Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
A day late but the charts are in! To contrast the week prior, not many records had a substantial increase. A couple of bands climb the charts but most had a slight dip in sales. A personal favorite of mine, Light The Torch, took a big drop, which is shame given how great the album is. Only three notable debuts week compared to last week’s ten.
At The Gates, The Nightmare Of Being (Century Media)
The founders of melodic death metal crush the charts with their seventh studio album debut.
Check out our interview with frontman Tomas Lindberg here!
Born Of Osiris, Angel Or Alien (Sumerian Records)
Sixth studio album by the metalcore Illinois natives.
Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#21 (from 25)
A slight rise in the charts for Van Halen offspring but still a 25% drop from last week.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#71 (from 110)
The veteran Foo Fighters staying steady and consistent matching their last week sales.
Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
#73 (from 2)
Unfortunate second week for the Ohio natives with a massive 91% drop.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#86 (from 130)
A slight rise in the charts by almost matching their last week sales. We salute you.
Dance Gavin Dance, Tree City Sessions 2 (Rise Records)
#94 (from 51)
DGD re-entered the charts last week and continue to be a force. They even charted higher than bands who debuted last week.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#110 (from 137)
Gojira’s indigenous metal effort continues it’s fall by another 6%.
Fear Factory, Aggression Continuum(Nuclear Blast)
#113 (from 109)
Dino and the gang are still falling with another 35% drop but not as bad as their previous week.
Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
#118 (from 52)
Helloween’s third week brings a 66% drop.
Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#120 (from 155)
Only a 4% difference. Not bad for a band about to hit the road this fall with Halestorm.
Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
#129 (from 124)
Minor dip for the Chicago punk natives. I guess you can say, they’re not rising against the charts..
#164 (from 167)
Another 27% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, L.W.(KGLW)
Melbourne’s favorite returns to the chart after falling off for one week. Previously checked in with 720 sold.
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#180 (from 97)
A big change from last week at a 63% drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
184 (from 184)
I must admit, I love seeing Metallica in the charts. Even though they remained in the same chart position, they dropped 19% in sales.
KISS, KISS Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (UMe)
KISS has re-entered the chat! Before they fell off, they sold 1,125 copies.
Lord Of The Lost, Judas (Napalm Records)
The epitome of gothic metal with their biggest sounding record.
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
#143 (from 40)
A big 77% drop after their debut for their eighteenth studio album.
Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
#149 (from 28)
A big 83% drop. This album needs more love. Take a peek at my review here!
A substantial 67% boost for the Iron Maiden guitarist.
Cerebral Rot, Excretion Of Mortality (20 Buck Spin)
Their second LP drops 59% in week two.
Tilian, Factory Reset (Rise Records)
85% drop for the Dance Gavin Dance frontman.
Amenra, De Doorn (Relapse Records)
85% drop for their seventh studio album. I’m still surprised it’s not named Mass VII.
Perturbator, Lustful Sacraments(Blood Music)
A small 6% increase, but better than other weeks.
Flotsam And Jetsam, Blood In The Water (AFM)
Their fourteenth studio album drops another 30% in week five.
Turnstile, TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION, (Roadrunner Records)
Second week drop for the hardcore outfit with 27%.
Witch Vomit, Abhorrent Rapture (20 Buck Spin)
This EP fell off last week but returned with an impressive 340% increase.
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
The proggy supergroup returns to the charts with a vengeance.
Crypta, Echoes Of The Soul(Napalm)
A 22% drop in week four.
Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
The dip continues with 25% drop.
Burning Witches, The Witch Of The North (Nuclear Blast)
A small dip for the female powered band.
Citizen, Life In Your Glass World (Run for Cover)
The post-hardcore trio dropped this album back in March 26, 2021.
The Absence, Coffinized (M-Theory)
Florida death metal at it’s finest form.
Nanowar Of Steel, Italian Folk Metal (Napalm Records)
Heavy metal comedy gold hailing from Rome.