Best Bands by Style
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108Death
97.330Evoken
96.1130Death
96.126Esoteric
96.127Demilich
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.483Immolation
94.955Gorguts
94.788Suffocation
94.7105Katatonia
94.643Atheist
94.629Orphaned Land
94.641Akercocke
94.628The Chasm
94.451Insomnium
94.338Possessed
94.324Mr. Bungle
94.380Amorphis
94.269Bolt Thrower
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
94.0171Darkthrone
93.942Kalmah
93.926Misery Index
93.949Entombed
93.867Autopsy
93.845Incantation
93.7182Opeth
93.728Sarcófago
93.652Hypocrisy
93.685Vader
93.537Obscura
93.450Arsis
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.385My Dying Bride
93.357Origin
93.248Swallow the Sun
93.225Anata
93.189Nile
93.1145Behemoth
93.025Deceased
93.070Paradise Lost
93.030The Gathering
92.984Carcass
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.920Dead Congregation
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.7117Deicide
92.726The Crown
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.755Cynic
92.771Dissection
92.720Quo Vadis
92.646Dismember
92.521Disillusion
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.520Ghoul
92.4114Amon Amarth
92.458Dying Fetus
92.425Mercenary
92.320Weapon
92.338Psycroptic
92.231Necrophobic
92.241Necrophagist
92.124閃靈
92.145The Faceless
92.132Melechesh
92.0125Napalm Death
91.941Absu
91.768At the Gates
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.728Wormed
91.620Monstrosity
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.559Bloodbath
91.525Exhumed
91.447Belphegor
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.328Draconian
91.322Arghoslent
91.3133Sepultura
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.247Malevolent Creation
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.229The Red Chord
91.227Nocturnus
91.147Krisiun
91.129Protector
91.162Anathema
91.173Obituary
91.0122Morbid Angel
91.065Pestilence
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.741Devourment
90.720Vomitory
90.762Decapitated
90.722Teitanblood
90.6110Cradle of Filth
90.627God Dethroned
90.633Tiamat
90.635Asphyx
90.422Novembre
90.425Suidakra
90.221Antestor
90.220Hecate Enthroned
90.120October Tide
91Black
95.962Moonsorrow
95.6100Bathory
95.254Primordial
94.985Emperor
94.882Ulver
94.728Paysage d'Hiver
94.663Rotting Christ
94.641Akercocke
94.6100Enslaved
94.361Sigh
94.324The Ruins of Beverast
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.0171Darkthrone
93.747Taake
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.729Panopticon
93.728Sarcófago
93.749Leviathan
93.634Bal-Sagoth
93.672Deathspell Omega
93.638Deströyer 666
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.477Summoning
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.3111Sodom
93.321Triptykon
93.369Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
93.2112Marduk
93.240Carach Angren
93.2120Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.1145Behemoth
93.157Moonspell
93.125Kampfar
93.058Graveland
93.025Limbonic Art
92.937Inquisition
92.9138Burzum
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.728Sabbat
92.771Dissection
92.730Mgła
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.628Negură Bunget
92.525Darkspace
92.4103Drudkh
92.320Weapon
92.3101Gorgoroth
92.231Necrophobic
92.146Borknagar
92.124閃靈
92.132Melechesh
92.035Old Man's Child
92.031Hate Forest
91.941Absu
91.956Alcest
91.932Arckanum
