Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
This past 4th of July weekend I caught up with the rest of the world and watched Hamilton on Disney+. I now see what all the fuss is about. It’s really cool that a major Broadway show predominantly features R&B, rap, and hip-hop. Maybe one day we’ll see growling/screaming vocals in a major musical that utilizes death/black metal? A musical/metal fan can dream. Anyway Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin are the top debut and I couldn’t be happier about that.
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)
This sold more than 2017’s Mirror Reaper did in its first week.
Ice Nine Kills, Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel (Fearless)
As the title suggests, this is a live EP recorded at the Stanley Hotel a.k.a. the Overlook from The Shining.
Emmure, Hindsight (SharpTone)
This is the band’s eighth studio album.
Carach Angren, Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s sixth studio album.
Pyrrhon, Abscess Time (Willowtip)
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
VoidCeremony, Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel (20 Buck Spin)
This is the band’s debut full length.
Falconer, From A Dying Ember (Metal Blade)
This is the band’s ninth and final studio album.
A 85% second week drop, but still in the top 20.
Hum, Inlet (Earth Analog)
#71 (from 30)
A 58% second week drop.
Asking Alexandria, Like A House On Fire (Sumerian)
This gets a whopping 522% boost back up.
Mushroomhead, A Wonderful Life (Napalm)
#85 (from 15)
A 78% drop in week two.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#91 (from 142)
A hearty 79% boost with just under 40,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#95 (from 80)
A 12% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#99 (from 96)
A 2% boost with just under 40,000 sold.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#130 (from 118)
A 6% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#132 (from 142)
A 7% boost.
Whitesnake, The ROCK Album(Rhino)
#149 (from 54)
A 69% drop in week two.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#163 (from 172)
A 9% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#182 (from 142)
A 23% drop.
A 16% boost with just under 70,000 sold.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
A 3% boost with just under 20,000 sold.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 2% drop.
Havok, V(Century Media)
A 47% drop.
Cro-Mags, In The Beginning (Mission Two)
A 78% drop in week two.
Seventh Day Slumber, Closer To Chaos (Rockfest)
This got boosted back up.
A 3% drop.