Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I’m sure there are a few of you out there who are tired of hearing about Tool, but I’m not tired of writing about them. It’s still kind of strange that we are now living in a post-new Tool album world. Writing about it a week ago was even stranger. I’ve been doing this column about 7 years now (woah) and I’ve seen multiple artists show up on the charts multiple times across multiple years with multiple releases, so when a band comes up I haven’t seen so many times, it’s pretty exciting. And let me tell you, I wasn’t sure when I’d ever write an MBN featuring the new Tool album. Now that it’s happened, how can the rest of 2019 even hold a candle to such an event? Well, if you’re like me, upcoming releases from Cult of Luna, Opeth, Alcest, Leprous, and Sunn O))) will keep you pretty hyped.
Sleeping With Sirens, How It Feels To Be Lost (Sumerian)
The band’s sixth album is its second-highest charting after their 2013 album Feel.
Senses Fail, From The Depths Of Dreams (Reissue) (Pure Noise)
This is a reissue of the band’s 2002 EP.
Black Star Riders, Another State of Grace (Nuclear Blast)
The band’s fourth album charted high, sold lower than its predecessor.
Infant Annihilator, The Battle of Yaldabaoth (Self-Released)
This is the band’s third album.
Sonata Arctica, Talviyö (Nuclear Blast)
The band’s tenth album didn’t chart quite as well as its predecessor.
Vitriol, To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice (Century Media)
This is the band’s debut full-length.
Kayo Dot, Blasphemy (Prophecy Productions)
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Mizmor means “psalm” in Hebrew, and so the band name also typically appears as מזמור.
Liv Sin, Burning Sermons(Despotz)
This is Liv Sin’s second album following the split of Sister Sin.
Empty, Hope & the Loss of It (Solid State)
This is the band’s debut album. Not to be confused with the Spanish black metal band of the same name.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#5 (from 1)
A second week drop of 89%, but still in the top 5.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#29 (from 25)
A 6% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#56 (from 86)
A whopping 58% boost.
Nirvana, Live And Loud (Geffen)
#109 (from 38)
A 65% second week drop. Also doesn’t Ozzy have an album called Live & Loud?
A 3% boost.
Knocked Loose, A Different Shade Of Blue (Pure Noise)
#123 (from 70)
A 40% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Infest The Rats’ Nest (Flightless)
#130 (from 77)
A 37% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#140 (from 149)
A 6% boost.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#160 (from 102)
A 36% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#170 (from 129)
A 23% drop.
A 41% drop.
Wage War, Pressure (Fearless)
#184 (from 15)
A 90% second week drop.
#188 (from 135)
A 27% drop.
Sabaton, The Great War (Nuclear Blast)
#189 (from 197)
A 2% drop.
Soundgarden, Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den (UMe)
This has been on and off the chart the past few weeks.
Sons Of Apollo, Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony(InsideOut)
Only a 40% drop in week two.
Sacred Reich, Awakening(Metal Blade)
A 39% drop.
Witch Vomit, Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave(20 Buck Spin)
A second week 32% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 3% drop.
Torche, Admission (Relapse)
A 21% boost.
Tarja, In The Raw (earMUSIC)
A 75% second week drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 25% boost.
Uniform, The Long Walk (Sacred Bones)
This came out little over a year ago, but has popped up again likely thanks to the band’s new collaborative album with The Body.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
A 36% drop.
A 32% drop.
Ceremony, In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)
A 37% drop
Entombed A.D., Bowels Of Earth(Century Media)
A 58% drop.