NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: AFTER THE BURIAL ARE DREAMY, YNGWIE NEEDS A NEW FERRARI PLZ HALP
While most new releases have trailed off into Christmas Music oblivion, there were still a few notable new metal albums trickling in last week. After the jump, a look at the meaningless sales numbers generated by new ones from After the Burial, Metallica, The Chariot and Yngwie Malmsteen with a look at a few other charting releases as well (take a look at the tags below if you wanna know who). Snarky commentary included, natch.
Top Hard Music chart:
2 DAY TO REMEMBER – WHAT SEPARATES ME FROM YOU
This week: 22,148
Holy crap… this band is apparently big business! That’s only this record’s second week on the charts. No idea what these guys sound like. Hopefully Tony Victory got some nice cuban cigars or something with all the dough he brought in from this.
18 AFTER THE BURIAL – IN DREAMS
This week: 4,048 (debut)
Hey! That’s a nice number for these guys! That’s got to be a bigger first week than Rareform, and if memory serves is about the same as Sumerian label-mates Periphery sold first week earlier this year.
20 UNDEROATH – O (DISAMBIGUATION)
This week: 3,946
21 ALL THAT REMAINS – FOR WE ARE MANY
This week: 3,861
For we are apparently still selling many records. Phil Labonte owes the Antares corporation at least 50% of his cut.
30 METALLICA – LIVE AT GRIMEY’S
This week: 3,026 (debut)
Yeah, this is just an EP, it’s live, it’s an exclusive… but I’m a little baffled as to why this number isn’t higher.
36 CHARIOT – CHARIOT: LONG LIVE
This week: 2,589 (debut)
Long live this band. This album rules.
51 TWISTED SISTER – TWISTED CHRISTMAS
This week: 1,941
Note to bands long past their prime: release Christmas albums. There’s money in it.
60 CRADLE OF FILTH – DARKLY, DARKLY, VENUS AVERSA
This week: 1,762
Note to other bands long past their prime: start releasing Christmas albums. There’s money in it.
64 MALMSTEEN*YNGWIE – RELENTLESS
This week: 1,579 (debut)
Let’s say Ying-Ying makes $5 profit from each record (a generous estimate): that’s $7,895, which is like, what… 1/25th of a Ferrari?
75 PANTERA – COWBOYS FROM HELL
This week: 1,306
Kinda cool to see this on the charts, even if it’s a reissue.
100 DEFTONES – DIAMOND EYES
This week: 1,127
Pretty solid cume for Deftones in 2010, no? I wonder whether their label is satisfied with this number.