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.447Belphegor
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.445Shining
91.478Xasthur
91.323Varathron
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.226Sargeist
91.124Bethlehem
91.1141Mayhem
91.035Peste Noire
91.044Dark Funeral
90.929Mütiilation
90.925Krallice
90.920Lifelover
90.822Urgehal
90.722Teitanblood
90.6110Cradle of Filth
90.522Tsjuder
90.523Amesoeurs
90.521Dark Fortress
90.523Aura Noir
90.421Fen
90.425Suidakra
90.221Antestor
90.220Hecate Enthroned
90.131Satanic Warmaster
90.146Abigor
90.178Venom
90.031Behexen
53Thrash
95.823Morbid Saint
95.6100Bathory
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.465Voivod
94.343Vektor
94.338Possessed
93.936Vio-lence
93.8143Kreator
93.733Razor
93.728Sarcófago
93.620Discharge
93.648Metal Church
93.685Vader
93.638Deströyer 666
93.3111Sodom
93.152Dark Angel
93.025Deceased
93.043Demolition Hammer
92.937Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.935Artillery
92.726The Crown
92.728Sabbat
92.755Cynic
92.732Coroner
92.6102Overkill
92.520Ghoul
92.238Forbidden
92.220Exhorder
91.941Absu
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.7188Slayer
91.625Agent Steel
91.421Sacrifice
91.3133Sepultura
91.2113Exodus
91.129Protector
91.1137Iced Earth
91.065Pestilence
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.873Destruction
90.795Anthrax
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.657Death Angel
90.6113Meshuggah
90.599Testament
90.5206Megadeth
90.539Tankard
90.523Aura Noir
90.148Onslaught
47Progressive
96.1130Death
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.235Neurosis
95.256Angra
95.185Rush
95.180Symphony X
94.643Atheist
94.629Orphaned Land
94.641Akercocke
94.629Devin Townsend
94.6100Enslaved
94.630Vintersorg
94.465Voivod
94.343Vektor
94.380Amorphis
94.252Fates Warning
94.228Cult of Luna
94.147Arcturus
94.149Ayreon
93.921The Ocean
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.7182Opeth
93.649Savatage
93.537Obscura
93.345Týr
93.338Ihsahn
92.987Nevermore
92.727X Japan
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7162Dream Theater
92.628Negură Bunget
92.521Disillusion
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.146Borknagar
92.132Baroness
92.145The Faceless
91.870Kamelot
91.891Mastodon
91.621Haggard
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.162Anathema
91.065Pestilence
90.727Adagio
90.530Devin Townsend Project
90.422Novembre
43Doom
97.330Evoken
96.624Acid Bath
96.126Esoteric
95.854Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.285Candlemass
94.9177Black Sabbath
94.7105Katatonia
94.629Orphaned Land
94.536Saint Vitus
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.320Yob
94.380Amorphis
94.324The Ruins of Beverast
94.2100Agalloch
94.231Pentagram
93.321Triptykon
93.385My Dying Bride
93.248Swallow the Sun
93.149Cathedral
93.126Reverend Bizarre
93.070Paradise Lost
93.030The Gathering
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.436High on Fire
92.226Pallbearer
92.267Electric Wizard
92.122Virgin Black
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.731Sleep
91.636Earth
91.523Shape of Despair
91.462Sunn O)))
91.328Draconian
91.124Bethlehem
91.162Anathema
90.820Empyrium
90.633Tiamat
90.635Asphyx
90.422Novembre
90.221Antestor
90.120October Tide
42Heavy
96.023Satan
95.651Mercyful Fate
95.368Alice in Chains
95.185Rush
95.144Riot V
95.175King Diamond
94.9177Black Sabbath
94.380Amorphis
94.265Deep Purple
94.036Manilla Road
94.051W.A.S.P.
