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120Death
97.431Evoken
96.228Esoteric
96.1137Death
96.030Demilich
95.785Immolation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.194Suffocation
94.8112Katatonia
94.729Orphaned Land
94.644Septicflesh
94.651Insomnium
94.556Gorguts
94.544Akercocke
94.576Bolt Thrower
94.545Atheist
94.430The Chasm
94.358Entombed
94.241Possessed
94.191Amorphis
94.023Mr. Bungle
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.0176Darkthrone
93.926Misery Index
93.942Kalmah
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.820Disembowelment
93.729The Crown
93.728Sarcófago
93.747Incantation
93.791Vader
93.6186Opeth
93.693My Dying Bride
93.572Autopsy
93.537Obscura
93.552Swallow the Sun
93.422Hour of Penance
93.355Hypocrisy
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.225Anata
93.297Nile
93.249Arsis
93.2156Cannibal Corpse
93.121Dead Congregation
93.194Carcass
93.156Origin
93.025Triptykon
92.974Paradise Lost
92.9123Deicide
92.973Dissection
92.930The Gathering
92.9151Behemoth
92.948Dismember
92.954Cynic
92.863The Black Dahlia Murder
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.660Dying Fetus
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.526Deceased
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.4116Amon Amarth
92.425Mercenary
92.324Defeated Sanity
92.3131Napalm Death
92.232Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.134Necrophobic
92.123Disillusion
92.123Haggard
92.128Blood Incantation
92.141Psycroptic
92.059Therion
91.933Melechesh
91.944The Faceless
91.952Belphegor
91.843Absu
91.8135Sepultura
91.831Wormed
91.875At the Gates
91.740Necrophagist
91.727Exhumed
91.734Novembers Doom
91.7129Morbid Angel
91.760Bloodbath
91.551Malevolent Creation
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.422Monstrosity
91.421Terrorizer
91.424Arghoslent
91.420Tribulation
91.376Obituary
91.330Ulcerate
91.393Dark Tranquillity
91.223Macabre
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.230Protector
91.166Anathema
91.120Mithras
91.128Teitanblood
91.122Bølzer
91.149Devourment
91.046Krisiun
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.923Novembre
90.860Decapitated
90.830God Dethroned
90.841Edge of Sanity
90.867Pestilence
90.620Vomitory
90.637Decrepit Birth
90.443Asphyx
90.449Strapping Young Lad
90.435Tiamat
90.425Suidakra
90.246Portal
90.221Antestor
90.120October Tide
90.0115Children of Bodom
90.048Vital Remains
97Black
95.862Moonsorrow
95.5103Bathory
95.434Paysage d'Hiver
95.354Primordial
95.189Emperor
94.686Ulver
94.665Rotting Christ
94.544Akercocke
94.5108Enslaved
94.447Arcturus
94.3101Agalloch
94.263Sigh
94.239Inquisition
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.0176Darkthrone
94.026The Ruins of Beverast
93.931Panopticon
93.8119Immortal
93.837Falkenbach
93.860Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.728Sarcófago
93.754Leviathan
93.774Deathspell Omega
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.540Deströyer 666
93.557Graveland
93.443Carach Angren
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.4115Sodom
93.477Summoning
93.3117Marduk
93.366Wolves in the Throne Room
93.322Vreid
93.326Sabbat
93.349Taake
93.339Samael
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.260Moonspell
93.025Limbonic Art
93.025Triptykon
93.029Negură Bunget
92.926Kampfar
92.973Dissection
92.9151Behemoth
92.933Mgła
92.8142Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.549Borknagar
92.521Obsequiae
92.520Root
92.259Alcest
92.224Darkspace
92.220閃靈
92.121Cultes des Ghoules
92.1105Gorgoroth
