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118United States
97.532Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.326Morbid Saint
96.2142Death
96.158Type O Negative
95.788Immolation
95.536Neurosis
95.567Alice in Chains
95.281Symphony X
95.243Riot V
95.295Suffocation
95.128Kyuss
94.734Saint Vitus
94.553W.A.S.P.
94.448Atheist
94.336Vio-lence
94.333Panopticon
94.345Isis
94.234Crowbar
94.245Rainbow
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.221Watchtower
94.146Vektor
94.155Fates Warning
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
94.138Manilla Road
94.043Possessed
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.951Incantation
93.926Misery Index
93.947Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.832Pentagram
93.738Helstar
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.674Autopsy
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.656Leviathan
93.520Daylight Dies
93.522Toxik
93.551Savatage
93.451Arsis
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.2161Cannibal Corpse
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.154Dark Angel
93.137Jag Panzer
93.158Pig Destroyer
93.197Nile
93.0123Deicide
92.923Exhorder
92.958Origin
92.863The Black Dahlia Murder
92.889Nevermore
92.837Forbidden
92.8103Overkill
92.757Cynic
92.623Crimson Glory
92.660Dying Fetus
92.521Obsequiae
92.4164Dream Theater
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.429Soundgarden
92.326Deceased
92.329Visigoth
92.242Absu
92.231Blood Incantation
92.2204Slayer
92.133Sleep
92.030Baroness
92.094Mastodon
92.045The Faceless
92.044Flotsam and Jetsam
91.932Melvins
91.938Virgin Steele
91.8131Morbid Angel
91.735Gwar
91.727Exhumed
91.670Kamelot
91.627Skid Row
91.577Obituary
91.554Dio
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.439Earth
91.320Power Trip
91.323Monstrosity
91.324Macabre
91.3139Iced Earth
91.328Pallbearer
91.2220Megadeth
91.235Novembers Doom
91.229The Red Chord
91.2121Exodus
91.252Malevolent Creation
91.149Devourment
91.178Xasthur
91.027Krallice
91.032Judas Iscariot
90.934Down
90.997Anthrax
90.926Arghoslent
90.957Warbringer
90.859Death Angel
90.620Terrorizer
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.520Eyehategod
90.450Vital Remains
90.321Whiplash
90.254Sunn O)))
90.231All Shall Perish
90.1118Testament
90.134Faith No More
39Sweden
95.7104Bathory
95.391Candlemass
94.9114Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.359Entombed
94.227Spawn of Possession
94.130Cult of Luna
93.823Lost Horizon
93.859Hypocrisy
93.7187Opeth
93.429The Crown
93.4118Marduk
93.326Anata
92.973Dissection
92.747Dismember
92.6117Amon Amarth
92.444Shining
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.345Falconer
92.232Draconian
92.120Dragonland
92.135Necrophobic
92.021Persuader
92.059Therion
91.980At the Gates
91.724Funeral Mist
91.630Arckanum
91.561Bloodbath
91.493Dark Tranquillity
91.420Tribulation
91.241Edge of Sanity
91.220In Mourning
90.620Vomitory
90.634Tiamat
90.6112Meshuggah
90.545Dark Funeral
90.447Watain
90.344Evergrey
90.130Naglfar
32Germany
95.335Ahab
95.1142Blind Guardian
94.2147Kreator
94.021The Ocean Collective
93.941Obscura
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.6127Helloween
93.3113Sodom
93.320Angel Dust
92.562Gamma Ray
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.123Disillusion
92.024Haggard
91.926Bethlehem
91.740Necrophagist
91.720Stormwarrior
91.567Accept
91.455Grave Digger
91.355Rage
91.354Scorpions
91.223Empyrium
91.230Protector
90.724Dark Fortress
90.735Iron Savior
90.526Suidakra
90.320Orden Ogan
90.339Tankard
90.275Destruction
90.164Running Wild
32United Kingdom
96.029Esoteric
95.526Satan
95.1176Black Sabbath
94.775Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.4263Iron Maiden
93.888Motörhead
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.567Deep Purple
93.593My Dying Bride
93.5182Judas Priest
93.396Carcass
93.276Paradise Lost
93.250Cathedral
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.568Electric Wizard
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.1131Napalm Death
91.721Orange Goblin
91.733Godflesh
91.620Sabbat
91.454Saxon
91.421Mithras
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.166Anathema
90.929Angel Witch
90.734Skyclad
90.624Fen
90.580Venom
90.186DragonForce
90.022Witchfinder General
25Norway
95.288Emperor
94.886Ulver
94.5110Enslaved
94.447Arcturus
94.326Mortiis
94.1187Darkthrone
93.9118Immortal
93.627Windir
93.322Vreid
93.349Taake
93.240Ihsahn
93.025Limbonic Art
92.926Kampfar
92.8143Burzum
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.551Borknagar
92.1104Gorgoroth
92.035Old Man's Child
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.724Solefald
91.1153Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.423Aura Noir
19Finland
96.332Demilich
95.963Moonsorrow
94.852Insomnium
94.392Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.554Swallow the Sun
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.450Finntroll
92.027Sargeist
91.370Ensiferum
91.131Behexen
91.036Impaled Nazarene
90.770Stratovarius
90.721Hooded Menace
90.521Shape of Despair
90.520Rotten Sound
90.5129Nightwish
90.357Sentenced
90.2115Children of Bodom
11Canada
95.187Rush
95.032Devin Townsend
94.566Voivod
94.460Gorguts
93.134Razor
93.020Augury
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.123Sacrifice
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.241Woods of Ypres
90.130Devin Townsend Project
8Netherlands
94.249Ayreon
93.345Carach Angren
93.030The Gathering
90.830God Dethroned
90.720Gorefest
90.768Pestilence
90.544Asphyx
90.425After Forever
7France
93.768Blut aus Nord
93.675Deathspell Omega
92.361Alcest
91.935Peste Noire
90.720Benighted
90.727Adagio
90.527Mütiilation
6Australia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
93.820Disembowelment
93.242Deströyer 666
92.442Psycroptic
91.922Virgin Black
90.350Portal
6Japan
94.263Sigh
94.242Boris
94.122Galneryus
93.024Sabbat
92.629X Japan
91.829Loudness
6Poland
93.790Vader
93.658Graveland
93.533Mgła
92.9152Behemoth
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
90.860Decapitated
6Switzerland
95.236Paysage d'Hiver
93.438Samael
93.438Coroner
93.025Triptykon
92.224Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Brazil
95.158Angra
94.332Sarcófago
92.420Hibria
91.8137Sepultura
91.348Krisiun
5Denmark
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.376King Diamond
93.342Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
5Greece
94.665Rotting Christ
94.245Septicflesh
93.322Dead Congregation
91.621Spectral Lore
91.423Varathron
3Austria
93.678Summoning
91.952Belphegor
91.050Abigor
3Ireland
95.355Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
90.027Altar of Plagues
3Ukraine
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
92.134Hate Forest
92.0100Drudkh
2Czechia
95.424Lykathea Aflame
92.620Root
2International
91.933Melechesh
91.023Heaven & Hell
2Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
91.124Novembre
2Spain
91.831Wormed
91.529Teitanblood
1Colombia
94.238Inquisition
1Faroe Islands
93.047Týr
1Israel
94.729Orphaned Land
1Mexico
94.430The Chasm
1New Zealand
91.633Ulcerate
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 11 January 2022