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128Death
97.532Evoken
96.332Demilich
96.2142Death
96.029Esoteric
95.692Immolation
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.397Suffocation
95.1113Katatonia
94.852Insomnium
94.729Orphaned Land
94.675Bolt Thrower
94.544Akercocke
94.430The Chasm
94.460Gorguts
94.449Atheist
94.394Amorphis
94.258Entombed
94.243Possessed
94.1186Darkthrone
94.146Septicflesh
94.053Incantation
94.022Ceremonial Castings
94.043Obscura
93.991Vader
93.926Misery Index
93.942Kalmah
93.820Disembowelment
93.859Hypocrisy
93.7187Opeth
93.757Swallow the Sun
93.734Sarcófago
93.674Autopsy
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.520Daylight Dies
93.594My Dying Bride
93.429The Crown
93.422Hour of Penance
93.498Carcass
93.322Dead Congregation
93.326Anata
93.3160Cannibal Corpse
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.276Paradise Lost
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.152Arsis
93.197Nile
93.020Augury
93.025Triptykon
93.030The Gathering
93.0121Deicide
92.9151Behemoth
92.973Dissection
92.865The Black Dahlia Murder
92.757Cynic
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.657Origin
92.659Dying Fetus
92.621Persefone
92.6117Amon Amarth
92.420Impetigo
92.442Psycroptic
92.420Ghoul
92.425Mercenary
92.331Blood Incantation
92.326Deceased
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.336Necrophobic
92.242Absu
92.2133Napalm Death
92.232Draconian
92.220閃靈
92.124Theatre of Tragedy
92.123Disillusion
92.131Teitanblood
92.150Dismember
92.141Necrophagist
92.160Therion
92.153Belphegor
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.933Melechesh
91.981At the Gates
91.828Exhumed
91.831Wormed
91.8138Sepultura
91.7130Morbid Angel
91.534Ulcerate
91.573Cattle Decapitation
91.561Bloodbath
91.577Obituary
91.421Mithras
91.443Edge of Sanity
91.494Dark Tranquillity
91.424Monstrosity
91.420Tribulation
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.324Macabre
91.348Krisiun
91.229The Red Chord
91.253Malevolent Creation
91.2101Cryptopsy
91.220In Mourning
91.230Protector
91.124Novembre
91.149Devourment
91.166Anathema
91.136Novembers Doom
91.122Bølzer
90.926Arghoslent
90.861Decapitated
90.830God Dethroned
90.720Benighted
90.720Gorefest
90.768Pestilence
90.620Vomitory
90.620Terrorizer
90.651Strapping Young Lad
90.621Hooded Menace
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.635Tiamat
90.526Suidakra
90.544Asphyx
90.435Nocturnus
90.450Vital Remains
90.358Sentenced
90.350Portal
90.2115Children of Bodom
90.123Extol
97Black
95.963Moonsorrow
95.8105Bathory
95.388Emperor
95.337Paysage d'Hiver
95.056Primordial
94.985Ulver
94.7109Enslaved
94.564Rotting Christ
94.544Akercocke
94.464Sigh
94.347Arcturus
94.332Panopticon
94.2102Agalloch
94.1186Darkthrone
94.037Inquisition
94.0120Immortal
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.881Summoning
93.837Falkenbach
93.871Blut aus Nord
93.760Graveland
93.765Nokturnal Mortum
93.769Wolves in the Throne Room
93.734Sarcófago
93.621Lunar Aurora
93.640Samael
93.627Windir
93.655Leviathan
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.577Deathspell Omega
