Metal By Numbers 2/13: The charts can’t resist temptation

Posted by on February 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
So the Grammys have come and gone and, yet again, the metal community can really only respond with a shrug. Sure, High On Fire won a Grammy and that’s pretty sweet, but as is often the case with award shows of this nature, there’s always a way to screw things up. One step forward, two steps back with bare feet on Lego pieces. Luckily, by now we’re so used to disappointment on that front that we’ve realized it’s not worth getting worked up over anymore. Well, some of us at least.
Notable Debuts:
Within Temptation, Resist (Vertigo/Spinefarm)
Debut #12
6,800 sold
Within Temptation’s seventh album is the band’s highest charting yet even though it sold less than its predecessor.
Debut #45
2,375 sold
This acoustic live album was recorded at a benefit concert for the All Within My Hands Foundation.
Soen, Lotus (Silver Lining Music)
Debut #145
790 sold
The band’s fourth album marks the band’s best US debut yet.
Astronoid, Astronoid (Blood Music)
Debut #179
620 sold
Astronoid’s eponymous sophomore album debuted with twice the amount of sales of its predecessor.
Ossuarium, Living Tomb (20 Buck Spin)
330 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#10 (from 9)
7,325 sold
A 4% boost.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#13 (from 10)
6,325 sold
This is just under 200,000 sold.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#25 (from 15)
3,525 sold

This won the Grammy for Best Rock Album, which I’m sure you’re all thrilled to hear and have nothing negative to say about it.





Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#29 (from 18)
3,175 sold
A drop of 18%.


Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
#33 (from 4)
2,800 sold
A drop of 83% in week two.




#78 (from 40)
1,425 sold
A 41% drop in week two.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots (Atlantic)
#85 (from 13)
1,200 sold
A drop of 81%.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell(UMe)
#91 (from 124)
1,650 sold
A 39% boost. The song “When Bad Does Good” won a Grammy.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#107 (from 111)
1,080 sold

A 14% boost.





Papa Roach, Who Do You Trust? (Eleven Seven)
#111 (from 73)
1,040 sold
A 31% drop.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#117 (from 99)
1,000 sold

After 40 weeks, this has sold just under 147,000 total.



Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#119 (from 115)
990 sold

Over 175,000 sold.





Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#137 (from 161)
840 sold

A 25% boost.

#150 (from 147)
760 sold
After 10 weeks, this has sold over 20,000 in total.


Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#155 (from 144)
740 sold

A 1% boost.





Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#165 (from 164)
680 sold

I’m only just realizing we have three artists with two albums on the charts: Greta Van Fleet, Five Finger Death Punch, and Godsmack.

Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#195 (re-entry)
560 sold
This got boosted back up by 33%.
King Diamond, Songs For The Dead Live (Metal Blade)
#198 (from 112)
550 sold
A 40% second week drop.
MONO, Nowhere Now Here (Pelagic)
340 sold
A 71% drop in week two.
Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs(Roadrunner)
340 sold
A 47% drop.
Flotsam And Jetsam, The End Of Chaos (AFM)
290 sold
A 33% drop.





Evergrey, The Atlantic (AFM)
270 sold
A 76% drop in week two.
Jinjer, Micro EP (Napalm)
230 sold
A 10% drop.
Swallow The Sun, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light (Century Media)
230 sold
A drop of 73% in week two.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
200 sold
A 21% drop.
Starbreaker, Dysphoria (Frontiers)
170 sold
A 71% drop in week two.

A Pale Horse Named Death, When The World Becomes Undone (Long Branch)
150 sold

A drop of 4%.






Incite, Built to Destroy (Minus Head)
150 sold
A second week drop of 60%.
Afterlife, Breaking Point (Hopeless)
150 sold
A 28% boost brings this back up after dropping off last week.






Fever 333, Made An America (Roadrunner)
140 sold

A 17% boost. Yet another band with two releases on here.






Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
140 sold

A 33% boost. This turns 2 years old on the 24th.

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