Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s not everyday you get a record with a pop oriented vocalist singing over chunky industrial metal riffs, but if bands like BABYMETAL have proven anything it’s that there’s an audience for a melding of the two genres. It’s probably not pop enough for Top 40 radio and it might not be brutal enough for some metalheads, but there’s always a niche, and right now that niche is big enough to propel Poppy to the top 10, making this the first big metal debut not only of 2020, but of the new decade.
Poppy, I Disagree (Sumerian)
This is Poppy’s third studio album and biggest debut yet.
Apocalyptica, Cell-0 (Silver Lining Music)
This is Apocalyptica’s ninth studio album and its first in five years.
Brothers of Metal, Emblas Saga (AFM)
This is the band’s second studio album.
Fire Deuce, Lords of Diesel (Evil Ink)
This is the third EP from this band created by Travis Stever of Coheed and Cambria.
Haunt, Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)
This is the band’s third album, released only 10 months after their second.
Unreqvited, Mosaic II: La Déteste Et La Détresse (Prophecy)
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Sylvaine /Unreqvited, Time Without End(Prophecy)
Unreqvited’s second release is a EP split with Sylvaine.
Dragged Into Sunlight, Terminal Aggressor II (Prosthetic)
This is the band’s third album and first in 8 years.
Saint Vitus, An Original Album Collection (Season of Mist)
This includes Lillie: F-65 and Live Vol. 2.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#17 (from 14)
A 2% drop.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#46 (from 33)
A 25% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#76 (from 51)
A 32% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#96 (from 78)
A 20% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#107 (from 121)
A boost of 14%.
#122 (from 81)
A 31% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#133 (from 92)
A 24% drop.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#139 (from 136)
A 3% boost.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard(UMC)
#140 (from 134)
This sold about the same as last week.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack (Eleven Seven)
#152 (from 145)
A 1% drop.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N. (Eleven Seven)
#165 (from 138)
A 8% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#166 (from 137)
A 9% drop.
Volbeat, Rewind, Replay, Rebound(Republic)
A 37% boost back onto the charts.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Infest The Rats’ Nest (Flightless)
#189 (from 184)
A 8% boost.
KISS, Kissworld – The Best of KISS(UMe)
A 35% boost back up the charts.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
A whopping 150% boost.
Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
A 14% boost.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
A 19% boost.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
A 56% boost.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 43% boost.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 8% boost.
Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders, Get The Money (RCA)
A 56% boost back up the charts.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
A 27% drop.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
A 26% drop.
Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin)
A 30% boost.
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
A 39% boost.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial(Legacy)
The holidays may be over, but this still got a 71% boost