Best Bands by Division
10+ albums · 5-9 albums · 2-4 albums · 1 album
12810+ albums
95.8106Bathory
95.592Immolation
95.537Neurosis
95.444Riot V
95.476King Diamond
95.392Candlemass
95.1113Katatonia
95.0144Blind Guardian
95.0181Black Sabbath
95.088Rush
94.8110Enslaved
94.754W.A.S.P.
94.733Devin Townsend
94.671Voivod
94.564Rotting Christ
94.527Mortiis
94.585Ulver
94.5271Iron Maiden
94.441Boris
94.467Sigh
94.332Panopticon
94.394Amorphis
94.249Ayreon
94.228Vintersorg
94.233The Lord Weird Slough Feg
94.234Crowbar
94.152Fates Warning
94.138Manilla Road
94.0189Darkthrone
94.023Galneryus
94.0154Kreator
94.038Helstar
94.055Incantation
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.947Septicflesh
93.992Vader
93.941Samael
93.860Hypocrisy
93.859Graveland
93.848Metal Church
93.8189Opeth
93.794My Dying Bride
93.788Motörhead
93.643Artillery
93.667Deep Purple
93.620The Ocean Collective
93.5131Helloween
93.4163Cannibal Corpse
93.4118Marduk
93.452Savatage
93.3186Judas Priest
93.383Anaal Nathrakh
93.250Cathedral
93.2108Overkill
93.2116Sodom
93.237Jag Panzer
93.031The Gathering
93.061Moonspell
93.075Paradise Lost
92.9165Dream Theater
92.8122Deicide
92.8142Burzum
92.752Borknagar
92.620Root
92.5157Behemoth
92.444Shining
92.464Gamma Ray
92.427Deceased
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.3102Drudkh
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.2122Amon Amarth
92.240Virgin Steele
92.220閃靈
92.135Melvins
92.160Therion
92.053Belphegor
92.0135Napalm Death
91.9205Slayer
91.934Gwar
91.928Exhumed
91.829Loudness
91.8138Sepultura
91.868Accept
91.794Dark Tranquillity
91.771Kamelot
91.673Cattle Decapitation
91.6131Morbid Angel
91.558Saxon
91.549Krisiun
91.5241Megadeth
91.554Dio
91.439Earth
91.479Obituary
91.457Rage
91.2114Cradle of Filth
91.2139Iced Earth
91.257Scorpions
91.251Abigor
91.253Malevolent Creation
91.159Grave Digger
91.166Anathema
91.136Novembers Doom
91.1122Exodus
91.138Impaled Nazarene
91.027Krallice
90.9115Meshuggah
90.999Anthrax
90.968Stratovarius
90.831God Dethroned
90.735Iron Savior
90.734Skyclad
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.645Asphyx
90.6133Nightwish
90.582Venom
90.5114Children of Bodom
90.5123Testament
90.576Destruction
90.536Tiamat
90.444Evergrey
90.454Sunn O)))
90.340Tankard
90.346Epica
90.264Running Wild
90.125Drowning the Light
1685-9 albums
97.533Evoken
96.4143Death
96.060Type O Negative
96.029Esoteric
95.963Moonsorrow
95.830Satan
95.4100Suffocation
95.467Alice in Chains
95.353Mercyful Fate
95.237Ahab
95.157Primordial
95.182Symphony X
95.159Angra
95.035Saint Vitus
94.852Insomnium
94.775Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.530Orphaned Land
94.461Entombed
94.347Arcturus
94.345Isis
94.221Yob
94.245Rainbow
94.128The Ruins of Beverast
94.131Cult of Luna
94.1101Agalloch
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
94.161Gorguts
94.037Inquisition
94.0120Immortal
94.032The Chasm
94.044Obscura
93.933Pentagram
93.942Kalmah
93.927Misery Index
93.836Bal-Sagoth
93.881Summoning
93.837Falkenbach
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.756Swallow the Sun
93.635Equilibrium
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.667Nokturnal Mortum
93.554Leviathan
93.576Autopsy
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.578Deathspell Omega
93.599Carcass
93.429The Crown
93.439Coroner
93.423Vreid
93.422Hour of Penance
93.444Carach Angren
93.226Limbonic Art
93.259Pig Destroyer
93.247Týr
93.152Arsis
93.145Deströyer 666
