Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
There was a time in a my life were I was at a show at least every two months or so. The last show I went to was Dream Theater in March 2019. Life got busy, and since then every time a new crop of tour dates gets announced I look for a date in my state and think “Hey, maybe I’ll finally get to go to a show again.” Now, no one is going to shows, as I’m sure many of you are painfully aware. Hopefully no one was planning on recording a live album this year, eh? One thing’s for sure: as soon as shows start up again, the pits are going to be a wild place to be.
August Burns Red, Guardians (Fearless)
August Burns Red’s ninth album is in the top five, though it didn’t outdo its predecessor’s debut.
RED, Declaration (Red Entertainment)
This charted higher, sold lower than its predecessor.
Testament, Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
This sold less than half of its predecessor’s debut.
Ad Infinitum, Chapter I: Monarchy (Napalm)
This is the band’s debut album.
tētēma, Necroscape (Ipecac)
This is the second album from the Mike Patton fronted project.
WVRM, Colony Collapse(Prosthetic)
This is the band’s third album.
Lady Beast, The Vulture’s Amulet (Reaper Metal)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Viscerals (Rocket)
This is the band’s debut album. Also, to save you counting, there are seven “Pigs” in band’s name.
The band Jazz Sabbath, depending on who you ask, is either: A) a long-lost jazz band from 1968 that had all its material stolen by Black Sabbath, or B) a goofy side project by Black Sabbath and Ozzy keyboardist Adam Wakeman. Which is true? You decide.
Conception, State of Deception(Conception Sound Factory)
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
This is a rerelease of the band’s album that came out last year.
Cabal, Drag Me Down(Long Branch Records)
This is the band’s second album.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#7 (from 2)
A 85% drop, but still in the top 10.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#25 (from 6)
A 83% drop in week two.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#31 (from 28)
A 10% drop with over 65,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#65 (from 68)
A 13% drop.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#71 (from 82)
A 3% boost.
Tesla, Five Man London Jam (UMe)
#91 (from 10)
A 90% in week two.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#123 (from 144)
A 7% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#125 (from 136)
This sold the same as last week.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#142 (from 184)
A 17% boost.
#149 (from 141)
A 13% drop with over 65,000 sold.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#186 (from 121)
A 35% drop.
Skid Row, Skid Row 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition(Atlantic)
A tiny 2% boost brings this back up.
Igorrr, Spirituality And Distortion (Metal Blade)
A 68% drop in week two.
Myrkur, Folkesange (Relapse)
A 43% drop.
Me & That Man, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1 (Napalm)
A 79% second week drop.
Stitched Up Heart, Darkness(Another Century)
A 29% drop.
Heaven Shall Burn, Of Truth And Sacrifice(Century Media)
A 38% drop.