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 Truth! As 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!
Deafheaven, Infinite Granite (Sargent House)
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)
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)
Hailing all the way from Washington, Wolves In The Throne Room drop their seventh studio album.
George Lynch, Seamless (Rat Pak Records)
The former Dokken guitarist seamlessly rips it up in his new solo instrumental record.
Warkings, Revolution (Napalm Records)
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)
The new project featuring Hollywood Undead‘s Johnny 3 Tears and Charlie Scene.
Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
Beartooth re-enter the charts, again! Previously left us at at #165.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#124 (from 116)
9% drop for the Foo Fighters.
AFI, Bodies (Rise)
AFI returns to the charts! Previously left us at #184.
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.
Foo Fighters, Dee Gees/Hail Satan – Foo Fighters/Live (RCA)
The Foo Fighter’s Bee Gee’s covers EP is back!
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#174 (from 134)
28% drop in week 17. Did you know?! Gojira is from Ondres, France!
Seether, Wasteland – The Purgatory Ep (Fantasy Records)
#192 (from 165)
Seether’s EP is slowly falling off the charts with another 18% drop.
Dee Snider, Leave A Scar (Napalm Records)
Dee drops another 53%. I guess you can say he’s “Down But Never Out.”
King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
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)
A 882% boost up!
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
32% drop in week 9.
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
32% fall for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.
Destruction, Live Attack (Napalm Records)
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)
A 66% increaase for the Black Sabbath bassist. If only there was another 6….
Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
Babymetal drop by 59% but for how long…