Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I spent the first five minute writing this week’s edition of MBN thinking “I should listen to that Pretty Reckless song that was big on the radio a few years ago, it was catchy.” The song I was thinking of is “Heaven Knows,” but I went looking for “I Miss The Misery,” which is a Halestorm song. So I was confused for a few minutes. Shows what I know. Anyway, they’ve got the number 1 album on the Top Current albums chart, which is no small feat. considering spots 2 and 3 are taken up by Foo Fighters and. Taylor Swift respectively.
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
The Pretty Reckless’s fourth album didn’t top the first-week sales of its predecessor, but it’s number one on the Current Album charts.
Love and Death, Perfectly Preserved (Blind Tiger)
This is the second album from the band fronted by Brian “Head” Welch.
Abiotic, Ikigai (The Artisan Era)
This is the band’s third studio album.
Sirenia, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations (Napalm)
This is the band’s tenth album.
God Is An Astronaut, Ghost Tapes #10
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Inglorious, We Will Ride (Frontiers)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Michael Schenker Group, Immortal (Nuclear Blast)
This is the 14th release under the moniker Michael Schenker Group, as opposed to the more recent Michael Schenker Fest releases from 2018 and 2019.
Durbin, The Beast Awakens (Frontiers)
This is the first release from former Quiet Riot singer James Durbin under the moniker Durbin.
Humanity’s Last Breath, Välde (Unique Leader)
This is the band’s third album.
Demon King, The Final Tyranny (The Artisan Era)
This is the band’s debut EP. Also the vocalist and I have the same name. How about that?
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#2 (from 1)
A 77% drop only brought this down to the number two spot.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#25 (from 20)
A 8% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#68 (from 75)
A 3% boost.
Accept, Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
#70 (from 65)
A 23% drop.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
#73 (from 45)
A 39% drop in week two.
A 2% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#89 (from 88)
A 6% drop.
Steven Wilson,The Future Bites (Caroline)
#104 (from 58)
A 50% drop.
I Prevail, Post Traumatic (Fearless)
A whopping 857 % boost back onto the charts.
Todd La Torre, Rejoice in the Suffering (RatPak)
#108 (from 15)
A 85% drop in week two.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#134 (from 134)
#134 (from 134)
This holds the same position as last week after an 8% drop.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#135 (from 135)
This also holds the same position as last week.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#137 (from 104)
A 28% drop.
Asphyx, Necroceros (Century Media)
A big 139% boost up.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life(Inside Out)
#185 (from 61)
A 72% drop in week two.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Lockdown 2020(Mailboat)
#192 (from 171)
A 21% drop.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
A 28% drop.
Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
A 60% drop.
Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
A 7% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 10% drop.
Nervosa, Perpetual Chaos (Napalm)
A 12% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
A 26% drop.
Therion, Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)
A 64% boost back up.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
112% boost back up.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
A 3% drop.
The Body, I’ve Seen All I Need To See(Thrill Jockey)
A 61% drop.
Korpiklaani, Jylhä (Nuclear Blast)
A 73% drop in week two.