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123Death
97.431Evoken
96.130Demilich
96.0139Death
96.029Esoteric
95.785Immolation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.193Suffocation
95.0114Katatonia
94.852Insomnium
94.729Orphaned Land
94.676Bolt Thrower
94.658Gorguts
94.544Akercocke
94.548Atheist
94.430The Chasm
94.358Entombed
94.392Amorphis
94.241Possessed
94.227Spawn of Possession
94.245Septicflesh
94.1184Darkthrone
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.929Sarcófago
93.926Misery Index
93.942Kalmah
93.820Disembowelment
93.790Vader
93.729The Crown
93.7188Opeth
93.749Incantation
93.674Autopsy
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.592My Dying Bride
93.537Obscura
93.520Daylight Dies
93.553Swallow the Sun
93.422Hour of Penance
93.355Hypocrisy
93.326Anata
93.350Arsis
93.297Nile
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.295Carcass
93.2160Cannibal Corpse
93.121Dead Congregation
93.175Paradise Lost
93.020Augury
93.025Triptykon
93.0122Deicide
93.030The Gathering
93.0150Behemoth
92.973Dissection
92.948Dismember
92.957Origin
92.863The Black Dahlia Murder
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.755Cynic
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.660Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.442Psycroptic
92.420Ghoul
92.4116Amon Amarth
92.425Mercenary
92.326Deceased
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.242Absu
92.231Blood Incantation
92.232Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.2131Napalm Death
92.123Disillusion
92.134Necrophobic
92.078At the Gates
92.045The Faceless
92.059Therion
92.024Haggard
91.933Melechesh
91.9130Morbid Angel
91.952Belphegor
91.831Wormed
91.740Necrophagist
91.727Exhumed
91.5137Sepultura
91.529Teitanblood
91.532Ulcerate
91.561Bloodbath
91.451Malevolent Creation
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.478Obituary
91.422Monstrosity
91.420Tribulation
91.394Dark Tranquillity
91.324Macabre
91.321Terrorizer
91.235Novembers Doom
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.220In Mourning
91.230Protector
91.124Novembre
91.149Devourment
91.166Anathema
91.1110Cradle of Filth
91.120Mithras
91.122Bølzer
90.926Arghoslent
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.847Krisiun
90.869Pestilence
90.840Edge of Sanity
90.860Decapitated
90.830God Dethroned
90.720Benighted
90.620Vomitory
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.534Tiamat
90.450Vital Remains
90.443Asphyx
90.425Suidakra
90.349Portal
90.256Sentenced
90.1116Children of Bodom
99Black
95.963Moonsorrow
95.7104Bathory
95.355Primordial
95.288Emperor
95.134Paysage d'Hiver
94.886Ulver
94.664Rotting Christ
94.544Akercocke
94.5108Enslaved
94.447Arcturus
94.263Sigh
94.238Inquisition
94.2102Agalloch
94.1184Darkthrone
94.0118Immortal
94.032Panopticon
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.929Sarcófago
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.654Leviathan
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.627Windir
93.674Deathspell Omega
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.533Mgła
93.557Graveland
93.577Summoning
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.438Samael
93.4113Sodom
93.4117Marduk
93.345Carach Angren
93.322Vreid
93.341Deströyer 666
93.349Taake
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.061Moonspell
93.024Sabbat
93.025Limbonic Art
93.025Triptykon
93.0150Behemoth
93.029Negură Bunget
92.926Kampfar
92.9142Burzum
92.973Dissection
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.620Root
92.650Borknagar
92.521Obsequiae
92.444Shining
92.361Alcest
92.242Absu
92.224Darkspace
92.220閃靈
92.121Cultes des Ghoules
92.1104Gorgoroth
92.134Hate Forest
92.134Necrophobic
92.035Old Man's Child
92.0100Drudkh
92.027Sargeist
91.933Melechesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.952Belphegor
91.935Peste Noire
91.630Arckanum
91.520Spectral Lore
91.529Teitanblood
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.423Varathron
91.2152Mayhem
91.235Impaled Nazarene
91.223Nortt
91.1110Cradle of Filth
91.178Xasthur
