Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
We are back from the holiday weekend! I hope all those who celebrated had a Happy Thanksgiving and had a good time with family. Now it’s time for extended Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday hauls. As for the charts, we saw a good amount of albums reappear but we didn’t have a lot of real notoriety like we’ve seen the past couple of weeks for debuts. Tying L.A Guns was Silent Planet and their Iridescent album. Enjoy!
L.A. Guns, Checkered Past (Frontiers)
Written during the pandemic, the lyrical content continues to be darker on their ninth effort.
Silent Planet, Iridescent (UNFD)
The 4th album released via UNFD and Solid State Records. It was co-produced by Drew Fulk, Daniel Braunstein and guitarist Mitchell Stark.
Suffocation, Live In North America (Nuclear Blast)
The live album from Centereach, New York.
Unleashed, No Sign Of Life (Napalm Records)
It’s their 14th album for all the warriors out there!
Bloodlines, Hevel (Facedown Records)
Christian rock. Did you know Hevel means “vapor” or “smoke”?! The more you know..
Vended, What Is It/Kill It (Vended)
The new band featuring Slipknot sons, Griffin Taylor (Corey Taylor) and Simon Crahan (Shaun Crahan).
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album (DualTone/Entertainment 720)
#12 (from 103)
Mouse Rat sees another massive spike by 849%. Are people finally learning about this release?
Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#53 (from 26)
Mastodon drops 32% in week three. Catch them on tour with Opeth and Zeal & Ardor!
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#71 (from 69)
A 6% rise in week 31. Catch them of their 2022 Dreams in Gold tour.
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#88 (from 62)
Iron Maiden drops 15% for their 17th studio album. “Strategy and tactics”
Their 15th studio album drops again but by 46% in week four.
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#124 (from 84)
Ice Nine Kills continues their decline by 29%. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire.
Seether, Wasteland – The Purgatory Ep (Fantasy Records)
Seether’s EP returns…again!
Jerry Cantrell, Brighten (Jerry Cantrell)
#152 (from 80)
The guitarists sees his third studio album drop 43%.
Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#165 (from 180)
A 14% drop in week eight. These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.
Black Veil Brides, The Phantom Tomorrow (Sumerian)
#168 (from 119)
Their sixth studio album drops 26%.
Limp Bizkit, Still Sucks(Suretone Records)
#181 (from 78)
Limp Bizkit Still Sucks in week three with a 54% drop.
Whitechapel, Kin (Metal Blade Records)
#185 (from 95)
Whitechapel’s 8th studio album decreases only by 46%.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#186 (from 196)
A 12% jump for the Foo Fighters!
Every Time I Die, Radical (Epitaph Records)
#194 (from 90)
The Buffalo natives drop 54% in week four! “GIVE MY LOVE TO BUFFALO! BUFFALO!”
Read my album review here!
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#200 (from 154)
Spiritbox drops 24% in week 9. Will this be their last week?
Monolord, Your Time To Shine (Relapse Records)
Monolord has a small 1% increase.
KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
A 14% jump for the profound and legendary guitarist.
Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
53% drop in week 3. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.
Mortiferum, Preserved In Torment(Profound Lore)
An 82% drop in week two.
Beast In Black, Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast)
The Finnish quintet’s third studio album drops 54%.
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
A nice 79% return in week five. 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.
Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana(Relapse Records)
A 47% rise. Is this due to their fellow Olympians Mortiferum dropping their album?
Grayscale, Umbra (Fearless)
The Pennsylvania natives return to the charts!
Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
A 29% drop for Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Check out their new video for “Disclosure!”
SeeYouSpaceCowboy, The Romance Of Affliction (Pure Noise Records)
An 83% drop in week two.
John 5 & The Creatures, Sinner (Big Machine)
John 5’s solo album drops another 48%. He lives another week!
Crazy Lixx, Street Lethal (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
The Swedish glam metal with big hooks drops a hard 79%.
Smith/Kotzen return to the charts! Almost 13,700 sold to date.
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
LTE also return to the charts!
Badflower, This Is How The World Ends (Big Machine)
They have returned too! It’s a big happy chart reunion.
Dying Wish, Fragments Of A Bitter Memory (SharpTone Records)
A 70% drop but very much expected after jumping over 200%. “This is screaming 2007 in the best possible way.” – Michael Pelz on YouTube. The most accurate description I’ve seen.