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Author Archives: Matt Brown

Metal By Numbers 5/8: I wonder where that fish did go

Posted by on May 8, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   If you’ve been reading this column for long enough, you might remember there was an era about two years ago where it felt like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard was on here […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/1: After The Burial take the top spot

Posted by on May 1, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last week, we saw a lot of new albums pop up thanks to Record Store Day. Most of those albums usually drop off the week after since they’re RSD exclusives. This week, there’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/24: Sunn O))) is love, Sunn O))) is life

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It’s an interesting mishmash on the charts today. Record Store Day always brings a slew of random sales from exclusive vinyl releases and such, but it also brings boosts to albums that have […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/17: All hail Stan

Posted by on April 17, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   In previous years of writing this column, I’ve refrained from sharing personal thoughts on some of the albums that show up on here, mainly because I’m here to talk about sales numbers, not […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/10: Trauma prevails on the charts

Posted by on April 10, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Most reactions to the charts nowadays involves lots of tut-tutting and head shaking. Many championed bands are debuting with less than stellar sales, and that understandably bums a lot of people out. Whitechapel’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/3: Someone got dirt on the charts

Posted by on April 3, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Honestly? Never got into Mötley Crüe. I don’t think they’re bad or anything, I just wasn’t exposed to them as much as other metal bands that were killing it in the 80’s. So […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/27: Fallujah light the way

Posted by on March 27, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So you couldn’t get Metallica tickets, huh? Yeah, me neither. Not because of bots but because I don’t have the time or money to fly my ass across the country to see this […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/20: Tesla make a shocking debut

Posted by on March 20, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Man, I remember a mere a few weeks ago I was breezing through this column. Now so many albums have been added. Either that or I’m just slow and haven’t had enough caffeine. […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/13: Demon Hunter have a double debut

Posted by on March 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I feel like I see double on the charts more so now than I ever have in my years of writing this column. For months we’ve had at least two to three bands […]

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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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