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Metal Insider’s Chris Annunziata’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 30, 2021

  2021 had an abundance of great albums to listen to, which made deciding this year’s Top 10 Albums a struggle. Fortunately, I dug through and found the albums that really jumped out and made an impact. I also added an honorable mention section at the end of my Top 10 list, as there were […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/15: The 2021 Finale

Posted by on December 17, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The last chart of 2021! It’s crazy how quickly this year flew by. Since taking over Metal By Numbers in July, it’s been a fun and consuming experience. Hopefully, 2022 will bring higher charting numbers […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/08: Deep Purple Doom Crew

Posted by on December 16, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Another chart, another week late! A lot of familiar faces return on this chart week. I’m not sure about our fellow readers, but the new Black Label Society album came as a pleasant surprise. Another […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/01: What week is it?!

Posted by on December 8, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Here are some charts! My apologies for the delay. An underwhelming week for some stellar debuts. The releases that particularly caught my ear were Obscura, The Lurking Fear, and Big Wreck. The riff in “Bombs […]

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Hath bestow upon us a new music video for “Kenosis”

Posted by on December 2, 2021

New Jersey’s hottest death metal band, Hath has teamed up with Heavy Blog Is Heavy to premiere their new song “Kenosis.” The track will be off their upcoming sophomore effort title, All That Was Promised and will be released March 4th, 2022 via Willowtip Records. The band commented on the record citing it as darker than […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/29: Cyber Monday Charts

Posted by on November 29, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We are back from the holiday weekend! I hope all those who celebrated had a Happy Thanksgiving and had a good time with family. Now it’s time for extended Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/17: Bullet For My Charts

Posted by on November 17, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Charts are here and on time! Compared to last week, this week’s numbers were underwhelming. Last week, Mastodon topped our charts with 17,600 sold but this week Bullet For My Valentine only managed 6,000 copies. […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/12: Mastodon top the charts

Posted by on November 12, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Mastodon absolutely crushed the charts with their eight studio album. Fun fact, this was the first time since 2002’s Remission where Scott Kelly of Neurosis didn’t guest on a track. Also making a surprised impact was […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/03: A View From The Top Of The Charts

Posted by on November 4, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. A day late, but here we are! Dream Theater battled it out with Every Time I Die for the highest debut this week. Amazing albums from both bands, especially the Buffalo die-hards. Dropping hard […]

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Album Review: Every Time I Die – ‘Radical’

Posted by on October 29, 2021

  Every Time I Die is twenty-three years into their lustrous career and still writing high-energy albums built with heavy hooks, crushing riffs, and crafty lyrics. Their ninth studio album, Radical, contains the fist-clenching vigor of their early hardcore days while also displaying a highly-developed level of mature depth within their lyrics and musicianship. This album includes […]

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