Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
This week was dominated by Frontiers Records as they had six albums hitting the charts. Everywhere I look, Frontiers Records. I will forever be haunted. Anyway, we saw some notable albums fall off the charts, including Rise Against, AFI, Fear Factory, and my personal favorite, Light The Torch. Hopefully, they shall return next week. As a fun addition, I included The Suicide Squad’s soundtrack due to it’s impressive chart debut. Stay tuned for next week as we have Anaal Nathrakh, Sepultura, and Slaughter To Prevail joining the show!
Night Ranger, ATBPO (Frontiers)
The first Night Ranger album in four years.
Various Artists, The Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Mondo Music)
An interesting addition to the charts. It exceeded my expectations.
Circus Of Rock, Come One, Come All (Frontiers)
Another Frontiers Records release!
Spektra, Overload (Frontiers)
A debut album from the Brazilian hard rock scene.
Blood Red Saints, Undisputed (Frontiers)
Frontiers music is all over these charts.
Nytt Land, Ritual (Napalm Records)
Originally formed as a husband and wife duo, the now three-piece Nordic folk/ambient band drop their first album with Napalm.
Staind, Live: It’s Been Awhile (Yap’em/Alchemy Recordings)
Staind’s live album from Springfield, Massachusetts.
Seether, Wasteland – The Purgatory Ep (Fantasy Records)
104 (from 21)
Only approriate for Seether to follow Staind. This EP features three new songs and two revisited versions of their single, “Wasteland.”
Descendents, 9th and Walnut (Epitaph)
#140 (from 107)
24% drop for the Descendents. Songs on this record were originally written between 1977 and 1980 but never were released before.
Geezer Butler, The Very Best Of Geezer Butler (BMG)
A nice jump for Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and his 4 disc set of greatest hits compilations.
King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
#144 (from #35)
Iranian producer and vocalist Kris Esfandiari tells a story about a near death experience she had as a child.
Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
#155 (from 95)
37% drop but considering their strong performance last week, they’ll be fine.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#163 (from 127)
17% drop for Gojira’s cultural awareness record.
Cerebral Rot, Excretion Of Mortality (20 Buck Spin)
#188 (from 102)
Ceberal Rot ties with Evanescence. Oh boy!
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
The October 2020 compilation resurfaces!
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild(Napalm Records)
20% drop! Where’s the love for a story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid!?
Vader, De Profundis(Nuclear Blast)
55% drop. I guess no one longed for the physical 1995 sophomore album.
Ingested, The Surreption II (Unique Leader Records)
Ingested’s new album falls 71% in week two.
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
A 17% increase very small 3% jump for LTE3.
Mayhem, Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando – Ep(Century Media)
81% increase for the Nordic black metal cover EP!
Long Shadows Dawn, Isle Of Wrath (Frontiers)
Annnnd guess what? Another Frontiers release. The final tally on the chart.