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!
KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
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)
Can you believe it’s their twenty-third studio album? NWOBHM to the maxxx.
Venom Prison, Erebos (Century Media)
This is the UK hardcore band’s fourth album. Check out our interview here! DO IT!
Rolo Tomassi, Where Myth Becomes Memory (MNRK)
Brighton/London/New Jersey, progressive metal.
Persefone, Metanoia (Napalm)
It’s the band’s seventh album.
Abysmal Dawn, Nightmare Frontier EP (Season Of Mist)
The first EP from the L.A. death metalers.
Movements, Live At Studio 4 (Fearless)
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)
A pessimistic sounding record that isn’t all doom and gloom. Fourth album for the Brighton based band.
Generation Kill, MKultra (Art Is War)
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).
Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)
#41 (from 7)
A 67% drop for the twenty-second album.
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
#68 (from 196
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#73 (from 115)
A 59% increase for the Michigan natives.
Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
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)
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)
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)
A 35% drop for the Californian psych rock and their sixth studio album.
Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#118 (from 112)
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)
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)
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)
This amazing album has a nice 37% jump in week four. Check out the wonderful Frankie Nasso directed video for “Two Towers” here!
Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#150 (from 170)
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)
Spiritbox returns with a 31% jump.
Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
BLS returns! The Zakk Wylde fronted band drop their eleventh studio album.
Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
Their big record drops 73% in week two.
Great American Ghost, Torture World EP (MNRK Heavy)
#185 (from 190)
Better this week with only a 7% drop for the Boston based band.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#188 (from 118)
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)
A 39% drop for the sixth album from the Pennsylvanian deathcore outfit.
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#200 (from 185)
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)
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)
Another 50% fall for the Finnish heavy metal band. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
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)
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)
An 26% increase for the profound and legendary guitarist. Apparently, he still wants to rejoin Judas Priest.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
A 6% decrease. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.