Metal By Numbers 12/6: Vinter vunderland

Posted by on December 6, 2017

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

December is to the records industry what January is to the film industry: a quiet month with a very small number of releases. That’s not to say that the quality of the releases are low; Morbid Angel and The Faceless both put out albums last Friday. It just means that for the next couple of weeks the Notable Debuts section of this column isn’t going to be quite as packed as you’ve seen it before. Speaking of December, it’s Best of 2017 time! Be sure to check out the Top 10 lists put together by all our contributors here at Metal Insider.

Notable Debuts: 

Bring Me The Horizon, Bring Me The Horizon 2004-2013 (Epitaph)
300 sold

Apparently, Bring Me The Horizon have been around long enough to warrant a greatest hits album.



Taake, Kong Vinter (Dark Essence Records)
300 sold

This is the band’s seventh studio LP.







Notable Sales: 

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
5,800 sold

A drop of 30%. This will probably stick around a while.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
4,050 sold

A 33% boost is golden.





Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
2,900 sold

There’s been some confusion regarding Chester Bennington’s toxicology results. We’ve got the updates here.




Nine Inch Nails, Add Violence (The Null Corporation)
2,900 sold
Another boost for this EP with nearly 50,000 sold.





Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
4,600 sold

A 39% drop.





Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (BMG)
14,000 sold

An 81% second week drop.





Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
2,300 sold

This gets boosted up with over 52,000 sold.





Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
2,100 sold

A small 5% boost. Yas Queens.





metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
1,500 sold

A 27% boost.





Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
1,600 sold

A 11% drop





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
1,500 sold

A 62% drop after a big boost.





Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
1,300 sold

A 28% drop.





Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage (Caroline)
1,150 sold

A 13% boost, as prophesied.





Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
1,425 sold

A 23% drop. This album made the #1 spot on contributor Chris Annunziata’s top 10 for 2017.





Cavalera Conspiracy, Psychosis (Napalm Records)
3,200 sold

A psycho 74% drop in week two.





Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
1,000 sold

A 5% drop.





Electric Wizard, Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)
4,000 sold

A bloody second week drop of 83%.





Phinehas, Dark Flag (Artery)
700 sold

A 77% drop in week two.





Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
600 sold

A 25% drop.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
600 sold
Another boost as this album climbs more year-end lists.





Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
500 sold

This has been making many year-end lists as well.





Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
400 sold
This sold the same as last week.





Galactic Cowboys, Long Way Back to the Moon (Music Theories)
1,100 sold

A 72% drop.





Sweet & Lynch, Unified (Frontiers)
300 sold

This band also features bassist James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Billy Idol).





Godflesh, Post Self (Shellshock)
250 sold

A 58% drop.





In Flames, Down, Wicked, & No Good EP (Eleven Seven)
200 sold

I’m guessing not everyone was down for this EP.





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