93.533Mgła
93.543Deströyer 666
93.4118Marduk
93.345Carach Angren
93.3114Sodom
93.322Vreid
93.226Limbonic Art
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
93.024Sabbat
93.025Triptykon
93.061Moonspell
93.029Negură Bunget
92.926Kampfar
92.9151Behemoth
92.973Dissection
92.950Taake
92.8143Burzum
92.752Borknagar
92.620Root
92.521Obsequiae
92.444Shining
92.335Hate Forest
92.336Necrophobic
92.3103Gorgoroth
92.242Absu
92.224Darkspace
92.220閃靈
92.131Teitanblood
92.160Alcest
92.153Belphegor
92.035Old Man's Child
92.0100Drudkh
92.027Sargeist
91.933Melechesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Dødheimsgard
91.825Funeral Mist
91.836Peste Noire
91.722Cultes des Ghoules
91.621Spectral Lore
91.630Arckanum
91.425Velvet Cacoon
91.423Varathron
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.3153Mayhem
91.223Nortt
91.251Abigor
91.179Xasthur
91.122Bølzer
91.131Behexen
91.027Krallice
91.036Impaled Nazarene
91.032Judas Iscariot
90.822Urgehal
90.720Benighted
90.724Dark Fortress
90.649Watain
90.624Fen
90.647Dark Funeral
90.522Tsjuder
90.526Suidakra
90.582Venom
90.527Mütiilation
90.423Aura Noir
90.442Woods of Ypres
90.130Naglfar
56Thrash
96.227Morbid Saint
95.8105Bathory
94.669Voivod
94.449Atheist
94.337Vio-lence
94.221Watchtower
94.2148Kreator
94.243Possessed
94.146Vektor
94.037Inquisition
93.991Vader
93.847Heathen
93.848Metal Church
93.734Sarcófago
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.543Deströyer 666
93.522Toxik
93.429The Crown
93.439Coroner
93.446Demolition Hammer
93.3114Sodom
93.342Artillery
93.320Angel Dust
93.156Dark Angel
93.134Razor
93.0105Overkill
93.024Sabbat
92.923Exhorder
92.757Cynic
92.737Forbidden
92.420Ghoul
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.326Deceased
92.242Absu
91.9201Slayer
91.8138Sepultura
91.620Sabbat
91.521Power Trip
91.4221Megadeth
91.324Macabre
91.2140Iced Earth
91.2121Exodus
91.230Protector
91.123Sacrifice
90.997Anthrax
90.957Warbringer
90.760Death Angel
90.768Pestilence
90.651Strapping Young Lad
90.5114Meshuggah
90.423Aura Noir
90.4121Testament
90.321Whiplash
90.339Tankard
90.275Destruction
90.123Extol
53Progressive
96.2142Death
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.281Symphony X
95.158Angra
95.187Rush
95.1113Katatonia
94.833Devin Townsend
94.7109Enslaved
94.731Ne Obliviscaris
94.729Orphaned Land
94.669Voivod
94.630Vintersorg
94.544Akercocke
94.449Atheist
94.347Arcturus
94.394Amorphis
94.249Ayreon
94.221Watchtower
94.146Vektor
94.155Fates Warning
94.043Obscura
93.7187Opeth
93.620The Ocean Collective
93.551Savatage
93.240Ihsahn
93.047Týr
93.020Augury
93.029Negură Bunget
92.989Nevermore
92.757Cynic
92.752Borknagar
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.621Persefone
92.6164Dream Theater
92.354Pain of Salvation
92.123Disillusion
92.195Mastodon
92.030Baroness
92.045The Faceless
92.024Haggard
91.670Kamelot
91.573Cattle Decapitation
91.443Edge of Sanity
91.220In Mourning
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
90.768Pestilence
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
95.335Ahab
95.1113Katatonia
95.0179Black Sabbath
94.734Saint Vitus
