Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
In previous years of writing this column, I’ve refrained from sharing personal thoughts on some of the albums that show up on here, mainly because I’m here to talk about sales numbers, not give reviews. But it’s hard to not share thoughts, so sometimes I just have to gush a bit. In this case, Periphery is a band I’ve followed since their debut album, so it’s always great to see how far they’ve come since then. VI: Hail Stan already has some serious end-year list potential for me. And Eluveitie’s new album is a hurdy-gurdy good time.
Periphery’s sixth album is the band’s first release on their own label. It’s also really good.
The band’s third album managed to outdo its predecessor.
This is the second album from drummer Meytal Cohen.
This is a combination of the band’s previous two EP’s. It came out in February but I’m only just seeing it pop up now.
This is a small compilation that for some reason is an add-on feature on Amazon at the moment.
This is the band’s second album.
This is the band’s sixth studio album.
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
This is the fourth solo album for Tim Sköld.
#22 (from 11)
A 38% drop. Did you know Mick Mars was played by Iwan Rheon, best known as Ramsay Bolton on Game of Thrones?
#26 (from 4)
An 81% second week drop doesn’t take this down too far.
#42 (from 51)
A 8% drop.
#80 (from 128)
A sizable 46% boost.
#87 (from 23)
A 71% drop after last week’s boost.
#107 (from 16)
A drop of 82% in week two.
#113 (from 136)
Devin Townsend, Empath
#124 (from 14)
A second week drop of 85%.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#128 (from 144)
A 6% drop with just under 160,000 sold.
#138 (from 85)
A 44% drop.
#151 (from 106)
A 36% second week drop.
#165 (from 162)
A 18% drop.
#170 (from 38)
A 79% drop in week two.
A 21% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember
This got a 5% boost.
A 24% boost.
This debut album came out about a year ago but is gaining some new fans.
A 61% drop in week two.
This got boosted up, dropped off, then boosted up again.
This got boosted back up by 120%.
Been awhile since we saw this on here.
A 31% boost brings this back up.