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Author Archives: Matt Brown

Metal By Numbers 1/13: America evermore

Posted by on January 13, 2021

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) is a criminal now I guess. You’d think that, being a fan of Iced Earth, I would be devastated by this turn of events while trying to […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/6: Welcome to 2021, enjoy your stay (hopefully)

Posted by on January 6, 2021

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hello and welcome to 2021, or, as some like to call it, 2020 New Game Plus. Yes, the outlook, for this year is a mix of “let’s hope this year is better” […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 17, 2020

  I normally spend the weeks leading up to my top 10 scrambling to listen to new music I might have missed, to find that one gem that may have eluded me from earlier in the year or to catch a last-minute release. But when it came time to sit down and start writing, I […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/16: Merry Christmas 2020, ya filthy animal

Posted by on December 16, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This will in all likelihood be the final edition of Metal By Numbers for 2020. I want to thank you all for reading, putting up with my little soapbox rants, and for […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/9: Hatebreed bear the weight

Posted by on December 9, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This is usually the time of year where I’m listening to album after album, searching for any gems from the year that I might have missed (and believe me I miss a few) […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/2: Maiden made it in Mexico City

Posted by on December 2, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The purpose of a live album is, arguably, to give the listener the next best thing to seeing the band in person. I don’t need to tell you that 2020 has been devoid […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/25: AC/DC power up to number one

Posted by on November 25, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I certainly wasn’t expecting to be writing about a new AC/DC album at some point in this year, but I guess you can’t say everything about 2020 is bad. That said, tomorrow […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/18: Fates Warning had a good day on the charts

Posted by on November 18, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Find your favorite albums of the year yet? I’m still sorting through a sizable backlog where new bands are added each day. Like the new Fates Warning, which I somehow did not […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/12: The wrath of the bungle

Posted by on November 12, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It’s great to see that Mr. Bungle’s new album has had such a successful debut. But you know, I kinda wish it had beaten Ariana Grande’s album for #1. Actually, I bet you […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/5: Seven deadly dusts

Posted by on November 5, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I, like, many of you, have been tired since about 7pm Tuesday night. I was arguably tired before that, but this is a different kind of tired. In fact, I’m so tired that […]

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