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108Death
97.229Evoken
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
96.228Esoteric
96.0127Death
95.380Immolation
95.157Gorguts
94.886Suffocation
94.628The Chasm
94.643Atheist
94.642Akercocke
94.5102Katatonia
94.450Insomnium
94.328Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
94.134Possessed
94.041Kalmah
94.049Entombed
94.024Misery Index
94.067Bolt Thrower
93.922Mr. Bungle
93.765Autopsy
93.7177Opeth
93.7169Darkthrone
93.744Incantation
93.637Septicflesh
93.6142Behemoth
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.553Hypocrisy
93.420Satan's Host
93.436Obscura
93.485Vader
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.384Carcass
93.146Arsis
93.156Origin
93.182My Dying Bride
93.0105Amon Amarth
93.088Nile
93.0149Cannibal Corpse
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.920Dead Congregation
92.847Dismember
92.842Swallow the Sun
92.768Paradise Lost
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.759The Black Dahlia Murder
92.7113Deicide
92.629The Gathering
92.668Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.524Anata
92.430Melechesh
92.436Psycroptic
92.425Mercenary
92.422Deceased
92.320Weapon
92.355Cynic
92.355Dying Fetus
92.331Necrophobic
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.225The Crown
92.220Ghoul
92.237Edge of Sanity
92.123閃靈
92.140Necrophagist
92.1124Napalm Death
92.145The Faceless
92.123Sarcófago
92.089Dark Tranquillity
92.057Therion
91.923Arghoslent
91.821Quo Vadis
91.847Belphegor
91.856Bloodbath
91.839Absu
91.728Wormed
91.661Anathema
91.621Haggard
91.527Nocturnus
91.425Protector
91.471Obituary
91.426Exhumed
91.420Tribulation
91.3127Sepultura
91.324Suidakra
91.265At the Gates
91.242Malevolent Creation
91.229The Red Chord
91.157Cattle Decapitation
91.161Pestilence
91.146Krisiun
91.124Teitanblood
91.0101Cryptopsy
90.923Novembre
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.8115Morbid Angel
90.820Vomitory
90.728God Dethroned
90.736Devourment
90.731Tiamat
90.635Asphyx
90.664Decapitated
90.6106Cradle of Filth
90.354Aborted
90.269Celtic Frost
90.128The Berzerker
88Black
95.860Moonsorrow
95.6100Bathory
95.452Primordial
94.980Ulver
94.981Emperor
94.857Sigh
94.730Paysage d'Hiver
94.642Akercocke
94.598Enslaved
94.458Rotting Christ
94.147Arcturus
94.137Falkenbach
94.060Nokturnal Mortum
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.728Windir
93.7169Darkthrone
93.738Deströyer 666
93.671Deathspell Omega
93.6142Behemoth
93.670Blut aus Nord
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.628Panopticon
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.578Summoning
93.550Taake
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.551Leviathan
93.420Lunar Aurora
93.420Satan's Host
93.458Graveland
93.321Triptykon
93.340Samael
93.240Carach Angren
93.223Kampfar
93.2115Immortal
93.2111Marduk
93.220Vreid
93.126Mgła
93.156Moonspell
93.1104Sodom
93.025Limbonic Art
93.072Anaal Nathrakh
93.036Inquisition
92.924Darkspace
92.9134Burzum
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.668Dissection
92.627Negură Bunget
92.5100Drudkh
92.423Sabbat
92.430Melechesh
92.320Weapon
92.331Necrophobic
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.234Peste Noire
