Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
In two weeks, we’ll officially be in the 2020’s. I know you’re all asking the important question: where do metal music and album sales go from here? I don’t have an answer for either. Back in 2010, I was a kid just busy worshipping the likes of Maiden and Sabbath and could never imagine all the different kinds of music that I’d find my way to over the next 10 years. But I still worship Maiden and Sabbath, so that hasn’t changed. I also never imagined I would one day not only be writing a weekly column about album sales every week, but that some people would actually read it, even if all they want to know is “Why is (insert band name here) not listed?” or “How much did (insert album from a year and a half ago) sell?”. So hey, thanks for reading.
Nightwish, Decades: Live In Buenos Aires (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s sixth live album.
Dead Crown, Crucify Me (Stay Sick)
This is the band’s debut album. Not to be confused with the French black metal band of the same name.
Disembodied, Transfiguration (Good Fight)
This collection includes the band’s two studio albums and one EP.
Fen, The Dead Light (Prophecy)
This is the band’s sixth album.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#16 (from 22)
A 7% boost.
Cattle Decapitation, Death Atlas (Metal Blade)
#63 (from 9)
A 72% drop in week two.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#70 (from 32)
A 47% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#95 (from #102)
A 11% boost.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#117 (from 167)
A 28% boost.
#120 (from 176)
A 36% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#132 (from 126)
A 8% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 29% boost up.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N.(Eleven Seven)
#166 (from 174)
A 3% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack (Eleven Seven)
#172 (from 158)
A 11% drop.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#180 (from 185)
A 2% boost.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial(Legacy)
A boost of 56%.
Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
A 52% drop.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
A drop of 81%.
Mayhem, Daemon (Century Media)
A 23% drop.
BAND-MAID, Conquerer (Revolver)
A 42% drop in week two.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
A 33% drop.
Black Smoke Trigger, Set It Off(Self-Released)
A 36% drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
A 28% boost.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
This got a 93% boost back up.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
A 6% drop.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
A 14% drop.
Leah, Ancient Winter (Ex Cathedra)
A boost of 9%.
Sleep Token, Sundowning (Spinefarm)
This dropped off last week, then got boosted back up by 24%.
Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra, Legacy Of The Lands (Nuclear Blast)
A 27% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 8% boost.