Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Hello there! Unfortunately, last week was the final Metal By Numbers entry by longtime contributor Matt Brown. However, he taught me his craft and I’m proud to be amongst his learned flock! As this is my first MBN, please go easy on me if I make any mistakes, for I am a gentle soul. Here we go!
Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
Beartooth’s fourth studio album all written, performed, produced, mixed, and mastered by frontman Caleb Schoumo.
Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
Light The Torch might have put out their best album to date. Check out my review here!
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
Eighteenth studio album from Kolboth natives Darkthrone.
Buckcherry, Hellbound (Round Hill Records)
Buckcherry’s ninth studio album with Marti Frederiksen taking reign on producing.
Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Images and Words – Live in Japan, 2017(Inside Out Music)
A must-add piece to a Dream Theater fans collection.
Amenra, De Doorn (Relapse Records)
Amenra’s 21 year career lands them an #84 debut for their seventh studio album, surprisingly not named Mass VII.
Cerebral Rot, Excretion Of Mortality (20 Buck Spin)
Cerebral Rot, Seattle’s finest death metal swooping in with their second LP.
Fractal Universe, The Impassable Horizon (Metal Blade)
The third studio album hailing all the way from France.
Dance Gavin Dance, Tree City Sessions 2 (Rise Records)
There’s a reason why Dance Gavin Dance is so popular.
Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
#52 (debuted at 35)
Helloween’s sixteenth studio album still going with only a 22% drop in week two.
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#77 (from 45)
A 26% drop.
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#97 (from 130)
An impressive 71% increase for their fourth studio album.
Fear Factory, Aggression Continuum(Nuclear Blast)
#109 (debuted at 12)
Big fall this week from it’s debut with a 78% drop.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#110 (from 64)
A 35% drop.
Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
#124 (from 80)
Rise Against falls 23%.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#130 (from 73)
A 32% drop for the hard rock pioneers.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#137 (from 78)
The mighty Gojira drops another 32% this week.
Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#155 (from 130)
A small 3% decrease.
Cheap Trick, In Another World (BMG)
Their 20th studio album increases by 58%.
#167 (from 88)
AFI still going strong all these years with their eleventh studio album.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#184 (from 189)
Metallica keeps it up with an 11% increase.
Go Ahead And Die, Go Ahead And Die (Nuclear Blast)
A 38% increase in week three for the Cavalera family.
Flotsam And Jetsam, Blood In The Water (AFM)
Their fourteenth studio album drops 25% in week four.
A substantial 67% boost for the Iron Maiden guitarist.
Perturbator, Lustful Sacraments(Blood Music)
A 43% decrease.
Paul Gilbert, Werewolves of Portland(The Players Club)
The Mr. Big frontman sold just as much as last week.
Crypta, Echoes Of The Soul(Napalm)
A 48% drop in week three.
Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
A 20% drop.
Burning Witches, The Witch Of The North (Nuclear Blast)
A 48% increase.