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121United States
97.532Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.2142Death
96.227Morbid Saint
96.060Type O Negative
95.692Immolation
95.536Neurosis
95.467Alice in Chains
95.397Suffocation
95.281Symphony X
95.243Riot V
95.229Kyuss
94.734Saint Vitus
94.553W.A.S.P.
94.449Atheist
94.332Panopticon
94.337Vio-lence
94.345Isis
94.234Crowbar
94.245Rainbow
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.221Watchtower
94.243Possessed
94.146Vektor
94.155Fates Warning
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
94.138Manilla Road
94.053Incantation
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.933Pentagram
93.926Misery Index
93.847Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.738Helstar
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.674Autopsy
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.655Leviathan
93.520Daylight Dies
93.522Toxik
93.551Savatage
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.3160Cannibal Corpse
93.259Pig Destroyer
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.237Jag Panzer
93.152Arsis
93.156Dark Angel
93.197Nile
93.0105Overkill
93.0121Deicide
92.923Exhorder
92.989Nevermore
92.865The Black Dahlia Murder
92.757Cynic
92.737Forbidden
92.657Origin
92.659Dying Fetus
92.623Crimson Glory
92.6164Dream Theater
92.521Obsequiae
92.420Impetigo
92.428Soundgarden
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.331Blood Incantation
92.326Deceased
92.242Absu
92.195Mastodon
92.133Sleep
92.030Baroness
92.045The Faceless
91.9201Slayer
91.938Virgin Steele
91.828Exhumed
91.828Visigoth
91.835Gwar
91.7130Morbid Angel
91.733Melvins
91.670Kamelot
91.627Skid Row
91.573Cattle Decapitation
91.521Power Trip
91.554Dio
91.577Obituary
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.439Earth
91.424Monstrosity
91.4221Megadeth
91.324Macabre
91.328Pallbearer
91.2140Iced Earth
91.229The Red Chord
91.2121Exodus
91.253Malevolent Creation
91.149Devourment
91.136Novembers Doom
91.179Xasthur
91.027Krallice
91.032Judas Iscariot
90.997Anthrax
90.934Down
90.926Arghoslent
90.957Warbringer
90.833Faith No More
90.760Death Angel
90.620Terrorizer
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.521Pharaoh
90.520Eyehategod
90.454Sunn O)))
90.435Nocturnus
90.450Vital Remains
90.4121Testament
90.321Whiplash
90.231All Shall Perish
90.0109Manowar
39Sweden
95.8105Bathory
95.391Candlemass
95.1113Katatonia
94.630Vintersorg
94.258Entombed
94.130Cult of Luna
93.859Hypocrisy
93.7187Opeth
93.429The Crown
93.4118Marduk
93.326Anata
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.124Lost Horizon
92.973Dissection
92.6117Amon Amarth
92.444Shining
92.322Persuader
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.336Necrophobic
92.345Falconer
92.232Draconian
92.120Dragonland
92.150Dismember
92.160Therion
91.981At the Gates
91.825Funeral Mist
91.630Arckanum
91.561Bloodbath
91.443Edge of Sanity
91.494Dark Tranquillity
91.420Tribulation
91.220In Mourning
90.620Vomitory
90.649Watain
90.635Tiamat
90.647Dark Funeral
90.5114Meshuggah
90.344Evergrey
90.130Naglfar
32Germany
95.335Ahab
95.0142Blind Guardian
94.2148Kreator
94.043Obscura
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.6127Helloween
93.620The Ocean Collective
93.3114Sodom
93.320Angel Dust
92.562Gamma Ray
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.123Disillusion
92.141Necrophagist
92.024Haggard
91.926Bethlehem
91.720Stormwarrior
91.567Accept
91.456Rage
91.455Grave Digger
91.357Scorpions
91.223Empyrium
91.230Protector
90.724Dark Fortress
90.735Iron Savior
90.526Suidakra
90.320Orden Ogan
90.339Tankard
90.275Destruction
90.164Running Wild
31United Kingdom
96.029Esoteric
95.629Satan
95.0179Black Sabbath
94.675Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.4264Iron Maiden
93.789Motörhead
93.667Deep Purple
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.594My Dying Bride
93.4184Judas Priest
93.498Carcass
93.276Paradise Lost
93.250Cathedral
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
92.568Electric Wizard
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.235Godflesh
92.2133Napalm Death
91.721Orange Goblin
91.620Sabbat
91.556Saxon
91.421Mithras
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.166Anathema
90.929Angel Witch
90.734Skyclad
90.624Fen
90.582Venom
90.287DragonForce
90.022Witchfinder General
26Norway
95.388Emperor
94.985Ulver
94.7109Enslaved
94.527Mortiis
94.347Arcturus
94.1186Darkthrone
94.0120Immortal
93.627Windir
93.322Vreid
93.226Limbonic Art
93.240Ihsahn
92.926Kampfar
92.950Taake
92.8143Burzum
92.752Borknagar
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.124Theatre of Tragedy
92.035Old Man's Child
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.724Solefald
91.3153Mayhem
90.822Urgehal
90.636Tristania
90.522Tsjuder
90.423Aura Noir
90.123Extol
19Finland
96.332Demilich
95.963Moonsorrow
94.852Insomnium
94.394Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.757Swallow the Sun
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.450Finntroll
92.027Sargeist
91.169Ensiferum
91.131Behexen
91.036Impaled Nazarene
90.621Hooded Menace
90.6130Nightwish
90.521Shape of Despair
90.567Stratovarius
90.520Rotten Sound
90.358Sentenced
90.2115Children of Bodom
11Canada
95.187Rush
94.833Devin Townsend
94.669Voivod
94.460Gorguts
93.134Razor
93.020Augury
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.123Sacrifice
90.651Strapping Young Lad
90.442Woods 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
93.871Blut aus Nord
93.577Deathspell Omega
92.160Alcest
91.836Peste Noire
90.720Benighted
90.727Adagio
90.527Mütiilation
6Australia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
93.820Disembowelment
93.543Deströyer 666
92.442Psycroptic
91.922Virgin Black
90.350Portal
6Japan
94.464Sigh
94.441Boris
94.122Galneryus
93.024Sabbat
92.629X Japan
91.829Loudness
6Poland
93.991Vader
93.760Graveland
93.533Mgła
92.9151Behemoth
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
90.861Decapitated
6Switzerland
95.337Paysage d'Hiver
93.640Samael
93.439Coroner
93.025Triptykon
92.224Darkspace
91.122Bølzer
5Brazil
95.158Angra
93.734Sarcófago
92.021Hibria
91.8138Sepultura
91.348Krisiun
5Denmark
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.377King Diamond
93.342Artillery
92.425Mercenary
91.223Nortt
5Greece
94.564Rotting Christ
94.146Septicflesh
93.322Dead Congregation
91.621Spectral Lore
91.423Varathron
3Austria
93.881Summoning
92.153Belphegor
91.251Abigor
3Ireland
95.056Primordial
92.722Mourning Beloveth
90.228Altar of Plagues
3Ukraine
93.765Nokturnal Mortum
92.335Hate Forest
92.0100Drudkh
2Czechia
95.424Lykathea Aflame
92.620Root
2International
91.933Melechesh
91.023Heaven & Hell
2Italy
93.422Hour of Penance
91.124Novembre
2Spain
92.131Teitanblood
91.831Wormed
1Andorra
92.621Persefone
1Colombia
94.037Inquisition
1Faroe Islands
93.047Týr
1Israel
94.729Orphaned Land
1Mexico
94.430The Chasm
1New Zealand
91.534Ulcerate
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 31 May 2022