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125Death
97.532Evoken
96.332Demilich
96.2142Death
96.029Esoteric
95.788Immolation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.295Suffocation
94.9114Katatonia
94.852Insomnium
94.775Bolt Thrower
94.729Orphaned Land
94.544Akercocke
94.430The Chasm
94.448Atheist
94.460Gorguts
94.359Entombed
94.332Sarcófago
94.392Amorphis
94.227Spawn of Possession
94.245Septicflesh
94.1187Darkthrone
94.043Possessed
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.951Incantation
93.941Obscura
93.926Misery Index
93.942Kalmah
93.820Disembowelment
93.859Hypocrisy
93.790Vader
93.7187Opeth
93.674Autopsy
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.520Daylight Dies
93.593My Dying Bride
93.554Swallow the Sun
93.429The Crown
93.451Arsis
93.422Hour of Penance
93.322Dead Congregation
93.396Carcass
93.326Anata
93.2161Cannibal Corpse
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.276Paradise Lost
93.197Nile
93.0123Deicide
93.020Augury
93.025Triptykon
93.030The Gathering
92.973Dissection
92.958Origin
92.9152Behemoth
92.863The Black Dahlia Murder
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.747Dismember
92.757Cynic
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.660Dying Fetus
92.6117Amon Amarth
92.420Impetigo
92.442Psycroptic
92.420Ghoul
92.425Mercenary
92.326Deceased
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.242Absu
92.231Blood Incantation
92.232Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.123Disillusion
92.1131Napalm Death
92.135Necrophobic
92.059Therion
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.933Melechesh
91.952Belphegor
91.980At the Gates
91.831Wormed
91.8137Sepultura
91.8131Morbid Angel
91.740Necrophagist
91.727Exhumed
91.633Ulcerate
91.529Teitanblood
91.577Obituary
91.561Bloodbath
91.421Mithras
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.493Dark Tranquillity
91.420Tribulation
91.323Monstrosity
91.324Macabre
91.348Krisiun
91.235Novembers Doom
91.241Edge of Sanity
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.252Malevolent Creation
91.220In Mourning
91.230Protector
91.124Novembre
91.149Devourment
91.166Anathema
91.122Bølzer
90.926Arghoslent
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.860Decapitated
90.830God Dethroned
90.720Benighted
90.720Gorefest
90.768Pestilence
90.721Hooded Menace
90.620Vomitory
90.620Terrorizer
90.634Tiamat
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.526Suidakra
90.544Asphyx
90.450Vital Remains
90.350Portal
90.357Sentenced
90.2115Children of Bodom
98Black
95.963Moonsorrow
95.7104Bathory
95.355Primordial
95.288Emperor
95.236Paysage d'Hiver
94.886Ulver
94.665Rotting Christ
94.544Akercocke
94.5110Enslaved
94.447Arcturus
94.333Panopticon
94.332Sarcófago
94.238Inquisition
94.263Sigh
94.2102Agalloch
94.1187Darkthrone
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.9118Immortal
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.768Blut aus Nord
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.675Deathspell Omega
93.627Windir
93.658Graveland
93.656Leviathan
93.678Summoning
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.533Mgła
93.438Samael
93.4118Marduk
93.345Carach Angren
93.322Vreid
93.3113Sodom
93.349Taake
93.242Deströyer 666
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
93.024Sabbat
93.025Limbonic Art
93.025Triptykon
93.061Moonspell
93.029Negură Bunget
92.926Kampfar
92.973Dissection
92.9152Behemoth
92.8143Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.620Root
92.551Borknagar
92.521Obsequiae
92.444Shining
92.361Alcest
92.242Absu
92.224Darkspace
92.220閃靈
92.1104Gorgoroth
92.134Hate Forest
92.135Necrophobic
92.035Old Man's Child
92.0100Drudkh
92.027Sargeist
91.933Melechesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.952Belphegor
91.935Peste Noire
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.724Funeral Mist
91.621Spectral Lore
91.630Arckanum
91.529Teitanblood
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.423Varathron
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.223Nortt
91.1153Mayhem
91.178Xasthur
91.122Bølzer
91.131Behexen
91.050Abigor
91.027Krallice
