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122Death
97.431Evoken
96.228Esoteric
96.1137Death
96.030Demilich
95.785Immolation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.194Suffocation
95.0114Katatonia
94.729Orphaned Land
94.676Bolt Thrower
94.647Atheist
94.658Gorguts
94.644Septicflesh
94.651Insomnium
94.544Akercocke
94.430The Chasm
94.358Entombed
94.241Possessed
94.191Amorphis
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.0183Darkthrone
93.929Sarcófago
93.926Misery Index
93.942Kalmah
93.824Mr. Bungle
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.820Disembowelment
93.790Vader
93.729The Crown
93.648Incantation
93.6189Opeth
93.573Autopsy
93.592My Dying Bride
93.537Obscura
93.520Daylight Dies
93.552Swallow the Sun
93.422Hour of Penance
93.355Hypocrisy
93.350Arsis
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.2160Cannibal Corpse
93.225Anata
93.297Nile
93.121Dead Congregation
93.194Carcass
93.175Paradise Lost
93.020Augury
93.025Triptykon
93.0122Deicide
93.0150Behemoth
92.930The Gathering
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
92.420Ghoul
92.4116Amon Amarth
92.425Mercenary
92.324Defeated Sanity
92.326Deceased
92.3131Napalm Death
92.242Absu
92.231Blood Incantation
92.232Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.123Disillusion
92.141Psycroptic
92.134Necrophobic
92.045The Faceless
92.059Therion
92.024Haggard
91.933Melechesh
91.9130Morbid Angel
91.952Belphegor
91.977At the Gates
91.831Wormed
91.740Necrophagist
91.727Exhumed
91.734Novembers Doom
91.6136Sepultura
91.529Teitanblood
91.577Obituary
91.531Ulcerate
91.560Bloodbath
91.451Malevolent Creation
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.422Monstrosity
91.421Terrorizer
91.420Tribulation
91.393Dark Tranquillity
91.223Macabre
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.230Protector
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
91.149Devourment
91.120Mithras
91.122Bølzer
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.968Pestilence
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.847Krisiun
90.825Arghoslent
90.840Edge of Sanity
90.860Decapitated
90.830God Dethroned
90.720Benighted
90.620Vomitory
90.637Decrepit Birth
90.534Tiamat
90.450Vital Remains
90.425Suidakra
90.443Asphyx
90.221Antestor
90.248Portal
90.1116Children of Bodom
100Black
95.963Moonsorrow
95.7103Bathory
95.355Primordial
95.288Emperor
95.134Paysage d'Hiver
94.885Ulver
94.664Rotting Christ
94.5107Enslaved
94.544Akercocke
94.447Arcturus
94.3101Agalloch
94.263Sigh
94.238Inquisition
94.032Panopticon
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.0183Darkthrone
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.9117Immortal
93.929Sarcófago
93.927The Ruins of Beverast
93.837Falkenbach
93.654Leviathan
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.627Windir
93.674Deathspell Omega
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.656Graveland
93.540Deströyer 666
93.578Summoning
93.438Samael
93.443Carach Angren
93.468Blut aus Nord
93.4117Marduk
93.3112Sodom
93.366Wolves in the Throne Room
93.322Vreid
93.349Taake
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.132Mgła
93.061Moonspell
93.024Sabbat
93.025Limbonic Art
93.025Triptykon
93.0150Behemoth
93.029Negură Bunget
92.926Kampfar
92.973Dissection
92.8141Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.620Root
92.549Borknagar
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
92.0100Drudkh
92.035Old Man's Child
92.027Sargeist
91.933Melechesh
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.952Belphegor
