Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
13710+ albums
96.1110Bathory
95.636Neurosis
95.547Riot V
95.592Immolation
95.478King Diamond
95.394Candlemass
95.3147Blind Guardian
95.1116Katatonia
95.189Rush
95.061Angra
94.9187Black Sabbath
94.956W.A.S.P.
94.933Crowbar
94.8113Enslaved
94.759Primordial
94.7280Iron Maiden
94.772Sigh
94.788Ulver
94.733Devin Townsend
94.671Voivod
94.667Rotting Christ
94.528Mortiis
94.441Boris
94.397Amorphis
94.2195Darkthrone
94.228Vintersorg
94.233The Lord Weird Slough Feg
94.259Incantation
94.148Septicflesh
94.133Panopticon
94.151Ayreon
94.194Vader
94.153Fates Warning
94.138Manilla Road
94.0192Opeth
94.081Autopsy
94.0159Kreator
94.0129Immortal
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.051Metal Church
93.941Samael
93.973Blut aus Nord
93.837Helstar
93.8122Marduk
93.8169Cannibal Corpse
93.797My Dying Bride
93.788Motörhead
93.730The Gathering
93.660Graveland
93.563Hypocrisy
93.527Sabbat
93.543Artillery
93.585Anaal Nathrakh
93.5198Judas Priest
93.4134Helloween
93.421The Ocean Collective
93.3122Sodom
93.339Jag Panzer
93.351Cathedral
93.265Deep Purple
93.2127Deicide
93.2112Overkill
93.226Galneryus
93.247Shining
93.252Savatage
93.156Borknagar
93.0168Dream Theater
93.039Necrophobic
93.061Moonspell
92.921Root
92.878Paradise Lost
92.666Gamma Ray
92.6145Burzum
92.5105Gorgoroth
92.588Cattle Decapitation
92.5157Behemoth
92.428Deceased
92.445Flotsam and Jetsam
92.332Exhumed
92.3102Drudkh
92.353Belphegor
92.234Gwar
92.2138Napalm Death
92.2211Slayer
92.220閃靈
92.136Melvins
92.1136Morbid Angel
92.1122Amon Amarth
92.072Accept
92.056Dio
91.940Impaled Nazarene
91.921Orange Goblin
91.948Virgin Steele
91.9141Sepultura
91.9242Megadeth
91.829Loudness
91.751Pain of Salvation
91.761Therion
91.6118Cradle of Filth
91.640Earth
91.672Kamelot
91.699Dark Tranquillity
91.549Krisiun
91.543Tankard
91.552Abigor
91.4139Iced Earth
91.481Xasthur
91.4121Exodus
91.458Rage
91.335Novembers Doom
91.265Anathema
91.283Obituary
91.261Saxon
91.1101Anthrax
91.153Malevolent Creation
91.159Grave Digger
91.0111Meshuggah
91.027Krallice
91.0117Children of Bodom
91.035Skyclad
91.058Scorpions
90.970Stratovarius
90.7128Testament
90.720Benighted
90.721Аркона
90.730God Dethroned
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.646Asphyx
90.6134Nightwish
90.577Destruction
90.583Venom
90.537Tiamat
90.444Evergrey
90.437Iron Savior
90.453Sunn O)))
90.246Epica
90.164Running Wild
1605-9 albums
97.533Evoken
96.6151Death
96.230Esoteric
96.031Satan
95.963Moonsorrow
95.961Type O Negative
95.669Alice in Chains
95.554Mercyful Fate
95.3106Suffocation
95.241Ahab
95.182Symphony X
95.057Insomnium
94.837Saint Vitus
94.880Bolt Thrower
94.545Akercocke
94.532Cult of Luna
94.530Orphaned Land
94.441Inquisition
94.347Arcturus
94.345Isis
94.221Yob
94.262Gorguts
94.128The Ruins of Beverast
94.144Kalmah
94.1103Agalloch
94.162Entombed
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
94.045Obscura
94.032The Chasm
94.046Rainbow
93.966Nokturnal Mortum
93.937Bal-Sagoth
93.957Swallow the Sun
93.968Wolves in the Throne Room
93.970Dying Fetus
93.927Misery Index
93.834Pentagram
93.822Lunar Aurora
93.856Leviathan
93.837Falkenbach
93.779Deathspell Omega
93.783Summoning
93.635Equilibrium
93.6105Carcass
93.543Coroner
93.429The Crown
93.423Vreid
93.433Deeds of Flesh
93.444Carach Angren
