Metal By Numbers 3/15: Look at yourself, now back to me, now at the charts, now back to me

Posted by on March 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

What better way to follow up the release of a controversial Suicide Silence album than with a new release from another band that seems universally reviled. Not that you’d know it considering said band just had one of the best debuts of their career. Also, speaking of Suicide Silence, their new album has already dropped off the charts. Ouch. Really, the band that’s having the best week on here is Metallica, which may sound like a “duh” kind of statement, but in this day and age it’s still impressive for a band to climb up to the #2 spot sixteen weeks after the album’s debut. That’s not to mention the fact that the band pulled another roughly 5,000 units for The Black Album.


Notable Debuts:

Emmure, Look at Yourself (Sharptone)
Debut #26
7,400 sold

The band’s seventh album and first with an all new line-up earns the group its best debut to date.



Senses Fail, In Your Absence (Pure Noise)
Debut #41
4,500 sold

The band’s third EP releases ahead of their next full-length, which is said to be coming this year.


Within the Ruins, Halfway Human (eOne)
Debut #46
4,025 sold
The band’s fifth LP lands the band a top 50 debut and their highest charting album so far.
Converge, Jane Live (Deathwish)
Debut #93
2,225 sold
About 15 1/2 years after the release of the legendary Jane Doe, Converge have released their first live album which features the original LP in its entirety.
She Must Burn, Grimoire (Artery)
Debut #130
1,650 sold
Following a flow of sales from their debut EP, the band makes a solid debut with their first full-length album.
Darkest Hour, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (Southern Lord)
440 sold
Note: these are not the official debut numbers for this album, just some pre-street date numbers that made their way onto this week’s charts.
Wolfheart, Tyhjyys (Spinefarm)
320 sold
This is the third LP from this Finnish band.
Danko Jones, Wild Cat (AFM)
280 sold
This is the band’s eighth studio album.
Junius, Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light (Prosthetic)
280 sold
This is the band’s third full-length album.





Notable Sales:

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#2 (from 8)
79,000 sold

As previously reported, Metallica have leapt up to #2 on the charts after a 200% boost thanks to concert ticket bundle sales.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#96 (from 83)
2,125 sold

A 21% drop is not so skillful.





avengedsevenfoldthestageAvenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
#135 (from 114)
1,625 sold

A 18% drop. Maybe they’ll see more numbers this summer?





I Prevail - LifelinesI Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#137 (from 134)
1,625 sold

An 11% drop and over 60,000 sold at week 20.





All Them Witches, Sleeping Through the War (New West)
#139 (from 196)
1,575 sold

This defies the second week drop and instead gets a 40% boost.





ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#152 (from 145)
1,450 sold

A 14% drop





King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
#161 (from 49)
1,275 sold

A 71% drop in week two.






Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#166 (from 158)
1,225 sold

A 20% drop at week 15.





Korn-The_Serenity_of_Suffering-album_coverKorn, The Serenity of Suffering (Roadrunner)
#168 (from 184)
1,225 sold

This sells about the same as last week.





Overkill, The Grinding Wheel (Nuclear Blast)
#182 (from 160)
1,550 sold
A 23% drop, but don’t sweat it.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
#183 (from 71)
1,150 sold
A 63% drop in week two.





volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#200 (re-entry)
1,025 sold

A 7% boost is enough for this to poke its head up.





Kreator, Gods of Violence (Nuclear Blast)
630 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Immolation, Atonement (Nuclear Blast)
620 sold
A 74% drop in week two.
Six Feet Under, Torment (Metal Blade)
480 sold
This is 72% under what it debuted with last week.




hailthesun_culturescarsHail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
360 sold

This got boosted back up, dropped off, then got boosted up again.






Pissed Jeans, Why Love Now (Subpop)
340 sold

A 69% drop in week two.



Black Star Riders, Heavy Fire (Nuclear Blast)
320 sold

A slight drop of 6%.






Sanctuary, Inception (Century Media)
320 sold

A second week drop of 65%.





Fit for an Autopsy, Absolute Hope Absolute Hell (eOne)
280 sold

This gets a boost ahead of the band’s new album dropping this Friday.


Zeal & Ardor, Devil Is Fine (MVKA)
260 sold
A 70% drop is not fine.

through fire breathThrough Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
260 sold

A 26% boost brings this back up.






letters-from-the-fireLetters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
220 sold

A big 65% boost brings this up.






bad-seed-risingBad Seed Rising, Awake In Color (Roadrunner)
220 sold

This get a boosty back up during their tour with Memphis May Fire.






amaranthe - maximalismAmaranthe, Maximalism (Spinefarm)
210 sold

A 10% drop






Iron Reagan, Crossover Ministry (Relapse)
200 sold

A drop of 44%.



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