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Author Archives: Matt Brown

Metal By Numbers 1/17: Watain eclipse the charts

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The ball is finally rolling in 2018 with a trio of black metal releases and one metal video game album. Lots more releases are coming up in January and we’re also getting some big […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/10: The charts don their gay apparel

Posted by on January 10, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Okay, so it’s two weeks too late to make Christmas jokes, but in my defense I didn’t show up today thinking I was going to be writing about a deathcore band that screams/growls about […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/3: Last of the 2017 sales

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The first MBN of 2018 isn’t usually all that exciting. There’s always a bit of a drought in new releases and it takes a bit for things to get rolling again. I always like […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/20: War on Christmas

Posted by on December 20, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. No, there isn’t actually any Christmas music on here nor do I think there is a war on Christmas. Anyway, it’s a pretty sizable list of debuts this week including the surprise live album […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/13: December’s destructive debuts

Posted by on December 13, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s list of debuts is a bit more robust compared to last week, not least of all because it features some long-awaited heavy hitters like The Faceless and Morbid Angel, the latter of […]

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Metal Insider contributor Matt Brown’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 8, 2017

I think this is the easiest year-end list I’ve ever had to put together. I’m sure there’s plenty of music I’ve missed as always, but I’m also sure that each of these albums earned their place on this list.      10) Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) Bell Witch’s single-track album runs for nearly […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/6: Vinter vunderland

Posted by on December 6, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. December is to the records industry what January is to the film industry: a quiet month with a very small number of releases. That’s not to say that the quality of the releases are […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/29: Jolly Happy Souls

Posted by on November 29, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Few bands are renowned for the live albums like Iron Maiden. If you’ve ever seen then live, then you understand why. Their studio albums are the best of the best, no question, but you […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/22: Sensing the presence of Evanescence

Posted by on November 22, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I cannot hear Evanescence without thinking about Daredevil. I don’t mean the awesome newer Netflix series, I mean the 2003 film starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, which heavily featured Evanescence’s two biggest hits […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/15: The dusk in sales

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week The last time Converge put out an album I had barely started writing at Metal Insider. Hell, I hadn’t even taken over Metal By Numbers yet. And, on top of it all, I didn’t […]

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