Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
This week’s edition of MBN reflects the sales numbers of Black Friday/Record Store Day, so you’ll see a lot of albums posted here that you can’t get anymore (not for cheap anyway) and a lot of albums that haven’t been seen in a while popping up again. This will also probably be the last big week for a while as the year winds down. With the exception of a few live albums and EP’s from notably artists, there aren’t many big releases left in 2018. This is about the time I start to point people to what’s coming in the New Year via the 2019 in heavy metal
music Wikipedia page so you can start to whet your appetite for the next great album.
This is a vinyl rerelease of the band’s first live album.
This is the band’s seventh album.
This is a vinyl Record Store Day release.
This is the vinyl release of the soundtrack/film that came out last September.
Yet another Record Store Day vinyl release.
This is a compilation of unreleased material from the band.
This RSD release is the band’s first live recording with vocalist Jeff Gutt.
This EP features the new Sodom lineup.
This is the instrumental version of Tom Morello’s new album.
A 6% drop with over 100,000 sold.
#25 (from 29)
A 10% boost with nearly 125,000 sold.
#34 (from 36)
A 4% boost.
#55 (from 14)
I didn’t think to include this last week because The Smashing Pumpkins are, by all accounts, more alt rock than metal. But, hey, we write about them enough on here. It debuted last week at #14 with 13,675 sold.
#64 (from 31)
So, there’s two editions of this charting: the standard and the deluxe. This one dropped 48%
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#66 (from 116)
This got a big ol’ boost of 96%.
Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#91 (from 108)
A 35% boost with just under 160,000 sold.
#110 (from 27)
The deluxe edition took a second week 73% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember
#122 (from 175)
A 71% boost.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#134 (from 154)
At week 30 this gets a 28% boost with just under 130,000 sold.
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#152 (from 163)
A 24% boost.
Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
A 35% boost back up the charts.
Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
A boost of 54% brings this back up too.
A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
A 90% boost back up.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#192 (from 160)
A drop of 2%.
This too a 94% drop in week two.
This got a huge boost of 114%.
A 16% drop.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Wasteland
A 35% boost.
A 23% boost.
A 26% boost.
Been a while since this once popped up.
A 57% boost.
An 89% boost.
A 70% boost.
This is still popping up three months shy of its two year anniversary.
A huge 133% boost.
A 17% drop.