91.036Impaled Nazarene
91.032Judas Iscariot
90.822Urgehal
90.720Benighted
90.724Dark Fortress
90.624Fen
90.522Tsjuder
90.545Dark Funeral
90.526Suidakra
90.580Venom
90.527Mütiilation
90.423Aura Noir
90.447Watain
90.241Woods of Ypres
90.130Naglfar
55Thrash
96.326Morbid Saint
95.7104Bathory
94.566Voivod
94.448Atheist
94.336Vio-lence
94.332Sarcófago
94.238Inquisition
94.2147Kreator
94.221Watchtower
94.146Vektor
94.043Possessed
93.947Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.790Vader
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.522Toxik
93.429The Crown
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.438Coroner
93.342Artillery
93.3113Sodom
93.320Angel Dust
93.242Deströyer 666
93.154Dark Angel
93.134Razor
93.024Sabbat
92.923Exhorder
92.837Forbidden
92.8103Overkill
92.757Cynic
92.420Ghoul
92.326Deceased
92.242Absu
92.2204Slayer
92.044Flotsam and Jetsam
91.8137Sepultura
91.620Sabbat
91.320Power Trip
91.324Macabre
91.3139Iced Earth
91.2220Megadeth
91.2121Exodus
91.230Protector
91.123Sacrifice
90.997Anthrax
90.957Warbringer
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.859Death Angel
90.768Pestilence
90.6112Meshuggah
90.423Aura Noir
90.321Whiplash
90.339Tankard
90.275Destruction
90.1118Testament
51Progressive
96.2142Death
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.281Symphony X
95.158Angra
95.187Rush
95.032Devin Townsend
94.9114Katatonia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.566Voivod
94.544Akercocke
94.5110Enslaved
94.448Atheist
94.447Arcturus
94.392Amorphis
94.249Ayreon
94.221Watchtower
94.146Vektor
94.155Fates Warning
94.021The Ocean Collective
93.941Obscura
93.7187Opeth
93.551Savatage
93.240Ihsahn
93.020Augury
93.047Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.889Nevermore
92.757Cynic
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.551Borknagar
92.4164Dream Theater
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.123Disillusion
92.030Baroness
92.094Mastodon
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.670Kamelot
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.241Edge of Sanity
91.220In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
90.768Pestilence
90.724Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.344Evergrey
90.130Devin Townsend Project
49Doom
97.532Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.158Type O Negative
96.029Esoteric
95.391Candlemass
95.335Ahab
95.1176Black Sabbath
94.9114Katatonia
94.734Saint Vitus
94.729Orphaned Land
94.392Amorphis
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.820Disembowelment
93.832Pentagram
93.520Daylight Dies
93.593My Dying Bride
93.554Swallow the Sun
93.276Paradise Lost
93.250Cathedral
93.025Triptykon
93.030The Gathering
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.568Electric Wizard
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.437High on Fire
92.232Draconian
92.133Sleep
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Virgin Black
91.439Earth
91.328Pallbearer
91.223Empyrium
91.235Novembers Doom
91.223Nortt
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
91.023Heaven & Hell
90.721Hooded Menace
90.634Tiamat
90.521Shape of Despair
90.544Asphyx
90.520Eyehategod
90.254Sunn O)))
90.241Woods of Ypres
90.022Witchfinder General
40Power
95.281Symphony X
95.243Riot V
95.158Angra
95.1142Blind Guardian
94.155Fates Warning
94.122Galneryus
94.138Manilla Road
93.942Kalmah
93.848Metal Church
93.823Lost Horizon
93.738Helstar
93.6127Helloween
93.551Savatage
93.320Angel Dust
93.137Jag Panzer
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.562Gamma Ray
92.420Hibria
92.425Mercenary
92.345Falconer
92.329Visigoth
92.120Dragonland
92.021Persuader
92.044Flotsam and Jetsam
91.938Virgin Steele
91.720Stormwarrior
91.670Kamelot
91.455Grave Digger
91.355Rage
91.3139Iced Earth
90.770Stratovarius
90.735Iron Savior
90.5129Nightwish
90.425After Forever
90.320Orden Ogan
90.344Evergrey
90.2115Children of Bodom
90.164Running Wild
90.186DragonForce
39Heavy
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.567Alice in Chains
95.526Satan
95.376King Diamond
95.243Riot V
95.1176Black Sabbath
94.553W.A.S.P.
