Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Last week, I was slapping my hand to my forehead over the realization that we’re entering a new decade. It might not sound like too big of a deal, but in addition to putting together a Best of 2019 list, now I have to go back and round up what I think was the best music out of the whole decade. It’s kind of daunting, not least of all because I know there’s so much music out there I haven’t experienced yet, so I have no idea what gems I’ll end up stumbling over when everyone ends up putting out best of the decade lists. But I’ve been enjoying going back and listening to albums that I haven’t heard in a while to make sure they’re still good. For the most part they are, and that makes me happy.
Counterparts, Nothing Left To Love (Pure Noise)
The band’s sixth album is its highest charting to date.
Nile, Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast)
This charted higher, sold lower than its predecessor.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
This is the band’s third album.
Black Stone Cherry, Black To Blues Vol. 2 (Mascot)
This is the band’s second covers EP.
Stray From The Path, Internal Atomics (UNFD)
This is the band’s ninth album.
Angel Witch, Angel Of Light (Metal Blade)
The band’s fifth album and its first in seven years.
Cannabis Corpse, Nug So Vile (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s sixth album.
Voyager, Colours In The Sun (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s seventh album.
Vanden Plas, The Ghost Xperiment: Awakening (Frontiers)
This is the band’s ninth album with a followup planned for release next year.
Frail Body, A Brief Memoriam (Deathwish Inc.)
This is the band’s debut album.
The Ferrymen, A New Evil (Frontiers)
This is the band’s second album.
Silvertomb, Edge Of Existence (Long Branch)
This is the band’s debut album.
Novembers Doom, Nephilim Grove (Prophecy)
This is the band’s eleventh album.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#23 (from 20)
A 26% drop.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#34 (from 42)
A 4% boost.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#59 (from 35)
A 39% drop.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N. (Eleven Seven)
#65 (from 17)
A 75% second week drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#70 (from #62)
A drop of 8%.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#90 (from 77)
A 14% drop.
Saint Asonia, Flawed Design (Spinefarm)
#97 (from 21)
A 76% drop in week two.
Norma Jean, All Hail(Solid State)
#98 (from 29)
A second week drop of 70%.
#126 (from 87)
A 22% drop.
Alcest, Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast)
#128 (from 74)
A 40% drop in week two.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#134 (from 171)
A 34% boost.
BABYMETAL, Metal Galaxy(BABYMETAL Records)
#143 (from 111)
A 17% drop.
#148 (from 24)
A drop of 82% in week two.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#153 (from 153)
This holds the same chart position as last week.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#164 (from 112)
A 24% drop.
A 9% boost.
Lacuna Coil, Black Anima (Century Media)
#178 (from 137)
A 21% drop.
#180 (from 180)
A 9% boost
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
A second week drop of 87%.
Awake At Last, The Change(Outlerloop)
A whopping 169% boost.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial(Legacy)
A 5% drop.
1349, The Infernal Pathway (Season Of Mist)
A 16% drop.
Leprous, Pitfalls (InsideOut)
A 68% drop in week two.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
A 31% drop.
Municipal Waste, The Last Rager EP n(Nuclear Blast)
A 21% boost.
Vastum, Orificial Purge (20 Buck Spin)
A 69% drop in week two.
Chelsea Wolfe, Birth of Violence(Sargent House)
A 17% boost.