92.123閃靈
92.146Borknagar
92.123Sarcófago
91.934Old Man's Child
91.933Arckanum
91.847Belphegor
91.856Alcest
91.839Absu
91.722Dødheimsgard
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.446Shining
91.420Tribulation
91.324Suidakra
91.323Bethlehem
91.379Xasthur
91.232Hate Forest
91.2141Mayhem
91.133Impaled Nazarene
91.124Teitanblood
90.920Nortt
90.921Lifelover
90.926Sargeist
90.823Urgehal
90.728Mütiilation
90.621Varathron
90.6106Cradle of Filth
90.523Amesoeurs
90.532Behexen
90.523Aura Noir
90.421Fen
90.342Dark Funeral
90.269Celtic Frost
90.123Krallice
53Thrash
95.823Morbid Saint
95.6100Bathory
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.543Vektor
94.263Voivod
94.134Possessed
94.034Vio-lence
93.9141Kreator
93.847Metal Church
93.738Deströyer 666
93.620Discharge
93.542Demolition Hammer
93.531Razor
93.485Vader
93.1104Sodom
93.036Inquisition
92.951Dark Angel
92.886Nevermore
92.834Artillery
92.732Coroner
92.698Overkill
92.423Sabbat
92.422Deceased
92.355Cynic
92.225The Crown
92.238Forbidden
92.220Ghoul
92.123Sarcófago
91.839Absu
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.625Agent Steel
91.425Protector
91.4185Slayer
91.3127Sepultura
91.1134Iced Earth
91.161Pestilence
91.120Sacrifice
91.0112Exodus
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.8111Meshuggah
90.7209Megadeth
90.620Hirax
90.523Aura Noir
90.550Death Angel
90.436Tankard
90.470Destruction
90.494Anthrax
90.296Testament
90.221Whiplash
90.245Onslaught
90.269Celtic Frost
46Progressive
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.0127Death
95.382Rush
95.256Angra
95.179Symphony X
95.034Neurosis
94.643Atheist
94.642Akercocke
94.630Vintersorg
94.598Enslaved
94.543Vektor
94.352Fates Warning
94.328Orphaned Land
94.326Devin Townsend
94.277Amorphis
94.263Voivod
94.228Cult of Luna
94.149Ayreon
94.147Arcturus
93.7177Opeth
93.631Ne Obliviscaris
93.440Týr
93.447Savatage
93.436Obscura
93.338Ihsahn
93.127X Japan
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
91.890Mastodon
91.661Anathema
91.621Haggard
91.529Baroness
91.157Cattle Decapitation
91.161Pestilence
90.923Novembre
90.727Adagio
90.530Devin Townsend Project
43Doom
97.229Evoken
96.521Acid Bath
96.228Esoteric
95.852Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.182Candlemass
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.5102Katatonia
94.535Saint Vitus
94.524Solitude Aeturnus
94.4102Agalloch
94.328Orphaned Land
94.277Amorphis
94.220Pagan Altar
94.030Pentagram
93.823The Ruins of Beverast
93.625Reverend Bizarre
93.321Triptykon
93.182My Dying Bride
93.147Cathedral
92.842Swallow the Sun
92.768Paradise Lost
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.629The Gathering
92.434High on Fire
92.365Electric Wizard
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
92.030Sleep
92.024Pallbearer
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.661Anathema
91.661Sunn O)))
91.623Shape of Despair
91.323Bethlehem
91.336Earth
91.227Draconian
90.920Nortt
90.923Novembre
90.820Empyrium
90.731Tiamat
90.635Asphyx
90.269Celtic Frost
43Heavy
95.922Satan
95.851Mercyful Fate
95.382Rush
95.267Alice in Chains
95.172King Diamond
95.141Riot V
94.9174Black Sabbath
94.277Amorphis
94.165Deep Purple
94.137Manilla Road
94.149W.A.S.P.
