Metal By Numbers 2/16: KoRn’s “Requiem” tops the charts

Posted by on February 21, 2022

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

An interesting week for metal as most of the numbers rise in some fashion. KoRn tops our list and we see some interesting returns from Black Label Society, Jinjer, and more. Enjoy another week of charts!


Notable Debuts:

KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
Debut #2
19,500 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album debuts at #2 here but only charts at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200. This is the first time since their self-titled debut that they haven’t charted within the top 10.





Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
Debut #36
2,300 sold

Can you believe it’s their twenty-third studio album? NWOBHM to the maxxx.






Venom Prison, Erebos (Century Media)
Debut #109
650 sold

This is the UK hardcore band’s fourth album. Check out our interview here! DO IT!






Rolo Tomassi, Where Myth Becomes Memory (MNRK)
Debut #148
475 sold

Brighton/London/New Jersey, progressive metal.







Persefone, Metanoia (Napalm)
280 sold

It’s the band’s seventh album.







Abysmal Dawn, Nightmare Frontier EP (Season Of Mist)
200 sold

The first EP from the L.A. death metalers.







Movements, Live At Studio 4 (Fearless)
#115 debut
640 sold

An up-close and personal performance from Movements. It was released digitally on December 17 but now vinyl has been released!






As It Is,  I Went to Hell and Back (Fearless)
375 sold

A pessimistic sounding record that isn’t all doom and gloom. Fourth album for the Brighton based band.







Generation Kill, MKultra (Art Is War)
300 sold

The Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus) fronted band drop their third album. Guest appearances by Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), and John Joseph (Cro-Mags).





Notable Sales:

Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#40 (from 41)
2,100 sold
Skillet increase 3% in their fourth week.






Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)
#41 (from 7)
2,050 sold

A 67% drop for the twenty-second album.






Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
#68 (from 196
1,150 sold

Poppy returns..again!






Steve Vai, Inviolate (Favored Nations/Mascot)
#70 (from 24)
1,100 sold

The legendary guitarist drops 61%. It’s his tenth studio album.






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#73 (from 115)
1,075 sold

A 59% increase for the Michigan natives.






Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
950 sold

A whopping 281% increase. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.







Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#94 (from 93)
800 sold

Volbeat’s eighth studio album jumps an even smaller 1%. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#102 (from 126)
700 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden rise again with 13%. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Earthless, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
#111 (from 79)
650 sold

A 35% drop for the Californian psych rock and their sixth studio album.






Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#118 (from 112)
600 sold

Underoath falls 12% and drops six spots. Catch them on tour with  Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#125 (from 190)
575 sold

Ice Nine Kills gets right back up with a 51% jump after dropping 35% last week. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!






Cloakroom, Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
#134 (from 53)
550 sold

A 66% drop in week two. The band celebrates their tenth anniversary with this new album.






Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
#142 (from 186)
500 sold

This amazing album has a nice 37% jump in week four. Check out the wonderful Frankie Nasso directed video for “Two Towers” here!






Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#145 (from 152)
475 sold

FFDP maintain their success with a 1% rise. 52,500 copies sold YTD.






Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#150 (from 170)
475 sold

Mastodon jump right back up with 15% in week fifteen. Check out Mastodon’s Brent Hinds on Matt Pike’s (High on Fire) new solo track “Lands” here!






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#161 (from re-entry)
450 sold

Spiritbox returns with a 31% jump.






Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
#173 (re-entry)
400 sold

BLS returns! The Zakk Wylde fronted band drop their eleventh studio album.






Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
380 sold

Their big record drops 73% in week two.






Trivium, In The Court Of The Dragon (Roadrunner Records)
#183 (from 54)
380 sold

Trivium drop 77% after their return to the charts. Check out frontman Matt Heafy’s new band Ibaraki.






Great American Ghost, Torture World EP (MNRK Heavy)
#185 (from 190)
375 sold

Better this week with only a 7% drop for the Boston based band.






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#188 (from 118)
375 sold

Another substantial 71% jump for the Foo Fighters! Perhaps their North American tour announcement did the trick?






The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life (Unique Leader)
#196 (from 130)
375 sold

A 39% drop for the sixth album from the Pennsylvanian deathcore outfit.






Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#198 (from 189)
370 sold

WvH sees a very small 1% rise.






Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#200 (from 185)
350 sold

A 3% decrease. Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Watch the short film here.






Grayscale, Umbra (Fearless)
300 sold

Grayscale return to the charts with their 3rd studio album.






Ashes Of Ares, Emperors And Fools (Rock Of Angels)
250 sold (re-entry)

The third album by the Newburgh, NY, progressive power metal band.







Battle Beast, Circus Of Doom (Nuclear Blast)
215 sold

Another 50% fall for the Finnish heavy metal band. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.







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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat jump up by 23%.







Portrayal Of Guilt, Christfucker (Run For Cover)
180 sold (re-entry)

The abrasively titled second full length album from the hardcore kids in Austin.






Age Of Apocalypse, Grim Wisdom (CCAC)
160 sold

Their first full-length album. Produced by the band and Taylor Young of The Pit Recording Studio.







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
150 sold (re-entry)

A 72% return for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Check out their new video for “Disclosure!







Swallow The Sun, Moonflowers (Century Media)
150 sold (re-entry)

The Jyväskylä natives eighth studio album returns to the charts!







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

An 26% increase for the profound and legendary guitarist. Apparently, he still wants to rejoin Judas Priest.







Vildhjarta, Måsstaden Under Vatten (Century Media)
140 sold (re-entry)

The Swede’s are back on the charts! “Toxin” is disgustingly heavy.







Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
130 sold

A 6% decrease. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.



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