Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
What better way to follow up the release of a controversial Suicide Silence album than with a new release from another band that seems universally reviled. Not that you’d know it considering said band just had one of the best debuts of their career. Also, speaking of Suicide Silence, their new album has already dropped off the charts. Ouch. Really, the band that’s having the best week on here is Metallica, which may sound like a “duh” kind of statement, but in this day and age it’s still impressive for a band to climb up to the #2 spot sixteen weeks after the album’s debut. That’s not to mention the fact that the band pulled another roughly 5,000 units for The Black Album.
Emmure, Look at Yourself (Sharptone)
The band’s seventh album and first with an all new line-up earns the group its best debut to date.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#137 (from 134)
An 11% drop and over 60,000 sold at week 20.
All Them Witches, Sleeping Through the War (New West)
#139 (from 196)
This defies the second week drop and instead gets a 40% boost.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
#161 (from 49)
A 71% drop in week two.
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#166 (from 158)
A 20% drop at week 15.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
A 7% boost is enough for this to poke its head up.
Hail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
This got boosted back up, dropped off, then got boosted up again.
Pissed Jeans, Why Love Now (Subpop)
A 69% drop in week two.
Sanctuary, Inception (Century Media)
A second week drop of 65%.
Fit for an Autopsy, Absolute Hope Absolute Hell (eOne)
This gets a boost ahead of the band’s new album dropping this Friday.
Through Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
A 26% boost brings this back up.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
A big 65% boost brings this up.
Bad Seed Rising, Awake In Color (Roadrunner)
This get a boosty back up during their tour with Memphis May Fire.
Iron Reagan, Crossover Ministry (Relapse)
A drop of 44%.