Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s admittedly not a very busy week here at MBN. It’s a small list of debuts without any big names. More will be coming during the month, though the big kahuna for the month, Alice In Chains, won’t show up until the very end. But, hey, while you’re waiting, why not just whine about how “Halestorm isn’t metal!” for the umpteenth time? That’s not me trying to be snide, I mean go ahead and do that. There’s a “so-and-so isn’t metal” quota that needs to be filled, and someone’s gotta do it.
Integrity / Krieg, Split (Relapse)
This is the latest release from two band’s with many split releases: Krieg has previously released material with Leviathan and Wolvhammer while Integrity’s last split was with Power Trip.
Earth Groans, Rahab(Solid State)
This is the band’s second EP.
Soreption, Monument Of The End (Sumerian)
This is the tech death band’s third album.
Lord Of The Lost, Thornstar (Napalm)
This is the German band’s sixth album.
Crossfaith, Ex_Machina (UNFD)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Time, The Valuator, How Fleeting, How Fragile (Famined)
This is the band’s debut album.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#58 (from 50)
A 12% drop.
A drop of 81% in week two.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#66 (from 61)
A small boost of 2%
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#71 (from 63)
At week 10, this has sold just under 95,000 total.
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#96 (from 78)
A 13% drop.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
#102 (from 20)
A second week drop of 74%.
Deafheaven, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti-)
#124 (from 188)
The band’s current tour helps give this a 46% boost.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#159 (from 157)
A tiny 1% boost.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#169 (from 197)
A 17% boost and still only one of two bands with two albums on the charts. Also, lots of you guys don’t seem to like either band, which begs the question: who do you hate more? Greta Van Fleet for sounding like Led Zeppelin or Five Finger Death Punch for sounding like Five Finger Death Punch?
Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
#190 (from 186)
A 4% drop.
Michael Romeo, War Of The Words Pt. 1 (Music Theories)
A 72% second week drop.
Obscura, Diluvium (Relapse)
A boost of 40%.
Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
A 43% drop.
Immortal, Sons of Northern Darkness (Nuclear Blast)
Not sure where this came from, but Immortal must be feeling the love right now.
Jungle Rot, Jungle Rot(Victory)
A 29% drop.
Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth (Self-Released)
This got boosted up last week but I missed it. It got another boost of 37% this week.
Redemption, Long Night’s Journey Into Day (Metal Blade)
A 71% drop in week two.
A second week 74% drop.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
This got a 43% boost back up.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
A 19% drop.
Epica, Epica Vs Attack On Titan (Nuclear Blast)
A 28% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
A 38% boost. Two King Gizzard albums on MBN again, we can all relax now.
Like A Storm, Catacombs (Century Media)
A 66% drop.