Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s hard for me to find time to just sit and listen to new music nowadays and it’s harder when it’s early in the year and I haven’t found anything I’m interested in yet. Luckily, there’s a new Kvelertak album out, and I that’s what I chose to listen to while writing up this week’s Metal By Numbers. I also listened to the new Ozzy Osbourne album, and if you check out Headbanger’s Brawl you can read what I and the rest of the Metal Insider staff thought of it.
Hollywood Undead, New Empire, Vol. 1 (BMG)
This debuted with less than three times what its predecessor sold.
Suicide Silence, Become The Hunter (Nuclear Blast)
The band’s sixth studio album sold less, charted higher than its negatively received predecessor.
Black Swan, Shake The World (Frontiers)
This band features current and former members of Whitesnake, Dokken, Ace Frehley.
Kvelertak, Splid (Rise)
Kvelertak’s third album charted higher, sold lower than its 2016 predecessor.
Brian Posehn, Grandpa Metal (Megaforce)
Brian Posehn, who wrote the song this column is named after, releases his first album since 2013.
Ihsahn, Telemark (Candlelight)
This is Ihsan’s first EP.
Archon Angel, Fallen (Frontiers Music)
This is the debut album by the a band fronted by Zak Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle)
Psychotic Waltz, The God-Shaped Void(Century Media)
This is the band’s fifth studio album and first in 24 years.
Seven Spires, Emerald Seas (Frontiers Music)
This is the band’s second studio album.
Necrowretch, The Ones From Hell (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Godthrymm, Reflections (Profound Lore)
This is the band’s debut album.
Hardline, Life Live (Frontiers)
Hardline’s new album comes a year after their latest studio album.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#41 (from 32)
A 13% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#66 (from 65)
A 9% boost.
Stone Temple Pilots, Perdida (Rhino)
#91 (from 13)
A 78% second week drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#101 (from 88)
A 6% drop.
Theory Of A Deadman, Say Nothing(Atlantic)
#104 (from 60)
A 33% drop.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#150 (from 155)
Another 17% boost.
Avenged Sevenfold, Diamonds in the Rough(Warner Bros.)
#151 (from 22)
A 82% drop in week two.
#161 (from 138)
A 4% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#176 (from 137)
A 12% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#177 (from 162)
A 2% boost.
Sons of Apollo, MMXX(Inside Out)
A 18% drop.
Bodysnatcher, This Heavy Void (Stay Sick)
This sold about the same as last week.
Delain, Apocalypse & Chill(Napalm)
A drop of 80% in week two.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
A 19% drop.
British Lion, The Burning(Explorer1)
A 22% boost.
Midnight, Rebirth By Blasphemy (Metal Blade)
A 9% drop.
Revolution Saints, Rise(Frontiers)
A 5% boost.
Lorna Shore, Immortal(Century Media)
A 10% boost.
Caspian, On Circles (Triple Crown)
A 12% drop.
Sylosis, Cycle Of Suffering (Nuclear Blast)
A 78% drop in week two.
Richie Kotzen, 50 For 50(CD Baby)
A 62% drop.
A 3% drop.
Loathe, I Let It In And It Took Everything (SharpTone)
A 83% second week drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 14% boost.
Annihilator, Ballistic, Sadistic (Silver Lining)
A 2% drop.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
A 1% boost.
Diabulus In Musica, Euphonic Entropy (Napalm)