Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Oh, hello. Missed you all last week. But we’re back with MBN where some things have change, some are the same. For example, Metallica are still in the top ten with Korn and Skillet following close behind. On the other hand, Metallica’s second best selling album this week was not The Black Album, but …And Justice For All, which pulled over 5,000 units this week, followed closely by Ride the Lightning. Also, a few albums have dropped off the charts, including Five Finger Death Punch’s latest, though I wouldn’t expect things to stay that way. And Obituary return to lead the back with their tenth album, which earned a top fifty debut.
KXM, Scatterbrain (Rat Pak)
Who knew there was such a huge appetite for this supergroup, which consists of Kings X’s Dug Pinninck, former Dokken guitarist George Lynch and Korn’s Ray Luzier? This is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 debut.
As We Ascend, Farewell To Midnight (New Day)
Former members of the defunct We As Human decided to take two of the three words in their original band name and start a new one. This is their debut album.
The Raven Age, Darkness Will Rise (BMG)
This is the debut album from the metalcore band featuring George Harris, son of Iron Maiden’s own Steve Harris.
Dodecahedron, kwintessens (Season of Mist)
This is the second album from this black/avant-garde metal band.
The Charm The Fury, Sick, Dumb & Happy (Nuclear Blast)
This is the second LP form this Dutch band.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#134 (from 131)
A drop of 7%.
Emmure, Look at Yourself (Sharptone)
#165 (from 143)
Last week, this dropped from its debut spot at #26 to #143.
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#176 (from 155)
A slight drop of 8%.
Havok, Conformicide (Century Media)
Last week, this debuted with 2,850 copies sold.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
A 32% drop.
Wage War, Blueprints (Fearless)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
Katatonia, The Fall of Hearts (Peaceville)
This gets boosted back up follow the release of the album’s tour edition.
All Them Witches, Sleeping Through the War (New West)
An 18% drop.
Through Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
An 11% drop burns.
Black Map, In Droves (eOne)
A 41% drop. This debuted wit h