Metal By Numbers 12/01: What week is it?!

Posted by on December 8, 2021

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

Here are some charts! My apologies for the delay. An underwhelming week for some stellar debuts. The releases that particularly caught my ear were Obscura, The Lurking Fear, and Big Wreck. The riff in “Bombs Away” is the best Alice In Chains riff they never wrote. Other than that, Eskimo Callboy has been a guilty pleasure. This week we saw the return of Omnium Gatherum, Light The Torch, and Alien Weaponry.


Notable Debuts:

Exodus, Persona Non Grata (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #20
6,850 sold

Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.






Converge, Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph)
Debut #72
1,850 sold

The new collaborative effort between Converge and Chelsea Wolfe.







Obscura, AValediction (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #85
1,400 sold

This is the German band’s sixth studio album. Grab their cloudy yellow orange vinyl.







Khemmis, Deceiver(Nuclear Blast)
Debut #86
1,375 sold

The fourth studio album from the doom Denver band.







The Darkness, Motorheart (Cooking Vinyl)
Debut #92

Do you believe in a thing called love? Their seventh album does.






Volumes, Happier? (Fearless Records)
Debut #124
925 sold

With a blend of pop, metalcore and djent, Volumes delivers their fourth studio record.







Me And That Man, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2 (Napalm)
Debut #199
550 sold

Nergal from Behemoth recruited some friends for a country album.







Swallow The Sun, Moonflowers (Century Media)
550 sold

The Jyväskylä natives drop their eighth studio album.








Pathology, The Everlasting Plague (Nuclear Blast)
425 sold

Pathology’s gorey 11th studio album.








Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Noktvrn(Season Of Mist)
375 sold

German black metal with the album focusing on classical composer Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturnes (night pieces), and embraces all aspects of the night.








Big Wreck, Big Wreck: 7.1 (Warner Music Canada)
375 sold

Ian Thornley and friends drop the first installment of the three-EP series.








DED, School Of Thought(Suretone Records)
350 sold

“DED is an American nu metal band from Tempe, Arizona made up of members from Greeley Estates and Man Made Machine.”








Dream Unending, Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin)
330 sold

The aftermath of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) collaboration.








The Lurking Fear, Death, Madness, Horror, Decay (Century Media)
250 sold

Old school death metal from At The Gates members, Tomas Lindberg, Adrian Erlandsson, and Jonas Stålhammar.







Temperance, Diamanti (Napalm Records)
180 sold

The Italian outfit breaks the rules of heavy metal on their sixth studio record.






Notable Sales:

Thrice, Horizons/East (Epitaph)
#32 (re-entry)
4,275 sold

A very big return for Thrice. They sold more than their debut week!







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#61 (from 71)
2,100 sold

32 consecutive weeks on the charts with a 23% rise. Catch them of their 2022 Dreams in Gold tour.







Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#66 (from 53)

Mastodon drops 28% in week four. Catch them on tour with Opeth and Zeal & Ardor!







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#94 (from 88)
1,300 sold

Iron Maiden slightly increases by 1.5%. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#142 (from 186)
750 sold

A nice 40% jump for the Foo Fighters! Perhaps their North American tour announcement did the trick?







Dream Theater, A View From The Top Of The World (Inside Out)
#150 (from 110)
750 sold

Their 15th studio album slides further down by 22%.







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#155 (from 124)
700 sold

Ice Nine Kills continue their decline by 13%. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire.






Bullet For My Valentine, Bullet For My Valentine (Spinefarm)
#173 (from 97)
625 sold

Their seventh release drops 43%  in week three. Their tears crash around me..







Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#188 (from 200)
600 sold

Spiritbox jumps 19% in their tenth consecutive week. They survived!








Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#192 (from 165)
575 sold

A 3% drop in week nine. These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.








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

Mouse Rat completely did a 180 and dropped 95% this week.









Unleashed, No Sign Of Life (Napalm Records)
260 sold

Their 14th album drops 53% in week two.








Mortiferum, Preserved In Torment(Profound Lore)
250 sold

A 1% change for Mortiferum!









Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
230 sold

A 25% drop in week 4. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.









Suffocation, Live In North America (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold

The live album from Centereach drops 61%.








KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
220 sold

A 49% drop for the profound and legendary guitarist.







One Step Closer, This Place You Know (Run for Cover)
200 sold

Linkin Park? Nah, it’s the guys from the dim, dank depths of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.






Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

Howard Jones and friends are back on the charts! Could this be from his new SION album?








SeeYouSpaceCowboy, The Romance Of Affliction (Pure Noise Records)
190 sold

SeeYouSpaceCowboy stay alive in week 3.








Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
175 sold

A 12% drop for Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Check out their new video for “Disclosure!







Monolord, Your Time To Shine (Relapse Records)
175 sold

Monolord drops 61%.







Beast In Black, Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast)
175 sold

The Finnish quintet’s third studio album drops 29%.








Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana(Relapse Records)
170 sold

A 29% drop.








Omnium Gatherum, Origin (Century Media)
150 sold

Back on the charts! The ninth studio album from Korka, Finland.







Alien Weaponry, Tangaroa (Napalm Records)
125 sold

Another return to the charts!




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