94.0236Iron Maiden
94.0171Darkthrone
93.943Rainbow
93.732The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.620Discharge
93.648Metal Church
93.649Savatage
93.5173Judas Priest
93.390Motörhead
93.336Jag Panzer
93.025Deceased
92.727X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.163Accept
92.042Bruce Dickinson
91.827Soundgarden
91.736Virgin Steele
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.627Loudness
91.526Visigoth
91.425Skid Row
91.351Rage
91.327Angel Witch
91.254Scorpions
91.052Grave Digger
91.051Saxon
91.035Faith No More
90.853Dio
90.737Enforcer
90.664Running Wild
90.5206Megadeth
34Power
95.256Angra
95.2134Blind Guardian
95.144Riot V
95.180Symphony X
94.252Fates Warning
94.036Manilla Road
94.021Galneryus
93.942Kalmah
93.839Helstar
93.648Metal Church
93.649Savatage
93.520Lost Horizon
93.4117Helloween
93.336Jag Panzer
92.987Nevermore
92.727X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.463Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.344Falconer
92.120Dragonland
91.870Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.736Virgin Steele
91.625Agent Steel
91.526Visigoth
91.351Rage
91.1137Iced Earth
91.052Grave Digger
91.0119Nightwish
90.735Iron Savior
90.664Running Wild
90.543Alestorm
90.468Stratovarius
24Folk
95.962Moonsorrow
95.254Primordial
94.882Ulver
94.629Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.2100Agalloch
94.137Falkenbach
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.729Panopticon
93.534Equilibrium
93.346Finntroll
93.345Týr
92.628Negură Bunget
92.344Falconer
92.146Borknagar
92.124閃靈
92.132Melechesh
91.063Ensiferum
90.833Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.543Alestorm
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
23Speed
95.2134Blind Guardian
95.144Riot V
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.0171Darkthrone
93.839Helstar
93.733Razor
93.4117Helloween
93.3111Sodom
93.390Motörhead
92.463Gamma Ray
91.625Agent Steel
91.351Rage
91.052Grave Digger
90.737Enforcer
90.795Anthrax
90.735Iron Savior
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.664Running Wild
90.5206Megadeth
90.178Venom
90.020Raven
23Technical
96.127Demilich
95.623Lykathea Aflame
94.955Gorguts
94.937Heathen
94.788Suffocation
94.721Toxik
93.537Obscura
93.450Arsis
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.357Origin
93.225Anata
93.189Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.732Coroner
92.720Quo Vadis
92.338Psycroptic
92.241Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.728Wormed
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
90.762Decapitated
90.6113Meshuggah
16Symphonic
94.985Emperor
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.634Bal-Sagoth
93.240Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.0119Nightwish
90.820Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.6110Cradle of Filth
90.636Tristania
14Ambient
95.235Neurosis
94.882Ulver
94.728Paysage d'Hiver
94.629Devin Townsend
93.823Mortiis
93.749Leviathan
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.369Blut aus Nord
92.9138Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.525Darkspace
92.031Hate Forest
91.425Velvet Cacoon
90.530Devin Townsend Project
13Gothic
95.854Type O Negative
94.663Rotting Christ
93.321Triptykon
93.385My Dying Bride
93.157Moonspell
93.070Paradise Lost
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
91.328Draconian
90.6110Cradle of Filth
90.633Tiamat
90.636Tristania
90.422Novembre
12Grindcore
94.663Rotting Christ
93.926Misery Index
92.984Carcass
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.520Ghoul
92.458Dying Fetus
92.454Pig Destroyer
92.0125Napalm Death
91.525Exhumed
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.229The Red Chord
90.220Rotten Sound
11Sludge
96.624Acid Bath
95.235Neurosis
94.744Isis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.033Crowbar
93.921The Ocean
92.436High on Fire
92.132Baroness
91.931Melvins
91.891Mastodon
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
9Brutal
95.623Lykathea Aflame
94.788Suffocation
93.357Origin
93.189Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.458Dying Fetus
91.728Wormed
91.3101Cryptopsy
90.741Devourment
9Industrial
93.823Mortiis
93.369Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.032Godflesh
91.823Dødheimsgard
90.949Strapping Young Lad
7Stoner
94.927Kyuss
94.320Yob
93.149Cathedral
92.436High on Fire
92.267Electric Wizard
91.827Soundgarden
91.731Sleep
7Viking
95.6100Bathory
94.6100Enslaved
94.630Vintersorg
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.058Graveland
92.146Borknagar
4Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
90.133All Shall Perish
4Funeral
97.330Evoken
96.126Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.523Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.962Moonsorrow
93.125Kampfar
93.058Graveland
90.520Аркона
3Experimental
93.338Ihsahn
92.032Godflesh
91.124Bethlehem
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 2 October 2019