Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Rise Against lead another week where a band charts high, but sells less than previous albums. It’s a trend that’s been pointed out a few times this year from Suicide Silence to last week’s Miss May I. That being said, let’s not forget the bands that are doing some of the most impressive numbers of their careers including Suffocation, who landed their best debut with their new album. On another note, I had a commenter asking for Korn numbers, which I happen to have. Just a note: for this column, myself and Bram (who takes over when I’m not around) use the numbers listed on the Top Current Albums and Top New Artists charts. If there’s a band you’re asking after and we don’t post it, it’s just because we don’t have the info. So, for those interested, Korn’s The Serenity of Suffering sold 600 copies and sold around 123,000 in total.
Rise Against, Wolves
The band’s latest reached the same chart position as its 2014 predecessor
, but didn’t sell quite as much.
The band’s eighth album marks the best debut of their career. Check how it compares to its 2013 predecessor.
Anathema’s eleventh album marks their first foray onto the Billboard 200.
This is the band’s fifth EP.
This is the band’s second LP.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#47 (from 18)
A 63% drop with nearly 125,000 sold.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
A tour and a price drop launch this back onto the charts.
Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#103 (from 62)
A 29% drop with over 42,000 sold.
Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)
#116 (from 90)
A 15% drop with over 25,000 sold.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#166 (from 166)
This hold the same position as last week.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#164 (from 164)
A small boost of 4%.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
A 12% boost back onto the charts with just under 80,000 sold.
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
#190 (from 142)
A 25% drop with just under 70,000 sold.
Mutoid Man, War Moans (Sargent House)
A 73% drop in week two.
Alestorm, No Grave But The Sea (Napalm Records)
A 42% drop is grave.
Wednesday 13, Condolences
A 75% drop in week two.
Unleash The Archers, Apex (Napalm)
A second week 76% drop.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed
A boost of 22%.
A 73% second week drop.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
Another boost, this time by 75%.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic
A boost of 20% with over 10,000 sold.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
A boost of 14%.
A 69% drop.
Sólstafir, Berdreyminn (Season of Mist)
A 14% boost.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
A 46% with over 11,000 sold.