Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Metal By Numbers is back! First entry of 2022 and we only have one notable debut. Sales weren’t really strong this week but that was to be expected. Get ready for the next several weeks!
Feuerschwanz, Memento Mori (Napalm)
German medieval folk rock.
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#30 (from 33)
The Michigan based band drops 40%.
Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#68 (from 86)
Volbeat’s eighth studio album drops 21%. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#73 (from 63)
Iron Maiden fall 48% in week 18. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#89 (from 102)
Ice Nine Kills experiences a 27% drop. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!
Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#90 (from 95)
Mastodon falls 38% in week ten. Members of Mastodon write like they’re “…choreographed acrobatics”
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#101 (from 145)
Spiritbox decrease by a mere 9%. Catch them on tour with Underoath, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!
Exodus, Persona Non Grata(Nuclear Blast)
#105 (from 124)
An unfortunate 21% drop for their eleventh studio album. Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#114 (from 157)
Gojira drop 11% after returning to the charts. Unfortunately, they had to postpone their European leg.
Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
#116 (from 158)
Zakk Wylde and friends drop 10% in week six.
#118 (from 128)
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#133 (from 80)
Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
Another re-entry! These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#172 (from 168)
The Melbourne natives decrease by 37%.
Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#185 (from 180)
The Baltimore band’s fourth album drops 36%.
Dream Theater, A View From The Top Of The World (Inside Out)
Their 15th studio album witnesses a 27% decrease. Check out their new video “Transcending Time”
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat drop 25%.
Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
A 12% increase. Maybe Oli Aleron’s stint on the Jasta Show did the trick?
Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album falls an expected 57%.
Khemmis, Deceiver (Nuclear Blast)
The fourth studio album falls 44% in week seven.
Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana(Relapse Records)
An outstanding 193% increase.
KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
A 5% decrease for the profound and legendary guitarist.
Cynic, Ascension Codes (Season Of Mist)
A 12% jump in week six. It’s Cynic’s fourth studio album and first to not feature late drummer Sean Reinert and Sean Malone.
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
It still drops 53% but you can watch the short film here.
Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
A 36% drop for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Check out their new video for “Disclosure!”
Mortiferum, Preserved In Torment(Profound Lore)
Move over Wolves In the Throne Room, fellow Olympia natives released their doom metal masterpiece. A nice 4% jump.
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
Darkthrone returns to the chart with a 16% increase.
Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
58% increase! Frontman Dylan Walker spoke about the lyrical themes of the album as the exploration of “impermanence and the fear that comes with knowing death is inescapable.” Catch them on tour with Converge, Uniform, and Thou!
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
A 163% boost! Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
A 39% jump with their return.
Hooded Menace, The Tritonus Bell(Season of Mist)
A 17% drop. A full force of 80’s heavy metal for their sixth album.
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
A 19% increase for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.
Beast In Black, Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast)
The Finnish quintet’s third studio album jumps 8%.
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
LTE returns with a 17% increase!