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120United States
97.533Evoken
96.727Acid Bath
96.527Morbid Saint
96.4143Death
96.060Type O Negative
95.592Immolation
95.537Neurosis
95.4100Suffocation
95.444Riot V
95.467Alice in Chains
95.229Kyuss
95.182Symphony X
95.035Saint Vitus
94.754W.A.S.P.
94.622Watchtower
94.549Atheist
94.332Panopticon
94.345Isis
94.221Yob
94.245Rainbow
94.233The Lord Weird Slough Feg
94.247Vektor
94.234Crowbar
94.138Vio-lence
94.1101Agalloch
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
94.152Fates Warning
94.138Manilla Road
94.038Helstar
94.055Incantation
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.933Pentagram
93.927Misery Index
93.847Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.743Possessed
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.554Leviathan
93.576Autopsy
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.520Daylight Dies
93.4163Cannibal Corpse
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.452Savatage
93.257Dark Angel
93.259Pig Destroyer
93.2108Overkill
93.237Jag Panzer
93.152Arsis
93.165The Black Dahlia Murder
93.197Nile
92.924Toxik
92.9165Dream Theater
92.989Nevermore
92.8122Deicide
92.824Exhorder
92.858Origin
92.757Cynic
92.737Forbidden
92.623Crimson Glory
92.561Dying Fetus
92.521Obsequiae
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.427Deceased
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.325Mr. Bungle
92.328Soundgarden
92.337Blood Incantation
92.242Absu
92.240Virgin Steele
92.135Melvins
92.133Sleep
92.030Baroness
92.094Mastodon
92.045The Faceless
91.9205Slayer
91.934Gwar
91.928Exhumed
91.828Visigoth
91.825Macabre
91.771Kamelot
91.629Skid Row
91.673Cattle Decapitation
91.6131Morbid Angel
91.5241Megadeth
91.554Dio
91.425Monstrosity
91.421Power Trip
91.439Earth
91.479Obituary
91.334Judas Iscariot
91.229Pallbearer
91.2139Iced Earth
91.229The Red Chord
91.253Malevolent Creation
91.149Devourment
91.136Novembers Doom
91.1122Exodus
91.179Xasthur
91.027Krallice
90.999Anthrax
90.858Warbringer
90.862Death Angel
90.834Nocturnus
90.623Velvet Cacoon
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.620Terrorizer
90.521Pharaoh
90.5123Testament
90.533Faith No More
90.520Eyehategod
90.532All Shall Perish
90.454Sunn O)))
90.321Whiplash
90.249Vital Remains
90.233Down
90.020Nunslaughter
39Sweden
95.8106Bathory
95.392Candlemass
95.1113Katatonia
94.461Entombed
94.228Vintersorg
94.131Cult of Luna
93.860Hypocrisy
93.8189Opeth
93.429The Crown
93.4118Marduk
93.326Anata
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.226Lost Horizon
92.874Dissection
92.444Shining
92.322Persuader
92.336Necrophobic
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.2122Amon Amarth
92.244Falconer
92.233Draconian
92.150Dismember
92.160Therion
91.982At the Gates
91.794Dark Tranquillity
91.524Funeral Mist
91.430Arckanum
91.421Dragonland
91.464Bloodbath
91.420Tribulation
91.343Edge of Sanity
91.121In Mourning
90.9115Meshuggah
90.750Watain
90.620Vomitory
90.648Dark Funeral
90.536Tiamat
90.444Evergrey
90.131Naglfar
32Germany
95.237Ahab
95.0144Blind Guardian
94.128The Ruins of Beverast
94.0154Kreator
94.044Obscura
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.620The Ocean Collective
93.5131Helloween
93.2116Sodom
92.720Angel Dust
92.620Desaster
92.464Gamma Ray
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.224Disillusion
92.024Haggard
91.926Bethlehem
91.868Accept
91.732Protector
91.720Stormwarrior
91.542Necrophagist
91.457Rage
91.223Empyrium
91.257Scorpions
91.159Grave Digger
90.821Orden Ogan
90.724Dark Fortress
90.735Iron Savior
