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Author Archives: Matt Brown

Metal By Numbers 3/6: Dream Theater go the distance

Posted by on March 6, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I’ve been sitting here the last few minutes trying to write an opening paragraph that isn’t just about how much I enjoy the new Dream Theater album, but I’m just so happy I […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/27: Avantasia are glowing on the charts

Posted by on February 27, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I’m not sure if 2019 is moving slowly or not, but I do know that it feels like its been forever since I was able to just sit down and listen to a […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/20: February burns red

Posted by on February 20, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Like many of you, I’m always thirsty for new music. One of the great things about doing MBN is that it often tips me off to new bands. Or, if there’s an album […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/13: The charts can’t resist temptation

Posted by on February 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So the Grammys have come and gone and, yet again, the metal community can really only respond with a shrug. Sure, High On Fire won a Grammy and that’s pretty sweet, but as […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/6: Bring Me The Horizon chart high, sell low

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   An album selling less than its predecessor is a common thing nowadays. Some of it does come down to trends: a band that was doing hot three or four years ago might experience […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/30: Trust the charts

Posted by on January 30, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Papa Roach is the top rock/metal debut this week. On the charts overall, it’s accompanied by other stars of the early 2000’s like Switchfoot, Guster, and Weezer’s covers album (featuring a cover of […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/23: Simulating Sales

Posted by on January 23, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Things are finally livening up on the charts. We got some of the first real noteworthy metal releases on the debuts list, and there’s more to come yet. I know there’s a few […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/16: Searching for a band of gold

Posted by on January 16, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Things still haven’t quite taken off yet in the debut department here at MBN, but here’s a fun tidbit you may have heard about from another news source: the top album on the […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/9: Happy New Year, nothing’s out yet

Posted by on January 9, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hi all, and welcome back. There’s one debut this week, but that’s really it. Late December/early January is historically a sparse time for album releases. So make sure you check out Mr. Fehl’s New & Noteworthy […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018

Posted by on December 19, 2018

I went through something of a musical depression this year. There was a lot of great music that came out, music that I recognized was good but for some reason just didn’t connect with me. For a long time, mostly in the middle of the year, there just wasn’t anything that grew on me with […]

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