Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The top 40 is a good place to be for most bands, but it’s especially killer to see a death metal band on there. Blood Incantation only have two studio albums under their belts, but they’ve made quite an impression, as evidenced by a few early end of the year lists. And it looks like that hype looks like it came through in sales. Also noteworthy worthy this week is a boost in sales across the board, including many albums that haven’t been listed on here for a while but were boosted back up.
Notable Debuts:
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
Debut #36
2,950 sold
The band’s second album has a stellar debut.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
Debut #47
2,425 sold
This is Lindemann’s second solo album. It charted higher, sold lower than its predecessor.
Obsequiae, Palms of Sorrowed Kings (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #123
920 sold
This is the band’s third full-length album.
Sleep Token, Sundowning (Spinefarm)
Debut #130
850 sold
This is the debut album the anonymous masked collective known as Sleep Token.
Lord Mantis, Universal Death Church (Profound Lore)
470 sold
This is the band’s fourth album and first in 5 years.
Unfathomable Ruination, Enraged and Unbound (Willowtip)
180 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#25 (from 17)
4,450 sold
A 9% drop.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#31 (from 29)
3,875 sold
A 48% boost.
Mayhem, Daemon (Century Media)
#96 (from 167)
1,125 sold
This continues to climb the charts with a 69% boost.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#97 (from #119)
1,125 sold
A 20% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#114 (from 143)
990 sold
A 24% boost.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N.(Eleven Seven)
#128 (from 102)
890 sold
A 18% drop.
#132 (re-entry)
850 sold
A 91% boost back up the charts.
Leah, Ancient Winter (Ex Cathedra)
#135 (from 179)
830 sold
This defies a second week drop in favor of a 32% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#140 (from 199)
810 sold
A 41% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack (Eleven Seven)
#141 (re-entry)
800 sold
A 91% boost back up the charts.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#149 (re-entry)
750 sold
A 33% boost after dropping off last week.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#161 (from 186)
710 sold
A 17% boost.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial (Legacy)
#168 (re-entry)
690 sold
A huge 99% boost just in time for Christmas.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#176 (from 117)
660 sold
A 29% drop.
Slayer, The Repentless Killogy (Nuclear Blast)
#191 (from 107)
620 sold
Is this the last new Slayer release we’ll see on the charts? Only time will tell (but also probably not).
#197 (re-entry)
590 sold
A 68% boost back up after a long absence.
Nile, Vile Nilotic Rites(Nuclear Blast)
350 sold
A 30% drop.
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
320 sold
A 28% drop.
Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra, Legacy Of The Lands (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold
A 54% drop.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
230 sold
A 15% drop.
Black Smoke Trigger, Set It Off(Self-Released)
210 sold
A 74% second week drop.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
180 sold
A 19% drop.
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
170 sold
A 15% drop.
Greet Death, New Hell (Deathwish Inc.)
170 sold
A 13% drop.
Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders, Get The Money (RCA)
170 sold
A 41% drop.
Agnostic Front, Get Loud! (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold
A 37% drop.
Alcest, Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold
A 47% drop.
Abigail Williams, Walk Beyond The Dark(Blood Music)
140 sold
A 68% drop in week two.