Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
We’re still operating with only partial information for the charts, but this week didn’t have any huge debuts anyway, at least relative to the past few weeks. However, I did come across an interesting bit of info: a list comparing overall sales numbers for each studio album from the Big Four. Not everything on the list is surprising (Metallica has sold the most records by far), but did you know that Slayer’s Seasons In The Abyss is their best selling album? It’s sitting at over 813,000 sold with Reign In Blood coming in second with over 766,000 sold. Just a little fun fact for your day.
Enterprise Earth, Embodiment
This is the band’s second full-length studio album.
Richie Kotzen, Salting Earth
This is Kotzen’s (who’s also part of The Winery Dogs and played in Poison for a minute) 19th solo album.
The Dead Rabbits, This Emptiness
This is the Phoenix, Arizona band’s second LP.
Novembers Doom, Hamartia
The band’s tenth album is also the first album to feature the same lineup on two consecutive albums, according to the album’s Wikipedia page
Nightbringer, Terra Damnata (Season Of Mist)
This is the American black metal band’s fifth LP.
Russian Circles, Live at Dunk!Fest 2016
This is the band’s first live album.
Loathe, The Cold Sun
This is the UK band’s debut album.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
A 61% drop with just under 920,000 sold.
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
A 36% drop, but the band’s current tour should keep it on the charts.
Falling In Reverse, Coming Home (Epitaph)
An 82% drop in week two finds them falling in not reverse.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
A 24% boost with over 70,000 sold.
Deep Purple, inFinite (earMusic)
A second week drop of 70%.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
A slight drop of 10%.
Demon Hunter, Outlive (Solid State)
A 53% drop.
Body Count, Bloodlust (Century Media)
Not lusting after a 57% drop.
Through Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
This sold about the same this week as last week.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
A boost of 25% with just under 30,000 sold.
A 43% second drop.
The Obsessed, Sacred (Relapse)
A 67% second week drop.
Art of Anarchy, The Madness
An artful 13% drop
Royal Thunder, WICK (Spinefarm)
A 76% drop in week two.
Warbringer, Woe To The Vanquished
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic
A 75% drop.
Kreator, Gods of Violence
A 20% drop.
Fit for an Autopsy, The Great Collapse
This sold about the same as last week.
Another 13% drop.
A 63% drop burns.
Wear Your Wounds, WYW (Deathwish)
A second week 81% drop.
Dead By April, Worlds Collide (Spinefarm)
With an 86% drop in week two, this could be off the charts by the end of April.