Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
So the Grammys have come and gone and, yet again, the metal community can really only respond with a shrug. Sure, High On Fire won a Grammy
and that’s pretty sweet, but as is often the case with award shows of this nature, there’s always a way to screw things up
. One step forward, two steps back with bare feet on Lego pieces. Luckily, by now we’re so used to disappointment on that front that we’ve realized it’s not worth getting worked up over anymore. Well, some of us at least.
Within Temptation, Resist
Within Temptation’s seventh album is the band’s highest charting yet even though it sold less than its predecessor.
This acoustic live album was recorded at a benefit concert for the All Within My Hands Foundation.
(Silver Lining Music)
The band’s fourth album marks the band’s best US debut yet.
Astronoid’s eponymous sophomore album debuted with twice the amount of sales of its predecessor
This is the band’s debut album.
#13 (from 10)
This is just under 200,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#25 (from 15)
This won the Grammy for Best Rock Album, which I’m sure you’re all thrilled to hear and have nothing negative to say about it.
#29 (from 18)
A drop of 18%.
Bring Me The Horizon, amo
#33 (from 4)
A drop of 83% in week two.
#78 (from 40)
A 41% drop in week two.
#85 (from 13)
A drop of 81%.
#91 (from 124)
A 39% boost. The song “When Bad Does Good” won a Grammy
#111 (from 73)
A 31% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#117 (from 99)
After 40 weeks, this has sold just under 147,000 total.
Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#119 (from 115)
Over 175,000 sold.
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#137 (from 161)
A 25% boost.
#150 (from 147)
After 10 weeks, this has sold over 20,000 in total.
Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#155 (from 144)
A 1% boost.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#165 (from 164)
I’m only just realizing we have three artists with two albums on the charts: Greta Van Fleet, Five Finger Death Punch, and Godsmack.
This got boosted back up by 33%.
#198 (from 112)
A 40% second week drop.
A 76% drop in week two.
A drop of 73% in week two.
A second week drop of 60%.
A 28% boost brings this back up after dropping off last week.
Fever 333, Made An America (Roadrunner)
A 17% boost. Yet another band with two releases on here.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
A 33% boost. This turns 2 years old on the 24th.