94.729Orphaned Land
94.394Amorphis
94.221Yob
94.2102Agalloch
94.127Solitude Aeturnus
93.933Pentagram
93.828The Ruins of Beverast
93.820Disembowelment
93.757Swallow the Sun
93.520Daylight Dies
93.594My Dying Bride
93.276Paradise Lost
93.250Cathedral
93.025Triptykon
93.030The Gathering
92.722Mourning Beloveth
92.568Electric Wizard
92.429Reverend Bizarre
92.437High on Fire
92.232Draconian
92.124Theatre of Tragedy
92.133Sleep
91.926Bethlehem
91.922Virgin Black
91.439Earth
91.328Pallbearer
91.223Empyrium
91.223Nortt
91.124Novembre
91.166Anathema
91.136Novembers Doom
91.023Heaven & Hell
90.621Hooded Menace
90.635Tiamat
90.521Shape of Despair
90.544Asphyx
90.520Eyehategod
90.454Sunn O)))
90.442Woods of Ypres
90.022Witchfinder General
42Power
95.281Symphony X
95.243Riot V
95.158Angra
95.0142Blind Guardian
94.155Fates Warning
94.122Galneryus
94.138Manilla Road
93.942Kalmah
93.848Metal Church
93.738Helstar
93.6127Helloween
93.551Savatage
93.320Angel Dust
93.237Jag Panzer
93.124Lost Horizon
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.562Gamma Ray
92.425Mercenary
92.345Flotsam and Jetsam
92.322Persuader
92.345Falconer
92.120Dragonland
92.021Hibria
91.938Virgin Steele
91.828Visigoth
91.720Stormwarrior
91.670Kamelot
91.456Rage
91.455Grave Digger
91.2140Iced Earth
90.735Iron Savior
90.6130Nightwish
90.521Pharaoh
90.567Stratovarius
90.425After Forever
90.320Orden Ogan
90.344Evergrey
90.2115Children of Bodom
90.287DragonForce
90.164Running Wild
90.0109Manowar
40Heavy
95.752Mercyful Fate
95.629Satan
95.467Alice in Chains
95.377King Diamond
95.243Riot V
95.0179Black Sabbath
94.553W.A.S.P.
94.4264Iron Maiden
94.394Amorphis
94.245Rainbow
94.1186Darkthrone
94.138Manilla Road
93.848Metal Church
93.789Motörhead
93.731The Lord Weird Slough Feg
93.667Deep Purple
93.551Savatage
93.4184Judas Priest
93.237Jag Panzer
92.629X Japan
92.623Crimson Glory
92.620Root
92.428Soundgarden
92.442Bruce Dickinson
92.326Deceased
91.938Virgin Steele
91.828Visigoth
91.829Loudness
91.627Skid Row
91.567Accept
91.556Saxon
91.554Dio
91.456Rage
91.455Grave Digger
91.4221Megadeth
91.357Scorpions
91.023Heaven & Hell
90.929Angel Witch
90.164Running Wild
90.0109Manowar
34Melodic
94.852Insomnium
94.564Rotting Christ
94.394Amorphis
93.942Kalmah
93.859Hypocrisy
93.757Swallow the Sun
93.627Windir
93.520Daylight Dies
93.429The Crown
93.498Carcass
93.322Vreid
93.320Angel Dust
93.152Arsis
92.973Dissection
92.865The Black Dahlia Murder
92.621Persefone
92.6117Amon Amarth
92.521Obsequiae
92.425Mercenary
92.220閃靈
92.123Disillusion
92.035Old Man's Child
91.981At the Gates
91.670Kamelot
91.494Dark Tranquillity
91.220In Mourning
90.926Arghoslent
90.724Dark Fortress
90.567Stratovarius
90.526Suidakra
90.442Woods of Ypres
90.358Sentenced
90.2115Children of Bodom
90.130Naglfar
29Technical
96.332Demilich
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.397Suffocation
94.460Gorguts
94.221Watchtower
94.043Obscura
93.847Heathen
93.522Toxik
93.439Coroner
93.422Hour of Penance
93.326Anata
93.228Spawn of Possession
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.152Arsis
93.197Nile
92.657Origin
92.442Psycroptic
