Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Even though Frontiers Records raided the charts last week, only one of their albums remained — Night Ranger! Taking the throne this week was none other than Russia’s own Slaughter To Prevail. Shout out to Alex Terrible for his successful YouTube channel and for bringing back deathcore. Also, I must apologize for last week’s teasing of Anaal Nathrakh. Unfortunately, they never made it on the charts for their Metal Blade re-releases. Good thing next week brings Between the Buried and Me’s highly anticipated Colors II!
Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
The second studio album from Yekaterinburg, Russia. Alex Terrible is killing the game.
Blacktop Mojo, Blacktop Mojo (Sand Hill Records)
It might be self-titled but it’s the Texas natives 4th studio album.
Caskets, Lost Souls (SharpTone Records)
Previously known as Captives, Caskets debut their full-length with great success.
Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
After their return in 2017, the NYC based band explores themes of isolation and disconnection.
Afterlife, Part Of Me (Hopeless Records)
Not a bad debut for a band on a disheartening named label.
Sepultura, SepulQuarta (Nuclear Blast)
A live album from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It was recorded over the quarantine.
Destruction, Live Attack (Napalm Records)
The German foursome share their live performance from the Z7 venue in Pratteln, Switzerland.
Unreqvited, Beautiful Ghosts (Self-Released)
A depressive post-black metal band from Canada. What a description! 鬼 with his sixth studio album.
Burial In The Sky, The Consumed Self (Rising Nemesis Records)
With their third album, the Philadelphia based band tackled atmospheric technical death metal.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
Somehow the Melbourne natives re-entered the charts and landed at #10. A big jump from their previous position of #147 and 600 sold.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#116 (from 86)
18% drop for the Seattle veterans…oh well!
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#134 (from 163)
A refreshing and well needed 14% increase.
Seether, Wasteland – The Purgatory Ep (Fantasy Records)
165 (from 104)
I love seeing Seether on the charts but I’m not of a fan of the decline. This EP features three new songs and two revisited versions of their single, “Wasteland.”
Various Artists, The Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Mondo Music)
171 (from #43)
A big 71% drop in week two. It might not be the best movie but it was entertaining. Thoughts?
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#177 (from 192)
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
74% drop but considering their fantastic 615% increase last week, all is well in Norway.
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
Yes! The story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid continues to chart! Even if it dropped by 14%..
King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
Iranian producer and vocalist Kris Esfandiari tells a story about a near death experience she had as a child.
God’s Hate, God’s Hate (Closed Casket Activities)
God’s Hate is a hardcore outfit formed by pro wrestler Brody King and Colin Young of Twitching Tongues.
Charlie Benante, Silver Linings (Megaforce)
A cover album by the Anthrax kit wizard.
Pupil Slicer, Mirrors(Prosthetic)
Pupil Slicer, what a band name..
Geezer Butler, The Very Best Of Geezer Butler (BMG)
A 76% fall for the Black Sabbath bassist.