Metal By Numbers 11/12: The wrath of the bungle

Posted by on November 12, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s great to see that Mr. Bungle’s new album has had such a successful debut. But you know, I kinda wish it had beaten Ariana Grande’s album for #1. Actually, I bet you Ariana Grande stole those album sales from Mr. Bungle. If you counted all the legal albums sold, I’m sure Mr. Bungle would be #1. Someone is messing with the numbers on the charts to give other artists an unfair advantage. Proof? What proof do I need? I don’t think we should officially declare Ariana Grande #1 until we’re sure.
Notable Debuts:
Debut #6
16,175 sold
This re-recording of the band’s self-released demo from 1986 is the band’s first release in over 20 years.
Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
Debut #10
9,175 sold
This is the band’s fourth album and first in five years.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony Music)
Debut #18
5,225 sold
The band’s latest EP comes almost a year after its last one.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
Debut #21
4,350 sold
This marks the band’s best debut yet.
Carcass, Despicable (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #25
3,875 sold
This EP acts as a stop-gap until the band’s new full-length comes out next year.
Black Stone Cherry, The Human Condition (Mascot)
Debut #34
2,800 sold
This sold less than half of the band’s previous album.
Like Moths To Flames, No Eternity In Gold (UNFD)
Debut #63
1,425 sold
This charted higher, sold lower than the band’s previous album.
Senses Fail / Saves the Day, Through Being Ghoul (Pure Noise)
Debut #87
970 sold
This surprise split EP features both bands performing Misfits covers.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
Debut #137
630 sold
Two artists who frequently collaborate have released their own collaborative album.
I Prevail, Post Traumatic (Fearless)

Debut #144

600 sold
This is a live compilation featuring tracks recorded at various shows from the band’s tour for the album Trauma.
Tom Morello, Comandante (Comandante, LLC.)
420 sold
This five-song EP features Slash as a guest on one track as well as a cover of “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix.
Nuclear Power Trio, A Clear And Present Rager (Metal Blade)
320 sold
Ever want an instrumental metal band featuring Trump, Putin, and Kim John-Un? No? Well, it’s here anyway.
Insidious Disease, After Death (Nuclear Blast)
270 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Auðn, Vökudraumsins Fangi (Season Of Mist)
200 sold
This is the black metal band’s third album.
Autopsy, Live in Chicago(Peaceville)
180 sold
This is the band’s first live album in 10 years.
War On Women, Wonderful Hell(Bridge Nine)
180 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Visions Of Atlantis, A Symphonic Journey To Remember (Napalm)
170 sold
This is the band’s first live release.
Wytch Hazel, III: Pentacost(Bad Omen)
130 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Bad Omens, FGBGFM Unplugged (Sumerian)
120 sold
This is an acoustic EP following the band’s full-length from last year.
Notable Sales:
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
#20 (re-entry)
4,825 sold
The physical release of Petrucci’s second solo album did so well that it sold more/charted higher than its initial debut.
#6 (from 25)
3,600 sold
A 69% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#39 (from 14)
2,600 sold
A 62% second week drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#43 (from 63)
2,450 sold
A 33% boost.
Mastodon, Medium Rarities (Reprise)
#48 (from 109)
2,050 sold
After re-entering the charts last week, this gets a big 98% boost.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#49 (from 43)
2,000 sold
A 23% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#64 (from 66)
1,400 sold
A 21% drop.
Sevendust, Blood & Stone (Rise)
#77 (from 8)
1,100 sold
A second week drop of 89%.
Queen + Adam Lambert, Live Around The World(Hollywood)
#78 (from 77)
1,050 sold
A 26% drop.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
Debut #33
1,025 sold
A 74% drop in week two.
Marilyn Manson, We Are Chaos (Loma Vista)
#95 (from 104)
860 sold
A 19% drop.
Blue Öyster Cult, The Symbol Remains(Frontier)
#100 (from 64)
820 sold
A 54% drop.
Corey Taylor, CMFT (Roadrunner)
#126 (from 138)
670 sold
A 21% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#138 (from 184)
630 sold

This sold the same as last week.

Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
620 sold
A huge 130% boost.
Pallbearer, Forgotten Days (Nuclear Blast)
#143 (from 28)
610 sold
A 87% drop in week two.
Ace Frehley, Origins Vol. 2 (eOne Music)
#147 (from 131)
600 sold
A 33% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#148 (from 162)
490 sold

A 17% drop.

#165 (re-entry)
530 sold
A 3% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#190 (re-entry)
460 sold
Back on the charts despite a 4% drop.
Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
#199 (re-entry)
44o sold
A 15% boost back onto the charts.
Benediction, Scriptures (Nuclear Blast)
300 sold
A 27% drop.
Ellefson, No Cover (EMP)
240 sold
This covers album from David Ellefson came out about a month ago and features a slew of guest musicians.
Undeath, Lesions Of A Different Kind (Prosthetic)
Debut #105
220 sold
A 79% drop in week two.
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
210 sold
A 30% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
200 sold
A 12% drop.
Enslaved, Utgard (Nuclear Blast)
170 sold
A 16% drop.
Necrophobic, Dawn Of The Damned (Century Media)
160 sold
A 5% boost.
Saul, Rise As Equals (Spinefarm)
150 sold
A 88% drop in week two.
SUMAC, May You Be Held(Thrill Jockey)
140 sold
A 82% boost brings this up after dropping off.
Amaranthe, Manifest(Nuclear Blast)
140 sold
A 32% drop.
Spirit Adrift, Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media)
140 sold
A 51% drop.
Hammerfall, Live! Against The World(Napalm)
120 sold
A second week. 83% drop.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categorised in: Metal By Numbers