Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Last week, we saw the impact of Record Store Day and how valuable it is to the industry. Due to all the special releases, we saw several albums get pushed off the charts. However, most reappeared this week, such as Evanescence, Buckcherry, Helloween, etc. Sadly, we did not see the return of At The Gates. Claiming the #1 spot is Paul McCartney, which shouldn’t be a surprise. 79 years old and still crushing!
Paul McCartney, McCartney III Imagined (Capitol)
This is a remix of the former Beatle’s 18th solo album, McCartney III. It features guest appearances from St. Vincent, Josh Homme, and even Idris Elba.
Descendents, 9th and Walnut (Epitaph)
Descendents are keeping punk alive with their eighth studio album. Songs on this record were originally written between 1977 and 1980 but never were released before.
Yngwie Malmsteen, Parabellum (Music Theories)
The Swedish guitar virtuoso debuted at #45 with his 22nd studio album.
Dream Theater – Lost Not Forgotten Archives: A Dramatic Tour of Events – Select Board Mixes (InsideOut)
This is the second release as part of the ‘Lost Not Forgotten Archives.’ It was initially a holiday fan club release, but it’s now available in 2CD/3LP and digital formats.
Capstan – Separate (Fearless)
Lacuna Coil, Live From The Apocalypse (Century Media)
Filmed at Alcatraz Club in Milan, Italy, back in September of 2020.
Tantric, Sum Of All Things (City Lights)
The veteran post-grunge act is back with their eighth studio album.
Brojob, The Heaviest Album Of All Time (Self-Released)
BROJOB! One of the funniest deathcore bands around. The lyrics are elegant to say the least.
Sleep Waker, Alias (UNFD)
The Michigan-based band share their label debut with Alias.
Lee Aaron, Radio On! (Metalville)
Lee Aaron returns with her fourth album in five years.
Foo Fighters, Dee Gees/Hail Satan – Foo Fighters/Live (RCA)
#23 (from 2)
An 82% drop in week two but that’s expected to happen when you almost sell 15,000 copies debut week.
Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#51 (from 76)
Did you know?! The single, “Distance,” spent two weeks atop the Mainstream Rock Airplay in February-March 2021!?
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#64 (from 91)
Chart position rose but the copies dropped by 16%, but hey, they have two records on the charts!
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
#92 (from 37)
66% drop for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.
Buckcherry, Hellbound (Round Hill Records)
Another re-entry for Buckcherry. Last seen at #164.
Paul McCartney, McCartney III (Capitol)
Just like Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney is on the charts twice for almost the same album.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#129 (from 151)
Gojira climb the charts but still have a 27% drop in sales.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
The Melbourne natives are all over the charts the past weeks with several releases. Produced and mixed by Stu Mackenzie, the Butterfly 3000 originally dropped June 11th.
Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
Beartooth re-enters the charts. Previously at #164.
Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
The Chicago natives are back on the charts. Last checked in at #135 for their June release.
AFI, Bodies (Rise)
#184 (from 135)
After remerging on the charts, AFI drops 53%.
Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
Don’t worry Henry, Evanescence is back on the charts! I guess someone brought them to life?
Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
Another band gets back on the charts. Too bad they couldn’t sell 666 copies again.
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
Another 16% drop for week four.
Mayhem, Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando – Ep(Century Media)
82% decrease for the Nordic black metal cover EP.
Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
I guess this is the “End of the World” for Light the Torch. I might be a bit dramatic..
Alustrium, A Monument To Silence (Unique Leader)
Fresh death metal from the streets of Philadelphia.
Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
A 55% drop.
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
This weeks features a 36% fall for LTE3.
Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
Apparently Babymetal will disappear?! Hopefully, it’s not from their 59% drop in sales.
21% fall for week 18.
Amenra, De Doorn (Relapse Records)
Amenra returns to the chart! Last registered with 140 copies sold.