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 low; Morbid Angel and The Faceless both put out albums last Friday. It just means that for the next couple of weeks the Notable Debuts section of this column isn’t going to be quite as packed as you’ve seen it before. Speaking of December, it’s Best of 2017 time! Be sure to check out the Top 10 lists put together by all our contributors here at Metal Insider.
Bring Me The Horizon, Bring Me The Horizon 2004-2013 (Epitaph)
Apparently, Bring Me The Horizon have been around long enough to warrant a greatest hits album.
Taake, Kong Vinter (Dark Essence Records)
This is the band’s seventh studio LP.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
A drop of 30%. This will probably stick around a while.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
A 33% boost is golden.
There’s been some confusion regarding Chester Bennington’s toxicology results. We’ve got the updates here.
Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
A 39% drop.
Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (BMG)
An 81% second week drop.
Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
This gets boosted up with over 52,000 sold.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
A small 5% boost. Yas Queens.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
A 27% boost.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
A 11% drop
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
A 62% drop after a big boost.
Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
A 28% drop.
Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage (Caroline)
A 13% boost, as prophesied.
Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
A 23% drop. This album made the #1 spot on contributor Chris Annunziata’s top 10 for 2017.
Cavalera Conspiracy, Psychosis (Napalm Records)
A psycho 74% drop in week two.
Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
A 5% drop.
Electric Wizard, Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)
A bloody second week drop of 83%.
Phinehas, Dark Flag (Artery)
A 77% drop in week two.
Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
A 25% drop.
Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
This has been making many year-end lists as well.
Galactic Cowboys, Long Way Back to the Moon (Music Theories)
A 72% drop.
Sweet & Lynch, Unified (Frontiers)
This band also features bassist James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Billy Idol).
Godflesh, Post Self (Shellshock)
A 58% drop.
In Flames, Down, Wicked, & No Good EP (Eleven Seven)
I’m guessing not everyone was down for this EP.