Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The debut week drought continues, but it seems we’ll be seeing more action in the weeks to come. In the meantime however, many albums have reappeared on the charts thanks to a combination of albums dropping off without new ones to take their place. So you’ll see a lot of familiar faces (covers?) on here, but soon many new ones will be ushered in once the debuts start flowing in.
Ice Nine Kills, Safe is Just a Shadow (Re-shadowed and Re-recorded) (Self-Released)
These aren’t the real debut numbers for this album; those will becoming next week. But since we have absolutely nothing else to put here this week, I’ll include it.
The best-selling album of 2016 takes a 58% drop, but that doesn’t really affect it much.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
#56 (from 56)
A 51% drop, but it’s nearly at the 150,000 mark.
Nine Inch Nails, Not the Actual Events (The Null Corporation)
#59 (from 11)
An 87% drop with over 50,000 sold.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#95 (from 140)
Drawing the line at a 29% drop.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (Rhino Atlantic)
#106 (from 69)
A spooky 69% drop.
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#111 (from 152)
A 29% drop with just under 30,000 sold.
The Pretty Reckless, Who You Selling For (Razor & Tie)
A 6% boost brings this back up.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#149 (from 193)
A 34% drop is threatening.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
Here starts a series of albums that have re-entered the charts.
A Day To Remember, Bad Vibrations (ADTR)
This has sold over 100,000 copies.
Testament, Brotherhood of the Snake (Nuclear Blast)
Funnily enough, all three of these re-entries actually dropped in sales. It’s because of the dearth of album sales in January that they ended up higher on the charts.
Khemmis, Hunted (20 Buck Spin)
Another boost, this time by 14%.
Nails, You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast)
A 39% drop for the nails that aren’t nine inches.
Amaranthe, Maximalism (Spinefarm)
A 30% drop.
Through Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
Another boost of 8%.
Glenn Hughes, Resonate (Frontiers)
A 23% boost back up.
Alcest, Kodama (Prophecy)
This also pops up again thanks to a 22% boost.
Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
A 35% drop just under 15,000 sold.
Vektor, Terminal Redux (Earache) 600 sold
A 15% drop for the 2016 critical darling.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
This has also made a reappearance.
Epica, The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
A 42% drop.
Dark Tranquillity, Atoma (Century Media)
Yet another re-entry.
Hammerfall, Built to Last (Napalm)
This got a tiny 4% boost.
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
A 20% drop, but it’s still on here.