Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Compared to the last two months, this list of debuts looks rather small. But what it lacks in length it makes up for with Cattle Decapitation spearheading what will probably be the biggest debut of the month for metal. Is it any wonder that this is already cropping up on best of 2019 lists? Maybe you’ll even see it on a few of Metal Insider’s individual lists.
Cattle Decapitation, Death Atlas (Metal Blade)
Cattle Decapitation’s eighth album score the band their best debut yet.
Ace Frehley, Frehley’s Comet Live… (eOne)
This Black Friday release features music from Frehley’s Comet’s 1988 VHS release Live+4.
Fu Manchu, Live at Roadburn 2003 (At The Dojo)
This is the band’s second live album.
BAND-MAID, Conquerer (Revolver)
This is the sixth album from this maid uniform clad Japanese band.
Prong, Age Of Defiance (Steamhammer/SPV)
This is the band’s first EP release since 1993.
Sentient Horror, Morbid Realms (Redefining Darkness)
This is the band’s second album.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#22 (from 31)
A 44% boost.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#32 (from 25)
A 8% drop.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
#66 (from 36)
This only dropped 26% in week two.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#102 (from #97)
A 30% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#126 (from 114)
A 23% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack (Eleven Seven)
#158 (from 141)
A 26% boost. Wow, who knew that a reunion tour would get people to buy your music?
This got boosted way back up onto the Top Current charts by 215%.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#167 (from 149)
A 27% boost.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N.(Eleven Seven)
#174 (from 128)
A 2% boost.
#176 (from 161)
A 27% boost.
KISS, Kissworld – The Best of KISS(UMe)
#178 (from 197)
A 50% boost.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard(UMC)
#182 (from 132)
A 91% boost back up the charts.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#185 (from 176)
A 27% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg (Eleven Seven)
A 4% drop.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
A drop of 80% in week two.
Black Smoke Trigger, Set It Off(Self-Released)
A big 124% boost.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial(Legacy)
A drop of 33%.
Mayhem, Daemon (Century Media)
A 62% drop.
Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra, Legacy Of The Lands (Nuclear Blast)
This sold the same as last week.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
A 13% boost.
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
A 14% drop.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
A 15% drop.
Nile, Vile Nilotic Rites(Nuclear Blast)
A 45% drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
A big 104% boost back up the charts.
Obsequiae, Palms of Sorrowed Kings(20 Buck Spin)
A 80% second week drop.
Hideous Divinity, Simulacrum (Century Media)
This came out about month ago, but is popping up now because of the album’s physical release.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 152% boost back up.
Leah, Ancient Winter (Ex Cathedra)
A drop of 81%.
Greet Death, New Hell (Deathwish Inc.)
A 12% drop.
Chelsea Wolfe, Birth of Violence(Sargent House)
A big 114% boost back up.