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121United States
97.532Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.326Morbid Saint
96.2142Death
96.060Type O Negative
95.692Immolation
95.536Neurosis
95.499Suffocation
95.467Alice in Chains
95.243Riot V
95.229Kyuss
95.282Symphony X
95.035Saint Vitus
94.549Atheist
94.553W.A.S.P.
94.332Panopticon
94.345Isis
94.338Vio-lence
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.245Rainbow
94.233The Lord Weird Slough Feg
94.221Watchtower
94.234Crowbar
94.243Possessed
94.146Vektor
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
94.138Manilla Road
94.154Incantation
94.054Fates Warning
94.038Helstar
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.933Pentagram
93.927Misery Index
93.847Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.674Autopsy
93.655Leviathan
93.523Mr. Bungle
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.520Daylight Dies
93.551Savatage
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.4162Cannibal Corpse
93.3108Overkill
93.259Pig Destroyer
93.256Dark Angel
93.237Jag Panzer
93.152Arsis
93.197Nile
92.924Toxik
92.966The Black Dahlia Murder
92.989Nevermore
92.824Exhorder
92.8166Dream Theater
92.8122Deicide
92.858Origin
92.757Cynic
92.737Forbidden
92.623Crimson Glory
92.561Dying Fetus
92.521Obsequiae
92.420Impetigo
92.428Soundgarden
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.336Blood Incantation
92.326Deceased
92.242Absu
92.234Melvins
92.139Virgin Steele
92.195Mastodon
92.133Sleep
92.030Baroness
92.045The Faceless
92.0202Slayer
91.828Exhumed
91.828Visigoth
91.835Gwar
91.6131Morbid Angel
91.674Cattle Decapitation
91.670Kamelot
91.627Skid Row
91.533Judas Iscariot
91.521Power Trip
91.554Dio
91.477Obituary
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.439Earth
91.4228Megadeth
91.424Monstrosity
91.324Macabre
91.2139Iced Earth
91.229Pallbearer
91.229The Red Chord
91.253Malevolent Creation
91.1123Exodus
91.149Devourment
91.136Novembers Doom
91.179Xasthur
91.027Krallice
90.934Down
90.997Anthrax
90.957Warbringer
90.926Arghoslent
90.861Death Angel
90.833Faith No More
90.620Terrorizer
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.634Nocturnus
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.521Pharaoh
90.520Eyehategod
90.454Sunn O)))
90.4123Testament
90.450Vital Remains
90.321Whiplash
90.231All Shall Perish
90.020Nunslaughter
39Sweden
95.8106Bathory
95.391Candlemass
95.1114Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.360Entombed
94.131Cult of Luna
93.859Hypocrisy
93.7188Opeth
93.429The Crown
93.4118Marduk
93.326Anata
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.124Lost Horizon
92.973Dissection
92.444Shining
92.322Persuader
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.3120Amon Amarth
92.336Necrophobic
92.244Falconer
92.233Draconian
92.120Dragonland
92.183At the Gates
92.150Dismember
92.160Therion
91.825Funeral Mist
91.731Arckanum
91.695Dark Tranquillity
91.561Bloodbath
91.420Tribulation
91.343Edge of Sanity
91.121In Mourning
90.750Watain
90.620Vomitory
90.6115Meshuggah
90.549Dark Funeral
90.536Tiamat
90.344Evergrey
90.131Naglfar
33Germany
95.1145Blind Guardian
94.935Ahab
94.1152Kreator
94.044Obscura
93.929The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.620The Ocean Collective
93.6129Helloween
93.3115Sodom
92.720Angel Dust
92.620Desaster
92.464Gamma Ray
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.123Disillusion
92.024Haggard
91.926Bethlehem
91.831Protector
91.720Stormwarrior
91.567Accept
91.542Necrophagist
91.457Rage
91.357Scorpions
91.357Grave Digger
91.223Empyrium
90.724Dark Fortress
90.735Iron Savior
90.526Suidakra
90.575Destruction
90.320Orden Ogan
90.339Tankard
90.163Running Wild
31United Kingdom
96.029Esoteric
95.830Satan
95.1180Black Sabbath
94.775Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.4267Iron Maiden
93.836Bal-Sagoth
93.789Motörhead
93.793My Dying Bride
93.667Deep Purple
93.5185Judas Priest
93.599Carcass
93.375Paradise Lost
93.250Cathedral
93.281Anaal Nathrakh
92.669Electric Wizard
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.235Godflesh
92.1135Napalm Death
91.721Orange Goblin
91.656Saxon
91.520Sabbat
91.5116Cradle of Filth
91.421Mithras
91.166Anathema
90.929Angel Witch
90.734Skyclad
90.624Fen
90.582Venom
90.022Witchfinder General
90.088DragonForce
26Norway
95.490Emperor
94.985Ulver
94.8110Enslaved
94.527Mortiis
94.347Arcturus
94.1187Darkthrone
94.0120Immortal
93.627Windir
93.423Vreid
93.226Limbonic Art
93.240Ihsahn
93.027Kampfar
92.950Taake
92.8142Burzum
92.752Borknagar
92.525Theatre of Tragedy
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.035Old Man's Child
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.724Solefald
91.3152Mayhem
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
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.450Finntroll
92.027Sargeist
91.169Ensiferum
91.131Behexen
90.937Impaled Nazarene
90.822Hooded Menace
90.768Stratovarius
90.5131Nightwish
90.522Shape of Despair
90.5115Children of Bodom
90.320Rotten Sound
90.358Sentenced
11Canada
95.187Rush
94.833Devin Townsend
94.669Voivod
94.460Gorguts
93.435Razor
93.020Augury
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.123Sacrifice
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.130Devin Townsend Project
8Netherlands
94.249Ayreon
93.444Carach Angren
93.031The Gathering
90.869Pestilence
90.831God Dethroned
90.720Gorefest
90.645Asphyx
90.425After Forever
7France
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.578Deathspell Omega
92.160Alcest
91.836Peste Noire
90.720Benighted
90.727Adagio
90.528Mütiilation
6Australia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
93.820Disembowelment
93.542Deströyer 666
92.442Psycroptic
91.922Virgin Black
90.451Portal
6Brazil
95.159Angra
93.935Sarcófago
92.021Hibria
91.8138Sepultura
91.249Krisiun
90.420Torture Squad
6Denmark
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.376King Diamond
93.342Artillery
93.146Týr
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
6Japan
94.441Boris
94.466Sigh
94.023Galneryus
93.024Sabbat
92.629X Japan
91.829Loudness
6Poland
93.992Vader
93.760Graveland
93.533Mgła
92.8151Behemoth
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.064Decapitated
6Switzerland
95.438Paysage d'Hiver
93.941Samael
93.439Coroner
93.025Triptykon
92.224Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Greece
94.564Rotting Christ
94.046Septicflesh
93.322Dead Congregation
92.022Spectral Lore
91.423Varathron
3Austria
93.881Summoning
92.053Belphegor
91.251Abigor
3Ireland
95.157Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
90.228Altar of Plagues
3Ukraine
93.866Nokturnal Mortum
92.0100Drudkh
91.836Hate Forest
2Czechia
95.424Lykathea Aflame
92.620Root
2International
91.933Melechesh
91.023Heaven & Hell
2Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
91.124Novembre
2Spain
92.232Teitanblood
91.831Wormed
1Andorra
92.621Persefone
1Colombia
94.037Inquisition
1Israel
94.729Orphaned Land
1Mexico
94.032The Chasm
1New Zealand
91.635Ulcerate
1Portugal
93.061Moonspell
1Romania
93.029Negură 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 12 September 2022