EDIT 10/22/20: I’ve added Corey Taylor to the list because I guess he’s a big deal or something.
Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The Symbol Remains is Blue Öyster Cult’s first studio album in 19 years. When that album, Curse of the Hidden Mirror, came out, it was June 2001. I was just finishing up fourth grade and wouldn’t know who Blue Öyster Cult were for another 4 years when I heard “Godzilla” while watching the acclaimed KISS-centric comedy Detroit Rock City. If that makes you feel old, take comfort knowing that when I reference Backstreet Boys of NSYNC at work some coworkers tell me that was before their time. Oof.
Following a string of re-releases and live albums, Blue Öyster Cult releases its fifteenth studio album and first since 2001.
FFDP’s second compilation album sold almost 3 times less than its predecessor.
This EP is a follow-up to the band’s studio album last year.
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
More folk than metal, but it does concern vikings. This is the band’ second album.
This compilation features a re-recorded of the band’s first two EP’s as well as some new material.
This is he second album from the one-man black/speed metal band.
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
This is the band’s debut album.
This is Puciato’s debut solo album.
This is the band’s debut album.
#17 (from 16)
A 51% drop.
#18 (from 12)
A 66% second week drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2
#32 (from 33)
A 22% drop.
Corey Taylor, CMFT
#42 (from 9)
This debuted last week at #9 with 13,600 sold but I overlooked it because I’m a dope.
#48 (from 34)
A 37% drop.
This originally came out for Record Store Day of April last year and has received a new pressing.
#87 (from 34)
A 57% drop.
#102 (from 98)
A 18% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits
#104 (from 104)
A 12% drop with the same chart position as last week.
A 14% drop with over 140,000 sold.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8
#139 (from 140)
A 13% drop. Been a while since we had two FFDP albums on the charts simultaneously.
#146 (from 37)
Tool, Fear Inoculum
(Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#148 (from 169)
#166 (from 184)
A 3% boost.
#173 (from 44)
A second week drop of 78%.
#177 (from 177)
A 8% drop with the same chart position.
A 63% boost back up.
#192 (from 192)
A 2% drop with the same position as last week.
A second week drop of 80%.
This is boosted back up again after dropping last week.
A 68% drop in week two.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo
Kataklysm, Unconquered(Nuclear Blast)
A 42% drop.
Unleash The Archers, Abyss
A 35% drop.
A 82% drop in week two.
A whopping 338% boost back up.
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