93.266The Black Dahlia Murder
93.295Nile
93.252Taake
93.152Arsis
93.147Týr
93.144Deströyer 666
93.138Forbidden
93.142Ihsahn
93.072Electric Wizard
93.089Nevermore
93.060Pig Destroyer
93.027Kampfar
93.030Negură Bunget
92.948Bruce Dickinson
92.922Persefone
92.821Hour of Penance
92.827Defeated Sanity
92.830X Japan
92.721Desaster
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.746Falconer
92.756Origin
92.721Angel Dust
92.728Limbonic Art
92.642Razor
92.630Soundgarden
92.452Dismember
92.451Finntroll
92.426Theatre of Tragedy
92.437High on Fire
92.327Bethlehem
92.322Persuader
92.343Absu
92.389At the Gates
92.361Alcest
92.224Dødheimsgard
92.224Darkspace
92.237Godflesh
92.233Draconian
92.126Mercenary
92.131Baroness
92.120Hibria
92.134Ulcerate
92.133Protector
92.193Mastodon
92.128Macabre
92.121Stormwarrior
92.128Varathron
92.034Sleep
92.026Sargeist
92.035Judas Iscariot
91.933Melechesh
91.952Devourment
91.922Virgin Black
91.862Bloodbath
91.722Tribulation
91.724Solefald
91.623Spectral Lore
91.637Hate Forest
91.628Skid Row
91.526Monstrosity
91.521Midnight
91.5160Mayhem
91.437Old Man's Child
91.424Sacrifice
91.430Arckanum
91.330Angel Witch
91.3110Cryptopsy
91.229Pallbearer
91.223Dragonland
91.222Discharge
91.249Watain
91.244Edge of Sanity
91.235Peste Noire
91.223Tsjuder
91.269Ensiferum
91.121In Mourning
91.143Enforcer
91.132Behexen
91.164Decapitated
90.934Mütiilation
90.951Dark Funeral
90.925Empyrium
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.958Warbringer
90.962Death Angel
90.938Psycroptic
90.825Novembre
90.822Khanate
90.822Hooded Menace
90.822Urgehal
90.821Orden Ogan
90.722Gorefest
90.724Extol
90.727Adagio
90.623Shape of Despair
90.621Lord Belial
90.633Faith No More
90.624Fen
90.622Nunslaughter
90.551Portal
90.525Armored Saint
90.558Sentenced
90.439Tristania
90.423Vomitory
90.425After Forever
90.321Whiplash
90.332Naglfar
90.221Rotten Sound
90.151Alestorm
90.121Pharaoh
652-4 albums
96.529Acid Bath
96.021Intestine Baalism
95.732Morbid Saint
95.489Emperor
95.342Paysage d'Hiver
94.930Kyuss
94.845Possessed
94.750Vektor
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.622Watchtower
94.620Pagan Altar
94.549Atheist
94.020An Axis of Perdition
93.939Vio-lence
93.847Heathen
93.649Demolition Hammer
93.627Lost Horizon
93.520Daylight Dies
93.529Spawn of Possession
93.536Mgła
93.559Dark Angel
93.533Sarcófago
93.322Dead Congregation
93.327Anata
93.328Windir
93.325Toxik
93.226Triptykon
93.077Dissection
92.920Blasphemy
92.920Bell Witch
92.723Impetigo
92.623Crimson Glory
92.660Cynic
92.425Mr. Bungle
92.322Obsequiae
92.226Visigoth
92.224Disillusion
92.240Blood Incantation
92.232Teitanblood
92.131Reverend Bizarre
92.024Haggard
91.922Nortt
91.920Dragged into Sunlight
91.831Wormed
91.825Exhorder
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.644Necrophagist
91.623Power Trip
91.644The Faceless
91.524Funeral Mist
91.520Sabbat
91.421Mithras
91.224Witchfinder General
91.044Woods of Ypres
90.835Nocturnus
90.727The Red Chord
90.623Velvet Cacoon
90.620Terrorizer
90.524Gloryhammer
90.531All Shall Perish
90.434Down
90.323Antestor
90.322Lifelover
90.228Altar of Plagues
90.037Decrepit Birth
61 album
95.935Demilich
95.826Lykathea Aflame
93.925Disembowelment
91.123Bølzer
90.924Heaven & Hell
90.422Amesoeurs
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 14 May 2024