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.
Brojob, Talk Shit Get Kissed (Hollowed)
Congratulations, Brojob. You’re the first metal debut of 2018. Revel in it.
The Animal in Me, Helping Won’t Help (Self-Released)
This is the second LP from this electronic metalcore act.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
A 28% drop with just under 50,000 sold.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
A 60% drop.
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
A 63% drop.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
A steep drop by 73%.
Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
A 32% drop with 50,000 sold.
Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
A 44% drop.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
A 50% drop with nearly 125,000 sold.
Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
A 42% drop.
Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
A 50% drop.
Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (BMG)
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)
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.
Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
August Burns Red, Phantom Anthem (Fearless)
A 42% drop.
Morbid Angel, Kingdoms Disdained (Silver Lining)
Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage (Caroline)
A 40% drop.
Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
Cavalera Conspiracy, Psychosis (Napalm Records)
The band’s debut album is one of several albums that came out ten years ago.
Sweet & Lynch, Unified (Frontiers)
Electric Wizard, Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)
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)
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)
War Of Ages, Alpha (Facedown)
Ghost, Ceremony and Devotion (Loma Vista)
Over 2,700 sold. Also, their Popestar EP has sold almost 60k.