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106Death
97.330Evoken
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.626Demilich
96.127Esoteric
96.0126Death
95.382Immolation
94.856Gorguts
94.887Suffocation
94.7103Katatonia
94.643Atheist
94.641Akercocke
94.528The Chasm
94.450Insomnium
94.328Orphaned Land
94.279Amorphis
94.268Bolt Thrower
94.234Possessed
94.041Kalmah
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
93.966Autopsy
93.9167Darkthrone
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.849Entombed
93.845Incantation
93.8177Opeth
93.585Vader
93.553Hypocrisy
93.456Origin
93.425Misery Index
93.450Arsis
93.436Obscura
93.484My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
93.2145Behemoth
93.246Swallow the Sun
93.0107Amon Amarth
93.088Nile
93.0154Cannibal Corpse
93.084Carcass
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.926Sarcófago
92.920Dead Congregation
92.847Dismember
92.860The Black Dahlia Murder
92.769Paradise Lost
92.757Dying Fetus
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.7114Deicide
92.726The Crown
92.755Cynic
92.569Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.529The Gathering
92.424Deceased
92.425Mercenary
92.320Weapon
92.323閃靈
92.338Psycroptic
92.331Necrophobic
92.231Melechesh
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.220Ghoul
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.1124Napalm Death
91.948Belphegor
91.820Quo Vadis
91.839Absu
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.728Wormed
91.620Monstrosity
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.559Bloodbath
91.527Nocturnus
91.471Obituary
91.420Tribulation
91.321Arghoslent
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.326Exhumed
91.326Protector
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.267At the Gates
91.229The Red Chord
91.2130Sepultura
91.145Krisiun
91.064Pestilence
91.060Anathema
91.046Malevolent Creation
91.022Teitanblood
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.923Novembre
90.8120Morbid Angel
90.839Devourment
90.720Vomitory
90.727God Dethroned
90.731Tiamat
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.635Asphyx
90.665Decapitated
90.425Suidakra
90.221Antestor
85Black
95.861Moonsorrow
95.599Bathory
95.154Primordial
95.029Paysage d'Hiver
94.977Ulver
94.783Emperor
94.641Akercocke
94.5100Enslaved
94.559Rotting Christ
94.361Sigh
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.9167Darkthrone
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.729Panopticon
93.728Windir
93.759Nokturnal Mortum
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.649Leviathan
93.638Deströyer 666
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
93.478Summoning
93.421Lunar Aurora
93.422Kampfar
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
93.248Taake
93.240Carach Angren
93.2145Behemoth
93.2116Immortal
93.220Vreid
93.259Graveland
93.1110Marduk
93.157Moonspell
93.1104Sodom
93.027Mgła
93.025Limbonic Art
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.926Sarcófago
92.937Inquisition
92.924Darkspace
92.8136Burzum
92.825Sabbat
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.628Negură Bunget
92.569Dissection
92.3100Drudkh
92.320Weapon
92.323閃靈
92.331Necrophobic
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.231Melechesh
92.045Borknagar
91.934Old Man's Child
91.948Belphegor
91.839Absu
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.755Alcest
91.635Peste Noire
91.522Bethlehem
91.524Nortt
91.480Xasthur
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.425Sargeist
91.423Varathron
91.246Shining
91.231Hate Forest
91.1141Mayhem
91.134Impaled Nazarene
91.022Teitanblood
90.927Arckanum
90.925Krallice
90.920Lifelover
90.843Dark Funeral
90.823Urgehal
90.729Mütiilation
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.523Amesoeurs
90.522Aura Noir
90.421Fen
90.425Suidakra
90.221Antestor
52Thrash
95.823Morbid Saint
95.599Bathory
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.264Voivod
94.234Possessed
94.035Vio-lence
93.9141Kreator
93.748Metal Church
93.620Discharge
93.632Razor
93.638Deströyer 666
93.585Vader
93.153Dark Angel
93.1104Sodom
93.042Demolition Hammer
92.926Sarcófago
92.937Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.935Artillery
92.825Sabbat
92.726The Crown
92.755Cynic
92.732Coroner
92.5100Overkill
92.424Deceased
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
91.839Absu
91.625Agent Steel
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.4187Slayer
91.421Sacrifice
91.326Protector
91.2130Sepultura
91.1135Iced Earth
91.064Pestilence
91.069Destruction
90.9112Exodus
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.622Whiplash
90.6110Meshuggah
90.522Aura Noir
90.5206Megadeth
90.436Tankard
90.422Hirax
90.351Death Angel
90.394Anthrax
90.398Testament
90.147Onslaught
47Progressive
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.0126Death
95.384Rush
95.256Angra
95.179Symphony X
95.034Neurosis
94.643Atheist
94.641Akercocke
94.630Vintersorg
94.5100Enslaved
94.527Devin Townsend
94.543Vektor
94.328Orphaned Land
94.352Fates Warning
94.264Voivod
94.279Amorphis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.147Arcturus
94.149Ayreon
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.8177Opeth
93.548Savatage
93.436Obscura
93.444Týr
93.338Ihsahn
93.021The Ocean
92.987Nevermore
92.727X Japan
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7158Dream Theater
92.628Negură Bunget
92.521Disillusion
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.145The Faceless
92.045Borknagar
91.991Mastodon
91.870Kamelot
91.621Haggard
91.638Edge of Sanity
91.529Baroness
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.064Pestilence
91.060Anathema
90.923Novembre
90.727Adagio
90.530Devin Townsend Project
43Doom
97.330Evoken
96.923Acid Bath
96.127Esoteric
95.953Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.182Candlemass
94.8175Black Sabbath
94.7103Katatonia
94.635Saint Vitus
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.328Orphaned Land
94.3101Agalloch
94.320Yob
94.279Amorphis
94.231Pentagram
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.525Reverend Bizarre
93.484My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.246Swallow the Sun
93.148Cathedral
92.769Paradise Lost
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.529The Gathering
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.267Electric Wizard
92.122Virgin Black
92.035High on Fire
91.725Pallbearer
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.731Sleep
91.522Bethlehem
91.524Nortt
91.523Shape of Despair
91.328Draconian
91.135Earth
91.060Anathema
90.923Novembre
90.820Empyrium
90.856Sunn O)))
90.731Tiamat
90.635Asphyx
90.221Antestor
42Heavy
96.023Satan
95.551Mercyful Fate
95.373King Diamond
95.368Alice in Chains
95.384Rush
95.144Riot V
94.8175Black Sabbath
94.279Amorphis
94.136Manilla Road
94.165Deep Purple
94.050W.A.S.P.