90.576Destruction
90.340Tankard
90.264Running Wild
30United Kingdom
96.029Esoteric
95.830Satan
95.0181Black Sabbath
94.775Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.5271Iron Maiden
93.836Bal-Sagoth
93.794My Dying Bride
93.788Motörhead
93.667Deep Purple
93.599Carcass
93.3186Judas Priest
93.383Anaal Nathrakh
93.250Cathedral
93.075Paradise Lost
92.669Electric Wizard
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.235Godflesh
92.0135Napalm Death
91.721Orange Goblin
91.558Saxon
91.520Sabbat
91.421Mithras
91.2114Cradle of Filth
91.166Anathema
90.830Angel Witch
90.734Skyclad
90.724Witchfinder General
90.624Fen
90.582Venom
26Norway
95.489Emperor
94.8110Enslaved
94.527Mortiis
94.585Ulver
94.347Arcturus
94.0189Darkthrone
94.0120Immortal
93.627Windir
93.423Vreid
93.226Limbonic Art
93.140Ihsahn
93.027Kampfar
92.949Taake
92.8142Burzum
92.752Borknagar
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.125Theatre of Tragedy
92.035Old Man's Child
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.724Solefald
91.4152Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.423Aura Noir
90.123Extol
19Finland
95.963Moonsorrow
95.834Demilich
94.852Insomnium
94.394Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.756Swallow the Sun
92.451Finntroll
92.230Reverend Bizarre
91.825Sargeist
91.169Ensiferum
91.132Behexen
91.138Impaled Nazarene
90.968Stratovarius
90.822Hooded Menace
90.6133Nightwish
90.5114Children of Bodom
90.522Shape of Despair
90.320Rotten Sound
90.358Sentenced
11Canada
95.088Rush
94.733Devin Townsend
94.671Voivod
94.161Gorguts
93.020Augury
92.740Razor
91.2103Cryptopsy
91.123Sacrifice
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.130Devin Townsend Project
9Netherlands
94.249Ayreon
93.444Carach Angren
93.031The Gathering
90.869Pestilence
90.831God Dethroned
90.720Gorefest
90.645Asphyx
90.425After Forever
90.346Epica
7Australia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.221Disembowelment
93.145Deströyer 666
91.922Virgin Black
90.939Psycroptic
90.551Portal
90.125Drowning the Light
7France
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.578Deathspell Omega
92.160Alcest
90.934Peste Noire
90.730Mütiilation
90.720Benighted
90.727Adagio
6Denmark
95.476King Diamond
95.353Mercyful Fate
93.643Artillery
93.247Týr
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
6Japan
94.441Boris
94.467Sigh
94.023Galneryus
93.024Sabbat
92.629X Japan
91.829Loudness
6Poland
93.992Vader
93.859Graveland
93.735Mgła
92.5157Behemoth
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.166Decapitated
6Switzerland
95.539Paysage d'Hiver
93.941Samael
93.439Coroner
93.025Triptykon
92.123Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Brazil
95.159Angra
93.935Sarcófago
92.021Hibria
91.8138Sepultura
91.549Krisiun
5Greece
94.564Rotting Christ
93.947Septicflesh
93.322Dead Congregation
92.022Spectral Lore
91.324Varathron
3Austria
93.881Summoning
92.053Belphegor
91.251Abigor
3Ireland
95.157Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
90.228Altar of Plagues
3Ukraine
93.667Nokturnal Mortum
92.3102Drudkh
91.638Hate Forest
2Czechia
95.625Lykathea Aflame
92.620Root
2International
91.933Melechesh
90.924Heaven & Hell
2Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
91.124Novembre
2Spain
92.232Teitanblood
91.831Wormed
1Andorra
93.122Persefone
1Colombia
94.037Inquisition
1Israel
94.530Orphaned Land
1Mexico
94.032The Chasm
1New Zealand
91.635Ulcerate
1Portugal
93.061Moonspell
1Romania
92.929Negură Bunget
1Russia
90.520Аркона
1Taiwan
92.220閃靈
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 26 January 2023