Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
So Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) is a criminal now I guess. You’d think that, being a fan of Iced Earth, I would be devastated by this turn of events while trying to come to grips with whether I should keep listening to his music or not. Luckily the band’s last two albums kinda sucked and Schaffer thinks COVID is a hoax, so I don’t really care. He can write a shitty concept album about being an American patriot on the walls of his prison cell for all I care. I know you guys don’t come here for politics but give me a break here: it’s January, nothing is out, and the Capitol was stormed only a week ago. It’s a big deal.
Also, there’s no debuts this week, so I decided to go with this cover from an album called evermore. It’s the number 1 album on the charts and I just assumed it was by some folk metal artist like Myrkur judging by the name and cover. Oh. Wait. Oh, you guys are gonna be mad at me…
AC/DC, Power Up (Columbia)
#8 (from 11)
A 22% drop with nearly 227,000 sold.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#57 (from 58)
A 10% drop with just under 30,000 sold.
The smallest 1% boost.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#76 (from 83)
A 11% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#85 (from 86)
A 19% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, K.G. (Flightless)
#94 (from 91)
A 20% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#95 (from 97)
#95 (from 97)
A 5% drop.
Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
#103 (from 93)
A 16% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8 (Better Noise)
#109 (from 110)
A 10% drop.
Iron Maiden, Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City (Parlophone Records/BMG)
#114 (from 108)
A 17% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#131 (from 133)
A 15% drop.
Mr. Bungle, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo (Ipecac)
#134 (from 123)
A 10% boost back up.
Marilyn Manson, We Are Chaos (Loma Vista)
A 17% boost back onto the charts.
Smashing Pumpkins, CYR (Sumerian)
#146 (from 125)
A 26% drop.
Queen + Adam Lambert, Live Around The World (Hollywood)
#150 (from 129)
A 27% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Live In San Francisco ’16 (ATO)
A 11% boost back up.
Pearl Jam, MTV Unplugged, March 16, 1992(Sony)
#174 (from 129)
A 37% drop.
Hatebreed, Weight of the False Self (Nuclear Blast)
A 2% boost.
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
A huge boost back up after being absent for a few months.
A 14% boost up.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
A 4% drop with over 100,000 sold.
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
This sold about the same as last week.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
A 26% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 1% drop with just under 45,000 sold.
Sodom, Genesis XIX (eOne)
A 81% boost.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
A 39% drop.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky (Sony)
A 17% boost.
Laura Jane Grace, Stay Alive(Polyvinyl)
A whopping 92% boost.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
A 45% drop.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
A 11% drop.
Polaris, The Death Of Me (SharpTone)
This sold the same as last week.
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
A 9% drop.
Fates Warning, Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade)
A 13% drop.
Necrot, Mortal (Tankcrimes)
A 73% boost back up.
Riverside, Lost’N’Found – Live In Tilburg(Century Media)
A 25% boost.
Dark Tranquillity, Moment (Century Media)
A 17% drop.
Belphegor, Necrodaemon Terrorsathan (20th Anniversary Edition) (Nuclear Blast)
A 51% boost back up.
Spirit Adrift, Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media)
A 41% boost up.
Jinjer, Alive In Melbourne 2020 (Napalm)
A 31% boost
Vein, Old Data In A New Machine Vol. 1(Closed Casket)
A 42% drop.
Imperial Triumphant, Alphaville(Century Media)
A big 116% boost.