Metal By Numbers 11/15: The dusk in sales

Posted by on November 15, 2017

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

The last time Converge put out an album I had barely started writing at Metal Insider. Hell, I hadn’t even taken over Metal By Numbers yet. And, on top of it all, I didn’t listen to Converge yet. All We Love We Leave behind was my first foray into Converge’s discography, and since then I’ve seen them live, given their whole catalogue several listens, and, like many fans, waited impatiently for the band to release another album. It’s finally here, and it’s awesome.


Notable Debuts: 

Kid Rock, Sweet Southern Sugar (BMG)
Debut #5
40,800 sold

This debuted in the top five, but it’s nowhere near what his last two albums debuted with.




Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
Debut #16
9,575 sold

With a top twenty debut, this is by far Converge’s best debut of their career thus far. Here’s the numbers for 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind for comparison.




Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
Debut #21
7,150 sold

Cannibal Corpse’s fourteenth studio album is their highest charting yet.





Like Moths To Flames, Dark Divine (Rise)
Debut #118
1,875 sold

The band’s fourth album debuts way lower than its previous two albums.





Annihilator, For The Demented (Neverland Music)
700 sold

This is the band’s sixteenth album. It sold roughly the same as its previous album.





Scour, Red (Housecore)
680 sold

The second EP from the Philip Anselmo fronted band has a higher debut than the previous one.





Beast In Black, Berserker (Nuclear Blast)
625 sold

This is the band’s debut album.





Zao, Pyrrhic Victory (Observed/Observer)
590 sold

This new EP comes a year after the band’s newest LP.





Polaris, The Mortal Coil (SharpTone)
580 sold

This is the band’s debut album.





Signs Of The Swarm, The Disfigurement Of Existence (Unique Leader)
570 sold

Another debut album.





Every Mother’s Nightmare, Grind (HighVol)
540 sold

This is the sixth album from this Nashville hair metal band.





Moonspell, 1755 (Napalm)
530 sold

This is the band’s eleventh studio album.





My Enemies & I, The Beast Inside (Fearless)
520 sold

Yet another debut album.





Lunatic Soul, Fractured (Kscope)
300 sold

This is the fifth album from Mariusz Duda’s (Riverside) side project.





Black Water Rising, Electrified (Pavement)
230 sold

This is the band’s third album.



Notable Sales: 

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#45 (from 25)
3,900 sold

A 49% drop.





Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
#46 (from 10)
3,775 sold

A 78% drop in week two.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#50 (from 47)
3,675 sold

A 10% drop.





Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
#81 (from 7)
2,500 sold

An 86% drop in week two.





Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#97 (from 68)
2,200 sold

A 25% boost.





Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#103 (from 84)
2,050 sold

A 13% drop.





Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
#125 (from 61)
1,750 sold

A drop of 44%.





Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
#131 (from 86)
1,700 sold

A 27% drop with over 45,000 sold.





Red, Gone (Essential)
#133 (from 13)
1,650 sold

A second week drop of 88%.




Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
#172 (from 117)
1,300 sold

A 20% drop.





The Used, The Canyon (Hopeless)
#176 (from 16)
1,275 sold

A second week 88% drop.

10 Years, (How To Live) As Ghosts (Mascot)
#181 (from 28)
1,250 sold
I missed this one last week. It debuted with over 7,000 sold.

Primus, The Desaturating Seven (ATO)
#189 (from 144)
1,175 sold

Over 25,000 sold.




Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
720 sold

A 38% drop.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
410 sold
This got boosted back up the charts.

Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
380 sold

An 18% drop.





Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spun (Sargent House)
350 sold

A 35% drop.





Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Volume 1 (Reissue)  (Rise Above)
330 sold

A 12% drop.





King Gizzard & the Lizard WizardSketches of Brunswick East (ATO)
300 sold

A tiny 4% drop.





hailthesun_culturescarsHail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
280 sold

This also got boosted back up the charts.





Ne Obliviscaris, Urn (Season of Mist)
260 sold

A second week 83% drop.





Enslaved, E (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold

A 16% drop.





Ashes Remain, Let the Light In (BEC)
230 sold

An 80% drop in week two.






Revolution Saints, Light in the Dark (Frontiers)
220 sold

A 39% drop.






Appice, Sinister (Steamhammer)
210 sold

A 69% drop in week two.






Exhumed, Death Revenge (Relapse)
200 sold

A 19% drop.



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