Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Honestly? Never got into Mötley Crüe. I don’t think they’re bad or anything, I just wasn’t exposed to them as much as other metal bands that were killing it in the 80’s. So I wasn’t really compelled to watch The Dirt, especially because it looks so…cheap? I did watch that one scene with Ozzy and thought that actor did a pretty decent job. Guess with all the biopics going on that means an Ozzy/Sabbath movie can’t be far behind right? Anyway, enough people liked The Dirt/wanted a shred of new music from the band that the soundtrack is our top debut this week, followed by another compilation of songs from a well-known band that kickstarted in the 80’s.
Megadeth’s newest compilation includes 35 tracks to mark the band’s 35th anniversary.
This new band features classic Dokken members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown, along with Robert Mason (Warrent).
This is the band’s fourth album and first in six years.
This is the debut album from a trio who are all former members of Eluveitie.
This is the band’s second studio album.
This is the band’s first live album and includes previously unreleased material.
This is the band’s debut album.
This is the band’s tenth studio album.
#50 (from 29)
A 29% drop.
#79 (from 64)
Over 185,000 sold.
#83 (from 46)
A 32% drop.
Queensrÿche, The Verdict
#132 (from 79)
A 40% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#138 (from 194)
A 57% boost with just under 120,000 sold.
Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#143 (from 117)
A 15% drop.
#162 (from 128)
A 25% drop.
#188 (from 110)
A 48% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember
#190 (from 144)
A 25% drop with over 165,000 sold.
#199 (from 151)
A 26% drop.
A second week drop of 44%.
Last In Line, II
A 5% drop.
This got boosted back up after a long absence.
This got boosted back up by 74% after dropping off a few weeks back.
This sold about the same as last week.
A 52% drop.