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130Death
97.532Evoken
96.2142Death
96.029Esoteric
95.834Demilich
95.692Immolation
95.499Suffocation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.1114Katatonia
94.852Insomnium
94.775Bolt Thrower
94.729Orphaned Land
94.544Akercocke
94.549Atheist
94.460Gorguts
94.394Amorphis
94.360Entombed
94.243Possessed
94.1187Darkthrone
94.154Incantation
94.046Septicflesh
94.032The Chasm
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.044Obscura
93.935Sarcófago
93.992Vader
93.942Kalmah
93.927Misery Index
93.820Disembowelment
93.859Hypocrisy
93.7188Opeth
93.793My Dying Bride
93.756Swallow the Sun
93.674Autopsy
93.523Mr. Bungle
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.520Daylight Dies
93.599Carcass
93.429The Crown
93.422Hour of Penance
93.4162Cannibal Corpse
93.322Dead Congregation
93.326Anata
93.375Paradise Lost
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.152Arsis
93.197Nile
93.031The Gathering
93.020Augury
93.025Triptykon
92.966The Black Dahlia Murder
92.973Dissection
92.8122Deicide
92.8151Behemoth
92.858Origin
92.757Cynic
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.621Persefone
92.561Dying Fetus
92.525Theatre of Tragedy
92.420Impetigo
92.442Psycroptic
92.420Ghoul
92.425Mercenary
92.336Blood Incantation
92.326Deceased
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.3120Amon Amarth
92.336Necrophobic
92.242Absu
92.232Teitanblood
92.233Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.183At the Gates
92.123Disillusion
92.150Dismember
92.1135Napalm Death
92.160Therion
92.053Belphegor
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.933Melechesh
91.828Exhumed
91.831Protector
91.831Wormed
91.8138Sepultura
91.6131Morbid Angel
91.635Ulcerate
91.674Cattle Decapitation
91.695Dark Tranquillity
91.542Necrophagist
91.5116Cradle of Filth
91.561Bloodbath
91.477Obituary
91.421Mithras
91.424Monstrosity
91.420Tribulation
91.343Edge of Sanity
91.324Macabre
91.249Krisiun
91.229The Red Chord
91.253Malevolent Creation
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.149Devourment
91.166Anathema
91.136Novembers Doom
91.122Bølzer
91.064Decapitated
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.926Arghoslent
90.869Pestilence
90.831God Dethroned
90.822Hooded Menace
90.720Benighted
90.720Gorefest
90.620Vomitory
90.620Terrorizer
90.645Asphyx
90.634Nocturnus
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.526Suidakra
90.5115Children of Bodom
90.536Tiamat
90.450Vital Remains
90.420Torture Squad
90.451Portal
90.358Sentenced
90.123Extol
90.020Nunslaughter
98Black
95.963Moonsorrow
95.8106Bathory
95.438Paysage d'Hiver
95.490Emperor
95.157Primordial
94.985Ulver
94.8110Enslaved
94.564Rotting Christ
94.544Akercocke
94.466Sigh
94.347Arcturus
94.332Panopticon
94.2102Agalloch
94.1187Darkthrone
94.037Inquisition
94.0120Immortal
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.935Sarcófago
93.941Samael
93.929The Ruins of Beverast
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.836Bal-Sagoth
93.881Summoning
93.837Falkenbach
93.866Nokturnal Mortum
93.760Graveland
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.627Windir
93.655Leviathan
93.533Mgła
93.578Deathspell Omega
93.542Deströyer 666
93.423Vreid
93.4118Marduk
93.444Carach Angren
93.3115Sodom
93.226Limbonic Art
93.281Anaal Nathrakh
93.027Kampfar
93.024Sabbat
93.025Triptykon
93.061Moonspell
93.029Negură Bunget
92.973Dissection
92.950Taake
92.8142Burzum
92.8151Behemoth
92.752Borknagar
92.620Desaster
92.620Root
92.521Obsequiae
92.444Shining
92.336Necrophobic
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.242Absu
92.232Teitanblood
92.224Darkspace
92.220閃靈
92.160Alcest
92.0100Drudkh
92.053Belphegor
92.022Spectral Lore
92.035Old Man's Child
92.027Sargeist
91.933Melechesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.836Hate Forest
91.825Funeral Mist
91.836Peste Noire
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.731Arckanum
91.533Judas Iscariot
91.5116Cradle of Filth
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.423Varathron
91.3152Mayhem
91.223Nortt
91.251Abigor
91.179Xasthur
91.122Bølzer
91.131Behexen
91.027Krallice
90.937Impaled Nazarene
90.822Urgehal
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.720Benighted
90.750Watain
90.724Dark Fortress
90.624Fen
90.522Tsjuder
90.526Suidakra
90.528Mütiilation
90.582Venom
90.549Dark Funeral
90.423Aura Noir
90.131Naglfar
58Thrash
96.326Morbid Saint
95.8106Bathory
94.669Voivod
94.549Atheist
94.338Vio-lence
94.221Watchtower
94.243Possessed
94.146Vektor
94.1152Kreator
