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117Death
97.431Evoken
96.227Esoteric
96.128Demilich
96.1132Death
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.584Immolation
94.854Insomnium
94.890Suffocation
94.7106Katatonia
94.643Atheist
94.629Orphaned Land
94.656Gorguts
94.641Akercocke
94.628The Chasm
94.440Possessed
94.471Bolt Thrower
94.382Amorphis
94.240Septicflesh
94.123Mr. Bungle
94.0176Darkthrone
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.041Kalmah
93.926Misery Index
93.867Autopsy
93.845Incantation
93.728Sarcófago
93.7184Opeth
93.748Entombed
93.688My Dying Bride
93.652Hypocrisy
93.685Vader
93.537Obscura
93.422Hour of Penance
93.324Blood Incantation
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.395Nile
93.357Origin
93.249Arsis
93.251Swallow the Sun
93.2146Behemoth
93.227The Crown
93.024Anata
93.030The Gathering
92.9154Cannibal Corpse
92.985Carcass
92.972Dissection
92.933Necrophobic
92.920Dead Congregation
92.871Paradise Lost
92.8117Deicide
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.755Cynic
92.723Theatre of Tragedy
92.722閃靈
92.761The Black Dahlia Murder
92.720Quo Vadis
92.627Deeds of Flesh
92.521Disillusion
92.520Ghoul
92.526Deceased
92.5115Amon Amarth
92.458Dying Fetus
92.447Dismember
92.425Mercenary
92.320Weapon
92.223Haggard
92.241Necrophagist
92.271At the Gates
92.149Belphegor
92.145The Faceless
92.0124Napalm Death
91.933Melechesh
91.939Psycroptic
91.843Absu
91.728Wormed
91.620Monstrosity
91.658Therion
91.690Dark Tranquillity
91.659Bloodbath
91.568Cattle Decapitation
91.529Exhumed
91.563Anathema
91.4133Sepultura
91.450Malevolent Creation
91.420Tribulation
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.328Draconian
91.366Pestilence
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.229The Red Chord
91.246Krisiun
91.129Protector
91.173Obituary
91.122Bølzer
91.0124Morbid Angel
91.027Teitanblood
90.934Asphyx
90.920Gorefest
90.946Devourment
90.831Novembers Doom
90.7111Cradle of Filth
90.760Decapitated
90.728God Dethroned
90.720Vomitory
90.750Strapping Young Lad
90.628Nocturnus
90.620Terrorizer
90.534Tiamat
90.422Novembre
90.425Suidakra
90.246Portal
90.221Antestor
90.254Fleshgod Apocalypse
90.121Hecate Enthroned
90.122Arghoslent
90.120October Tide
93Black
95.862Moonsorrow
95.6104Bathory
95.331Paysage d'Hiver
95.355Primordial
94.989Emperor
94.980Ulver
94.6101Enslaved
94.665Rotting Christ
94.641Akercocke
94.527The Ruins of Beverast
94.347Arcturus
94.361Sigh
94.152Leviathan
94.0176Darkthrone
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.837Falkenbach
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.728Sarcófago
93.629Panopticon
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.673Deathspell Omega
93.639Deströyer 666
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.570Blut aus Nord
93.5117Immortal
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.477Summoning
93.322Vreid
93.3110Sodom
93.321Triptykon
93.327Kampfar
93.340Samael
93.2112Marduk
93.251Taake
93.240Carach Angren
93.2146Behemoth
93.259Moonspell
93.025Limbonic Art
93.029Negură Bunget
93.036Inquisition
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.9140Burzum
92.961Graveland
92.972Dissection
92.933Necrophobic
92.927Sabbat
92.730Mgła
92.722閃靈
92.649Borknagar
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.520Obsequiae
92.525Darkspace
92.4103Drudkh
92.320Weapon
92.3105Gorgoroth
92.149Belphegor
92.058Alcest
92.031Hate Forest
91.933Melechesh
91.934Old Man's Child
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.843Absu
91.787Xasthur
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.445Shining
91.423Varathron
91.323Bethlehem
91.320Spectral Lore
91.326Krallice
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.1146Mayhem
91.136Peste Noire
91.122Bølzer
91.129Sargeist
91.027Teitanblood
90.920Lifelover
90.833Behexen
90.822Dark Fortress
90.846Dark Funeral
90.822Urgehal
90.833Judas Iscariot
90.7111Cradle of Filth
90.729Arckanum
90.629Mütiilation
90.522Tsjuder
90.523Amesoeurs
90.425Suidakra
90.422Fen
90.350Watain
90.221Antestor
90.121Hecate Enthroned
90.046Abigor
51Thrash
