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 Ariana Grande stole those album sales from Mr. Bungle. If you counted all the legal albums sold, I’m sure Mr. Bungle would be #1. Someone is messing with the numbers on the charts to give other artists an unfair advantage. Proof? What proof do I need? I don’t think we should officially declare Ariana Grande #1 until we’re sure.
Mr. Bungle, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo (Ipecac)
This re-recording of the band’s self-released demo from 1986 is the band’s first release in over 20 years.
Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
This is the band’s fourth album and first in five years.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony Music)
The band’s latest EP comes almost a year after its last one.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
This marks the band’s best debut yet.
Carcass, Despicable (Nuclear Blast)
This EP acts as a stop-gap until the band’s new full-length comes out next year.
Black Stone Cherry, The Human Condition (Mascot)
This sold less than half of the band’s previous album.
Like Moths To Flames, No Eternity In Gold (UNFD)
This charted higher, sold lower than the band’s previous album.
Senses Fail / Saves the Day, Through Being Ghoul (Pure Noise)
This surprise split EP features both bands performing Misfits covers.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
Two artists who frequently collaborate have released their own collaborative album.
I Prevail, Post Traumatic (Fearless)
This is a live compilation featuring tracks recorded at various shows from the band’s tour for the album Trauma.
Tom Morello, Comandante (Comandante, LLC.)
This five-song EP features Slash as a guest on one track as well as a cover of “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix.
Nuclear Power Trio, A Clear And Present Rager (Metal Blade)
Ever want an instrumental metal band featuring Trump, Putin, and Kim John-Un? No? Well, it’s here anyway.
Insidious Disease, After Death (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s second album.
Auðn, Vökudraumsins Fangi (Season Of Mist)
This is the black metal band’s third album.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
The physical release of Petrucci’s second solo album did so well that it sold more/charted higher than its initial debut.
Pearl Jam, MTV Unplugged, March 16, 1992(Sony)
#6 (from 25)
A 69% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#39 (from 14)
A 62% second week drop.
A 33% boost.
Mastodon, Medium Rarities (Reprise)
#48 (from 109)
After re-entering the charts last week, this gets a big 98% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#64 (from 66)
A 21% drop.
Sevendust, Blood & Stone (Rise)
#77 (from 8)
A second week drop of 89%.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
A 74% drop in week two.
#95 (from 104)
A 19% drop.
Blue yster Cult, The Symbol Remains(Frontier)
#100 (from 64)
A 54% drop.
Corey Taylor, CMFT (Roadrunner)
#126 (from 138)
A 21% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#138 (from 184)
#138 (from 184)
This sold the same as last week.
Pallbearer, Forgotten Days (Nuclear Blast)
#143 (from 28)
A 87% drop in week two.
Ace Frehley, Origins Vol. 2 (eOne Music)
#147 (from 131)
A 33% drop.
Seether, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum(Fantasy)
A 3% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
Back on the charts despite a 4% drop.
Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
A 15% boost back onto the charts.
Benediction, Scriptures (Nuclear Blast)
A 27% drop.
Ellefson, No Cover (EMP)
This covers album from David Ellefson came out about a month ago and features a slew of guest musicians.
Undeath, Lesions Of A Different Kind (Prosthetic)
A 79% drop in week two.
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
A 30% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 12% drop.
Enslaved, Utgard (Nuclear Blast)
A 16% drop.
Necrophobic, Dawn Of The Damned (Century Media)
A 5% boost.
Saul, Rise As Equals (Spinefarm)
A 88% drop in week two.
SUMAC, May You Be Held(Thrill Jockey)
A 82% boost brings this up after dropping off.
Amaranthe, Manifest(Nuclear Blast)
A 32% drop.
Spirit Adrift, Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media)
A 51% drop.
Hammerfall, Live! Against The World(Napalm)
A second week. 83% drop.