91.520Spectral Lore
91.529Teitanblood
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.423Varathron
91.329Arckanum
91.378Xasthur
91.2152Mayhem
91.226Bethlehem
91.235Impaled Nazarene
91.223Nortt
91.236Peste Noire
91.133Judas Iscariot
91.122Bølzer
91.131Behexen
91.050Abigor
91.027Krallice
91.020Svartsyn
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.822Urgehal
90.720Benighted
90.744Dark Funeral
90.724Dark Fortress
90.624Fen
90.522Tsjuder
90.527Mütiilation
90.523Aura Noir
90.425Suidakra
90.320Funeral Mist
90.348Watain
90.221Antestor
90.179Venom
90.130Naglfar
90.040Woods of Ypres
53Thrash
96.326Morbid Saint
95.7103Bathory
94.647Atheist
94.566Voivod
94.2146Kreator
94.241Possessed
94.238Inquisition
94.221Watchtower
94.237Vio-lence
93.947Heathen
93.929Sarcófago
93.945Vektor
93.824Mr. Bungle
93.848Metal Church
93.790Vader
93.729The Crown
93.554Dark Angel
93.540Deströyer 666
93.421Toxik
93.433Razor
93.3112Sodom
93.324Exhorder
93.341Artillery
93.024Sabbat
93.037Coroner
92.9103Overkill
92.944Demolition Hammer
92.755Cynic
92.538Forbidden
92.420Ghoul
92.326Deceased
92.242Absu
91.945Flotsam and Jetsam
91.9198Slayer
91.6136Sepultura
91.421Sacrifice
91.223Macabre
91.2138Iced Earth
91.230Protector
91.195Anthrax
90.9214Megadeth
90.968Pestilence
90.9118Exodus
90.850Strapping Young Lad
90.857Warbringer
90.723Hirax
90.671Destruction
90.657Death Angel
90.6112Meshuggah
90.523Aura Noir
90.453Onslaught
90.321Whiplash
90.339Tankard
50Progressive
96.1137Death
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.281Symphony X
95.258Angra
95.132Devin Townsend
95.086Rush
95.0114Katatonia
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.729Orphaned Land
94.647Atheist
94.630Vintersorg
94.566Voivod
94.5107Enslaved
94.544Akercocke
94.447Arcturus
94.249Ayreon
94.221Watchtower
94.191Amorphis
94.130Cult of Luna
94.155Fates Warning
94.021The Ocean Collective
93.945Vektor
93.6189Opeth
93.537Obscura
93.451Savatage
93.228X Japan
93.141Ihsahn
93.020Augury
93.046Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.889Nevermore
92.755Cynic
92.623Crimson Glory
92.549Borknagar
92.4160Dream Theater
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.123Disillusion
92.030Baroness
92.089Mastodon
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.768Kamelot
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
90.968Pestilence
90.840Edge of Sanity
90.724Dark Fortress
90.727Adagio
90.344Evergrey
49Doom
97.431Evoken
96.826Acid Bath
96.228Esoteric
95.856Type O Negative
95.391Candlemass
95.335Ahab
95.0176Black Sabbath
95.0114Katatonia
94.735Saint Vitus
94.729Orphaned Land
94.3101Agalloch
94.221Yob
94.191Amorphis
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
93.927The Ruins of Beverast
93.832Pentagram
93.820Disembowelment
93.592My Dying Bride
93.520Daylight Dies
93.552Swallow the Sun
93.551Cathedral
93.175Paradise Lost
93.025Triptykon
92.930The Gathering
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.624Theatre of Tragedy
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.437High on Fire
92.368Electric Wizard
92.232Draconian
92.133Sleep
91.929Pallbearer
91.922Virgin Black
91.734Novembers Doom
91.538Earth
91.322Heaven & Hell
91.226Bethlehem
91.223Nortt
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
90.921Empyrium
90.521Shape of Despair
90.520Eyehategod
90.534Tiamat
90.443Asphyx
90.355Sunn O)))
90.221Antestor
90.022Witchfinder General
90.040Woods of Ypres
40Heavy
95.751Mercyful Fate
95.567Alice in Chains
95.526Satan
95.342Riot V
95.376King Diamond
95.0176Black Sabbath
94.253W.A.S.P.
