Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
There weren’t too many debuts this week compared to previous weeks, but we do have another hard rock/metal album taking the number one spot. In other news, I took a good look at the Spotify charts for the first time and (surprise) there’s nothing relevant to metal on there. It’s Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, and DJ Kahled (who I have still not heard one song from, who is this guy?) Actually there is one thing relevant to metal on there: on the chart title “UK Viral 10”, Alestorm’s “Fucked With an Anchor” is sitting in the number eight spot. So, good on the UK and Alestorm.
The Acacia Strain, Gravebloom (Rise)
The band’s eighth album nabs a good chart position, but it sold less than its predecessor.
A 28% drop with over 60,000 sold.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#67 (from 71)
A 10% boost shines some light.
Rise Against, Wolves
#88 (from 69)
Hungry like a wolf for a 14% drop
#89 (from 60)
A 27% drop.
#157 (from 39)
A 74% drop in week two.
Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)
#162 (from 129)
A 15% drop with just under 30,000 sold.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#171 (from 162)
A tiny decrease by 1%.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#173 (from 166)
This sold about the same as last week.
#181 (from 28)
A drop of 84% in week two.
#186 (from 44)
A second week 75% drop.
A 79% drop in week two.
Hundredth, Rare (Hopeless Records)
A 32% drop.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed
A 57% boost feels righteous.
A 79% drop with over 10,000 sold.
Alestorm, No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)
A 29% drop ales this album.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
KGATLW still have 3 LP’s on here, even after a 17% drop.
A 62% drop in week two.
Stitched Up Heart, Never Alone (Another Century)
This got boosted back up following the conclusion of their tour and in addition to being a reduced price on iTunes.
A drop of 6%.
Oceano, Revelation (Sumerian Records)
This gets boosted up a few weeks ahead of the band’s stint on the Summer Slaughter Tour.
Mutoid Man, War Moans (Sargent House)
A 14% boost back up.
This popped back up on the charts despite a 5% drop.