92.134Necrophobic
92.0100Drudkh
92.035Old Man's Child
91.933Melechesh
91.945Shining
91.933Hate Forest
91.952Belphegor
91.927Sargeist
91.823Dødheimsgard
91.843Absu
91.636Impaled Nazarene
91.520Spectral Lore
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.423Varathron
91.329Arckanum
91.327Bethlehem
91.3153Mayhem
91.378Xasthur
91.223Nortt
91.236Peste Noire
91.127Krallice
91.128Teitanblood
91.122Bølzer
91.050Abigor
91.032Behexen
91.020Svartsyn
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.822Urgehal
90.847Dark Funeral
90.724Dark Fortress
90.624Fen
90.534Judas Iscariot
90.522Tsjuder
90.523Aura Noir
90.425Suidakra
90.449Watain
90.221Antestor
90.227Mütiilation
90.181Venom
90.040Woods of Ypres
54Thrash
96.024Morbid Saint
95.5103Bathory
94.566Voivod
94.545Atheist
94.446Heathen
94.220Watchtower
94.241Possessed
94.237Vio-lence
94.239Inquisition
94.1146Kreator
94.023Mr. Bungle
93.945Vektor
93.848Metal Church
93.729The Crown
93.728Sarcófago
93.791Vader
93.540Deströyer 666
93.421Toxik
93.4115Sodom
93.433Razor
93.353Dark Angel
93.326Sabbat
93.239Artillery
93.036Coroner
92.943Demolition Hammer
92.9103Overkill
92.923Exhorder
92.954Cynic
92.526Deceased
92.538Forbidden
92.420Ghoul
91.843Absu
91.8135Sepultura
91.842Flotsam and Jetsam
91.8195Slayer
91.421Sacrifice
91.223Macabre
91.2138Iced Earth
91.295Anthrax
91.230Protector
90.9211Megadeth
90.9116Exodus
90.972Destruction
90.856Death Angel
90.867Pestilence
90.723Hirax
90.6112Meshuggah
90.523Aura Noir
90.449Strapping Young Lad
90.453Onslaught
90.321Whiplash
90.356Warbringer
90.339Tankard
90.1115Testament
49Doom
97.431Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.228Esoteric
95.856Type O Negative
95.435Ahab
95.390Candlemass
94.9176Black Sabbath
94.8112Katatonia
94.735Saint Vitus
94.729Orphaned Land
94.325Solitude Aeturnus
94.3101Agalloch
94.221Yob
94.191Amorphis
94.026The Ruins of Beverast
93.831Pentagram
93.820Disembowelment
93.693My Dying Bride
93.552Swallow the Sun
93.250Cathedral
93.025Triptykon
92.974Paradise Lost
92.930The Gathering
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.437High on Fire
92.232Draconian
92.132Sleep
92.167Electric Wizard
91.929Pallbearer
91.922Virgin Black
91.737Earth
91.734Novembers Doom
91.522Empyrium
91.327Bethlehem
91.322Shape of Despair
91.223Nortt
91.166Anathema
91.121Heaven & Hell
90.923Novembre
90.756Sunn O)))
90.520Eyehategod
90.443Asphyx
90.435Tiamat
90.221Antestor
90.120October Tide
90.022Witchfinder General
90.040Woods of Ypres
49Progressive
96.1137Death
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.281Symphony X
95.157Angra
95.131Devin Townsend
95.086Rush
94.8112Katatonia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.544Akercocke
94.566Voivod
94.5108Enslaved
94.545Atheist
94.447Arcturus
94.249Ayreon
94.220Watchtower
94.254Fates Warning
94.191Amorphis
94.130Cult of Luna
94.021The Ocean Collective
93.945Vektor
93.6186Opeth
93.537Obscura
93.451Savatage
93.228X Japan
93.140Ihsahn
93.046Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.954Cynic
92.889Nevermore
92.623Crimson Glory
92.549Borknagar
92.4159Dream Theater
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.123Disillusion
92.123Haggard
92.030Baroness
92.089Mastodon
91.944The Faceless
91.768Kamelot
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.166Anathema
90.923Novembre
90.841Edge of Sanity
90.867Pestilence
90.724Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.445Evergrey
40Heavy
95.825Satan
95.750Mercyful Fate
95.567Alice in Chains
95.342Riot V
95.376King Diamond
94.9176Black Sabbath
94.353W.A.S.P.
