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 gay sex and blowjobs. I guess a band name like Brojob can only mean so many things but so help me god I plugged the name into Youtube and clicked on this particular lyric video and…just watch it. It’s fucking hilarious. It’s safe for work in terms of imagery, you’ll just have words like “dick” and “ballsack” sprawling across your screen in big hard to miss letters.  Have a great day.



Notable Debuts:

Brojob, Talk Shit Get Kissed (Hollowed)
200 sold

Congratulations, Brojob. You’re the first metal debut of 2018. Revel in it.





The Animal in Me, Helping Won’t Help (Self-Released)
200 sold

This is the second LP from this electronic metalcore act.





Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
5,000 sold

A 40% drop, but this is still the top selling “metal” album.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
3,300 sold

A 28% drop with just under 50,000 sold.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
2,700 sold

A 60% drop.





Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
2,000 sold
A 35% drop with 260,000 sold.

Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
1,800 sold

A 63% drop.





Asking Alexandria, Asking Alexandria (Sumerian Records)
1,600 sold
A 43% drop.






Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
1,800 sold

A steep drop by 73%.





Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
1,300 sold

A 32% drop with 50,000 sold.






metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
1,300 sold

A 56% drop. Also, this was the 9th best selling album of 2017.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
1,200 sold

A 43% drop.





Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
1,200 sold

A 40% drop might be a wake up call.





Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
1,000 sold

A 44% drop.





Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
1,000 sold

A 50% drop with nearly 125,000 sold.





Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
700 sold

A 42% drop.





Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
700 sold

A 50% drop.





Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (BMG)
600 sold

A 57% drop. Guess we’ll be seeing another Maiden live album within the next two years after their Legacy of the Beast tour.





Black Sabbath, The End (Eagle Rock)
500 sold

A 38% drop. This isn’t the band’s first live recording in their hometown of Birmingham, England; Reunion was also recorded there on the first two shows of the band’s 1997 tour.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
400 sold
Sold the same as last week.





Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
400 sold

13,000 sold.





August Burns Red, Phantom Anthem (Fearless)
350 sold

A 42% drop.





Morbid Angel, Kingdoms Disdained (Silver Lining)
300 sold

4,700 sold.





Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage (Caroline)
300 sold

A 40% drop.





Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
250 sold
A 38% drop.





Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
200 sold

14,000 sold.






Cavalera Conspiracy, Psychosis (Napalm Records)
300 sold

The band’s debut album is one of several albums that came out ten years ago.





Sweet & Lynch, Unified (Frontiers)
200 sold

5,300 sold.





Electric Wizard, Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)
200 sold

I feel like if Electric Wizard actually covered “Sabbath Blood Sabbath” it would turn out three times as long as the original song.





The Faceless, In Becoming A Ghost (Sumerian Records)
200 sold

The best part of this album is obviously the return of Sergio Flores aka Sexy Sax Man (or Sexy Flute Man in this instance).





Glassjaw, Material Control (Century Media)
200 sold

5,500 sold.





War Of Ages, Alpha (Facedown)
100 sold

3,600 sold.





Ghost, Ceremony and Devotion (Loma Vista)
100 sold

Over 2,700 sold. Also, their Popestar EP has sold almost 60k.


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