Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Who is Cardi B? Seriously, I’m not some pop music curmudgeon but every now and again when I look at the charts I see a band or artist at the top that I’ve never heard of before. This week Cardi B is number one and I swear to god I hadn’t heard of hear before a week ago, and now she’s freakin’ everywhere. Well, anywho, the real big deal this week is Underoath, who have returned with their first album in eight years. What’s more, they debuted in the top 5. Kamelot, who I often forget are actually from the US, had a pretty good week too!
Kamelot, The Shadow Theory (Napalm)
This is the band’s twelfth album and the highest charting album of their career thus far.
The Dead Daisies, Burn It Down (Spitfire)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Kalmah, Palo (Spinefarm)
This is the band’s eighth album and first in eight years.
Salems Lott, Mask of Morality (Self-Released)
This is the band’s debut album. And this is what they look like.
Bleed From Within, Era (Century Media)
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Caliban, Elements (Century Media)
This is the band’s eleventh studio album.
Winterfylleth, The Hallowing Of Heirdom (Candlelight)
The band’s sixth studio album is all acoustic.
Nightwish, Decades (Nuclear Blast)
#38 (from 26)
A 25% drop.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#60 (from 43)
A 25% drop with just under 70,000 sold.
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
#93 (from 75)
A 22% drop.
Three Days Grace, Outsider (RCA)
#113 (from 90)
A 25% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
This got boosted back up and has sold just under 50,000.
Light The Torch, Revival (Nuclear Blast)
#179 (from 34)
A 79% drop in week two.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Gumboot Soup (ATO)
A 71% drop.
Red Sun Rising, Thread (Razor & Tie)
A second week drop of 80%. Let’s see if this has the staying power of its predecessor.
Turnstile, Time & Space (Roadrunner)
This got boosted back up after dropping off last week.
The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
A 36% drop.
Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
A 24% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
A 32% drop.
Napalm Death, Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs (Century Media)
A 57% drop.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
A small boost by 5%.
Earthless, Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)
A drop of 16%.
Zeke, Hellbender (Relapse)
A 76% second week drop.