Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
There are only a few certainties: death, taxes, and that this column will go weeks without comments until I forget to put a band on the charts. So, yeah, I totally missed Grey Daze last week, a band fronted by the late Chester Bennington before he joined Linkin Park. I know some of you were looking forward to it so I’m sorry I overlooked it the first time. In truth, I hadn’t heard about Grey Daze until readers started asking about it. You’ll find their numbers from this week and last week listed below.
Bury Tomorrow, Cannibal (Sony)
The band’s sixth album is its highest selling yet in the US.
Powerwolf, The Best of the Blessed (Napalm)
This compilation marks the band’s 15th anniversary with classic and rerecorded hits.
Trapt, Shadow Work (The Label Group)
Trapt’s latest album sold 87% less copies than its 2016 predecessor. This could be a result of frontman Chris Taylor Brown’s Twitter rants, or it could just be because its Trapt.
American Arson, A Line in the Sand (Facedown)
This is the band’s debut full-length.
Lantern, Dimensions(Dark Descent)
This is the band’s third album.
This Will Destroy You, Variations & Rarities: 2004-2019, Vol. II(Dark Operative)
This is a follow-up to Vol. I released a few months earlier and the third overall release for the band in 2020.
A 46% drop.
Grey Daze, Amends (Loma Vista)
#64 (from 4)
This debuted last week at #4 with over 10,300 sold.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#87 (from 99)
A 3% boost with over 40,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#103 (from 95)
A 19% drop.
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
#106 (from 71)
A 38% drop.
Mushroomhead, A Wonderful Life (Napalm)
#130 (from 85)
A 42% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#139 (from 130)
A 17% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#144 (from 132)
A 19% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#158 (from 91)
A 55% drop.
Carach Angren, Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season Of Mist)
#190 (from 106)
A 58% drop in week two.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#193 (from 182)
A 18% drop.
Currents, The Way It Ends (SharpTone)
This got a hefty 287% boost after dropping off last week.
#196 (from 199)
A 11% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 9% drop.
Vile Creature, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic)
This got a huge 278% boost back up.
A 18% drop.
A 22% boost back up.
Havok, V(Century Media)
A 50% drop.
END, Splinters from an Ever-Changing Face(Closed Casket)
A 13% boost up.
Pyrrhon, Abscess Time (Willowtip)
A second week 79% drop.