Metal By Numbers 7/15: A day behind

Posted by on July 15, 2021

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.


Notable Debuts:

At The Gates, The Nightmare Of Being (Century Media)
Debut #14
3,125 sold

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)
Debut #19
2,675 sold

Sixth studio album by the metalcore Illinois natives.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
Debut #192
475 sold

Did you know frontman Ivan Moody is a poet and bassist Chris Kael is a Kentucky colonel? The more you know..




Notable Sales:

Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#21 (from 25)
2,575 sold

A slight rise in the charts for Van Halen offspring but still a 25% drop from last week.




Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#52 (from 77)
1,450 sold

Another rise in the charts but still an 8% drop in sales for the young trio.




Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#71 (from 110)
1,125 sold

The veteran Foo Fighters staying steady and consistent matching their last week sales.


Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
#73 (from 2)
1,100 sold

Unfortunate second week for the Ohio natives with a massive 91% drop.




AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#86 (from 130)
925 sold

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)
850 sold

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)
775 sold

Gojira’s indigenous metal effort continues it’s fall by another 6%.




Fear Factory, Aggression Continuum(Nuclear Blast)
#113 (from 109)
725 sold

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)
700 sold

Helloween’s third week brings a 66% drop.




Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#120 (from 155)
675 sold

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..




AFI, Bodies(Rise)
#164 (from 167)
475 sold


Another 27% drop.



King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, L.W.(KGLW)
#166 (re-entry)
475 sold

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)
450 sold

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)
#191 (re-entry)
425 sold

KISS has re-entered the chat! Before they fell off, they sold 1,125 copies.




Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#195 (re-entry)
425 sold
Deftones re-enter the charts with their top 5 album of 2020. Originally debuted at #3 with  42,750 sold.




Lord Of The Lost, Judas (Napalm Records)
625 sold

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!




Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
240 sold

A substantial 67% boost for the Iron Maiden guitarist.





Cerebral Rot, Excretion Of Mortality (20 Buck Spin)
240 sold

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)
225 sold

85% drop for their seventh studio album. I’m still surprised it’s not named Mass VII.





Perturbator, Lustful Sacraments(Blood Music)
225 sold

A small 6% increase, but better than other weeks.





Flotsam And Jetsam, Blood In The Water (AFM)
175 sold

Their fourteenth studio album drops another 30% in week five.





Turnstile, TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION, (Roadrunner Records)
150 sold

Second week drop for the hardcore outfit with 27%.





Witch Vomit, Abhorrent Rapture (20 Buck Spin)
150 sold

This EP fell off last week but returned with an impressive 340% increase.





Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
150 sold

The proggy supergroup returns to the charts with a vengeance.





Crypta, Echoes Of The Soul(Napalm)
125 sold

A 22% drop in week four.





Go Ahead And Die, Go Ahead And Die (Nuclear Blast)
125 sold

A big 56% decrease in week four for the Cavalera family.





Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
125 sold

The dip continues with 25% drop.





Burning Witches, The Witch Of The North (Nuclear Blast)
125 sold

A small dip for the female powered band.





Citizen, Life In Your Glass World (Run for Cover)
118 sold

The post-hardcore trio dropped this album back in March 26, 2021.





The Absence, Coffinized (M-Theory)
100 sold

Florida death metal at it’s finest form.





Nanowar Of Steel, Italian Folk Metal (Napalm Records)
100 sold

Heavy metal comedy gold hailing from Rome.



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