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127Death
97.533Evoken
96.4143Death
96.029Esoteric
95.834Demilich
95.625Lykathea Aflame
95.592Immolation
95.4100Suffocation
95.1113Katatonia
94.852Insomnium
94.775Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.549Atheist
94.530Orphaned Land
94.461Entombed
94.394Amorphis
94.221Disembowelment
94.161Gorguts
94.0189Darkthrone
94.055Incantation
94.032The Chasm
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.044Obscura
93.935Sarcófago
93.947Septicflesh
93.992Vader
93.942Kalmah
93.927Misery Index
93.860Hypocrisy
93.8189Opeth
93.743Possessed
93.794My Dying Bride
93.756Swallow the Sun
93.576Autopsy
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.520Daylight Dies
93.599Carcass
93.429The Crown
93.4163Cannibal Corpse
93.422Hour of Penance
93.322Dead Congregation
93.326Anata
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.152Arsis
93.165The Black Dahlia Murder
93.122Persefone
93.197Nile
93.031The Gathering
93.020Augury
93.025Triptykon
93.075Paradise Lost
92.8122Deicide
92.874Dissection
92.858Origin
92.757Cynic
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.561Dying Fetus
92.5157Behemoth
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.427Deceased
92.425Mercenary
92.325Mr. Bungle
92.336Necrophobic
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.337Blood Incantation
92.242Absu
92.2122Amon Amarth
92.224Disillusion
92.232Teitanblood
92.233Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.125Theatre of Tragedy
92.150Dismember
92.160Therion
92.053Belphegor
92.045The Faceless
92.0135Napalm Death
92.024Haggard
91.933Melechesh
91.982At the Gates
91.928Exhumed
91.831Wormed
91.8138Sepultura
91.825Macabre
91.732Protector
91.794Dark Tranquillity
91.673Cattle Decapitation
91.635Ulcerate
91.6131Morbid Angel
91.549Krisiun
91.542Necrophagist
91.421Mithras
91.425Monstrosity
91.464Bloodbath
91.479Obituary
91.420Tribulation
91.343Edge of Sanity
91.2114Cradle of Filth
91.229The Red Chord
91.2103Cryptopsy
91.253Malevolent Creation
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.149Devourment
91.166Anathema
91.136Novembers Doom
91.166Decapitated
91.122Bølzer
90.939Psycroptic
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.869Pestilence
90.831God Dethroned
90.834Nocturnus
90.822Hooded Menace
90.720Benighted
90.720Gorefest
90.620Vomitory
90.645Asphyx
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.620Terrorizer
90.5114Children of Bodom
90.536Tiamat
90.551Portal
90.358Sentenced
90.249Vital Remains
90.123Extol
90.020Nunslaughter
96Black
95.963Moonsorrow
95.8106Bathory
95.539Paysage d'Hiver
95.489Emperor
95.157Primordial
94.8110Enslaved
94.564Rotting Christ
94.585Ulver
94.544Akercocke
94.467Sigh
94.332Panopticon
94.347Arcturus
94.128The Ruins of Beverast
94.1101Agalloch
94.0189Darkthrone
94.037Inquisition
94.0120Immortal
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.935Sarcófago
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.941Samael
93.836Bal-Sagoth
93.881Summoning
93.837Falkenbach
93.859Graveland
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.735Mgła
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.627Windir
93.667Nokturnal Mortum
93.554Leviathan
93.578Deathspell Omega
93.4118Marduk
93.423Vreid
93.444Carach Angren
93.383Anaal Nathrakh
93.226Limbonic Art
93.2116Sodom
93.145Deströyer 666
93.027Kampfar
93.024Sabbat
93.025Triptykon
92.929Negură Bunget
92.949Taake
92.874Dissection
92.8142Burzum
92.752Borknagar
92.620Desaster
92.620Root
92.5157Behemoth
92.521Obsequiae
92.444Shining
92.336Necrophobic
92.3102Drudkh
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.242Absu
92.232Teitanblood
92.220閃靈
92.123Darkspace
92.053Belphegor
92.022Spectral Lore
92.035Old Man's Child
91.933Melechesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.825Sargeist
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.638Hate Forest
91.524Funeral Mist
91.4152Mayhem
91.430Arckanum
91.324Varathron
91.334Judas Iscariot
91.2114Cradle of Filth
91.223Nortt
91.251Abigor
91.179Xasthur
91.122Bølzer
91.132Behexen
91.138Impaled Nazarene
91.027Krallice
90.934Peste Noire
90.822Urgehal
90.730Mütiilation
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.720Benighted
90.750Watain
90.724Dark Fortress
90.623Velvet Cacoon
90.648Dark Funeral
90.624Fen
90.522Tsjuder
90.582Venom
90.423Aura Noir
90.125Drowning the Light
90.131Naglfar
57Thrash
96.527Morbid Saint
95.8106Bathory
94.622Watchtower
94.671Voivod
94.549Atheist
94.247Vektor
94.138Vio-lence
94.037Inquisition