92.325Defeated Sanity
92.141Necrophagist
92.045The Faceless
91.831Wormed
91.534Ulcerate
91.229The Red Chord
91.2101Cryptopsy
90.861Decapitated
90.636Decrepit Birth
90.5114Meshuggah
90.435Nocturnus
90.123Extol
25Folk
95.963Moonsorrow
95.056Primordial
94.985Ulver
94.729Orphaned Land
94.630Vintersorg
94.332Panopticon
94.2102Agalloch
93.837Falkenbach
93.765Nokturnal Mortum
93.635Equilibrium
93.627Windir
93.047Týr
93.029Negură Bunget
92.752Borknagar
92.450Finntroll
92.345Falconer
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
95.0142Blind Guardian
94.1186Darkthrone
93.847Heathen
93.738Helstar
93.789Motörhead
93.6127Helloween
93.522Toxik
93.3114Sodom
93.320Angel Dust
93.134Razor
92.562Gamma Ray
92.021Hibria
91.720Stormwarrior
91.456Rage
91.455Grave Digger
90.735Iron Savior
90.582Venom
90.321Whiplash
90.164Running Wild
19Gothic
96.060Type O Negative
95.1113Katatonia
94.564Rotting Christ
93.594My Dying Bride
93.276Paradise Lost
93.025Triptykon
93.061Moonspell
92.232Draconian
92.124Theatre of Tragedy
91.922Virgin Black
91.420Tribulation
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.220In Mourning
91.124Novembre
90.635Tiamat
90.636Tristania
90.442Woods of Ypres
90.425After Forever
90.358Sentenced
17Symphonic
95.388Emperor
94.146Septicflesh
94.022Ceremonial Castings
93.765Nokturnal Mortum
93.635Bal-Sagoth
93.345Carach Angren
93.226Limbonic Art
92.120Dragonland
92.160Therion
92.024Haggard
91.922Virgin Black
91.4115Cradle of Filth
91.223Empyrium
90.727Adagio
90.636Tristania
90.6130Nightwish
90.425After Forever
15Grindcore
93.926Misery Index
93.498Carcass
93.259Pig Destroyer
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
92.659Dying Fetus
92.420Impetigo
92.420Ghoul
92.2133Napalm Death
91.828Exhumed
91.573Cattle Decapitation
91.324Macabre
91.229The Red Chord
90.720Benighted
90.620Terrorizer
90.520Rotten Sound
12Brutal
95.424Lykathea Aflame
95.397Suffocation
93.422Hour of Penance
93.230Deeds of Flesh
93.197Nile
92.657Origin
92.659Dying 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
93.620The Ocean Collective
92.437High on Fire
92.195Mastodon
92.030Baroness
91.733Melvins
90.629Corrosion of Conformity
90.520Eyehategod
11Ambient
95.337Paysage d'Hiver
94.985Ulver
94.833Devin Townsend
93.871Blut aus Nord
93.655Leviathan
92.8143Burzum
92.335Hate Forest
92.224Darkspace
91.621Spectral Lore
91.425Velvet Cacoon
90.130Devin Townsend Project
8Industrial
94.527Mortiis
93.871Blut aus Nord
93.640Samael
93.280Anaal Nathrakh
92.235Godflesh
92.124Theatre of Tragedy
91.922Dødheimsgard
90.651Strapping Young Lad
8Stoner
95.229Kyuss
94.221Yob
93.250Cathedral
92.568Electric Wizard
92.428Soundgarden
92.437High on Fire
92.133Sleep
91.721Orange Goblin
7Experimental
93.623Mr. Bungle
93.240Ihsahn
92.235Godflesh
91.926Bethlehem
91.836Peste Noire
91.421Mithras
90.350Portal
7Viking
95.8105Bathory
94.7109Enslaved
94.630Vintersorg
93.837Falkenbach
93.760Graveland
93.627Windir
92.752Borknagar
5Funeral
97.532Evoken
96.029Esoteric
95.335Ahab
91.223Nortt
90.521Shape of Despair
4Pagan
95.963Moonsorrow
93.760Graveland
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 31 May 2022