94.191Amorphis
94.146Rainbow
94.0176Darkthrone
94.0242Iron Maiden
93.937Manilla Road
93.848Metal Church
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.789Motörhead
93.665Deep Purple
93.4178Judas Priest
93.451Savatage
93.228X Japan
93.137Jag Panzer
92.623Crimson Glory
92.526Deceased
92.520Root
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.329Visigoth
91.837Virgin Steele
91.827Soundgarden
91.766Accept
91.653Saxon
91.627Loudness
91.426Skid Row
91.454Scorpions
91.254Rage
91.121Heaven & Hell
91.054Grave Digger
91.052Dio
90.9211Megadeth
90.929Angel Witch
90.1109Manowar
90.139Enforcer
38Power
95.342Riot V
95.281Symphony X
95.157Angra
95.1139Blind Guardian
94.254Fates Warning
93.937Manilla Road
93.942Kalmah
93.821Galneryus
93.848Metal Church
93.823Lost Horizon
93.838Helstar
93.451Savatage
93.3118Helloween
93.228X Japan
93.137Jag Panzer
92.623Crimson Glory
92.445Falconer
92.420Hibria
92.462Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.329Visigoth
92.120Dragonland
92.021Persuader
91.842Flotsam and Jetsam
91.837Virgin Steele
91.768Kamelot
91.720Stormwarrior
91.254Rage
91.2138Iced Earth
91.054Grave Digger
90.734Iron Savior
90.770Stratovarius
90.7129Nightwish
90.445Evergrey
90.425After Forever
90.1109Manowar
90.185DragonForce
90.0115Children of Bodom
27Technical
96.030Demilich
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.194Suffocation
94.556Gorguts
94.446Heathen
94.220Watchtower
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.537Obscura
93.421Toxik
93.422Hour of Penance
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.225Anata
93.297Nile
93.249Arsis
93.156Origin
93.036Coroner
92.324Defeated Sanity
92.141Psycroptic
91.944The Faceless
91.831Wormed
91.740Necrophagist
91.330Ulcerate
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.860Decapitated
90.637Decrepit Birth
90.6112Meshuggah
24Folk
95.862Moonsorrow
95.354Primordial
94.729Orphaned Land
94.686Ulver
94.630Vintersorg
94.3101Agalloch
93.931Panopticon
93.837Falkenbach
93.860Nokturnal Mortum
93.728Windir
93.635Equilibrium
93.046Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.549Borknagar
92.549Finntroll
92.445Falconer
92.220閃靈
91.933Melechesh
91.522Empyrium
91.236Peste Noire
91.268Ensiferum
90.734Skyclad
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
22Speed
95.342Riot V
95.1139Blind Guardian
94.446Heathen
94.0176Darkthrone
93.838Helstar
93.789Motörhead
93.421Toxik
93.4115Sodom
93.433Razor
93.3118Helloween
92.420Hibria
92.462Gamma Ray
91.720Stormwarrior
91.254Rage
91.295Anthrax
91.054Grave Digger
90.9211Megadeth
90.734Iron Savior
90.723Hirax
90.321Whiplash
90.181Venom
90.139Enforcer
17Gothic
95.856Type O Negative
94.8112Katatonia
94.665Rotting Christ
93.693My Dying Bride
93.260Moonspell
93.025Triptykon
92.974Paradise Lost
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.232Draconian
91.922Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.923Novembre
90.636Tristania
90.435Tiamat
90.425After Forever
90.040Woods of Ypres
17Symphonic
95.189Emperor
94.644Septicflesh
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.860Nokturnal Mortum
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.443Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.123Haggard
92.059Therion
91.922Virgin Black
91.522Empyrium
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.7129Nightwish
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.425After Forever
15Grindcore
94.665Rotting Christ
93.926Misery Index
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.194Carcass
92.856Pig Destroyer
92.660Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.3131Napalm Death
91.727Exhumed
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.421Terrorizer
91.223Macabre
91.229The Red Chord
90.520Rotten Sound
12Sludge
96.826Acid Bath
95.336Neurosis
94.234Crowbar
94.244Isis
94.130Cult of Luna
94.021The Ocean Collective
92.437High on Fire
92.030Baroness
92.089Mastodon
91.831Melvins
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.520Eyehategod
11Ambient
95.434Paysage d'Hiver
95.131Devin Townsend
94.686Ulver
93.754Leviathan
93.469Blut aus Nord
92.8142Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.224Darkspace
91.933Hate Forest
91.520Spectral Lore
91.425Velvet Cacoon
11Brutal
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.194Suffocation
93.422Hour of Penance
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.297Nile
93.156Origin
92.660Dying Fetus
92.324Defeated Sanity
91.831Wormed
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.149Devourment
9Industrial
94.325Mortiis
93.469Blut aus Nord
93.339Samael
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.524Theatre of Tragedy
92.034Godflesh
91.823Dødheimsgard
90.449Strapping Young Lad
8Stoner
95.027Kyuss
94.221Yob
93.250Cathedral
92.437High on Fire
92.132Sleep
92.167Electric Wizard
91.827Soundgarden
91.521Orange Goblin
7Experimental
94.023Mr. Bungle
93.140Ihsahn
92.034Godflesh
91.327Bethlehem
91.236Peste Noire
91.120Mithras
90.246Portal
7Viking
95.5103Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.5108Enslaved
93.837Falkenbach
93.728Windir
93.557Graveland
92.549Borknagar
5Funeral
97.431Evoken
96.228Esoteric
95.435Ahab
91.322Shape of Despair
91.223Nortt
4Deathcore
91.944The Faceless
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.332All Shall Perish
4Pagan
95.862Moonsorrow
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 12 April 2021