94.0154Kreator
93.935Sarcófago
93.992Vader
93.847Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.743Possessed
93.643Artillery
93.429The Crown
93.439Coroner
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.257Dark Angel
93.2108Overkill
93.2116Sodom
93.145Deströyer 666
93.024Sabbat
92.924Toxik
92.824Exhorder
92.757Cynic
92.737Forbidden
92.720Angel Dust
92.740Razor
92.620Desaster
92.420Ghoul
92.427Deceased
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.325Mr. Bungle
92.242Absu
91.9205Slayer
91.8138Sepultura
91.825Macabre
91.732Protector
91.5241Megadeth
91.520Sabbat
91.421Power Trip
91.2139Iced Earth
91.123Sacrifice
91.1122Exodus
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.9115Meshuggah
90.999Anthrax
90.869Pestilence
90.858Warbringer
90.862Death Angel
90.5123Testament
90.576Destruction
90.423Aura Noir
90.321Whiplash
90.340Tankard
90.123Extol
53Progressive
96.4143Death
95.625Lykathea Aflame
95.182Symphony X
95.159Angra
95.1113Katatonia
95.088Rush
94.8110Enslaved
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.733Devin Townsend
94.622Watchtower
94.671Voivod
94.544Akercocke
94.549Atheist
94.530Orphaned Land
94.347Arcturus
94.394Amorphis
94.249Ayreon
94.228Vintersorg
94.247Vektor
94.152Fates Warning
94.044Obscura
93.8189Opeth
93.620The Ocean Collective
93.452Savatage
93.247Týr
93.140Ihsahn
93.122Persefone
93.020Augury
92.9165Dream Theater
92.929Negură Bunget
92.989Nevermore
92.757Cynic
92.752Borknagar
92.623Crimson Glory
92.629X Japan
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.224Disillusion
92.030Baroness
92.094Mastodon
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.771Kamelot
91.673Cattle Decapitation
91.343Edge of Sanity
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
90.869Pestilence
90.724Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.444Evergrey
90.130Devin Townsend Project
90.123Extol
50Doom
97.533Evoken
96.727Acid Bath
96.060Type O Negative
96.029Esoteric
95.392Candlemass
95.237Ahab
95.1113Katatonia
95.0181Black Sabbath
95.035Saint Vitus
94.530Orphaned Land
94.394Amorphis
94.221Yob
94.221Disembowelment
94.128The Ruins of Beverast
94.1101Agalloch
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
93.933Pentagram
93.794My Dying Bride
93.756Swallow the Sun
93.520Daylight Dies
93.250Cathedral
93.031The Gathering
93.025Triptykon
93.075Paradise Lost
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.669Electric Wizard
92.437High on Fire
92.230Reverend Bizarre
92.233Draconian
92.125Theatre of Tragedy
92.133Sleep
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Virgin Black
91.439Earth
91.229Pallbearer
91.223Empyrium
91.223Nortt
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
91.136Novembers Doom
90.924Heaven & Hell
90.822Hooded Menace
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.724Witchfinder General
90.645Asphyx
90.520Eyehategod
90.522Shape of Despair
90.536Tiamat
90.454Sunn O)))
43Heavy
95.830Satan
95.444Riot V
95.467Alice in Chains
95.476King Diamond
95.353Mercyful Fate
95.0181Black Sabbath
94.754W.A.S.P.
94.5271Iron Maiden
94.394Amorphis
94.245Rainbow
94.233The Lord Weird Slough Feg
94.152Fates Warning
94.138Manilla Road
94.0189Darkthrone
94.038Helstar
93.848Metal Church
93.788Motörhead
93.667Deep Purple
93.452Savatage
93.3186Judas Priest
93.237Jag Panzer
92.623Crimson Glory
92.620Root
92.629X Japan
92.427Deceased
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.328Soundgarden
92.240Virgin Steele
91.828Visigoth
91.829Loudness
91.868Accept
91.629Skid Row
91.558Saxon
91.5241Megadeth
91.554Dio
91.457Rage
91.257Scorpions
91.159Grave Digger
90.924Heaven & Hell
90.830Angel Witch
90.724Witchfinder General
90.582Venom
90.264Running Wild
40Power
95.444Riot V
95.182Symphony X
95.159Angra
95.0144Blind Guardian
94.152Fates Warning
94.138Manilla Road
94.023Galneryus
94.038Helstar
93.942Kalmah
93.848Metal Church
93.5131Helloween
93.452Savatage
93.226Lost Horizon
93.237Jag Panzer
92.720Angel Dust
92.623Crimson Glory
92.629X Japan
92.464Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.322Persuader
92.244Falconer
92.240Virgin Steele
92.021Hibria
91.828Visigoth
91.720Stormwarrior
91.771Kamelot
91.421Dragonland
91.457Rage
91.2139Iced Earth
91.159Grave Digger
90.968Stratovarius
90.821Orden Ogan
90.735Iron Savior
90.727Adagio
90.6133Nightwish
90.521Pharaoh
90.5114Children of Bodom
90.444Evergrey
90.264Running Wild
33Melodic
94.852Insomnium
94.564Rotting Christ
94.394Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.860Hypocrisy
