Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Welcome to Horrorwood! The hype for Ice Nine Kills is real as they hit #4 for their debut week. The internet is loving them and their witty horror-themed concept albums. Most of the debuts from last week already fell off but we did see surprising re-entries from Times of Grace and The Pretty Reckless. This may be be my biggest debut week with a total of 20 albums but don’t be surprised if the majority fall off next week. Enjoy the numbers!
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
The horror themed band returns with their 6th studio album. Welcome to Horrorwood.
Judas Priest, Reflections – 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music (Columbia)
These legacy bands will always find something to drop. This is a new collection of 16 tracks including remastered recordings and 7 previously unreleased live cuts.
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
The second collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more.
Dug Pinnick, Joy Bomb (Rat Pak)
A new solo album for the bassist, songwriter, and co-lead vocalist of King X.
Twelve Foot Ninja, Vengeance (Volkanik Music)
Twelve Foot Ninja are finally back after five long years with their third studio record.
Melvins, Five Legged Dog (Ipecac Recordings)
It might be their 25th album but it’s the first acoustic album released by the band.
Seether, Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether (Craft)
The South African band drops back onto the charts with their new compilation album.
Aeon, God Ends Here (Metal Blade Records)
Aeon drops their 5th record filled with vocalist Tommy Dahlström’s hate and anger.
Gemini Syndrome, 3rd Degree – The Raising (Century Media)
The Los Angeles natives drop the third installment to their conceptual studio albums.
Vildhjarta, Måsstaden Under Vatten (Century Media)
Hudiksvall, Sweden’s favorite band has dropped their second studio album. It only took them 10 years.
Hate, Rugia (Metal Blade Records)
Hailing all the way from Warsaw, Poland, Hate delivers there 12th studio release.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sticky (AWAL)
The 4th album by the British punk rock gang.
Fuckin Whatever, Fuckin Whatever (Born Losers Records)
The new collaboration between Anthony Green (Circa Survive, Saosin), Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday), and John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run).
Lords Of Black, Alchemy Of Souls Part II (Frontiers)
The new album by the Spanish melodic death metal outfit.
DED, School Of Thought (Suretone Records)
Their second studio album. Produced Kevin Churko.
Alcatrazz – V (Silver Lining)
you guessed it— it’s their fifth studio album.
Reaping Asmodeia, Darkened Infinity (Prosthetic Records)
Their third studio album mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Carnifex)
The Agonist, Days Before The World Wept (Napalm Records)
A new EP from the depths of agony. Frontwoman Vicky Psarakis urges fans to, “Let the music speak for itself.”
The Silver, Ward Of Roses (Gilead)
The debut album by the members of Horrendous and Crypt Sermon.
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#37 (from 29)
Iron Maiden drops 33% in week 7. Which disc do you like more?
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#45 (from 32)
A 28% drop in week 27. This album “explores the human experience, and how religion and war affect it.”
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#68 (from 138)
Knocked Loose’s EP rises an impressive 107% in week two.
Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#78 (from 56)
A 23% drop in week four. These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.
KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
#88 (from 42)
A 48% drop in week 3 for the profound guitarist.
Thrice, Horizons/East (Epitaph)
#91 (from 46)
A 47% drop in week three for Thrice.
Wage War, Manic (Fearless)
#101 (from 192)
A nice 86% jump from last week for their fourth studio album. Why is guac extra?!
Staind, Live: It’s Been Awhile (BMG)
Staind re-enter the charts as well! Last seen at #42.
Between The Buried And Me, Colors II (Sumerian Records)
#125 (from 21)
BTBAM might have made a strong return last week but this week they drop 84%.
Metallica And Various Artists, The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened)
#127 (from 67)
The Blacklist drops 42%. Half the proceeds for this album go to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, and the other half are donated to a charity of that the cover artist’s choice.
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#128 (from 69)
The Canadian Spiritbox drops 42% in week 5.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#138 (from 139)
Foo Fighters stayed extremely consistent. No change for the vets!
Donald Fagen, The Nightfly: Live (Interscope)
#140 (from 78)
A 39% drop. This live performance is from 2019.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#145 (from 115)
The Melbourne natives drop 15% in week 6. Did you know this is their 18th studio album?
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
The Pretty Reckless are back on the charts! Did you know The Pretty Reckless made history back in 2014?
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#185 (from 184)
Gojira continues their trajectory with a 2% increase! Check out their new music video for “Sphinx” here!
Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
An 17% drop in week three. 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.”
Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
The Reading natives drop another 13% in week 4. “I WANT YOUR PATIENCE”
Spectral Wound, A Diabolic Thirst (Profound Lore)
Back on the charts we have a raw and an immense sound from Quebec’s finest black metal.
Eclipse, Wired (Frontiers)
A 75% drop for the Swedish quartet and their ninth studio record.
Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
A 6% drop the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Unfortunately, the Jinjer camp is having a COVID outbreak on tour.
Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album drops 10%.
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
The first I’ve seen a 0% change between weeks. Consistency is key.
Alien Weaponry, Tangaroa (Napalm Records)
A 72% drop for their second studio album.
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album (DualTone/Entertainment 720)
Mouse Rat is back with a 4% increase.
Katatonia, Mnemosynean (Peaceville Records)
A 12% drop for their 30th anniversary. This is a complication of B-sides and other rarities.
ERRA, ERRA (UNFD)
ERRA comes and goes on the charts. Check out “Vanish Canvas” with Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante!
Doro, Triumph And Agony Live (Rare Diamonds Productions)
Doro stays the same! To celebrate her 35th anniversary, Doro provides a live collection of songs from performances in Sweden Rock, Graspop, and Norway Rock.
Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana (Relapse Records)
Their seventh studio album drops 44%. We will see the Seattle group next week?
Badflower, This Is How The World Ends (Big Machine)
Their sophomore albums drops yet again with 52% in week 4. Their steak will most likely end next week.