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118United States
97.431Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.326Morbid Saint
96.0139Death
95.957Type O Negative
95.785Immolation
95.537Neurosis
95.567Alice in Chains
95.342Riot V
95.281Symphony X
95.193Suffocation
95.128Kyuss
94.734Saint Vitus
94.548Atheist
94.454W.A.S.P.
94.345Isis
94.241Possessed
94.234Crowbar
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.221Watchtower
94.237Vio-lence
94.155Fates Warning
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
94.138Manilla Road
94.032Panopticon
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.947Heathen
93.945Vektor
93.926Misery Index
93.832Pentagram
93.738Helstar
93.748Metal Church
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.749Incantation
93.654Leviathan
93.674Autopsy
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.520Daylight Dies
93.554Dark Angel
93.551Savatage
93.421Toxik
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.324Exhorder
93.350Arsis
93.297Nile
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.2160Cannibal Corpse
93.137Jag Panzer
93.057Pig Destroyer
93.0122Deicide
92.9103Overkill
92.957Origin
92.863The Black Dahlia Murder
92.889Nevermore
92.755Cynic
92.623Crimson Glory
92.660Dying Fetus
92.521Obsequiae
92.538Forbidden
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.4160Dream Theater
92.326Deceased
92.329Visigoth
92.242Absu
92.231Blood Incantation
92.290Mastodon
92.133Sleep
92.1200Slayer
92.030Baroness
92.045The Faceless
91.932Melvins
91.9130Morbid Angel
91.945Flotsam and Jetsam
91.938Virgin Steele
91.827Soundgarden
91.735Gwar
91.769Kamelot
91.727Exhumed
91.627Skid Row
91.451Malevolent Creation
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.478Obituary
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.439Earth
91.422Monstrosity
91.428Pallbearer
91.324Macabre
91.321Terrorizer
91.235Novembers Doom
91.2138Iced Earth
91.229The Red Chord
91.149Devourment
91.197Anthrax
91.178Xasthur
91.027Krallice
91.052Dio
91.0216Megadeth
91.032Judas Iscariot
90.9118Exodus
90.934Down
90.926Arghoslent
90.957Warbringer
90.723Hirax
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.658Death Angel
90.520Eyehategod
90.433Faith No More
90.450Vital Remains
90.321Whiplash
90.355Sunn O)))
90.231All Shall Perish
90.1109Manowar
90.0118Testament
40Sweden
95.7104Bathory
95.391Candlemass
95.0114Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.358Entombed
94.227Spawn of Possession
94.130Cult of Luna
93.823Lost Horizon
93.729The Crown
93.7188Opeth
93.4117Marduk
93.355Hypocrisy
93.326Anata
92.973Dissection
92.948Dismember
92.444Shining
92.445Falconer
92.4116Amon Amarth
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.232Draconian
92.120Dragonland
92.134Necrophobic
92.078At the Gates
92.021Persuader
92.059Therion
91.630Arckanum
91.561Bloodbath
91.420Tribulation
91.394Dark Tranquillity
91.220In Mourning
91.020Svartsyn
90.840Edge of Sanity
90.744Dark Funeral
90.620Vomitory
90.6112Meshuggah
90.534Tiamat
90.320Funeral Mist
90.344Evergrey
90.348Watain
90.130Naglfar
33United Kingdom
96.029Esoteric
95.526Satan
95.0175Black Sabbath
94.676Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.245Rainbow
94.1254Iron Maiden
93.789Motörhead
93.666Deep Purple
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.592My Dying Bride
93.5182Judas Priest
93.551Cathedral
93.295Carcass
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.175Paradise Lost
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.368Electric Wizard
92.2131Napalm Death
91.822Orange Goblin
91.833Godflesh
91.554Saxon
91.166Anathema
91.1110Cradle of Filth
91.120Mithras
90.929Angel Witch
90.734Skyclad
90.624Fen
90.279Venom
90.154Onslaught
90.185DragonForce
90.022Witchfinder General
32Germany
95.335Ahab
95.1140Blind Guardian
94.3144Kreator
94.021The Ocean Collective
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.5128Helloween
93.537Obscura
93.4113Sodom
93.320Angel Dust
92.563Gamma Ray
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.123Disillusion
92.024Haggard
91.926Bethlehem
91.740Necrophagist
91.720Stormwarrior
91.567Accept
91.455Grave Digger
91.354Scorpions
91.355Rage
91.223Empyrium
91.230Protector
90.734Iron Savior
90.724Dark Fortress
90.425Suidakra
90.320Orden Ogan
90.339Tankard
90.365Running Wild
90.275Destruction
25Norway
95.288Emperor
94.886Ulver
94.5108Enslaved
94.447Arcturus
94.326Mortiis
94.1184Darkthrone
94.0118Immortal
93.627Windir
93.322Vreid
93.349Taake
93.240Ihsahn
93.025Limbonic Art
92.926Kampfar
92.9142Burzum
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.650Borknagar
92.1104Gorgoroth
92.035Old Man's Child
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.724Solefald
91.2152Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.423Aura Noir
18Finland
96.130Demilich
95.963Moonsorrow
94.852Insomnium
94.392Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.553Swallow the Sun
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.450Finntroll
92.027Sargeist
91.235Impaled Nazarene
91.268Ensiferum
91.131Behexen
90.870Stratovarius
90.521Shape of Despair
90.520Rotten Sound
90.5129Nightwish
90.256Sentenced
90.1116Children of Bodom
10Canada
95.033Devin Townsend
95.086Rush
94.658Gorguts
94.566Voivod
93.433Razor
93.020Augury
91.421Sacrifice
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.040Woods of Ypres
8France
93.674Deathspell Omega
93.469Blut aus Nord
92.361Alcest
91.935Peste Noire
90.720Benighted
90.727Adagio
90.523Amesoeurs
90.527Mütiilation
7Netherlands
94.249Ayreon
93.345Carach Angren
93.030The Gathering
90.869Pestilence
90.830God Dethroned
90.443Asphyx
90.425After Forever
6Australia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
93.820Disembowelment
93.341Deströyer 666
92.442Psycroptic
91.922Virgin Black
90.349Portal
6Japan
94.263Sigh
94.242Boris
94.122Galneryus
93.228X Japan
93.024Sabbat
92.128Loudness
6Poland
93.790Vader
93.533Mgła
93.557Graveland
93.0150Behemoth
92.121Cultes des Ghoules
90.860Decapitated
6Switzerland
95.134Paysage d'Hiver
93.438Samael
93.025Triptykon
93.037Coroner
92.224Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Brazil
95.258Angra
93.929Sarcófago
92.420Hibria
91.5137Sepultura
90.847Krisiun
5Denmark
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.376King Diamond
93.341Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
5Greece
94.664Rotting Christ
94.245Septicflesh
93.121Dead Congregation
91.520Spectral Lore
91.423Varathron
3Austria
93.577Summoning
91.952Belphegor
91.050Abigor
3Ukraine
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
92.134Hate Forest
92.0100Drudkh
2Czechia
95.424Lykathea Aflame
92.620Root
2International
91.933Melechesh
91.023Heaven & Hell
2Ireland
95.355Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
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
91.532Ulcerate
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 27 September 2021