Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I hate to continue to be a downer after the death of Riley Gale, but the death of Chadwick Boseman continued the bummer train only four days later. Two cases of very talented people gone far too soon. So, like many of you, in times of trouble I turn to music. And holy hell, that new Unleash The Archers record is a banger. The fact that its our top hard rock/metal debut of the week is even better. Whatever other misfortunes come of this year, at least there’s good music.
Unleash The Archers, Abyss (Napalm)
Unleash The Archers’ fifth album is its best debut yet, selling over 3 times its predecessor.
Incantation, Sect Of Vile Divinities (Relapse)
The band’s eleventh studio album outsold its predecessor.
Be Well, The Weight and the Cost (Equal Vision)
This is the debut album from the band featuring members of Darkest Hour and Bane.
Atramentus, Stygian (20 Buck Spin)
This is the funeral doom band’s debut album.
Buried Alive, Death Will Find You (Bridge 9)
This is the band’s first release is almost 20 years.
Blues Pills, Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s third album.
Cytotoxin, Nuklearth (Unique Leader)
This is the German band’s fourth album.
Kill The Lights, The Sinner (Fearless)
This is the band’s debut album. They were recently featured on our Metal Inside(r)Home Quarantine column.
Expander, Neuropunk Boostergang (Profound Lore)
This is the band’s second album.
Outer Heaven, Live at Saint Vitus Bar, 02-22-20 (Relapse)
This live album is a limited edition one time pressing. Probably it’ll be one of the few live albums recorded in 2020.
Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
#55 (from 20)
A 48% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#74 (from 88)
A 5% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#76 (from 70)
A 14% drop with just under 100,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#104 (from 121)
A 2% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#116 (from 130)
A 1% boost.
A 17% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner(Rise)
#147 (from 97)
A 40% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
Kamelot, I Am The Empire – Live From The 013 (Napalm)
A 59% drop in week two.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#184 (from 170)
A 13% drop.
Grey Daze, Amends (Loma Vista)
A 9% boost brings this back up after dropping off last week.
Avatar, Hunter Gatherer(eOne)
#191 (from 149)
A 31% drop.
Static-X, Project Regeneration Vol. 1 (Otsego Entertainment Group)
#197 (from 144)
A 37% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
A 4% boost bring this back onto the charts.
Septicflesh, Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (Season Of Mist)
This gets boosted back up after dropping off last week.
Imperial Triumphant, Alphaville(Century Media)
A 33% drop.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
This pops up for the first time since March.
Black Crown Initiate, Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media)
A 9% drop.
Ingested, Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader)
A 83% second week drop.
Wilderun, Veil Of Imagination (Century Media)
This gets boosted following the band’s signing to Century Media.
Primal Fear, Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast)
A 18% drop.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal Live (Napalm)
A 23% drop.
Primitive Man, Immersion (Relapse)
A 91% drop in week two.
Alcatrazz, Born Innocent (Silver Lining)
A 21% drop.
Power Trip, Live In Seattle 05.28.2018 (Dark Operative)
Power Trip’s live album gets a boost following the death of Riley Gale.
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)
A 54% boost.
Terminal Nation, Holocene Extinction(20 Buck Spin)
A 3% boost.
Haken, Virus(Inside Out)
A 66% drop.