93.165The Black Dahlia Murder
93.140Ihsahn
93.122Persefone
93.197Nile
93.027Kampfar
93.024Sabbat
92.929Negură Bunget
92.949Taake
92.989Nevermore
92.858Origin
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.737Forbidden
92.720Angel Dust
92.740Razor
92.620Desaster
92.669Electric Wizard
92.629X Japan
92.561Dying Fetus
92.451Finntroll
92.420Ghoul
92.437High on Fire
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.425Mercenary
92.322Persuader
92.336Necrophobic
92.328Soundgarden
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.242Absu
92.235Godflesh
92.244Falconer
92.233Draconian
92.125Theatre of Tragedy
92.150Dismember
92.133Sleep
92.160Alcest
92.030Baroness
92.022Spectral Lore
92.035Old Man's Child
92.094Mastodon
92.021Hibria
91.933Melechesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.982At the Gates
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.922Virgin Black
91.825Sargeist
91.825Macabre
91.732Protector
91.721Orange Goblin
91.720Stormwarrior
91.724Solefald
91.629Skid Row
91.635Ulcerate
91.638Hate Forest
91.425Monstrosity
91.4152Mayhem
91.430Arckanum
91.421Dragonland
91.464Bloodbath
91.420Tribulation
91.343Edge of Sanity
91.324Varathron
91.334Judas Iscariot
91.223Empyrium
91.2103Cryptopsy
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.169Ensiferum
91.149Devourment
91.123Sacrifice
91.166Decapitated
91.179Xasthur
91.132Behexen
90.939Psycroptic
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.934Peste Noire
90.869Pestilence
90.858Warbringer
90.830Angel Witch
90.862Death Angel
90.822Hooded Menace
90.822Urgehal
90.821Orden Ogan
90.730Mütiilation
90.720Benighted
90.750Watain
90.720Gorefest
90.724Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.620Vomitory
90.648Dark Funeral
90.636Tristania
90.624Fen
90.521Pharaoh
90.522Tsjuder
90.520Аркона
90.533Faith No More
90.520Eyehategod
90.522Shape of Despair
90.551Portal
90.423Aura Noir
90.425After Forever
90.320Rotten Sound
90.321Whiplash
90.358Sentenced
90.249Vital Remains
90.130Devin Townsend Project
90.131Naglfar
90.123Extol
90.020Nunslaughter
582-4 albums
96.727Acid Bath
95.539Paysage d'Hiver
95.489Emperor
95.229Kyuss
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.622Watchtower
94.549Atheist
94.247Vektor
94.138Vio-lence
93.935Sarcófago
93.847Heathen
93.743Possessed
93.735Mgła
93.627Windir
93.520Daylight Dies
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.322Dead Congregation
93.326Anata
93.257Dark Angel
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.226Lost Horizon
93.020Augury
93.025Triptykon
92.924Toxik
92.824Exhorder
92.874Dissection
92.757Cynic
92.623Crimson Glory
92.521Obsequiae
92.420Impetigo
92.325Mr. Bungle
92.337Blood Incantation
92.230Reverend Bizarre
92.224Disillusion
92.232Teitanblood
92.123Darkspace
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.828Visigoth
91.831Wormed
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.524Funeral Mist
91.542Necrophagist
91.520Sabbat
91.421Mithras
91.421Power Trip
91.229Pallbearer
91.223Nortt
91.229The Red Chord
90.834Nocturnus
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.724Witchfinder General
90.623Velvet Cacoon
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.620Terrorizer
90.532All Shall Perish
90.233Down
90.228Altar of Plagues
61 album
96.527Morbid Saint
95.834Demilich
95.625Lykathea Aflame
94.221Disembowelment
91.122Bølzer
90.924Heaven & Hell
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 26 January 2023