Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week
The last time Converge put out an album I had barely started writing at Metal Insider. Hell, I hadn’t even taken over Metal By Numbers yet. And, on top of it all, I didn’t listen to Converge yet. All We Love We Leave behind was my first foray into Converge’s discography, and since then I’ve seen them live, given their whole catalogue several listens, and, like many fans, waited impatiently for the band to release another album. It’s finally here, and it’s awesome.
Kid Rock, Sweet Southern Sugar (BMG)
Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
With a top twenty debut, this is by far Converge’s best debut of their career thus far. Here’s the numbers for 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind for comparison.
Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
Cannibal Corpse’s fourteenth studio album is their highest charting yet.
Like Moths To Flames, Dark Divine (Rise)
The band’s fourth album debuts way lower than its previous two albums.
Annihilator, For The Demented (Neverland Music)
This is the band’s sixteenth album. It sold roughly the same as its previous album.
Scour, Red (Housecore)
The second EP from the Philip Anselmo fronted band has a higher debut than the previous one.
Beast In Black, Berserker (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s debut album.
Zao, Pyrrhic Victory (Observed/Observer)
This new EP comes a year after the band’s newest LP.
Polaris, The Mortal Coil (SharpTone)
This is the band’s debut album.
Signs Of The Swarm, The Disfigurement Of Existence (Unique Leader)
Another debut album.
Every Mother’s Nightmare, Grind (HighVol)
This is the sixth album from this Nashville hair metal band.
Moonspell, 1755 (Napalm)
This is the band’s eleventh studio album.
My Enemies & I, The Beast Inside (Fearless)
Yet another debut album.
Lunatic Soul, Fractured (Kscope)
This is the fifth album from Mariusz Duda’s (Riverside) side project.
Black Water Rising, Electrified (Pavement)
This is the band’s third album.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#45 (from 25)
A 49% drop.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
#46 (from 10)
A 78% drop in week two.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#50 (from 47)
A 10% drop.
Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
#81 (from 7)
An 86% drop in week two.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#103 (from 84)
A 13% drop.
Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
#125 (from 61)
A drop of 44%.
Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
#131 (from 86)
A 27% drop with over 45,000 sold.
Red, Gone (Essential)
#133 (from 13)
A second week drop of 88%.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
#172 (from 117)
A 20% drop.
The Used, The Canyon (Hopeless)
#176 (from 16)
A second week 88% drop.
#181 (from 28)
Primus, The Desaturating Seven (ATO)
#189 (from 144)
Over 25,000 sold.
Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
A 38% drop.
Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
An 18% drop.
Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spun (Sargent House)
A 35% drop.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Volume 1 (Reissue) (Rise Above)
A 12% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sketches of Brunswick East (ATO)
A tiny 4% drop.
Hail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
This also got boosted back up the charts.
Ne Obliviscaris, Urn (Season of Mist)
A second week 83% drop.
Enslaved, E (Nuclear Blast)
A 16% drop.
Ashes Remain, Let the Light In (BEC)
An 80% drop in week two.
Revolution Saints, Light in the Dark (Frontiers)
A 39% drop.
Appice, Sinister (Steamhammer)
A 69% drop in week two.
Exhumed, Death Revenge (Relapse)
A 19% drop.