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117United States
97.431Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.1137Death
96.024Morbid Saint
95.856Type O Negative
95.785Immolation
95.567Alice in Chains
95.336Neurosis
95.342Riot V
95.281Symphony X
95.194Suffocation
95.027Kyuss
94.735Saint Vitus
94.545Atheist
94.446Heathen
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.3101Agalloch
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.220Watchtower
94.241Possessed
94.234Crowbar
94.221Yob
94.244Isis
94.254Fates Warning
94.237Vio-lence
94.023Mr. Bungle
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.931Panopticon
93.945Vektor
93.926Misery Index
93.937Manilla Road
93.848Metal Church
93.831Pentagram
93.838Helstar
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.747Incantation
93.754Leviathan
93.572Autopsy
93.421Toxik
93.451Savatage
93.366Wolves in the Throne Room
93.353Dark Angel
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.297Nile
93.249Arsis
93.2156Cannibal Corpse
93.137Jag Panzer
93.156Origin
92.9123Deicide
92.943Demolition Hammer
92.9103Overkill
92.923Exhorder
92.954Cynic
92.863The Black Dahlia Murder
92.889Nevermore
92.856Pig Destroyer
92.623Crimson Glory
92.660Dying Fetus
92.521Obsequiae
92.526Deceased
92.538Forbidden
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.4159Dream Theater
92.329Visigoth
92.128Blood Incantation
92.132Sleep
92.030Baroness
92.089Mastodon
91.944The Faceless
91.929Pallbearer
91.935Gwar
91.843Absu
91.842Flotsam and Jetsam
91.8195Slayer
91.837Virgin Steele
91.831Melvins
91.827Soundgarden
91.768Kamelot
91.727Exhumed
91.737Earth
91.734Novembers Doom
91.7129Morbid Angel
91.551Malevolent Creation
91.426Skid Row
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.422Monstrosity
91.421Terrorizer
91.424Arghoslent
91.376Obituary
91.378Xasthur
91.223Macabre
91.2138Iced Earth
91.229The Red Chord
91.295Anthrax
91.127Krallice
91.149Devourment
91.052Dio
90.934Down
90.9211Megadeth
90.9116Exodus
90.856Death Angel
90.756Sunn O)))
90.723Hirax
90.637Decrepit Birth
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.534Judas Iscariot
90.520Eyehategod
90.433Faith No More
90.321Whiplash
90.356Warbringer
90.332All Shall Perish
90.1109Manowar
90.1115Testament
90.048Vital Remains
39Sweden
95.5103Bathory
95.390Candlemass
94.8112Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.358Entombed
94.130Cult of Luna
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.823Lost Horizon
93.729The Crown
93.6186Opeth
93.3117Marduk
93.355Hypocrisy
93.225Anata
92.973Dissection
92.948Dismember
92.445Falconer
92.4116Amon Amarth
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.232Draconian
92.120Dragonland
92.134Necrophobic
92.021Persuader
92.059Therion
91.945Shining
91.875At the Gates
91.760Bloodbath
91.420Tribulation
91.329Arckanum
91.393Dark Tranquillity
91.020Svartsyn
90.841Edge of Sanity
90.847Dark Funeral
90.620Vomitory
90.6112Meshuggah
90.445Evergrey
90.435Tiamat
90.449Watain
90.139Enforcer
90.120October Tide
33United Kingdom
96.228Esoteric
95.825Satan
94.9176Black Sabbath
94.544Akercocke
94.576Bolt Thrower
94.146Rainbow
94.0242Iron Maiden
93.789Motörhead
93.665Deep Purple
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.693My Dying Bride
93.4178Judas Priest
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.250Cathedral
93.194Carcass
92.974Paradise Lost
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.3131Napalm Death
92.167Electric Wizard
92.034Godflesh
91.653Saxon
91.521Orange Goblin
91.166Anathema
91.120Mithras
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.929Angel Witch
90.734Skyclad
90.624Fen
90.453Onslaught
90.181Venom
90.185DragonForce
90.022Witchfinder General
29Germany
95.435Ahab
95.1139Blind Guardian
94.1146Kreator
94.021The Ocean Collective
94.026The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.537Obscura
93.4115Sodom
93.3118Helloween
92.462Gamma Ray
92.324Defeated Sanity
92.123Disillusion
92.123Haggard
91.740Necrophagist
91.720Stormwarrior
91.766Accept
91.522Empyrium
91.454Scorpions
91.327Bethlehem
91.254Rage
91.230Protector
91.054Grave Digger
90.972Destruction
90.734Iron Savior
90.724Dark Fortress
90.425Suidakra
90.339Tankard
26Norway
95.189Emperor
94.686Ulver
94.5108Enslaved
94.447Arcturus
94.325Mortiis
94.0176Darkthrone
93.8119Immortal
93.728Windir
93.322Vreid
93.349Taake
93.140Ihsahn
93.025Limbonic Art
92.926Kampfar
92.8142Burzum
92.549Borknagar
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.1105Gorgoroth
92.035Old Man's Child
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.624Solefald
91.3153Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.523Aura Noir
90.221Antestor
17Finland
96.030Demilich
95.862Moonsorrow
94.651Insomnium
94.191Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.552Swallow the Sun
92.549Finntroll
92.429Reverend Bizarre
91.927Sargeist
91.636Impaled Nazarene
91.322Shape of Despair
91.268Ensiferum
91.032Behexen
90.770Stratovarius
90.7129Nightwish
90.520Rotten Sound
90.0115Children of Bodom
9Canada
95.131Devin Townsend
95.086Rush
94.556Gorguts
94.566Voivod
93.433Razor
91.421Sacrifice
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.449Strapping Young Lad
90.040Woods of Ypres
7France
93.774Deathspell Omega
93.469Blut aus Nord
92.259Alcest
91.236Peste Noire
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
90.227Mütiilation
7Netherlands
94.249Ayreon
93.443Carach Angren
92.930The Gathering
90.830God Dethroned
90.867Pestilence
90.443Asphyx
90.425After Forever
6Australia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
93.820Disembowelment
93.540Deströyer 666
92.141Psycroptic
91.922Virgin Black
90.246Portal
6Japan
94.263Sigh
94.242Boris
93.821Galneryus
93.326Sabbat
93.228X Japan
91.627Loudness
6Poland
93.791Vader
93.557Graveland
92.9151Behemoth
92.933Mgła
92.121Cultes des Ghoules
90.860Decapitated
6Switzerland
95.434Paysage d'Hiver
93.339Samael
93.025Triptykon
93.036Coroner
92.224Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Brazil
95.157Angra
93.728Sarcófago
92.420Hibria
91.8135Sepultura
91.046Krisiun
5Denmark
95.750Mercyful Fate
95.376King Diamond
93.239Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
5Greece
94.665Rotting Christ
94.644Septicflesh
93.121Dead Congregation
91.520Spectral Lore
91.423Varathron
3Austria
93.477Summoning
91.952Belphegor
91.050Abigor
3Ukraine
93.860Nokturnal Mortum
92.0100Drudkh
91.933Hate Forest
2Czechia
95.424Lykathea Aflame
92.520Root
2International
91.933Melechesh
91.121Heaven & Hell
2Ireland
95.354Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
2Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
90.923Novembre
2Spain
91.831Wormed
91.128Teitanblood
1Colombia
94.239Inquisition
1Faroe Islands
93.046Týr
1Israel
94.729Orphaned Land
1Mexico
94.430The Chasm
1New Zealand
91.330Ulcerate
1Portugal
93.260Moonspell
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 April 2021