Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Some people think puns, like the many found on this website, are the laziest form of humor ever concocted. To those people I say…you’re no pun. Anywho, Lorna Shore is our two debut of the week, but one early-2000’s rock band left me scratching my head with not one but two debuts this week, making their way onto MBN for the first time since 2011. Also, if you’re wondering where Disturbed went, I can tell you: we follow Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart, which doesn’t include albums that have been out for eighteen months. Last week, Immortalized hit that mark. That’s a pretty impressive feat for an album to disappear from the chart solely because “it’s been out long enough.”
A 17% drop. This will soon cross the 600,000 mark, and that’s before the tour, in which everyone that buys a ticket gets a download of the album.
#81 (from 26)
A small boost of 2%.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#120 (from 90)
A 23% drop.
AFI, AFI (The Blood Album) (Concord)
#139 (from 145)
This sold the same as last week.
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#145 (from 32)
Over 40,000 sold.
Can’t cover up a 18% drop.
Black Star Riders, Heavy Fire (Nuclear Blast)
A 38% drop is heavy.
Iron Reagan, Crossover Ministry (Relapse)
A 40% drop in week two.
The Agonist, Five (Napalm)
This album got boosted back up after a long absence.
Hail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
This got boosted back up by 40%.