Metal By Numbers 6/3: Old Man Gloom bring light and darkness

Posted by on June 3, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The last time Old Man Gloom put out two albums at once, they actually had a third album: a fake promo album featuring edited material from both albums. So I was a bit wary when I saw the band was releasing two albums again, but so far it seems like its all legit this time around and significantly less confusing. Then again, it’s only been just shy of two weeks, so who the hell knows if the band has a troll up their sleeve.
Also, I know I usually use this intro blurb as my occasional little soapbox in this corner of the Internet, and you’d think I’d have something big to say given current events. Fact is, there are other people saying things better elsewhere than I ever could, and while it’s important to know when to speak up, it’s arguably more important to know when to listen and hear what someone else is saying. So when you’re done looking over the charts and return to whatever news of social media you might be scrolling through, I encourage you to listen and hear others, because right now the people have a lot to say.
Notable Debuts:
Old Man Gloom, Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning (Profound Lore)
Debut #61
1,150 sold
This is one of two Old Man Gloom albums debuting this week.
Old Man Gloom, Seminar IX: Darkness of Being (Profound Lore)
Debut #94
740 sold
These two albums mark Old Man Gloom’s first releases since 2014. They’re also the first releases since the death of Caleb Scofield. Former bandmate Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In) fills in for him.
Caligula’s Horse, Rise Radiant (InsideOut)
Debut #108
630 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
One Desire, Midnight Empire (Frontiers)
Debut #147
440 sold
This is the band’s second studio album.
Cauldron Black Ram, Slaver (20 Buck Spin)
180 sold
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Revenge, Strike.Smother.Dehumanize (Season Of Mist)
170 sold
This is the band’s sixth studio album.
Die Kreatur, Panoptikum (Napalm)
140 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Her Chariot Awaits, Her Chariot Awaits(Frontiers)
120 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Crossfaith, Species (UNFD)
120 sold
This is the band’s fourth EP.
Relent, Heart Attack (Rockfest)
90 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Chunky Shrapnel (Flightless)
#10 (re-entry)
4,100 sold
This debuted a month ago, but it has skyrocketed back up the charts.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#38 (from 35)
1,650 sold
A 10% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#41 (from 31)
1,575 sold
A 22% drop with just under 80,000 sold.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#58 (from 48)
1,200 sold
A 21% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#74 (from 67)
940 sold
A 8% drop.
Joe Satriani, Shapeshifting(Legacy)
#89 (from 187)
810 sold
A huge 111% boost with just under 10,000 sold.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#91 (from 99)
760 sold
A 4% drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#92 (from 114)
750 sold
A 18% boost.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#100 (from 67)
700 sold
A 18% drop.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#111 (from 74)
570 sold
A 41% drop.
Testament, Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
#118 (from 141)
540 sold
A 6% boost with just under 15,000 sold.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#126 (from 131)
500 sold
A 11% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#129 (from 136)
490 sold
A 10% drop.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#134 (from 146)
470 sold

A 4% drop.

Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#142 (from 164)
440 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
#164 (re-entry)
380 sold
A 12% boost back onto the charts.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#164 (from 160)
380 sold
A 14% drop.
Paradise Lost, Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)
#167 (from 48)
380 sold
A 75% drop in week two.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#167 (from 181)
380 sold
A 4% drop.
Skillet, Victorious (Atlantic)
#177 (from 195)
360 sold
A 4% drop.
#182 (from 178)
350 sold
A 11% drop.
Asking Alexandria, Like A House On Fire (Sumerian)
#196 (from 6)
330 sold
This dropped 95% in its second week.
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still (Debemur Morti)
290 sold
An impressive 174% boost.
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
180 sold
A 25% drop.
Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville)
140 sold
A 23% drop.
Havok, V(Century Media)
130 sold
A 42% drop.
Warbringer, Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm)
110 sold
A 16% drop.
Triptykon with the Metropole Orkest, Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)(Century Media)
110 sold
A 86% drop in week two.
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
100 sold
A 24% drop.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
90 sold
A 32% drop.
Demons & Wizards, III (Century Media)
90 sold
A 34% boost back up.

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