Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Find your favorite albums of the year yet? I’m still sorting through a sizable backlog where new bands are added each day. Like the new Fates Warning, which I somehow did not realize was coming out but, well, here we are with the band in the top 20 current albums, resting between two Christmas albums. Yes you may as well get those metal Christmas albums ready now because it’s already starting.
Fates Warning, Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade)
The band’s thirteenth album sold more and charted higher than 2014’s Theories of Flight.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky 2.0 (Napalm)
This EP is a follow-up to the band’s album from last year and includes a new track.
Orianthi, O (Frontiers)
This is Orianthi’s fourth solo album and first in seven years.
Whitesnake, Love Songs(Rhino)
This compilation features remastered and remixed tracks from the band’s discography.
Jeff Scott Soto, Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) (Frontiers)
This is Solo’s seventh soto album. Wait, let me try that again: Soto’s seventh solo album.
Sólstafir, Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s seventh album.
Lords of Black, Alchemy of Souls Part I(Ward)
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Belphegor, Necrodaemon Terrorsathan (20th Anniversary Edition) (Nuclear Blast)
This is a rerelease of the band’s third album from 2000.
Eclipse, Viva La Victouria(Frontiers)
This is the band’s first live release.
Mr. Bungle, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo (Ipecac)
#32 (from 6)
A 82% drop in week two.
Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
#37 (from 10)
A 75% second week drop.
Pearl Jam, MTV Unplugged, March 16, 1992(Sony)
#42 (from 6)
A 47% drop.
A 30% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#51 (from 39)
A 37% drop.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#52 (from 49)
A 22% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#80 (from 64)
A 23% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
#83 (from 20)
A 78% drop.
Sevendust, Blood & Stone (Rise)
#88 (from 77)
A 10% drop
Seether, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum(Fantasy)
A big boost of 72%.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony Music)
#102 (from 18)
A second week 83% drop.
Carcass, Despicable (Nuclear Blast)
#103 (from 25)
A 77% in week two.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
#105 (from 21)
A drop of 80% in the second week.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
#106 (from 33)
A 15% drop.
#107 (from 95)
This sold the same amount as last week.
Black Stone Cherry, The Human Condition(Mascot)
#112 (from 34)
A 71% drop in week two.
Blue yster Cult, The Symbol Remains(Frontier)
#128 (from 100)
A 13% drop.
Zeal & Ardor, Wake Of A Nation (Self-Released)
This dropped off the week after it debuted, but now its back.
A 2% boost.
Corey Taylor, CMFT(Roadrunner)
#157 (from 126)
A 14% drop.
Wayfarer, A Romance With Violence (Profound Lore)
A massive boost back up after dropping off.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#194 (from 190)
Back on the charts despite a 4% drop.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
A drop of 57%.
Benediction, Scriptures (Nuclear Blast)
A 19% drop.
Spirit Adrift, Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media)
A 73% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 15% boost.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
A 66% drop.
Draconian, Under A Godless Veil (Napalm Records)
I missed this last week. It debuted with 750 sold.
Skeletal Remains, The Entombment Of Chaos (Century Media)
This boosted up by 240% after dropping off a few weeks back.
Six Feet Under, Nightmares Of The Decomposed (Metal Blade)
This also boosted back up by 95%.
Vein, Old Data In A New Machine Vol. 1 (Closed Casket)
This came out back in the summer and the physical copies just came out.
Hum, Inlet (Earth Analog)
A 206% boost back up.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
A 47% sold back onto the charts.
Tom Morello, Comandante (Comandante, LLC.)
A 63% drop in week two.
Destruction, Born To Thrash (Live In Germany) (Nuclear Blast)
This came out back in July but is popping up now.
Hammerfall, Live! Against The World(Napalm)
A 11% boost.
Amaranthe, Manifest(Nuclear Blast)
A 11% drop.
Hellripper, The Affair of the Poisons(Peaceville)
A 28% boost back up.