Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It should come as no surprise that Rammstein’s first album in ten years topped the list this week. It’s #4 in pure album sales and #1 on the Billboard 200, which makes this Rammstein’s highest charting album in the US (Liebe ist für alle da debuted at #13). I’m not a huge Rammstein fan, but the phenomenon around them is fascinating and their live shows look like something else.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
Black Label Society, Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend: 5.99 – 5.19 (eOne)
This is a reissue of Blacl Label Society’s debut album.
Full Of Hell, Weeping Choir (Relapse)
This is Full of Hell’s forth studio album, seventh if you count collaborative albums.
Famous Last Words, Arizona(SBG)
This is the band’s fourth EP and first release on SBG
Saint Vitus, Saint Vitus (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s ninth album and first since 2012.
Paul Gilbert, Behold Electric Guitar (Music Theories)
This is Gilbert’s 15th solo album.
Avatar, The King Live In Paris (eOne Music)
This is the band’s first live album.
Paladin, Ascension (Prosthetic)
This is the band’s debut album.
God Of Nothing, Cruel By Nature (Legend)
This is the band’s debut LP.
Parabelle, The Rose Avail (Self-Released)
This is the band’s sixth album.
Lo-Pan, Subtle (Aqualamb)
This is the band’s fifth album.
Vale Of Pnath, Accursed (Willowtip)
This is the band’s second EP.
Haunt, If Icarus Could Fly (Shadow Kingdom)
This is the band’s second album.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#17 (from 14)
A 22% drop.
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
#51 (from 25)
A 72% drop in week two, but its still in the top 25.
Whitesnake, Flesh & Blood (Frontiers)
#53 (from 11)
A 72% drop in week two.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#54 (from 44)
A 11% drop with over 240,000 sold.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#79 (from 78)
A 10% drop.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#84 (from 85)
A 9% drop same as last week.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#123 (from 125)
A 3% drop
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#136 (from 145)
This sold the same as last week.
Bad Religion, Age Of Unreason (Epitaph)
#137 (from 83)
A 46% drop. For some reason this cover brings Spinal Tap’s Intravenus de Miloto mind.
Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#139 (from 145)
Just under 190,000 sold.
#147 (from 161)
About the same sold as last week.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits (Sony Legacy)
#149 (from 120)
This came out last week but I missed it.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
#151 (from 59)
A 62% second week drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#160 (from 181)
A 3% boost.
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
A 79% boost back up the charts.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
#173 (from 186)
This sold about the same as last week.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard (UMC)
#176 (from 144)
A 27% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 31% drop.
Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs (Roadrunner)
This got a 77% boost back up.
The Damned Things, High Crimes(Nuclear Blast)
A 15% drop.
Abnormality, Sociopathic Constructs (Metal Blade)
A 48% drop.