94.037Inquisition
93.935Sarcófago
93.992Vader
93.847Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.523Mr. Bungle
93.542Deströyer 666
93.429The Crown
93.435Razor
93.439Coroner
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.3115Sodom
93.342Artillery
93.3108Overkill
93.256Dark Angel
93.024Sabbat
92.924Toxik
92.824Exhorder
92.757Cynic
92.737Forbidden
92.720Angel Dust
92.620Desaster
92.420Ghoul
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.326Deceased
92.242Absu
92.0202Slayer
91.831Protector
91.8138Sepultura
91.520Sabbat
91.521Power Trip
91.4228Megadeth
91.324Macabre
91.2139Iced Earth
91.1123Exodus
91.123Sacrifice
90.997Anthrax
90.952Strapping Young Lad
90.957Warbringer
90.861Death Angel
90.869Pestilence
90.6115Meshuggah
90.575Destruction
90.423Aura Noir
90.4123Testament
90.420Torture Squad
90.321Whiplash
90.339Tankard
90.123Extol
54Progressive
96.2142Death
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.282Symphony X
95.187Rush
95.1114Katatonia
95.159Angra
94.833Devin Townsend
94.8110Enslaved
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.729Orphaned Land
94.669Voivod
94.630Vintersorg
94.544Akercocke
94.549Atheist
94.347Arcturus
94.394Amorphis
94.249Ayreon
94.221Watchtower
94.146Vektor
94.054Fates Warning
94.038Helstar
94.044Obscura
93.7188Opeth
93.620The Ocean Collective
93.551Savatage
93.240Ihsahn
93.146Týr
93.020Augury
93.029Negură Bunget
92.989Nevermore
92.8166Dream Theater
92.757Cynic
92.752Borknagar
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.621Persefone
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.123Disillusion
92.195Mastodon
92.030Baroness
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.674Cattle Decapitation
91.670Kamelot
91.343Edge of Sanity
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
90.869Pestilence
90.724Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.344Evergrey
90.130Devin Townsend Project
90.123Extol
49Doom
97.532Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.060Type O Negative
96.029Esoteric
95.391Candlemass
95.1114Katatonia
95.1180Black Sabbath
95.035Saint Vitus
94.935Ahab
94.729Orphaned Land
94.394Amorphis
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
93.933Pentagram
93.929The Ruins of Beverast
93.820Disembowelment
93.793My Dying Bride
93.756Swallow the Sun
93.520Daylight Dies
93.375Paradise Lost
93.250Cathedral
93.031The Gathering
93.025Triptykon
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.669Electric Wizard
92.525Theatre of Tragedy
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.437High on Fire
92.233Draconian
92.133Sleep
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Virgin Black
91.439Earth
91.229Pallbearer
91.223Empyrium
91.223Nortt
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
91.136Novembers Doom
91.023Heaven & Hell
90.822Hooded Menace
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.645Asphyx
90.520Eyehategod
90.522Shape of Despair
90.536Tiamat
90.454Sunn O)))
90.022Witchfinder General
43Heavy
95.830Satan
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.467Alice in Chains
95.376King Diamond
95.243Riot V
95.1180Black Sabbath
94.553W.A.S.P.
94.4267Iron Maiden
94.394Amorphis
94.245Rainbow
94.233The Lord Weird Slough Feg
94.1187Darkthrone
94.138Manilla Road
94.054Fates Warning
94.038Helstar
93.848Metal Church
93.789Motörhead
93.667Deep Purple
93.5185Judas Priest
93.551Savatage
93.237Jag Panzer
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.620Root
92.428Soundgarden
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.326Deceased
92.139Virgin Steele
91.828Visigoth
91.829Loudness
91.656Saxon
91.627Skid Row
91.567Accept
91.554Dio
91.4228Megadeth
91.457Rage
91.357Scorpions
91.357Grave Digger
91.023Heaven & Hell
90.929Angel Witch
90.582Venom
90.163Running Wild
90.022Witchfinder General
41Power
95.243Riot V
95.282Symphony X
95.159Angra
95.1145Blind Guardian
94.138Manilla Road
94.023Galneryus
94.054Fates Warning
94.038Helstar
93.942Kalmah
93.848Metal Church
93.6129Helloween
93.551Savatage
93.237Jag Panzer
93.124Lost Horizon
92.720Angel Dust
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.464Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.322Persuader
92.244Falconer
92.120Dragonland
92.139Virgin Steele
92.021Hibria
91.828Visigoth
91.720Stormwarrior
91.670Kamelot
91.457Rage
91.357Grave Digger
91.2139Iced Earth
90.768Stratovarius
90.735Iron Savior
90.521Pharaoh
90.5131Nightwish
90.5115Children of Bodom
90.425After Forever
90.320Orden Ogan
90.344Evergrey
90.163Running Wild
90.088DragonForce
34Melodic
94.852Insomnium
