Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
My apologies with the late Metal By Numbers! Life got the best of me but here we are! With no surprised, Iron Maiden absolutely crushed the charts with their seventeenth studio album. We here at Metal Insider had a fun Headbangers Brawl about the new record, which you can view here. Other than Iron Maiden, there weren’t as many impactful debuts this week. Next week should be fun with Metallica’s remastered Black Album, as well as new Andrew W.K and Aborted. Enjoy!
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
Crazy debut for Iron Maiden’s seventeenth studio album. Again, this shouldn’t really be a surprised, right?
Carnifex, Graveside Confessions (Nuclear Blast)
Carnifex making deathcore relevant again with their eighth studio album.
The Night Flight Orchestra, Aeromantic II (Nuclear Blast)
The side project from Soilwork masterminds, Björn Strid and David Andersson. They already have six albums out!
Auri, II – Those We Don´t Speak Of(Nuclear Blast)
A solid effort from our Finnish friends, who also happen to be in Nightwish.
Portrait, At One With None (Metal Blade Records)
The Swedish heavy metal outfit with their sophomore record.
Meadows, In Those Days & Also After Pt. III (Facedown Records)
The third installment in the Meadows EP series.
Tuesday The Sky, The Blurred Horizon (Metal Blade)
An amazing instrumental album from the Fate Warning guitarist, Jim Matheos.
Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#27 (from 8)
As expected, week two brings an 80% drop. Regardless, it had an incredible debut for the Baltimore band’s fourth album.
Between The Buried And Me, Colors II (Sumerian Records)
#84 (from 93)
A 7% drop in week two. Unfortunately, bassist Dan Briggs tested positive in Florida for COVID-19 and will sit out the next couple of shows.
Deafheaven, Infinite Granite (Sargent House)
#91 (from 58)
Their fifth studio album continues it’s descend with 43%. Give it a listen on Bandcamp!
Megadeth, Unplugged In Boston – Live 2001 (Cleopatra Records)
#99 (from #63)
The rare and limited acoustic album drops 45% in week two. Just in time for their tour with Lamb of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed!
AFI, Bodies (Rise)
AFI returns again to the charts! I don’t think I’ve seen an album come and go more.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#136 (from 124)
A 22% drop! Have we’ve seen Foo Fighters this low before!?
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#139 (from 175)
A 9% increase and roughly 132,800 copies sold to date. Let’s go!
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album (DualTone/Entertainment 720)
#151 (from 15)
Hard 87% fall in week two. Andy Dwyer is still so proud.
Various Artists, Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack (Loma Vista)
#176 (from 192)
The comic book crossover soundtrack drops by only 3% in week nine.
They never fell off!
#178 (from 28)
A massive 85% drop in week two. This is their sixth studio album in eighteen years.
Neal Morse Band, Innocence & Danger (InsideOut)
#200 (from 64)
a 72% drop in week two. Neal Morse teams up with prolific drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) on their fourth studio album.
Hooded Menace, The Tritonus Bell(Season of Mist)
78% drop in week two. A full force of 80’s heavy metal for their sixth album.
Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
Babymetal return to the charts with a 139% increase but for how long…
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild(Napalm Records)
Another 8% drop off for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.
Matt Heafy (Trivium) guests on “Fist By Fist” and kills it.