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108Death
97.330Evoken
96.1130Death
96.126Esoteric
96.127Demilich
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.483Immolation
94.955Gorguts
94.788Suffocation
94.7103Katatonia
94.729Orphaned Land
94.643Atheist
94.641Akercocke
94.628The Chasm
94.437Possessed
94.380Amorphis
94.324Mr. Bungle
94.269Bolt Thrower
94.150Insomnium
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
94.0171Darkthrone
93.950Entombed
93.942Kalmah
93.926Misery Index
93.867Autopsy
93.845Incantation
93.7178Opeth
93.728Sarcófago
93.685Vader
93.537Obscura
93.553Hypocrisy
93.450Arsis
93.485My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.357Origin
93.248Swallow the Sun
93.1145Behemoth
93.189Nile
93.024Anata
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
92.646Dismember
92.670Dissection
92.521Disillusion
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.5113Amon Amarth
92.521Quo Vadis
92.520Ghoul
92.458Dying Fetus
92.424Deceased
92.425Mercenary
92.320Weapon
92.323閃靈
92.338Psycroptic
92.231Necrophobic
92.241Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
92.132Melechesh
92.0124Napalm Death
91.941Absu
91.789Dark Tranquillity
91.728Wormed
91.620Monstrosity
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.669At the Gates
91.559Bloodbath
91.529Draconian
91.447Belphegor
91.426Exhumed
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.321Arghoslent
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.3132Sepultura
91.247Malevolent Creation
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.229The Red Chord
91.227Nocturnus
91.145Krisiun
91.129Protector
91.173Obituary
91.061Anathema
91.065Pestilence
91.041Devourment
90.9121Morbid Angel
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.923Novembre
90.823Teitanblood
90.720Vomitory
90.762Decapitated
90.7110Cradle of Filth
90.627God Dethroned
90.632Tiamat
90.535Asphyx
90.425Suidakra
90.221Antestor
90.220Hecate Enthroned
90.120October Tide
91Black
95.962Moonsorrow
95.6100Bathory
95.254Primordial
95.089Emperor
95.031Paysage d'Hiver
94.879Ulver
94.663Rotting Christ
94.641Akercocke
94.499Enslaved
94.361Sigh
94.324The Ruins of Beverast
94.137Falkenbach
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.047Arcturus
94.0171Darkthrone
93.930Panopticon
93.728Windir
93.728Sarcófago
93.774Deathspell Omega
93.749Leviathan
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.638Deströyer 666
93.562Nokturnal Mortum
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.458Graveland
93.3110Sodom
93.321Triptykon
93.367Blut aus Nord
93.340Samael
93.348Taake
93.2120Immortal
93.240Carach Angren
93.279Summoning
93.220Vreid
93.1145Behemoth
93.1111Marduk
93.157Moonspell
93.125Kampfar
93.025Limbonic Art
93.036Inquisition
92.9138Burzum
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.828Mgła
92.670Dissection
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.628Negură Bunget
92.525Darkspace
92.4100Drudkh
92.320Weapon
92.323閃靈
92.3102Gorgoroth
92.231Necrophobic
92.227Sabbat
92.132Melechesh
92.035Old Man's Child
92.045Borknagar
92.031Hate Forest
91.941Absu
91.956Alcest
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.733Arckanum
