Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s been six years since Doro’s last studio album, so she decided to come back full force with a double album. You really got to hand it to Doro for sticking it out in the metal scene for nearly 40 years. Metal had admittedly been a male dominated scene, so much so that the term “female fronted metal” is still lobbed around as subgenre every now and again. Thankfully, that label seems to be tapering off for the most part now that women have become more visible in the metal scene. Doro is one of the people that made that happen. I mean, metal was still so young when the 1980’s came around, but Doro was right up there leaving her mark alongside the giants that you all know and love. There’s a few other debuts that came along for the ride as you’ll see below.
Annisokay, Arms (SharpTone)
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Innumerable Forms, Punishment In Flesh (Profound Lore)
This is the band’s debut full-length.
Primitive Man and Unearthly Trance, Split(Relapse)
Both bands released studio albums last year, and now they’ve released a split.
Trappist, Ancient Brewing Tactics (Relapse)
This is the debut album from the beer-centric band.
Forming the Void, Relic (Black Bow)
This is the band’s third studio album.
Exocrine, Molten Giant (Unique Leader)
This is French band’s third studio album.
Moonspell, Lisboa Under the Spell (Napalm)
This is the band’s newest live album.
Carnation, Chapel Of Abhorrence (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s debut album.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#60 (from 55)
A 11% drop.
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#104 (from 96)
A 17% drop.
A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#162 (from 188)
A 3% boost.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
#163 (from 153)
A drop of 19%.
Soreption, Monument Of The End (Sumerian)
#165 (first entry)
This has had an interesting trajectory: after debuting two weeks ago, it dropped off last week, then reappeared this week with more than double the sales of week one.
Dave Grohl, Play (Roswell)
#172 (from 14)
A 90% drop.
Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#176 (from 142)
Over 40,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP(Republic)
#200 (from 200)
This had been clinging to the bottom of the charts two weeks straight.
Erra, Neon (Solid State)
In week two, this takes a 90% drop.
Primal Fear, Apocalypse (Frontiers)
A 69% drop in week two.
Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
A 4% boost.
Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth(Self-Released)
A 38% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
A 62% boost back up, because you can’t keep a lizard wizard down.
Psychostick, Do (Self-Released)
This pops up after dropping off last week.
Michael Romeo, War Of The Words Pt. 1 (Music Theories)
A 5% boost.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
A 30% boost back up.
Immortal, Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)
A drop of 15%.