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.
Notable Debuts:
Bury Tomorrow, Cannibal (Sony)
Debut #53
1,350 sold
The band’s sixth album is its highest selling yet in the US.
Powerwolf, The Best of the Blessed (Napalm)
Debut #117
630 sold
This compilation marks the band’s 15th anniversary with classic and rerecorded hits.
Trapt, Shadow Work (The Label Group)
Debut #123
600 sold
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)
Debut #154
440 sold
This is the band’s debut full-length.
Lantern, Dimensions(Dark Descent)
200 sold
This is the band’s third album.
This Will Destroy You, Variations & Rarities: 2004-2019, Vol. II(Dark Operative)
130 sold
This is a follow-up to Vol. I released a few months earlier and the third overall release for the band in 2020.
Notable Sales:
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#26 (from 17)
2,200 sold
A 46% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#40 (from 46)
1,550 sold
A 12% drop with over 90,000 sold.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#47 (from 55)
1,425 sold
A 4% drop.
Grey Daze, Amends (Loma Vista)
#64 (from 4)
1,175 sold
This debuted last week at #4 with over 10,300 sold.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#87 (from 99)
870 sold
A 3% boost with over 40,000 sold.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#96 (from 65)
810 sold
A 39% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#103 (from 95)
730 sold
A 19% drop.
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
#106 (from 71)
710 sold
A 38% drop.
Mushroomhead, A Wonderful Life (Napalm)
#130 (from 85)
570 sold
A 42% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#139 (from 130)
500 sold
A 17% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#144 (from 132)
470 sold
A 19% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#156 (from 163)
440 sold
A 4% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#158 (from 91)
420 sold
A 55% drop.
Carach Angren, Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season Of Mist)
#190 (from 106)
340 sold
A 58% drop in week two.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#193 (from 182)
330 sold
A 18% drop.
Currents, The Way It Ends (SharpTone)
#196 (re-entry)
330 sold
This got a hefty 287% boost after dropping off last week.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#196 (from 199)
330 sold
A 11% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
300 sold
A 9% drop.
Vile Creature, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic)
190 sold
This got a huge 278% boost back up.
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)
170 sold
A 89% drop in week two.
Alestorm, Curse Of The Crystal Coconut (Napalm)
130 sold
A 18% drop.
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
120 sold
A 22% boost back up.
Havok, V(Century Media)
110 sold
A 50% drop.
100 sold
A 13% boost up.
Pyrrhon, Abscess Time (Willowtip)
100 sold
A second week 79% drop.