94.564Rotting Christ
94.394Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.859Hypocrisy
93.756Swallow the Sun
93.627Windir
93.520Daylight Dies
93.599Carcass
93.429The Crown
93.423Vreid
93.152Arsis
92.966The Black Dahlia Murder
92.973Dissection
92.720Angel Dust
92.621Persefone
92.521Obsequiae
92.425Mercenary
92.3120Amon Amarth
92.220閃靈
92.183At the Gates
92.123Disillusion
92.035Old Man's Child
91.670Kamelot
91.695Dark Tranquillity
91.121In Mourning
90.926Arghoslent
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.724Dark Fortress
90.768Stratovarius
90.526Suidakra
90.5115Children of Bodom
90.358Sentenced
90.131Naglfar
29Technical
95.834Demilich
95.499Suffocation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
94.460Gorguts
94.221Watchtower
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
92.442Psycroptic
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.045The Faceless
91.831Wormed
91.635Ulcerate
91.542Necrophagist
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.064Decapitated
90.6115Meshuggah
90.634Nocturnus
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.123Extol
25Folk
95.963Moonsorrow
95.157Primordial
94.985Ulver
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.332Panopticon
94.2102Agalloch
93.837Falkenbach
93.866Nokturnal Mortum
93.635Equilibrium
93.627Windir
93.146Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.752Borknagar
92.450Finntroll
92.244Falconer
92.220閃靈
91.933Melechesh
91.836Peste Noire
91.223Empyrium
91.169Ensiferum
90.734Skyclad
90.526Suidakra
90.520Аркона
90.320Orden Ogan
20Speed
95.243Riot V
95.1145Blind Guardian
94.1187Darkthrone
94.038Helstar
93.847Heathen
93.789Motörhead
93.6129Helloween
93.435Razor
93.3115Sodom
92.924Toxik
92.720Angel Dust
92.464Gamma Ray
92.021Hibria
91.720Stormwarrior
91.457Rage
91.357Grave Digger
90.735Iron Savior
90.582Venom
90.321Whiplash
90.163Running Wild
19Gothic
96.060Type O Negative
95.1114Katatonia
94.564Rotting Christ
93.793My Dying Bride
93.375Paradise Lost
93.025Triptykon
93.061Moonspell
92.525Theatre of Tragedy
92.233Draconian
91.922Virgin Black
91.5116Cradle of Filth
91.420Tribulation
91.121In Mourning
91.124Novembre
90.743Woods of Ypres
90.636Tristania
90.536Tiamat
90.425After Forever
90.358Sentenced
17Symphonic
95.490Emperor
94.046Septicflesh
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.836Bal-Sagoth
93.866Nokturnal Mortum
93.444Carach Angren
93.226Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.160Therion
92.024Haggard
91.922Virgin Black
91.5116Cradle of Filth
91.223Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.5131Nightwish
90.425After Forever
15Grindcore
93.927Misery Index
93.599Carcass
93.259Pig Destroyer
93.281Anaal Nathrakh
92.561Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.1135Napalm Death
91.828Exhumed
91.674Cattle Decapitation
91.324Macabre
91.229The Red Chord
90.720Benighted
90.620Terrorizer
90.320Rotten Sound
12Brutal
95.499Suffocation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
93.531Deeds of Flesh
93.422Hour of Penance
93.197Nile
92.858Origin
92.561Dying Fetus
92.325Defeated Sanity
91.831Wormed
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.149Devourment
90.720Benighted
12Sludge
96.826Acid Bath
95.536Neurosis
94.345Isis
94.234Crowbar
94.131Cult of Luna
93.620The Ocean Collective
92.437High on Fire
92.234Melvins
92.195Mastodon
92.030Baroness
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.520Eyehategod
11Ambient
95.438Paysage d'Hiver
94.985Ulver
94.833Devin Townsend
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.655Leviathan
92.8142Burzum
92.224Darkspace
92.022Spectral Lore
91.836Hate Forest
91.425Velvet Cacoon
90.130Devin Townsend Project
8Industrial
94.527Mortiis
93.941Samael
93.972Blut aus Nord
93.281Anaal Nathrakh
92.525Theatre of Tragedy
92.235Godflesh
91.922Dødheimsgard
90.952Strapping Young Lad
8Stoner
95.229Kyuss
94.221Yob
93.250Cathedral
92.669Electric Wizard
92.428Soundgarden
92.437High on Fire
92.133Sleep
91.721Orange Goblin
7Experimental
93.523Mr. Bungle
93.240Ihsahn
92.235Godflesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.836Peste Noire
91.421Mithras
90.451Portal
7Viking
95.8106Bathory
94.8110Enslaved
94.630Vintersorg
93.837Falkenbach
93.760Graveland
93.627Windir
92.752Borknagar
5Funeral
97.532Evoken
96.029Esoteric
94.935Ahab
91.223Nortt
90.522Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.963Moonsorrow
93.760Graveland
93.027Kampfar
90.520Аркона
3Deathcore
92.045The Faceless
91.229The Red Chord
90.231All 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 12 September 2022