94.4263Iron Maiden
94.392Amorphis
94.245Rainbow
94.1187Darkthrone
94.138Manilla Road
93.848Metal Church
93.888Motörhead
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.567Deep Purple
93.551Savatage
93.5182Judas Priest
93.137Jag Panzer
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.620Root
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.429Soundgarden
92.326Deceased
92.329Visigoth
91.938Virgin Steele
91.829Loudness
91.627Skid Row
91.567Accept
91.554Dio
91.454Saxon
91.455Grave Digger
91.355Rage
91.354Scorpions
91.2220Megadeth
91.023Heaven & Hell
90.929Angel Witch
90.164Running Wild
26Technical
96.332Demilich
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.295Suffocation
94.460Gorguts
94.227Spawn of Possession
94.221Watchtower
93.941Obscura
93.947Heathen
93.522Toxik
93.451Arsis
93.438Coroner
93.422Hour of Penance
93.326Anata
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.197Nile
92.958Origin
92.442Psycroptic
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.045The Faceless
91.831Wormed
91.740Necrophagist
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
94.333Panopticon
94.2102Agalloch
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.627Windir
93.047Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.551Borknagar
92.450Finntroll
92.345Falconer
92.220閃靈
91.933Melechesh
91.935Peste Noire
91.370Ensiferum
91.223Empyrium
90.734Skyclad
90.526Suidakra
90.520Аркона
90.320Orden Ogan
22Speed
95.243Riot V
95.1142Blind Guardian
94.1187Darkthrone
93.947Heathen
93.888Motörhead
93.738Helstar
93.6127Helloween
93.522Toxik
93.3113Sodom
93.320Angel Dust
93.134Razor
92.562Gamma Ray
92.420Hibria
91.720Stormwarrior
91.455Grave Digger
91.355Rage
91.2220Megadeth
90.997Anthrax
90.735Iron Savior
90.580Venom
90.321Whiplash
90.164Running Wild
19Gothic
96.158Type O Negative
94.9114Katatonia
94.665Rotting Christ
93.593My Dying Bride
93.276Paradise Lost
93.025Triptykon
93.061Moonspell
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.232Draconian
91.922Virgin Black
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.420Tribulation
91.220In Mourning
91.124Novembre
90.634Tiamat
90.636Tristania
90.425After Forever
90.357Sentenced
90.241Woods 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
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.223Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.5129Nightwish
90.425After Forever
16Grindcore
94.665Rotting Christ
93.926Misery Index
93.396Carcass
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
93.158Pig Destroyer
92.660Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.1131Napalm Death
91.727Exhumed
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.324Macabre
91.229The Red Chord
90.720Benighted
90.620Terrorizer
90.520Rotten Sound
12Ambient
95.236Paysage d'Hiver
95.032Devin Townsend
94.886Ulver
93.768Blut aus Nord
93.656Leviathan
92.8143Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.224Darkspace
92.134Hate Forest
91.621Spectral Lore
91.425Velvet Cacoon
90.130Devin Townsend Project
12Brutal
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.295Suffocation
93.422Hour of Penance
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.197Nile
92.958Origin
92.660Dying Fetus
92.325Defeated Sanity
91.831Wormed
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.149Devourment
90.720Benighted
12Sludge
96.826Acid Bath
95.536Neurosis
94.345Isis
94.234Crowbar
94.130Cult of Luna
94.021The Ocean Collective
92.437High on Fire
92.030Baroness
92.094Mastodon
91.932Melvins
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.520Eyehategod
9Industrial
94.326Mortiis
93.768Blut aus Nord
93.438Samael
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.620An Axis of Perdition
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.733Godflesh
90.850Strapping Young Lad
8Stoner
95.128Kyuss
94.221Yob
93.250Cathedral
92.568Electric Wizard
92.437High on Fire
92.429Soundgarden
92.133Sleep
91.721Orange Goblin
7Experimental
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.240Ihsahn
91.926Bethlehem
91.935Peste Noire
91.733Godflesh
91.421Mithras
90.350Portal
7Viking
95.7104Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.5110Enslaved
93.837Falkenbach
93.627Windir
93.658Graveland
92.551Borknagar
5Funeral
97.532Evoken
96.029Esoteric
95.335Ahab
91.223Nortt
90.521Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.963Moonsorrow
93.658Graveland
92.926Kampfar
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 11 January 2022