Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Linkin Park may be more pop than rock nowadays but not many psudo-metal-related bands can put out a number one record with nearly 100,000 copies sold, let alone six times in a row. And if their being featured in this post still bothers you, well, you’re already here, you might as well stay for Papa Roach or Oceano or DragonForce or whoever you consider worthy of your focus on this week’s round of sales.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
To the surprise of precisely no one, Linkin Park are at the number one spot, their sixth in a row.
Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)
This is the band’s highest charting album since 2009’s Metamorphosis.
Oceano, Revelation (Sumerian Records)
The band’s fifth album is their best debut by far, selling more than double its predecessor.
DragonForce, Reaching Into Infinity (Metal Blade)
Dragonforce’s seventh LP is its highest charting in the US since 2008’s Ultra Beatdown.
Rammstein, Rammstein: Paris (Spinefarm)
Rammstein’s third live album is the highest charting of the three in the US.
Scale The Summit, In A World Of Fear (Self-Released)
The band’s sixth album doesn’t sell quite as much as it’s predecessor.
The Night Flight Orchestra, Amber Galactic (Nuclear Blast)
This is the Swedish band’s third LP.
This is the band’s second LP, their first since 2011.
Beastmaker, Insider The Skull
This is Beastmaker’s second album.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#15 (from 18)
This sold roughly the same amount as last week.
Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#34 (from 8)
An 82% second week drop doesn’t bring this down too far.
Motionless In White, Graveyard Shift
#104 (from 59)
A downward shift of 45%.
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
#107 (from 69)
A drop of 36%. Also, congrats to the recently hitched Brent Hinds
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#110 (from 133)
A boost of 14%. Also, not for the first time, I keep getting confused between Skillet and Seether.
Incubus, 8 (Island)
#149 (from 97)
A drop of 39%.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#161 (from 126)
A drop of 26%.
At The Drive-In, in•ter a•li•a
#183 (from 107)
Now showing: a 44% drop.
All That Remains, Madness (Razor & Tie)
#189 (from 125)
A 35% drop. U mad?
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#194 (from 161)
A drop of 17% after re-entry last week.
A Lot Like Birds, DIVISI
Enormous boost of 280% in week three.
Fire From the Gods, Narrative (Rise)
This jumped from selling 90 copies to over 600. They’ll be on Warped Tour.
Full of Hell, Trumpeting Ecstasy
A 12% boost is ecstasy.
Terror, The Walls Will Fall (Pure Noise/Triple-B Records)
A 33% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
A boost of 5%.
Kobra and The Lotus, Prevail I (Napalm)
A 77% second week drop.
Slight drop of 3%.
Ayreon, The Source
An 18% drop with over 5,000 sold.
A slight boost of 4%.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
A boost of 8% is worth it.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic
A boost of 16% is logical.