Metal By Numbers 4/1: Trailing behind Lana Del Rey

Posted by on April 1, 2021

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

What? No, of course I’m not going to do some half-assed April Fools joke with the charts. Do you really think I would do something like that? I know how annoyed people get when I include releases on here that aren’t considered “metal enough” and I’m not trying to start a fire. Anyway, Lana Del Rey is the top debut of the week (and that’s actually the truth).


Notable Debuts:

Lana Del Rey, Chemtrails Over The Country Club (Interscope)
Debut #1
58,250 sold

This is Lana Del Rey’s seventh album.




Papa Roach, Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years (Better Noise)
Debut #50
1,950 sold

This is Papa Roach’s second greatest hits album; their last one was in 2010.





Serj Tankian, Elasticity (Alchemy Recordings/BMG)
Debut #62
1,525 sold

 This is Tankian first EP and first solo release in 8 years.




Saxon, Inspirations (Militia Guard)
Debut #86
1,150 sold

This is a covers album featuring songs by Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and more.



Faith No More, Who Care A Lot? Greatest Hits (Rhino)
Debut #129
760 sold

This is a limited edition vinyl release of the original 1998 compilation. 





MONO, Beyond The Past • live In London With The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra (Temporary Residence)
Debut #140
690 sold

This live show recorded in 2019 celebrated MONO’s 20th anniversary.





Dvne, Etemen Ænka (Metal Blade)
Debut #172
550 sold

This is the band’s second album.




Debut #177
530 sold

This is the band’s fifth album.




Distant, Dusk of Anguish (Unique Leader)
240 sold

This EP is a followup to the band’s sophomore album from last year.





Depths of Hatred, Inheritance (Prosthetic)
160 sold

This is the band’s third album.




Notable Sales:

Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#4 (re-entry)
10,675 sold

This is the physical release of Chris Cornell’s posthumous album.




Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#12 (from 1)
6,350 sold

 A second week drop of 76% drop.




Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#26 (from 22)
3,100 sold

 A 10% drop.




Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#37 (from 12)
2,475 sold

 A 47% drop.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#41 (from 39)
2,200 sold

A tiny 1% drop.





Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC)
#52 (from 27)
1,800 sold

A 33% drop.





A Day To Remember, You’re Welcome (Fueled By Ramen)
#66 (from 41)
1,475 sold

A 32% drop. 





The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#91 (from 97)
1,050 sold

A 15% boost.





Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#105 (from 107)
950 sold

A 13% boost.





Various Artists, Many Faces of Def Leppard (Music Brokers Arg)
#123 (from 129)
790 sold

This came on the charts a few weeks back.





Eyehategod, A History of Nomadic Behavior (Century Media)
#125 (from 24)
790 sold

 A 71% drop in week two.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#132 (from 108)
740 sold

 A 11% drop. 





Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#143 (from 137)
680 sold

A 1% boost.




Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#157 (from 144)
600 sold

 A 3% drop.





Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#158 (from 126)
590 sold

 A 16% drop. 





Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#159 (from 161)
590 sold

 A 7% boost.




Architects, For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph)
#166 (from 65)
580 sold

 A 56% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#181 (from 176)
500 sold

A 1% drop.





Regional Justice Center, Crime And Punishment (Closed Casket Activities)
380 sold

This gets a whopping 326% boost.





Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
330 sold

 A 56% boost.





Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
310 sold

 A 44% boost.






Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
260 sold

 A 24% drop.





Kreator, Under The Guillotine (Noise)
240 sold

 A second week 70% drop.






Enforced, Kill Grid (Century Media)
240 sold

A 63% drop in week two.





Melvins, Working With God(Ipecac)
230 sold

A 24% drop.




Thunder, All The Right Noises (BMG)
200 sold

A 74% drop in week two.






John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
180 sold

A 35% boost.






Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
180 sold

A 11% drop.






The Crown, Royal Destroyer (Metal Blade Records)
170 sold

A 71% second week drop.






Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
170 sold

A 34% boost.






Todd La Torre, Rejoice in the Suffering (RatPak)
150 sold

A 20% boost.




Heart Healer, The Metal Opera by Magnus Karlsson (Frontiers)
140 sold

A 66% second week drop.






Witherfall, Curse Of Autumn (Century Media)
130 sold

A 106% boost back up.





Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
130 sold

A 198% boost back up.






Baest, Necro Sapiens (Century Media)
130 sold

This came out earlier this month and only just cropped up on the charts.




The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground(SPV)
130 sold

A 51% drop.





Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
120 sold
This pops up after a few months away.




Moonspell, Hermitage (Napalm)

120 sold


A 26% drop.




Seventh Day Slumber, Unseen: The Lion and the Lamb (Nashville)

120 sold


This came out back in January and is a combination of the band’s two previous EP’s.



Unleash The Archers, Abyss (Napalm)

120 sold


A 10% drop.



Dark Tranquillity, Moment (Century Media)
120 sold

A 140% boost back up.





Sunstorm, Afterlife(Frontiers)
110 sold

A 71% drop in week two.





Evergrey, Escape Of The Phoenix (AFM)
110 sold

A 1% boost.





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