94.245Rainbow
94.191Amorphis
94.0183Darkthrone
94.0243Iron Maiden
93.937Manilla Road
93.848Metal Church
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.789Motörhead
93.666Deep Purple
93.5178Judas Priest
93.451Savatage
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
91.554Saxon
91.568Accept
91.426Skid Row
91.354Scorpions
91.355Grave Digger
91.322Heaven & Hell
91.354Rage
91.052Dio
90.929Angel Witch
90.9214Megadeth
90.1109Manowar
90.139Enforcer
38Power
95.342Riot V
95.281Symphony X
95.258Angra
95.1140Blind Guardian
94.155Fates Warning
94.122Galneryus
93.942Kalmah
93.937Manilla Road
93.848Metal Church
93.823Lost Horizon
93.838Helstar
93.5127Helloween
93.451Savatage
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
91.768Kamelot
91.720Stormwarrior
91.355Grave Digger
91.354Rage
91.2138Iced Earth
90.870Stratovarius
90.734Iron Savior
90.5129Nightwish
90.425After Forever
90.344Evergrey
90.1109Manowar
90.185DragonForce
90.1116Children of Bodom
27Technical
96.030Demilich
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.194Suffocation
94.658Gorguts
94.221Watchtower
93.947Heathen
93.826Spawn of Possession
93.537Obscura
93.421Toxik
93.422Hour of Penance
93.350Arsis
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.225Anata
93.297Nile
93.037Coroner
92.957Origin
92.324Defeated Sanity
92.141Psycroptic
92.045The Faceless
91.831Wormed
91.740Necrophagist
91.531Ulcerate
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.860Decapitated
90.637Decrepit Birth
90.6112Meshuggah
24Folk
95.963Moonsorrow
95.355Primordial
94.885Ulver
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.3101Agalloch
94.032Panopticon
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.837Falkenbach
93.635Equilibrium
93.627Windir
93.046Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.549Borknagar
92.445Falconer
92.450Finntroll
92.220閃靈
91.933Melechesh
91.268Ensiferum
91.236Peste Noire
90.921Empyrium
90.734Skyclad
90.520Аркона
90.425Suidakra
22Speed
95.342Riot V
95.1140Blind Guardian
94.0183Darkthrone
93.947Heathen
93.838Helstar
93.789Motörhead
93.5127Helloween
93.421Toxik
93.433Razor
93.3112Sodom
92.563Gamma Ray
92.420Hibria
91.720Stormwarrior
91.355Grave Digger
91.354Rage
91.195Anthrax
90.9214Megadeth
90.734Iron Savior
90.723Hirax
90.321Whiplash
90.179Venom
90.139Enforcer
17Gothic
95.856Type 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
91.124Novembre
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.636Tristania
90.534Tiamat
90.425After Forever
90.040Woods of Ypres
17Symphonic
95.288Emperor
94.644Septicflesh
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.061Nokturnal Mortum
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.443Carach Angren
93.025Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.059Therion
92.024Haggard
91.922Virgin Black
90.9109Cradle of Filth
90.921Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.5129Nightwish
90.425After Forever
16Grindcore
94.664Rotting Christ
93.926Misery Index
93.279Anaal Nathrakh
93.194Carcass
93.057Pig Destroyer
92.660Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.3131Napalm Death
91.727Exhumed
91.472Cattle Decapitation
91.421Terrorizer
91.223Macabre
91.229The Red Chord
90.720Benighted
90.420Rotten Sound
12Brutal
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.194Suffocation
93.422Hour of Penance
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.297Nile
92.957Origin
92.660Dying Fetus
92.324Defeated Sanity
91.831Wormed
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.149Devourment
90.720Benighted
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
91.932Melvins
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.520Eyehategod
11Ambient
95.132Devin Townsend
95.134Paysage d'Hiver
94.885Ulver
93.654Leviathan
93.468Blut aus Nord
92.8141Burzum
92.620An Axis of Perdition
92.224Darkspace
92.134Hate Forest
91.520Spectral Lore
91.425Velvet Cacoon
9Industrial
94.326Mortiis
93.438Samael
93.468Blut aus Nord
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
91.827Soundgarden
91.521Orange Goblin
7Experimental
93.824Mr. Bungle
93.141Ihsahn
91.833Godflesh
91.226Bethlehem
91.236Peste Noire
91.120Mithras
90.248Portal
7Viking
95.7103Bathory
94.630Vintersorg
94.5107Enslaved
93.837Falkenbach
93.627Windir
93.656Graveland
92.549Borknagar
5Funeral
97.431Evoken
96.228Esoteric
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
93.656Graveland
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 26 July 2021