91.122Bølzer
91.131Behexen
91.050Abigor
91.027Krallice
91.020Svartsyn
91.032Judas Iscariot
90.822Urgehal
90.720Benighted
90.744Dark Funeral
90.724Dark Fortress
90.624Fen
90.522Tsjuder
90.527Mütiilation
90.423Aura Noir
90.425Suidakra
90.320Funeral Mist
90.348Watain
90.279Venom
90.130Naglfar
90.040Woods of Ypres
55Thrash
96.326Morbid Saint
95.7104Bathory
94.566Voivod
94.548Atheist
94.3144Kreator
94.241Possessed
94.238Inquisition
94.221Watchtower
94.237Vio-lence
93.947Heathen
93.929Sarcófago
93.945Vektor
93.790Vader
93.748Metal Church
93.729The Crown
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.554Dark Angel
93.421Toxik
93.433Razor
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.4113Sodom
93.341Deströyer 666
93.324Exhorder
93.320Angel Dust
93.341Artillery
93.024Sabbat
93.037Coroner
92.9103Overkill
92.755Cynic
92.538Forbidden
92.420Ghoul
92.326Deceased
92.242Absu
92.1200Slayer
91.945Flotsam and Jetsam
91.5137Sepultura
91.421Sacrifice
91.324Macabre
91.2138Iced Earth
91.230Protector
91.197Anthrax
91.0216Megadeth
90.9118Exodus
90.957Warbringer
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.869Pestilence
90.723Hirax
90.6112Meshuggah
90.658Death Angel
90.423Aura Noir
90.321Whiplash
90.339Tankard
90.275Destruction
90.154Onslaught
90.0118Testament
51Progressive
96.0139Death
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.281Symphony X
95.258Angra
95.033Devin Townsend
95.086Rush
95.0114Katatonia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.566Voivod
94.544Akercocke
94.5108Enslaved
94.548Atheist
94.447Arcturus
94.392Amorphis
94.249Ayreon
94.221Watchtower
94.130Cult of Luna
94.155Fates Warning
94.021The Ocean Collective
93.945Vektor
93.7188Opeth
93.537Obscura
93.551Savatage
93.240Ihsahn
93.228X Japan
93.020Augury
93.047Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.889Nevermore
92.755Cynic
92.623Crimson Glory
92.650Borknagar
92.4160Dream Theater
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.290Mastodon
92.123Disillusion
92.030Baroness
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.769Kamelot
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.220In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
90.869Pestilence
90.840Edge of Sanity
90.724Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.344Evergrey
48Doom
97.431Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.029Esoteric
95.957Type O Negative
95.391Candlemass
95.335Ahab
95.0175Black Sabbath
95.0114Katatonia
94.734Saint Vitus
94.729Orphaned Land
94.392Amorphis
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.820Disembowelment
93.832Pentagram
93.592My Dying Bride
93.520Daylight Dies
93.553Swallow the Sun
93.551Cathedral
93.175Paradise Lost
93.025Triptykon
93.030The Gathering
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.437High on Fire
92.368Electric Wizard
92.232Draconian
92.133Sleep
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Virgin Black
91.439Earth
91.428Pallbearer
91.223Empyrium
91.235Novembers Doom
91.223Nortt
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
91.023Heaven & Hell
90.521Shape of Despair
90.534Tiamat
90.520Eyehategod
90.443Asphyx
90.355Sunn O)))
90.022Witchfinder General
90.040Woods of Ypres
41Power
95.342Riot V
95.281Symphony X
95.258Angra
95.1140Blind Guardian
94.155Fates Warning
94.122Galneryus
94.138Manilla Road
93.942Kalmah
93.823Lost Horizon
93.738Helstar
93.748Metal Church
93.5128Helloween
93.551Savatage
93.320Angel Dust
93.228X Japan
93.137Jag Panzer
92.623Crimson Glory
92.563Gamma Ray
92.445Falconer
92.420Hibria
92.425Mercenary
92.329Visigoth
92.120Dragonland
92.021Persuader
91.945Flotsam and Jetsam
91.938Virgin Steele
91.769Kamelot
91.720Stormwarrior
91.455Grave Digger
91.355Rage
91.2138Iced Earth
90.870Stratovarius
90.734Iron Savior
90.5129Nightwish
90.425After Forever
90.320Orden Ogan
90.344Evergrey
90.365Running Wild
90.1109Manowar
90.185DragonForce
90.1116Children of Bodom
40Heavy
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.567Alice in Chains
95.526Satan
95.342Riot V
95.376King Diamond
95.0175Black Sabbath
94.454W.A.S.P.
