Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I feel like I see double on the charts more so now than I ever have in my years of writing this column. For months we’ve had at least two to three bands with two albums on the charts. Usually its some combination of studio album, EP, or greatest hits compilation. In this case, Demon Hunter have two new studio albums debuting at the same time. Whatever you might think of them, this is a pretty impressive feat, especially since the two albums are so close together in sales.
Demon Hunter, War
Demon Hunter’s ninth album is one of two hitting the charts this week.
Demon Hunter, Peace
And this is Demon Hunter’s tenth album. While the band’s 2017 Outlive album remains their best sales debut for a single album, one can consider the combined sales of War and Peace as a single unit since they were released simultaneously. The combined sales comes in at 23,475.
The band’s thirteenth didn’t sell as much as Battles,
but it charted higher.
The Lamb of God guitarist’s debut solo album gets a solid start in the top 25 in the charts.
This is the band’s debut album. Man, that’s a hell of an album title.
This is the band’s second studio album. Also, this is exactly the kind of album art I’d expect from a band named Pissgrave. Uh, NSFW I guess? Just don’t enlarge it.
This the Florida band’s first release as a trio.
This is the band’s first album since. 2010.
A 47% drop, but its still in the top 5.
A 73% drop in week two, but this is still in the top 20.
#32 (from 31)
A 10% drop.
#42 (from 34)
A 18% drop.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality(ATO)
#54 (from 9)
This debuted last week with 8,800 sold.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#72 (from 67)
A 3% drop
This took a 76% second week drop.
#120 (from 196)
A whopping 80% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember
#123 (from 181)
A 65% boost, even bigger than last week.
#137 (from 129)
A 5% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#138 (from 194)
A big 52% boost.
#149 (from 146)
An 8% boost.
#163 (from 160)
A 4% boost.
Last In Line, II
#169 (from 60)
A 63% drop in week two.
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#186 (from 198)
A 17% boost.
Bring Me The Horizon, amo
#188 (from 142)
A 22% drop.
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
This got a 39% boost back up.
A 6% drop with over 10,000 sold.
This came out in late 2017 but just got a huge boost in sales thanks to the band’s opening slot for All That Remains
This made its official debut in the US.
A 77% drop in week two.