91.447Belphegor
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.425Sargeist
91.445Shining
91.323Bethlehem
91.323Varathron
91.223Nortt
91.234Impaled Nazarene
91.1141Mayhem
91.075Xasthur
90.935Peste Noire
90.925Krallice
90.920Lifelover
90.822Urgehal
90.823Teitanblood
90.743Dark Funeral
90.7110Cradle of Filth
90.528Mütiilation
90.522Tsjuder
90.523Amesoeurs
90.521Dark Fortress
90.421Fen
90.425Suidakra
90.221Antestor
90.220Hecate Enthroned
90.132Judas Iscariot
90.146Abigor
90.178Venom
90.031Behexen
51Thrash
95.823Morbid Saint
95.6100Bathory
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.643Atheist
94.465Voivod
94.437Possessed
94.343Vektor
93.936Vio-lence
93.8143Kreator
93.733Razor
93.728Sarcófago
93.620Discharge
93.648Metal Church
93.685Vader
93.638Deströyer 666
93.3110Sodom
93.152Dark Angel
93.043Demolition Hammer
93.036Inquisition
92.987Nevermore
92.935Artillery
92.726The Crown
92.755Cynic
92.732Coroner
92.6102Overkill
92.520Ghoul
92.424Deceased
92.239Forbidden
92.227Sabbat
91.941Absu
91.841Flotsam and Jetsam
91.6187Slayer
91.625Agent Steel
91.421Sacrifice
91.3132Sepultura
91.2113Exodus
91.129Protector
91.1137Iced Earth
91.097Anthrax
91.065Pestilence
90.949Strapping Young Lad
90.871Destruction
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.657Death Angel
90.5111Meshuggah
90.599Testament
90.5205Megadeth
90.538Tankard
90.148Onslaught
47Progressive
96.1130Death
95.623Lykathea Aflame
95.235Neurosis
95.256Angra
95.185Rush
95.180Symphony X
94.729Devin Townsend
94.729Orphaned Land
94.643Atheist
94.641Akercocke
94.630Vintersorg
94.499Enslaved
94.465Voivod
94.343Vektor
94.380Amorphis
94.252Fates Warning
94.228Cult of Luna
94.149Ayreon
94.047Arcturus
93.932Ne Obliviscaris
93.821The Ocean
93.7178Opeth
93.649Savatage
93.537Obscura
93.345Týr
93.338Ihsahn
92.987Nevermore
92.727X Japan
92.755Cynic
92.722Crimson Glory
92.7160Dream Theater
92.628Negură Bunget
92.521Disillusion
92.253Pain of Salvation
92.145The Faceless
92.045Borknagar
91.931Baroness
91.890Mastodon
91.870Kamelot
91.621Haggard
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.239Edge of Sanity
91.061Anathema
91.065Pestilence
90.923Novembre
90.727Adagio
90.530Devin Townsend Project
44Doom
97.330Evoken
96.624Acid Bath
96.126Esoteric
95.854Type O Negative
95.733Ahab
95.184Candlemass
94.9177Black Sabbath
94.7103Katatonia
94.729Orphaned Land
94.536Saint Vitus
94.4102Agalloch
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.321Yob
94.380Amorphis
94.324The Ruins of Beverast
94.131Pentagram
93.485My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.248Swallow the Sun
93.148Cathedral
93.070Paradise Lost
93.030The Gathering
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.527Reverend Bizarre
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.566Electric Wizard
92.226Pallbearer
92.122Virgin Black
91.936High on Fire
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.731Sleep
91.636Earth
91.529Draconian
91.523Shape of Despair
91.323Bethlehem
91.223Nortt
91.061Anathema
90.958Sunn O)))
90.923Novembre
90.820Empyrium
90.632Tiamat
90.535Asphyx
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.