95.823Morbid Saint
95.6104Bathory
94.738Heathen
94.643Atheist
94.440Possessed
94.343Vektor
94.264Voivod
93.936Vio-lence
93.9145Kreator
93.728Sarcófago
93.722Toxik
93.639Deströyer 666
93.632Razor
93.648Metal Church
93.685Vader
93.452Dark Angel
93.3110Sodom
93.338Artillery
93.227The Crown
93.043Demolition Hammer
93.036Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.927Sabbat
92.8104Overkill
92.755Cynic
92.732Coroner
92.521Exhorder
92.520Ghoul
92.526Deceased
92.340Forbidden
91.843Absu
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.625Agent Steel
91.5189Slayer
91.4133Sepultura
91.421Sacrifice
91.366Pestilence
91.1138Iced Earth
91.129Protector
91.058Death Angel
91.0114Exodus
90.871Destruction
90.750Strapping Young Lad
90.694Anthrax
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.5111Meshuggah
90.5207Megadeth
90.3102Testament
90.239Tankard
90.148Onslaught
48Progressive
96.1132Death
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.357Angra
95.235Neurosis
95.188Rush
95.181Symphony X
94.7106Katatonia
94.643Atheist
94.629Orphaned Land
94.6101Enslaved
94.629Devin Townsend
94.641Akercocke
94.630Vintersorg
94.453Fates Warning
94.382Amorphis
94.343Vektor
94.347Arcturus
94.264Voivod
94.129Cult of Luna
94.149Ayreon
93.921The Ocean
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.7184Opeth
93.550Savatage
93.537Obscura
93.345Týr
93.338Ihsahn
93.029Negură Bunget
92.987Nevermore
92.727X Japan
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.6164Dream Theater
92.649Borknagar
92.521Disillusion
92.223Haggard
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.132Baroness
92.145The Faceless
91.870Kamelot
91.891Mastodon
91.568Cattle Decapitation
91.563Anathema
91.366Pestilence
91.239Edge of Sanity
90.822Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.422Novembre
46Doom
97.431Evoken
96.423Acid Bath
96.227Esoteric
95.854Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.287Candlemass
95.0178Black Sabbath
94.7106Katatonia
94.629Orphaned Land
94.527The Ruins of Beverast
94.535Saint Vitus
94.382Amorphis
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.3101Agalloch
94.320Pagan Altar
94.221Yob
93.930Pentagram
93.688My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.251Swallow the Sun
93.148Cathedral
93.030The Gathering
92.871Paradise Lost
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.723Theatre of Tragedy
92.536High on Fire
92.323Virgin Black
92.226Pallbearer
92.267Electric Wizard
92.227Reverend Bizarre
92.132Sleep
92.021Heaven & Hell
91.737Earth
91.523Shape of Despair
91.563Anathema
91.323Bethlehem
91.328Draconian
90.934Asphyx
90.958Sunn O)))
90.831Novembers Doom
90.820Empyrium
90.534Tiamat
90.422Novembre
90.221Antestor
90.120October Tide
90.042Danzig
42Heavy
96.023Satan
95.550Mercyful Fate
95.368Alice in Chains
95.343Riot V
95.188Rush
95.175King Diamond
95.0178Black Sabbath
94.382Amorphis
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.0176Darkthrone
94.045Rainbow
93.9237Iron Maiden
93.937Manilla Road
93.866Deep Purple
93.732The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.648Metal Church
93.6173Judas Priest
93.550Savatage
93.489Motörhead
93.336Jag Panzer
92.727X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.526Deceased
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.063Accept
92.027Visigoth
92.021Heaven & Hell
91.827Soundgarden
91.736Virgin Steele
91.627Loudness
91.551Saxon
91.454Scorpions
91.425Skid Row
91.052Grave Digger
90.928Angel Witch
90.953Rage
90.934Faith No More
90.952Dio
90.5207Megadeth
90.466Running Wild
90.139Enforcer
90.042Danzig
36Power
95.357Angra
95.343Riot V
95.1138Blind Guardian
95.181Symphony X
94.453Fates Warning
94.041Kalmah
93.937Manilla Road
93.821Galneryus
93.839Helstar
93.648Metal Church
93.550Savatage
93.4116Helloween
93.336Jag Panzer
93.022Lost Horizon
92.987Nevermore
92.727X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.544Falconer
92.420Hibria
92.463Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.120Dragonland
92.027Visigoth
91.870Kamelot
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.736Virgin Steele
91.625Agent Steel
91.1138Iced Earth
