Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I can’t pretend that I care much about Whitesnake, but I gotta say they’ve found an impressive excuse to release three consecutive compilations. Last year saw the release of The Rock Album and Love Songs. Now we’ve got The Blues Album. I didn’t even know Whitesnake ever played anything close to the blues. I had them pegged in your standard hard rock/glam realm but I guess you learn something new every day.
Notable Debuts:
Whitesnake, The Blues Album(Rhino)
Debut #38
1,875 sold
As the name implies, this is a compilation of remixes of Whitesnakes bluesier tracks.
Stick To Your Guns, The Meaning Remains EP (Pure Noise)
Debut #54
1,200 sold
This is the bands first release since 2017.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, L.W. (KGLW)
Debut #57
1,175 sold
The band’s seventeenth album comes only three months after its predecessor.
Icon For Hire, Amorphous (Self-Released)
Debut #70
970 sold
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Suffering Hour, The Cyclic Reckoning (Profound Lore)
Debut #107
670 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Gravesend, Methods Of Human Disposal (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #112
630 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Harakiri for the Sky, Mære (Art of Propaganda)
Debut #160
430 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Fallstar, Sunbreather(Facedown)
120 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Crystal Viper, The Cult (Listenable)
100 sold
This is the band’s eighth ablum.
Notable Sales:
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#2 (from 2)
7,400 sold
This holds the #2 spot despite a 49% drop.
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#7 (from 1)
4,500 sold
A 71% drop in week two.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#29 (from 25)
2,225 sold
A 18% drop.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
#81 (from 73)
830 sold
A 16% drop.
Accept, Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
#98 (from 70)
720 sold
A 28% drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#99 (from 87)
720 sold
A 12% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#106 (from 89)
680 sold
A 16% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#114 (from 68)
600 sold
A 42% drop.
Todd La Torre, Rejoice in the Suffering (RatPak)
#122 (from 108)
550 sold
A 16% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#130 (from 137)
530 sold
A 3% boost.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#140 (from 134)
480 sold
A 10% drop.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#143 (from 135)
470 sold
A 9% drop.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
#153 (re-entry)
440 sold
A whopping 752% boost back up.
Steven Wilson,The Future Bites (Caroline)
#160 (from 104)
430 sold
A 39% drop.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
#170 (re-entry)
400 sold
This is back on the charts after a few weeks off.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#189 (re-entry)
340 sold
A 5% boost was enough to bring this back up.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life(Inside Out)
310 sold
A 20% drop.
The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground(SPV)
280 sold
A 36% drop.
Asphyx, Necroceros (Century Media)
270 sold
A 33% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
250 sold
A 34% boost.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
190 sold
A 44% drop.
Therion, Leviathan(Nuclear Blast)
190 sold
A 45% boost back up.
180 sold
A 264% boost over a year after debuted.
Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
180 sold
A 18% drop.
Heretical Sect, Rapturous Flesh Consumed (Gilead)
170 sold
This came out last December.
Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
170 sold
A 25% drop.
Inglorious, We Will Ride(Frontiers)
150 sold
A 67% drop.
The Body, I’ve Seen All I Need To See (Thrill Jockey)
130 sold
A 20% boost.
130 sold
A 22% drop.
Nervosa, Perpetual Chaos (Napalm)
120 sold
A 22% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
120 sold
A 14% drop.
Durbin, The Beast Awakens(Frontiers)
120 sold
A 69% drop in week two.
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
120 sold
A 28% boost back up.
Deeds Of Flesh, Nucleus (Unique Leader)
120 sold
A 59% boost.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
120 sold
A 6% boost.
Humanity’s Last Breath, Välde(Unique Leader)
110 sold
A 71% drop in week two.
God Is An Astronaut, Ghost Tapes #10
100 sold
A 79% second week drop.