93.942Rainbow
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.9167Darkthrone
93.827Slough Feg
93.748Metal Church
93.620Discharge
93.6171Judas Priest
93.548Savatage
93.388Motörhead
93.336Jag Panzer
92.727X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.424Deceased
92.432Enforcer
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.063Accept
91.826Soundgarden
91.736Virgin Steele
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.628Loudness
91.325Visigoth
91.351Rage
91.254Scorpions
91.225Skid Row
91.126Angel Witch
91.151Saxon
91.052Grave Digger
91.035Faith No More
90.753Dio
90.564Running Wild
90.5206Megadeth
35Power
95.256Angra
95.1134Blind Guardian
95.144Riot V
95.179Symphony X
94.352Fates Warning
94.136Manilla Road
94.041Kalmah
94.021Galneryus
93.839Helstar
93.721Lost Horizon
93.748Metal Church
93.548Savatage
93.4115Helloween
93.336Jag Panzer
92.987Nevermore
92.727X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.463Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.344Falconer
92.120Dragonland
91.870Kamelot
91.736Virgin Steele
91.625Agent Steel
91.540Flotsam and Jetsam
91.325Visigoth
91.351Rage
91.1135Iced Earth
91.052Grave Digger
91.0119Nightwish
90.734Iron Savior
90.564Running Wild
90.267Stratovarius
90.224After Forever
90.242Alestorm
24Folk
95.861Moonsorrow
95.154Primordial
94.977Ulver
94.630Vintersorg
94.328Orphaned Land
94.3101Agalloch
94.232Equilibrium
94.137Falkenbach
93.729Panopticon
93.728Windir
93.759Nokturnal Mortum
93.444Týr
93.346Finntroll
92.628Negură Bunget
92.323閃靈
92.344Falconer
92.231Melechesh
92.045Borknagar
91.063Ensiferum
90.932Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
90.242Alestorm
23Technical
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.626Demilich
94.937Heathen
94.856Gorguts
94.887Suffocation
94.721Toxik
93.456Origin
93.450Arsis
93.436Obscura
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.225Anata
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
90.665Decapitated
90.6110Meshuggah
21Speed
95.1134Blind Guardian
95.144Riot V
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
93.9167Darkthrone
93.839Helstar
93.632Razor
93.4115Helloween
93.388Motörhead
93.1104Sodom
92.463Gamma Ray
92.432Enforcer
91.625Agent Steel
91.351Rage
91.052Grave Digger
90.734Iron Savior
90.622Whiplash
90.564Running Wild
90.5206Megadeth
90.422Hirax
90.394Anthrax
17Symphonic
94.783Emperor
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
93.759Nokturnal Mortum
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.240Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.0119Nightwish
91.037Tristania
90.820Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.224After Forever
15Gothic
95.953Type O Negative
94.559Rotting Christ
93.484My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.157Moonspell
92.769Paradise Lost
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
91.328Draconian
91.037Tristania
90.923Novembre
90.731Tiamat
90.6109Cradle of Filth
90.224After Forever
14Ambient
95.034Neurosis
95.029Paysage d'Hiver
94.977Ulver
94.527Devin Townsend
93.823Mortiis
93.669Blut aus Nord
93.649Leviathan
93.565Wolves in the Throne Room
92.924Darkspace
92.8136Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.231Hate Forest
90.530Devin Townsend Project
12Grindcore
94.559Rotting Christ
93.425Misery Index
93.084Carcass
92.973Anaal Nathrakh
92.757Dying Fetus
92.220Ghoul
92.253Pig Destroyer
92.1124Napalm Death
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.326Exhumed
91.229The Red Chord
90.220Rotten Sound
11Sludge
96.923Acid Bath
95.034Neurosis
94.446Isis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.033Crowbar
93.021The Ocean
92.035High on Fire
91.991Mastodon
91.529Baroness
91.329Melvins
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
9Brutal
96.821Lykathea Aflame
94.887Suffocation
93.456Origin
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.757Dying Fetus
91.728Wormed
91.3100Cryptopsy
90.839Devourment
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
90.949Strapping Young Lad
7Stoner
94.927Kyuss
94.320Yob
93.148Cathedral
92.267Electric Wizard
92.035High on Fire
91.826Soundgarden
91.731Sleep
7Viking
95.599Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.5100Enslaved
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.259Graveland
92.045Borknagar
5Funeral
97.330Evoken
96.127Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.524Nortt
91.523Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.861Moonsorrow
93.422Kampfar
93.259Graveland
90.520Аркона
3Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
91.3100Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
3Experimental
93.338Ihsahn
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 8 April 2019