Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Cloakroom, Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
The band celebrates their tenth anniversary with this new album.
Guns N’ Roses, Hard/Absurd EP(Interscope)
A new EP that will include studio versions of the two songs, “Hard Skool” and “Absurd.” It will also have live versions of classics “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy.”
Earthless, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
Californian psych rock with their sixth studio album.
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life (Unique Leader)
The sixth album from the Pennsylvanian deathcore outfit.
Our Lady Peace, Spiritual Machines II (BMG)
This is their tenth studio album and a sequel to their 2000 concept album, Spiritual Machines.
Praying Mantis, Katharsis (Frontiers)
The twelfth studio album from the UK heavy metal band.
Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#93 (from 103)
Volbeat’s eighth studio album jumps a small 4%. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).
Don Broco, Amazing Things (Sharptone)
A crazy and random 344% increase for their fourth studio album. The physical release on 28 January 2022 allowed the album to become the band’s first UK No.1 album.
Melvins, Five Legged Dog (Ipecac Recordings)
This is their 25th album and is also their first acoustic album.
Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#112 (from 59)
Underoath falls 41%. Cath them on tour with Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#115 (from 69)
The Michigan based band drops again by 33%.
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#126 (from 111)
The mighty Iron Maiden fall again with 8% this week. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!
Battle Beast, Circus Of Doom (Nuclear Blast)
#161 (from 70)
A 55% fall for the Finnish heavy metal band. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.
Exodus, Persona Non Grata(Nuclear Blast)
#165 (from 186)
A 10% increase for their eleventh studio album. Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.
Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#170 (from 142)
Mastodon falls 20% in week fourteen. Check out Mastodon’s Brent Hinds on Matt Pike’s (High on Fire) new solo track “Lands” here!
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#190 (from 123)
Ice Nine Kills falls back down with a 35% decrease. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#185 (from 65)
A 66% 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.
Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
#186 (from 36)
This amazing album unfortunately falls again by 82% in week three. Check out the wonderful Frankie Nasso directed video for “Two Towers” here!
Great American Ghost, Torture World EP (MNRK Heavy)
#190 (from 135)
A 34% drop for the Boston based band.
Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
Their big record drops 73% in week two.
Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
Brewing from the swamps of Florida, the six track onslaught of death metal make a return to the charts!
Comeback Kid, Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast)
A 63% drop for the Canadian hardcore outfit and their seventh album. Produced by John Paul Peters (Cancer Bats, Propagandhi).
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat drop again by 37%.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
A 16% decrease. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.
Vulvodynia, Praenuntius Infiniti (Unique Leader)
“Vulvodynia is a chronic, severe vaginal pain with no identifiable cause.” The fifth album from South African slam juggernauts.
KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
An 18% decrease for the profound and legendary guitarist. Apparently, he still wants to rejoin Judas Priest.
Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
Archspire is back after a short stint away from the charts! Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.
Shadow Of Intent, Elegy (Blood Blast)
The Symphonic deathcore outfit from Connecticut fall a substantial 41%.
Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
Their second studio album has a small 3% rise. Surprisingly, they might sue their label Sumerian.