Metal By Numbers 11/03: A View From The Top Of The Charts

Posted by on November 4, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

A day late, but here we are! Dream Theater battled it out with Every Time I Die for the highest debut this week. Amazing albums from both bands, especially the Buffalo die-hards. Dropping hard this week was Ice Nine Kills but after the debut they had, they were bound to fall. For comparison sake, Gojira’s Fortitude debuted with 24,100 sold and Welcome to Horrorwood debuted with 18,100 sold. That’s shocking and impressive. Although, no one recently has touched Iron Maiden’s 61,400 debut for Senjutsu. Enjoy the charts!


Notable Debuts:

Dream Theater, A View From The Top Of The World (Inside Out)
Debut #5
12,300 sold

The 15th studio album by the prog giants and their first to be recorded at their own studio, DTHQ.







Every Time I Die, Radical (Epitaph Records)
Debut #7
11,000 sold

An amazing record from the Buffalo die-hards. Read my review here!







Starset, Horizons(Fearless Records)
Debut #23
4,200 sold

The Starset Society releases their 4th studio album. The public outreach initiative has been a success.







Cradle Of Filth, Existence Is Futile (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #24
4,150 sold

Fine British black metal with their 13th studio album. This releases features new keyboardist and backing vocalist Anabelle Iratni.






Armored Saint, Symbol Of Salvation Live (Metal Blade Records)
Debut #90
1,050 sold

Armored Saint celebrates their 30th anniversary with a live album.







Sixx:A.M., Sixx:A.M. Hits (Better Noise)
Debut #102
900 sold







Can’t Swim, Change Of Plans (Pure Noise)
Debut #121
750 sold

Another band from New Jersey. We’re killin’ it.






1914, Where Fear And Weapons Meet (Napalm)
Debut #140
650 sold

The Ukrainian blackened death metal band tell the gruesome tales of World War I.






Massacre, Resurgence(Nuclear Blast)
Debut #178
500 sold

The fourth album from the Floridan death metal act.






Circa Survive, A Dream About Love (Rise Records)
Debut #179
500 sold

A new EP from a band filled with former members from Saosin, This Day Forward, and Taken.







Waking The Cadaver, Authority Through Intimidation (Unique Leader Records)
250 sold

Straight from New Jersey, Walking the Cadaver returns from hiatus with their fourth studio album.







Necrofier, Prophecies Of Eternal Darkness (Season Of Mist Underground Activists)
140 sold

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Necrofier brings you black metal.





Notable Sales:


Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#53 (from 37)
1,650 sold

Iron Maiden drops 15% in week 8. Which disc do you like more?







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#66 (from 45)
1,350 sold

A 19% drop in week 28. This album “explores the human experience, and how religion and war affect it.”







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#75 (from 4)
1,200 sold

A massive 93% drop for the horror themed band.







Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#86 (from 128)
1,000 sold

The Canadian Spiritbox jumps 67% in week 6. Roughly 26,400 albums sold in six weeks, not bad.







Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#103 (from 78)
900 sold

A 14% drop in week five. These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.






Judas Priest, Reflections – 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music (Columbia)
#110 (from 28)
800 sold

A 67% drop for the legacy act. This is a new collection of 16 tracks including remastered recordings and 7 previously unreleased live cuts.






Trivium, In The Court Of The Dragon (Roadrunner Records)
#127 (from 66)

Trivium drops 41% in week 3. I still highly recommend “Like A Sword Over Damocles”







Metallica And Various Artists, The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened)
#135 (from 127)
675 sold

The Blacklist jumps 6% in week five. 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.






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight  (Roswell)
#146 (from 138)
625 sold

A 4% rise for the Foo Fighters but they did drop 8 chart positions.







Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#148 (from 185)
600 sold

Gojira continues their trajectory with a 33% increase! Maybe their new music video for “Sphinx” did the trick!







Donald Fagen, The Nightfly: Live (Interscope)
#165 (from 140)
550 sold

A 5% drop. This is a live performance from 2019.







KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
#169 (from 88)
550 sold

A 44% drop in week 4 for the profound and legendary  guitarist.







Asking Alexandria, See What’s On The Inside (Better Noise)
#182 (re-entry)
500 sold

A 94% rise and re-entry for the British metalcore act. Quite a comeback.






Thrice, Horizons/East (Epitaph)
#196 (from 91)
450 sold

A 75% drop in week four for Thrice.






Seether, Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether (Craft)
#199 (from 86)
450 sold

The compilation album drops an expected 54%.






Seether, Wasteland – The Purgatory Ep (Fantasy Records)
#200 (re-entry)
450 sold

Seether’s EP returns! Could their new Vicennial compilation be the reason?








Gemini Syndrome, 3rd Degree – The Raising (Century Media)
425 sold

A 56% drop for their third album.








Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
400 sold

A 73% drop in week two. It’s the second collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more.







Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
350 sold

Knocked Loose’s EP drops 70% drop in week three. A big change from last week.








Melvins, Five Legged Dog (Ipecac Recordings)
300 sold

A 70% drop for their 25th album and first acoustic album.








Twelve Foot Ninja, Vengeance(Volkanik Music)
230 sold

Twelve Foot Ninja are finally back after five long years but drop 77% in week 2.








Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
220 sold

A 21% drop in week four. 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.”







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
220 sold

A 13% increase for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Unfortunately, the Jinjer camp is having a COVID outbreak on tour.







Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album (DualTone/Entertainment 720)
220 sold

Mouse Rat is climbs the charts with a 56% increase.







Dug Pinnick, Joy Bomb (Rat Pak)
200 sold

A big 85% drop in week two. This is the new solo album for the bassist, songwriter, and co-lead vocalist of King X.







The Georgia Thunderbolts, Can We Get A Witness (Mascot)
175 sold

A 68% drop in week two. ICYMI: The average age of The Georgia Thunderbolts is 22. The more you know..








Fuckin Whatever, Fuckin Whatever (Born Losers Records)
150 sold

An even 59% drop for the new collaboration between Anthony Green (Circa Survive, Saosin), Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday), and John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run).






Alien Weaponry, Tangaroa (Napalm Records)
150 sold

A 9% jump for their second studio album.







Aeon, God Ends Here (Metal Blade Records)
160 sold

A 77% drop for their 5th studio record.







140 sold

ERRA stays alive with a 3% increase. Check out “Vanish Canvas” with Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante!







Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
130 sold

The Reading natives drop another 44% in week 5. “YOUR JOB”







Eclipse, Wired (Frontiers)
130 sold

A 37% drop for the Swedish quartet and their ninth studio record.







Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
130 sold

The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album drops 21%. About 2,400 sold to date.






Badflower, This Is How The World Ends (Big Machine)
130 sold

Their sophomore albums has a small 2% increase in week 5. Their streak still lives! I don’t know about that steak though..


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