
91.529Baroness
91.528Melvins
91.029Corrosion of Conformity
9Brutal
96.821Lykathea Aflame
94.785Suffocation
93.853Origin
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.887Nile
92.254Dying Fetus
91.427Wormed
90.937Devourment
90.9100Cryptopsy
7Viking
95.6100Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.597Enslaved
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.259Graveland
92.146Borknagar
6Stoner
94.927Kyuss
93.148Cathedral
92.664Electric Wizard
92.434High on Fire
92.229Sleep
91.525Soundgarden
5Funeral
97.229Evoken
96.228Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.623Shape of Despair
90.920Nortt
4Pagan
95.859Moonsorrow
93.223Kampfar
93.259Graveland
90.520Аркона
2Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
90.9100Cryptopsy
2Experimental
91.731Godflesh
91.522Bethlehem
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 25 May 2018