Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
You can’t really talk about the new As I Lay Dying album without talking about the gargantuan elephant in the room. I remember when the news of Tim Lambesis’ arrest broke. I’d only been writing for Metal Insider for a few months and it was one of the first shocking news stories that I watched play out in the metal news scene. For years after, I’d pretty much written off As I Lay Dying as I’m sure many other people did. Now the band is back with the same lineup from seven years ago and it’s…weird. It just is. Look, musicians doing shitty things and making a comeback is a thing that happens. Hell, even if they don’t make a real comeback but people still love their music, I get it. And if you’re happy As I Lay Dying are back and you like the new album and you’re thrilled they’re this week’s top metal debut, that’s great and I’m happy for you. It’s just weird to me.
The band’s seventh album is its first in seven years.
Type O Negative, None More Negative (Roadrunner)
This box set, originally release as Record Store Day exclusive, has been reissued and spans the band’s six album discography.
Monolord, No Comfort(Relapse)
Monolord’s third album marks its best debut yet.
Exhorder, Mourn The Southern Skies (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s third album and first release in 27 years.
Cult Of Luna, A Dawn To Fear (Metal Blade)
The band’s latest album marks its best debut yet.
Michael Schenker Fest, Revelation (Nuclear Blast)
This is the second album under the moniker Michael Schenker Fest.
Kobra And The Lotus, Evolution (Napalm)
This is the band’s sixth studio album and third consecutive release following Prevail I in 2017 and Prevail II in 2018.
The Agonist, Orphans (Napalm)
The Agonist’s sixth album didn’t sell quite as much as its predecessor. The band had a little war of words with its former singer not long ago.
No One Knows What The Dead Think, No One Knows What The Dead Think (Willowtip)
This is the debut album from former members of Discordant Axis.
Hallow Point, Blacklight (Self-Released)
This is the band’s debut album.
And Hell Followed With, Chimerical Reality (Hollowed)
This EP is the band’s first release in nine years.
Blut Aus Nord, Hallucinogen (Debemur Morti)
This is the band’s thirteenth album.
Coffins, Beyond The Circular Demise (Relapse)
This is the band’s fifth album.
Melvins, The Maggot/The Bootlicker (Ipecac)
This is a double vinyl rerelease of the band’s two albums from 1999.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#11 (from 6)
A 32% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#12 (from 2)
A 79% drop in week two.
This got a disturbingly huge boost of 320%.
Starset, Divisions (Fearless)
#63 (from 5)
A drop of 84% in week two.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#76 (from 76)
This is in the same position as last week.
#85 (from 73)
Over 40,000 sold.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#87 (from 9)
A second week 82% drop.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement (Metal Blade)
#98 (from 61)
A 35% drop.
A 26% boost.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#137 (from 112)
A 16% drop.
Volbeat, Rewind, Replay, Rebound(Republic)
#149 (from 126)
A 17% drop.
KXM, Circle Of Dolls(Rat Pak)
#165 (from 19)
A drop of 84% in week two.
Chelsea Wolfe, Birth of Violence(Sargent House)
#172 (from 18)
A second week drop of 85%.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits (Sony Legacy)
A 24% boost back onto the charts.
Cold, The Things We Can’t Stop (Napalm)
#178 (from 32)
A drop of 81% in week two.
Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
A 15% boost back up.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#190 (from 200)
#190 (from 200)
A 14% boost was enough for this to peek its head up.
Ceremony, In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)
A solid 72% boost up.
Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier, Corpse Flower (Ipecac)
I missed this last week. It debuted with over 1,300 sold then dropped 78%.
Sacred Reich, Awakening(Metal Blade)
A 24% drop.
Infant Annihilator, The Battle of Yaldabaoth(Self-Released)
A 91% drop.
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