Metal By Numbers 9/3: Colors and Infinite charts

Posted by on September 3, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

Another week, another chart! This was an eye-opening week as we saw many last week debuts fall off this week, including heavyweight legends, Sepultura. Only Slaughter to Prevail and Destruction charted this week after making their debut. Unfortunately for our frequent visitor Henry, Evanescence has now been left off the charts for two consecutive weeks. C’mon readers, bring them to life and grab The Bitter TruthAs promised, Between The Buried And Me dropped by with their Colors II but were surprisingly beat by Deafheaven. Both albums are fantastic and should definitely be checked out while cruising the charts. Enjoy!


Notable Debuts:

Deafheaven, Infinite Granite (Sargent House)
Debut #7
7,375 sold

The fifth studio album from the San Francisco natives. Produced by none other than Justin Meidal-Johnsen. Give it a listen on Bandcamp.




Between The Buried And Me, Colors II (Sumerian Records)
Debut #13
4,200 sold

The tenth studio album from the Raleigh natives. Shout out to them for touring the states without having to cancel a show!




Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana (Relapse Records)
Debut #32
2,600 sold

Hailing all the way from Washington, Wolves In The Throne Room drop their seventh studio album.




George Lynch, Seamless (Rat Pak Records)
Debut #33
2,550 sold

The former Dokken guitarist seamlessly rips it up in his new solo instrumental record.




Warkings, Revolution (Napalm Records)
Debut #187
425 sold

Warkings return with their awesome tagline, “The mighty warriors return to the battlefield, armed with glorious weapons made of pure Heavy Metal.” How doesn’t that make you want to listen!?



All Good Things, A Hope In Hell (Independent)
120 sold

The new project featuring Hollywood Undead‘s Johnny 3 Tears and Charlie Scene.




Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#17 (from 23)
3,475 sold

The Michigan natives continue to impress with their charting success. Another 8% jump!




Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
#88 (re-entry)
1,075 sold

Beartooth re-enter the charts, again! Previously left us at at #165.




Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#87 (from 60)
1,050 sold

Another 14% drop for WvH but at least he announced some October tour dates.




Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
#90 (from #22)
950 sold

Their second studio album drops 70% in week two.




Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#124 (from 116)
675 sold

9% drop for the Foo Fighters.




AFI, Bodies (Rise)
#130 (re-entry)
650 sold

AFI returns to the charts! Previously left us at #184.




Paul McCartney, McCartney III Imagined (Capitol)
#134 (from 93)
650 sold

Another similar week with a 26% drop.




AC/DC, Power Up (Columbia)
#141 (from 131)
600 sold

Another small 5% drop for the veterans.




Various Artists, Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack (Loma Vista)
#151 (from 110)
550 sold

The comic book crossover soundtrack drops by 29% in week seven. Their increase was short lived.




Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: A Dramatic Tour of Events – Select Board Mixes (InsideOut)
#152 (re-entry)
550 sold

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.




Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#157 (from 177)
540 sold

13% increase! Metallica keeps rising. Have you pre-ordered their remastered Black Album?!



Foo Fighters, Dee Gees/Hail Satan – Foo Fighters/Live (RCA)
#173 (re-entry)
470 sold

The Foo Fighter’s Bee Gee’s covers EP is back!




Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#174 (from 134)
470 sold

28% drop in week 17. Did you know?! Gojira is from Ondres, France!




Seether, Wasteland – The Purgatory Ep (Fantasy Records)
#192 (from 165)
420 sold

Seether’s EP is slowly falling off the charts with another 18% drop.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#198 (e-entry)
400 sold

Surprisingly, FFDP return to the charts. Previously left at #192.





Dee Snider, Leave A Scar (Napalm Records)
275 sold

Dee drops another 53%. I guess you can say he’s “Down But Never Out.





King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
275 sold

Iranian producer and vocalist Kris Esfandiari tells a story about a near death experience she had as a child.




Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
215 sold

A 882% boost up!




Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
190 sold

An awesome 73% increase!






Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
190 sold

32% drop in week 9.





Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
160 sold

32% fall for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.





Destruction, Live Attack (Napalm Records)
140 sold

63% drop for the German natives. This is their live performance from the Z7 venue in Pratteln, Switzerland.





Geezer Butler, The Very Best Of Geezer Butler (BMG)
140 sold

A 66% increaase for the Black Sabbath bassist. If only there was another 6….





Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
115 sold

Babymetal drop by 59% but for how long…




Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
100 sold

They might be very low on the charts but they still garnered a 7% increase.



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