LAMB OF GOD FORBID: THIS WEEK IN SOUNDSCAN
Lamb of God and God Forbid dominated the metal charts in their Soundscan debut weeks. A quick look at the numbers of those and other notable releases after the jump with our own witty commentary, natch.
#2 LAMB OF GOD – WRATH
This week: 67,630 (debut)
Missed the top spot to Taylor Swift (now in her 16th week on the charts) by about 5,500 units. An amazing showing for a metal band nonetheless. Congrats to these guys; they deserve it.
#31 KID ROCK – ROCK N ROLL JESUS
This week: 15,323
Still rollin’ after all this time, 73 weeks to be exact. White trash rock still sells. I think Idolator needs to rechristen its “Nickelback Award for Inexplicable Durability” in Kid Rock’s name.
#56 THEORY OF A DEADMAN – SCARS & SOUVENIRS
This week: 10,349
Apparently 366,000 red-staters don’t agree with my Theory of a Deadsuck assessment. See Kid Rock, above.
#69 METALLICA – DEATH MAGNETIC
This week: 8,924
Quickly fading down the charts (14% sales drop from the week prior) but bound to go 2x Platinum for sure.
#85 SLIPKNOT – ALL HOPE IS GONE
This Week: 7,457
That music this heavy can sell so many copies is pretty damn amazing.
#91 DISTURBED – INDESTRUCTIBLE
This week: 6,609
That music this shitty can sell so many copies is pretty damn amazing.
#93 SAVING ABEL – SAVING ABEL
This week: 6,559
Saving Label? With 389,000 copies sold and quickly dropping, not quite.
#110 GOD FORBID – EARTH’S BLOOD
This Week: 5,393 (debut)
Their highest chart debut ever. Also, #18 on the “Hard Music” chart. Congrats, guys!
#117 PRODIGY – INVADERS MUST DIE
This week: 4,900 (debut)
Apparently Prodigy have a new album. How ’bout that.
#119 SEETHER – FINDING BEAUTY IN NEGATIVE SPACE
This week: 4,835
See #31, #56 above.
#149 MUDVAYNE – NEW GAME
This week: 3,822
More like the old game of writing the same songs over and over.
Hard Music #54: CANNIBAL CORPSE – EVISCERATION PLAGUE
This week: 2,027
Gotta be the br00talest band ever to sell so many records.