Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Do I have any Iron & Wine fans in the house who caught my reference in the article title? No? Ah, oh well then. There’s a handful of new albums on the charts and, if you’re anything like me, you’re logging each and every band that even remotely interests you onto a big ol’ list for later listening. And, if you’re like me, for every one album you finish listening to, three more get added to the list, pretty much guaranteeing you’ll never get to hear everything by year’s end. Unless, of course, we end up in a major quarantine situation again. That’ll free up some listening time.
Fake Names, Fake Names (Epitatph)
This is the debut album from a new band featuring members of Refused and Bad Religion.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement II: B-Sides for Charity (Metal Blade)
#27 (from 31)
This only dropped 9% in week two and actually went up a few spots.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#28 (from 35)
This sold about the same as last week and has sold over 75,000 sold in total.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#29 (from 24)
A 24% drop.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#36 (from 30)
A 28% drop.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#44 (from 43)
A 23% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#66 (from 63)
A 14% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#67 (from 73)
A 8% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#76 (from 72)
A 10% drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#86 (from 98)
A 6% drop with over 10,000 sold.
Danzig, Sings Elvis(Cleopatra)
#95 (from 61)
A 42% drop.
The Black Dahlia Murder, Verminous (Metal Blade)
#105 (from 131)
A 8% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#114 (from 87)
A 15% drop with the same position as last week.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard(UMC)
#115 (from 118)
A 13% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#127 (from 130)
A 7% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#136 (from 148)
A 5% drop.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N.(Eleven Seven)
A big 54% boost back up.
Havok, V(Century Media)
#146 (from 58)
A 66% second week drop.
The Used, Heartwork (Big Noise)
#149 (from 116)
A 30% drop.
Nightwish, Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast)
#150 (from 125)
A 21% drop with over 10,000 sold.
Joe Satriani, Shapeshifting(Legacy)
#158 (from 106)
A 43% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#160 (from 159)
A 6% drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Mötley Crüe (Music Brokers Arg)
Like The Many Faces of Metallica, this is another compilation that 1) came out some time ago that I’ve only just noticed and 2) I have no idea what exactly it is or who it’s for. It’s got members of Mötley Crüe playing covers, other bands covering Mötley Crüe, and other bands covering random songs.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#182 (from 198)
Just under 70,000 sold.
Skid Row, Skid Row 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition(Atlantic)
#185 (from 162)
A 18% drop.
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
#186 (from 79)
A 60% second week drop.
Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville)
A 65% drop.
Cirith Ungol, Forever Black(Metal Blade)
A 16% drop
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still(Debemur Morti)
A 8% boost.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
A 16% drop.
Warbringer, Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm)
A 50% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 108% boost brings this back up.
A 6% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 5% drop.
Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kyns(Nuclear Blast)
A 66% drop.
Sons of Apollo, MMXX(Inside Out)
A 84% boost brings this back up.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
A 39% boost.