94.392Amorphis
94.245Rainbow
94.1254Iron Maiden
94.1184Darkthrone
94.138Manilla Road
93.748Metal Church
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.789Motörhead
93.666Deep Purple
93.551Savatage
93.5182Judas Priest
93.228X Japan
93.137Jag Panzer
92.623Crimson Glory
92.620Root
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.326Deceased
92.329Visigoth
92.128Loudness
91.938Virgin Steele
91.827Soundgarden
91.627Skid Row
91.567Accept
91.554Saxon
91.455Grave Digger
91.354Scorpions
91.355Rage
91.052Dio
91.023Heaven & Hell
91.0216Megadeth
90.929Angel Witch
90.365Running Wild
90.1109Manowar
27Technical
96.130Demilich
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.193Suffocation
94.658Gorguts
94.227Spawn of Possession
94.221Watchtower
93.947Heathen
93.537Obscura
93.421Toxik
93.422Hour of Penance
93.326Anata
93.350Arsis
93.297Nile
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.037Coroner
92.957Origin
92.442Psycroptic
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.045The Faceless
91.831Wormed
91.740Necrophagist
91.532Ulcerate
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.860Decapitated
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.6112Meshuggah
25Folk
95.963Moonsorrow
95.355Primordial
94.886Ulver
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.2102Agalloch
94.032Panopticon
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.627Windir
93.047Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.650Borknagar
92.445Falconer
92.450Finntroll
92.220閃靈
91.933Melechesh
91.935Peste Noire
91.223Empyrium
91.268Ensiferum
90.734Skyclad
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
90.320Orden Ogan
23Speed
95.342Riot V
95.1140Blind Guardian
94.1184Darkthrone
93.947Heathen
93.738Helstar
93.789Motörhead
93.5128Helloween
93.421Toxik
93.433Razor
93.4113Sodom
93.320Angel Dust
92.563Gamma Ray
92.420Hibria
91.720Stormwarrior
91.455Grave Digger
91.355Rage
91.197Anthrax
91.0216Megadeth
90.734Iron Savior
90.723Hirax
90.321Whiplash
90.365Running Wild
90.279Venom
19Gothic
95.957Type O Negative
95.0114Katatonia
94.664Rotting Christ
93.592My Dying Bride
93.175Paradise Lost
93.061Moonspell
93.025Triptykon
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.232Draconian
91.922Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
91.220In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.1110Cradle of Filth
90.636Tristania
90.534Tiamat
90.425After Forever
90.256Sentenced
90.040Woods of Ypres
17Symphonic
95.288Emperor
94.245Septicflesh
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.345Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.059Therion
92.024Haggard
91.922Virgin Black
91.223Empyrium
91.1110Cradle of Filth
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.5129Nightwish
90.425After Forever
16Grindcore
94.664Rotting Christ
93.926Misery Index
93.295Carcass
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.057Pig Destroyer
92.660Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.2131Napalm Death
91.727Exhumed
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.324Macabre
91.321Terrorizer
91.229The Red Chord
90.720Benighted
90.520Rotten Sound
12Brutal
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.193Suffocation
93.422Hour of Penance
93.297Nile
93.230Deeds of Flesh
92.957Origin
92.660Dying Fetus
92.325Defeated Sanity
91.831Wormed
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.149Devourment
90.720Benighted
12Sludge
96.826Acid Bath
95.537Neurosis
94.345Isis
94.234Crowbar
94.130Cult of Luna
94.021The Ocean Collective
92.437High on Fire
92.290Mastodon
92.030Baroness
91.932Melvins
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.520Eyehategod
11Ambient
95.134Paysage d'Hiver
95.033Devin Townsend
94.886Ulver
93.654Leviathan
93.469Blut aus Nord
92.9142Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.224Darkspace
92.134Hate Forest
91.520Spectral Lore
91.425Velvet Cacoon
9Industrial
94.326Mortiis
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.438Samael
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.620An Axis of Perdition
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.833Godflesh
90.850Strapping Young Lad
8Stoner
95.128Kyuss
94.221Yob
93.551Cathedral
92.437High on Fire
92.368Electric Wizard
92.133Sleep
91.822Orange Goblin
91.827Soundgarden
7Experimental
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.240Ihsahn
91.926Bethlehem
91.935Peste Noire
91.833Godflesh
91.120Mithras
90.349Portal
7Viking
95.7104Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.5108Enslaved
93.837Falkenbach
93.627Windir
93.557Graveland
92.650Borknagar
5Funeral
97.431Evoken
96.029Esoteric
95.335Ahab
91.223Nortt
90.521Shape of Despair
4Deathcore
92.045The Faceless
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.231All Shall Perish
4Pagan
95.963Moonsorrow
93.557Graveland
92.926Kampfar
90.520Аркона
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 27 September 2021