Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
There were a lot of boosts in sales this week. It’s interesting how I write “A (number)% drop in sales” so often that when a boost happens I get this odd little beat of excitement. Even if it isn’t a band I care about or particularly like, it’s just neat because it isn’t the norm. And when it is a band I like, it’s all the more exciting. For example, I love that I’m still seeing Power Trip’s Nightmare Logic pop up every now and again 2.5 years after its debut (though I’d love to see a new album even more). Oh, and hey, Baroness is back.
Baroness, Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns)
Baroness’s fifth album marks their highest charting debut yet.
Thrice, Palms – Deeper Wells EP(Epitaph)
This EP is a followup to Thrice’s LP from last year.
Thank You Scientist, Terraformer(Evil Ink)
The band’s third album did not perform quite as well on the charts as its predecessor.
Pinkish Black, Concept Unification (Relapse)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Hate, Auric Gates Of Veles (Metal Blade Records)
This is the band’s eleventh studio album.
Jorn, Live on Death Road (Frontiers)
This live album was recorded during Jorn’s headlining set in Milan in 2018.
Ingested, Call Of The Void (Unique Leader)
This EP is the band’s followup to last year’s LP.
Bad Religion, Age Of Unreason (Epitaph)
This surged way back up after debuting in April.
Motionless In White, Disguise (Roadrunner)
#47 (from 4)
A drop of 87% in week two.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#55 (from 68)
A 19% boost.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Space Between(BMG)
#64 (from 61)
A 6% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#80 (from 87)
A 10% boost.
CHON, CHON (Sumerian)
#83 (from 21)
A 72% drop in week two.
A 34% boost with over 215,000 sold.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#100 (from 103)
A 12% boost.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#134 (from 141)
A 8% boost
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
#141 (from 169)
A 23% boost is berserk.
Death Angel, Humanicide (Nuclear Blast)
#142 (from 100)
A 25% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#149 (from 163)
A 12% boost.
Pelican, Nighttime Stories(Southern Lord)
#156 (from 80)
A 43% second week drop.
KISS, Kissworld – The Best of KISS (UMe)
A 42% boost back up the charts.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard (UMC)
#169 (from 177)
A 2% boost.
Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
A 6% boost.
A 45% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 27% boost.
A 11% boost
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
A 41% boost.
Texas Hippie Coalition, High In The Saddle (eOne)
A 22% drop.
Darkthrone, Old Star (Peaceville)
A 59% drop.
Black Mountain, Destroyer(Jagjaguwar)
A 34% drop.
Gloryhammer, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex (Napalm)
A 46% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 14% boost.
Venom, In Nomine Satanas (BMG)
A 36% boost.
Combichrist, One Fire (Out Of Line)
A 32% second week drop.
Cave In, Final Transmission (Hydra Head)
A 88% drop in week two.
The Protest, Legacy(Rockfest)
This came out a year ago, but is just now popping up.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
A big 121% boost back up.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
A 111% boost back up.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
This has popped up after a 31% boost.
Paul Gilbert, Behold Electric Guitar(Music Theories)
A 9% boost brings this up after dropping off last week.