94.043Rainbow
94.0235Iron Maiden
94.0171Darkthrone
93.732The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.620Discharge
93.648Metal Church
93.649Savatage
93.5173Judas Priest
93.391Motörhead
93.336Jag Panzer
92.727X Japan
92.722Crimson Glory
92.424Deceased
92.163Accept
92.042Bruce Dickinson
91.827Soundgarden
91.736Virgin Steele
91.720Heaven & Hell
91.627Loudness
91.526Visigoth
91.425Skid Row
91.327Angel Witch
91.351Rage
91.254Scorpions
91.052Grave Digger
91.051Saxon
91.035Faith No More
90.753Dio
90.737Enforcer
90.5205Megadeth
90.566Running Wild
35Power
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
93.4116Helloween
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
90.643Alestorm
90.566Running Wild
90.468Stratovarius
90.224After Forever
24Folk
95.962Moonsorrow
95.254Primordial
94.879Ulver
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.4102Agalloch
94.137Falkenbach
93.930Panopticon
93.728Windir
93.633Equilibrium
93.562Nokturnal Mortum
93.346Finntroll
93.345Týr
92.628Negură Bunget
92.323閃靈
92.344Falconer
92.132Melechesh
92.045Borknagar
91.063Ensiferum
90.833Skyclad
90.820Empyrium
90.643Alestorm
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
23Technical
96.127Demilich
95.623Lykathea Aflame
94.955Gorguts
94.937Heathen
94.788Suffocation
94.721Toxik
93.537Obscura
93.450Arsis
93.325Spawn of Possession
93.357Origin
93.189Nile
93.024Anata
92.928Deeds of Flesh
92.732Coroner
92.521Quo Vadis
92.338Psycroptic
92.241Necrophagist
92.145The Faceless
91.728Wormed
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
90.762Decapitated
90.5111Meshuggah
22Speed
95.2134Blind Guardian
95.144Riot V
94.937Heathen
94.721Toxik
94.0171Darkthrone
93.839Helstar
93.733Razor
93.4116Helloween
93.3110Sodom
93.391Motörhead
92.463Gamma Ray
91.625Agent Steel
91.351Rage
91.097Anthrax
91.052Grave Digger
90.737Enforcer
90.735Iron Savior
90.622Whiplash
90.622Hirax
90.5205Megadeth
90.566Running Wild
90.178Venom
17Symphonic
95.089Emperor
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.039Septicflesh
93.633Bal-Sagoth
93.562Nokturnal Mortum
93.240Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.122Virgin Black
91.658Therion
91.621Haggard
91.0119Nightwish
90.820Empyrium
90.7110Cradle of Filth
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.224After Forever
14Ambient
95.235Neurosis
95.031Paysage d'Hiver
94.879Ulver
94.729Devin Townsend
93.823Mortiis
93.749Leviathan
93.466Wolves in the Throne Room
93.367Blut aus Nord
92.9138Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.525Darkspace
92.031Hate Forest
91.425Velvet Cacoon
90.530Devin Townsend Project
14Gothic
95.854Type O Negative
94.663Rotting Christ
93.485My Dying Bride
93.321Triptykon
93.157Moonspell
93.070Paradise Lost
92.521Theatre of Tragedy
92.122Virgin Black
91.529Draconian
90.923Novembre
90.7110Cradle of Filth
90.636Tristania
90.632Tiamat
90.224After Forever
12Grindcore
94.663Rotting Christ
93.926Misery Index
92.984Carcass
92.972Anaal Nathrakh
92.520Ghoul
92.458Dying Fetus
92.454Pig Destroyer
92.0124Napalm Death
91.426Exhumed
91.359Cattle Decapitation
91.229The Red Chord
90.220Rotten Sound
11Sludge
96.624Acid Bath
95.235Neurosis
94.545Isis
94.228Cult of Luna
94.033Crowbar
93.821The Ocean
91.936High on Fire
91.931Baroness
91.931Melvins
91.890Mastodon
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
91.041Devourment
9Industrial
93.823Mortiis
93.367Blut 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
94.321Yob
93.148Cathedral
92.566Electric Wizard
91.936High on Fire
91.827Soundgarden
91.731Sleep
7Viking
95.6100Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.499Enslaved
94.137Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.458Graveland
92.045Borknagar
5Funeral
97.330Evoken
96.126Esoteric
95.733Ahab
91.523Shape of Despair
91.223Nortt
4Deathcore
92.145The Faceless
91.3101Cryptopsy
91.229The Red Chord
90.133All Shall Perish
4Pagan
95.962Moonsorrow
93.458Graveland
93.125Kampfar
90.520Аркона
3Experimental
93.338Ihsahn
92.032Godflesh
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 3 September 2019