Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s another big week for debuts. Fifteen new albums, a few highly anticipated. For me, The Sword was the big one this week. There aren’t too many bands I can say I’ve stuck with from the beginning, but I remember seeing the music video for “Freya” and then going out to buy Age of Winters the next day. Back then in high school, I wanted anything that was remotely similar to Sabbath. Sure doesn’t feel like it’s been 12 years.
The Sword, Used Future (Razor & Tie)
The Sword’s sixth album didn’t sell as much as its predecessor, but it’s their highest charting album yet.
Monster Magnet, Mindfucker (Napalm Records)
The band’s first LP in five years is their highest charting yet.
GosT, Possessor (Blood Music)
This isn’t exactly metal, but this synthwave act has had a lot of crossover appeal with the metal scene.
W.E.T., Earthrage (Frontiers)
This the third studio album from this trio fronted by Jeff Scott Soto.
L.A. Guns, Made In Milan (Frontiers)
A live album recorded on the band’s reunion tour.
Auri, Auri (Nuclear Blast)
This trio includes Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley of Nightwish along with vocalist Johanna Kurkela.
Axel Rudi Pell, Knights Call (SPV/Steamhammer)
This is Pell’s eighteenth studio album.
Of Feather and Bone, Hymns of Perversion (Profound Lore)
This is the band’s second studio album.
Will Haven, Muerte (Minus Head)
This is the band’s sixth album and their first in seven years.
The Absence, Gift for the Obsessed (M-Theory Audio)
This is the band’s fourth studio album and their first in eight years.
Memoriam, The Silent Vigil (Nuclear Blast)
The band’s second album was released exactly a year after their debut.
Mournful Congregation, Incubus of Karma (20 Buck Spin)
This is the funeral doom band’s fifth studio album.
Nightmarer, Cacophony Of Terror (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s debut album.
Rotting Christ, Their Greatest Spells (Season Of Mist)
This is a new compilation album from Rotting Christ.
Nightwish, Decades (Nuclear Blast)
#28 (from 35)
A boost of 18%.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
#33 (from 28)
A small 8% drop. It should hit the 100,000 mark next week.
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
#44 (from 6)
A 76% second week drop is a pretty sharp decline.
Three Days Grace, Outsider (RCA)
#75 (from 44)
A 33% drop.
Myles Kennedy, Year of the Tiger (Napalm)
#184 (from 109)
A 44% drop.
Between The Buried And Me, Automata I (Sumerian)
#187 (from 102)
A drop of 48%.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
A boost of 10%.
Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
A second week drop of 74%.
Earthless, Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)
A drop of 66% in week two.
The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
A 12% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
A 35% drop.
Greyhaven, Empty Black (Graphic Nature Records/Equal Vision)
This only dropped by 24% in week two.
Turnstile, Time & Space (Roadrunner)
A 16% drop.
A 19% drop.