93.756Swallow the Sun
93.627Windir
93.520Daylight Dies
93.599Carcass
93.429The Crown
93.423Vreid
93.152Arsis
93.165The Black Dahlia Murder
93.122Persefone
92.874Dissection
92.720Angel Dust
92.521Obsequiae
92.425Mercenary
92.2122Amon Amarth
92.224Disillusion
92.220閃靈
92.035Old Man's Child
91.982At the Gates
91.794Dark Tranquillity
91.771Kamelot
91.121In Mourning
91.136Novembers Doom
90.968Stratovarius
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.724Dark Fortress
90.5114Children of Bodom
90.358Sentenced
90.131Naglfar
29Technical
95.834Demilich
95.625Lykathea Aflame
95.4100Suffocation
94.622Watchtower
94.161Gorguts
94.044Obscura
93.847Heathen
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.439Coroner
93.422Hour of Penance
93.326Anata
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.152Arsis
93.197Nile
92.924Toxik
92.858Origin
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.045The Faceless
91.831Wormed
91.635Ulcerate
91.542Necrophagist
91.229The Red Chord
91.2103Cryptopsy
91.166Decapitated
90.939Psycroptic
90.9115Meshuggah
90.834Nocturnus
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.123Extol
23Folk
95.963Moonsorrow
95.157Primordial
94.585Ulver
94.530Orphaned Land
94.332Panopticon
94.228Vintersorg
94.1101Agalloch
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.627Windir
93.667Nokturnal Mortum
93.247Týr
92.929Negură Bunget
92.752Borknagar
92.451Finntroll
92.244Falconer
92.220閃靈
91.933Melechesh
91.223Empyrium
91.169Ensiferum
90.934Peste Noire
90.734Skyclad
90.520Аркона
19Speed
95.444Riot V
95.0144Blind Guardian
94.0189Darkthrone
94.038Helstar
93.788Motörhead
93.5131Helloween
93.2116Sodom
92.924Toxik
92.720Angel Dust
92.740Razor
92.464Gamma Ray
92.021Hibria
91.720Stormwarrior
91.457Rage
91.159Grave Digger
90.735Iron Savior
90.582Venom
90.321Whiplash
90.264Running Wild
18Gothic
96.060Type O Negative
95.1113Katatonia
94.564Rotting Christ
93.794My Dying Bride
93.025Triptykon
93.061Moonspell
93.075Paradise Lost
92.233Draconian
92.125Theatre of Tragedy
91.922Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
91.2114Cradle of Filth
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.636Tristania
90.536Tiamat
90.358Sentenced
18Symphonic
95.489Emperor
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.947Septicflesh
93.836Bal-Sagoth
93.667Nokturnal Mortum
93.444Carach Angren
93.226Limbonic Art
92.160Therion
92.024Haggard
91.922Virgin Black
91.421Dragonland
91.223Empyrium
91.2114Cradle of Filth
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.6133Nightwish
90.425After Forever
90.346Epica
15Grindcore
93.927Misery Index
93.599Carcass
93.383Anaal Nathrakh
93.259Pig Destroyer
92.561Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.0135Napalm Death
91.928Exhumed
91.825Macabre
91.673Cattle Decapitation
91.229The Red Chord
90.720Benighted
90.620Terrorizer
90.320Rotten Sound
12Brutal
95.625Lykathea Aflame
95.4100Suffocation
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.422Hour of Penance
93.197Nile
92.858Origin
92.561Dying Fetus
92.325Defeated Sanity
91.831Wormed
91.2103Cryptopsy
91.149Devourment
90.720Benighted
12Sludge
96.727Acid Bath
95.537Neurosis
94.345Isis
94.234Crowbar
94.131Cult of Luna
93.620The Ocean Collective
92.437High on Fire
92.135Melvins
92.030Baroness
92.094Mastodon
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.520Eyehategod
10Ambient
95.539Paysage d'Hiver
94.733Devin Townsend
94.585Ulver
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.554Leviathan
92.8142Burzum
92.123Darkspace
92.022Spectral Lore
91.638Hate Forest
90.130Devin Townsend Project
8Industrial
94.527Mortiis
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.941Samael
93.383Anaal Nathrakh
92.235Godflesh
92.125Theatre of Tragedy
91.922Dødheimsgard
90.952Strapping Young Lad
8Stoner
95.229Kyuss
94.221Yob
93.250Cathedral
92.669Electric Wizard
92.437High on Fire
92.328Soundgarden
92.133Sleep
91.721Orange Goblin
7Experimental
93.140Ihsahn
92.325Mr. Bungle
92.235Godflesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.421Mithras
90.934Peste Noire
90.551Portal
7Viking
95.8106Bathory
94.8110Enslaved
94.228Vintersorg
93.837Falkenbach
93.859Graveland
93.627Windir
92.752Borknagar
5Funeral
97.533Evoken
96.029Esoteric
95.237Ahab
91.223Nortt
90.522Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.963Moonsorrow
93.859Graveland
93.027Kampfar
90.520Аркона
3Deathcore
92.045The Faceless
91.229The Red Chord
90.532All Shall Perish
1Metalcore
91.229The Red Chord
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