93.9234Iron Maiden
93.842Rainbow
93.847Metal Church
93.827Slough Feg
93.7169Darkthrone
93.620Discharge
93.5171Judas Priest
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.135Jag Panzer
93.188Motörhead
93.127X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.432Enforcer
92.243Bruce Dickinson
92.160Accept
92.026Soundgarden
92.050Rage
91.835Virgin Steele
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.628Loudness
91.420Tribulation
91.253Scorpions
91.223Visigoth
91.124Skid Row
91.125Angel Witch
91.052Grave Digger
91.035Faith No More
90.850Saxon
90.753Dio
90.7209Megadeth
90.564Running Wild
37Power
95.256Angra
95.141Riot V
95.179Symphony X
95.1131Blind Guardian
94.437Helstar
94.352Fates Warning
94.137Manilla Road
94.041Kalmah
93.847Metal Church
93.721Lost Horizon
93.520Galneryus
93.447Savatage
93.420Satan's Host
93.4115Helloween
93.135Jag Panzer
93.127X Japan
92.886Nevermore
92.722Crimson Glory
92.462Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.344Falconer
92.120Dragonland
92.050Rage
92.069Kamelot
91.835Virgin Steele
91.739Flotsam and Jetsam
91.625Agent Steel
91.223Visigoth
91.1134Iced Earth
91.1118Nightwish
91.052Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.564Running Wild
90.367Stratovarius
90.224After Forever
90.242Alestorm
90.120Pharaoh
24Folk
95.860Moonsorrow
95.452Primordial
94.980Ulver
94.630Vintersorg
94.4102Agalloch
94.328Orphaned Land
94.137Falkenbach
94.131Equilibrium
94.060Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.628Panopticon
93.440Týr
93.346Finntroll
92.627Negură Bunget
92.430Melechesh
92.344Falconer
92.123閃靈
92.146Borknagar
91.324Suidakra
91.062Ensiferum
90.932Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.520Аркона
90.242Alestorm
23Technical
96.821Lykathea Aflame
96.425Demilich
95.157Gorguts
94.937Heathen
94.886Suffocation
94.721Toxik
93.436Obscura
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.146Arsis
93.156Origin
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.732Coroner
92.524Anata
92.436Psycroptic
92.140Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.821Quo Vadis
91.728Wormed
91.229The Red Chord
91.0101Cryptopsy
90.8111Meshuggah
90.664Decapitated
21Speed
95.141Riot V
95.1131Blind Guardian
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.437Helstar
93.7169Darkthrone
93.531Razor
93.4115Helloween
93.188Motörhead
93.1104Sodom
92.462Gamma Ray
92.432Enforcer
92.050Rage
91.625Agent Steel
91.052Grave Digger
90.932Iron Savior
90.7209Megadeth
90.620Hirax
90.564Running Wild
90.494Anthrax
90.221Whiplash
17Symphonic
94.981Emperor
94.060Nokturnal Mortum
93.637Septicflesh
93.621Ceremonial Castings
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.240Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
92.057Therion
91.621Haggard
91.1118Nightwish
90.820Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.6106Cradle of Filth
90.535Tristania
90.224After Forever
16Gothic
95.852Type O Negative
94.458Rotting Christ
93.321Triptykon
93.156Moonspell
93.182My Dying Bride
92.768Paradise Lost
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
91.227Draconian
90.923Novembre
90.731Tiamat
90.6106Cradle of Filth
90.535Tristania
90.224After Forever
90.269Celtic Frost
14Ambient
95.034Neurosis
94.980Ulver
94.730Paysage d'Hiver
94.326Devin Townsend
93.822Mortiis
93.670Blut aus Nord
93.566Wolves in the Throne Room
93.551Leviathan
92.924Darkspace
92.9134Burzum
92.620The Axis of Perdition
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.232Hate Forest
90.530Devin Townsend Project
13Grindcore
94.458Rotting Christ
94.024Misery Index
93.384Carcass
93.149Pig Destroyer
93.072Anaal Nathrakh
92.355Dying Fetus
92.220Ghoul
92.1124Napalm Death
91.426Exhumed
91.229The Red Chord
91.157Cattle Decapitation
91.020Nasum
90.128The Berzerker
10Industrial
93.822Mortiis
93.670Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
93.072Anaal Nathrakh
92.620The Axis of Perdition
92.220Theatre of Tragedy
91.731Godflesh
91.722Dødheimsgard
90.848Strapping Young Lad
90.128The Berzerker
10Sludge
96.521Acid Bath
95.034Neurosis
94.545Isis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.133Crowbar
92.434High on Fire
91.890Mastodon
91.529Baroness
91.230Melvins
90.529Corrosion of Conformity
9Brutal
96.821Lykathea Aflame
94.886Suffocation
93.156Origin
93.088Nile
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.355Dying Fetus
91.728Wormed
91.0101Cryptopsy
90.736Devourment
7Viking
95.6100Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.598Enslaved
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.458Graveland
92.146Borknagar
6Stoner
94.927Kyuss
93.147Cathedral
92.434High on Fire
92.365Electric Wizard
92.026Soundgarden
92.030Sleep
5Funeral
97.229Evoken
96.228Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.623Shape of Despair
90.920Nortt
4Pagan
95.860Moonsorrow
93.458Graveland
93.223Kampfar
90.520Аркона
2Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
91.0101Cryptopsy
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 1 November 2018