91.052Grave Digger
90.953Rage
90.9122Nightwish
90.735Iron Savior
90.543Alestorm
90.466Running Wild
90.369Stratovarius
90.325After Forever
25Technical
96.128Demilich
95.623Lykathea Aflame
94.890Suffocation
94.738Heathen
94.656Gorguts
93.722Toxik
93.537Obscura
93.422Hour of Penance
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.395Nile
93.357Origin
93.249Arsis
93.024Anata
92.732Coroner
92.720Quo Vadis
92.627Deeds of Flesh
92.241Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.939Psycroptic
91.728Wormed
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
90.760Decapitated
90.5111Meshuggah
90.254Fleshgod Apocalypse
24Folk
95.862Moonsorrow
95.355Primordial
94.980Ulver
94.629Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.3101Agalloch
93.837Falkenbach
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.629Panopticon
93.534Equilibrium
93.345Týr
93.245Finntroll
93.029Negură Bunget
92.722閃靈
92.649Borknagar
92.544Falconer
91.933Melechesh
91.063Ensiferum
90.833Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.543Alestorm
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
22Speed
95.343Riot V
95.1138Blind Guardian
94.738Heathen
94.0176Darkthrone
93.839Helstar
93.722Toxik
93.632Razor
93.489Motörhead
93.4116Helloween
93.3110Sodom
92.420Hibria
92.463Gamma Ray
91.625Agent Steel
91.052Grave Digger
90.953Rage
90.735Iron Savior
90.694Anthrax
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.5207Megadeth
90.466Running Wild
90.139Enforcer
18Symphonic
94.989Emperor
94.240Septicflesh
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.760Nokturnal Mortum
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.240Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.323Virgin Black
92.223Haggard
92.120Dragonland
91.658Therion
90.9122Nightwish
90.820Empyrium
90.7111Cradle of Filth
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.325After Forever
90.254Fleshgod Apocalypse
16Gothic
95.854Type O Negative
94.7106Katatonia
94.665Rotting Christ
93.688My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.259Moonspell
92.871Paradise Lost
92.723Theatre of Tragedy
92.323Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
91.328Draconian
90.7111Cradle of Filth
90.636Tristania
90.534Tiamat
90.422Novembre
90.325After Forever
13Ambient
95.331Paysage d'Hiver
95.235Neurosis
94.980Ulver
94.629Devin Townsend
94.224Mortiis
94.152Leviathan
93.570Blut aus Nord
92.9140Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.525Darkspace
92.031Hate Forest
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.320Spectral Lore
13Grindcore
94.665Rotting Christ
93.926Misery Index
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.985Carcass
92.655Pig Destroyer
92.520Ghoul
92.458Dying Fetus
92.0124Napalm Death
91.568Cattle Decapitation
91.529Exhumed
91.229The Red Chord
90.620Terrorizer
90.221Rotten Sound
12Sludge
96.423Acid Bath
95.235Neurosis
94.645Isis
94.221Yob
94.129Cult of Luna
94.133Crowbar
93.921The Ocean
92.536High on Fire
92.132Baroness
91.931Melvins
91.891Mastodon
90.828Corrosion of Conformity
10Brutal
95.623Lykathea Aflame
94.890Suffocation
93.422Hour of Penance
93.395Nile
93.357Origin
92.627Deeds of Flesh
92.458Dying Fetus
91.728Wormed
91.3101Cryptopsy
90.946Devourment
9Industrial
94.224Mortiis
93.570Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.723Theatre of Tragedy
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.133Godflesh
91.823Dødheimsgard
90.750Strapping Young Lad
7Stoner
95.028Kyuss
94.221Yob
93.148Cathedral
92.536High on Fire
92.267Electric Wizard
92.132Sleep
91.827Soundgarden
7Viking
95.6104Bathory
94.6101Enslaved
94.630Vintersorg
93.837Falkenbach
93.728Windir
92.961Graveland
92.649Borknagar
4Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
90.133All Shall Perish
4Experimental
93.338Ihsahn
92.133Godflesh
91.323Bethlehem
90.246Portal
4Funeral
97.431Evoken
96.227Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.523Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.862Moonsorrow
93.327Kampfar
92.961Graveland
90.520Аркона
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 28 March 2020