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NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: CAVING IN TO BORIS

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Neilstein Soundscam

Butt rock reigns yet again, with Seether nabbing the top spot for the second week in a row. Boris and Cave In cracked the Top Hard Music charts with their new albums (hooray!), while Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria actually experienced sales gains for the first time since their new records debuted a few weeks back (boo!). Click on through to see what else charted and how much it all sold.

Top Hard Music

1 SEETHER – HOLDING ONTO STRINGS BETTER LEFT TO FRAY
Last week: 23,490
Cume: 84,990

With a 62% drop I’d say this band is heading for nowheresville pretty fast. Also, I finally did some research, and apparently their first single is basically a country song:

Blech.

2 FOO FIGHTERS – WASTING LIGHT
Last week: 13,864
Cume: 420,256

Still holding on to that #2 spot in its 7th week. What a run.

3 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Last week: 7,727
Cume: 152,542

Actually had a 9% gain over the prior week. Ruh-roh.

9 SIXX:A.M. – THIS IS GONNA HURT
Last week: 4,035
Cume: 49,427

This could actually get to 100,000, which for a side-project is pretty darn impressive.

15 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS – BACK BURNER
Last week: 2,985 (debut)

Who? Oh:

19 ASKING ALEXANDRIA Р RECKLESS & RELENTLESS
Last week: 2,938
Cume: 65,193

See Hollywood Undead above, but with a 17% rise. Guuulllp! This crap could stick around for ages like shit that gets stuck on the side of your toilet bowl after you flush.

22 BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME
Last week: 2,637
Cume: 18,616

I’m baffled that an acoustic album of re-worked tracks continues to sell so well, but there you have it.

43 BORIS – HEAVY ROCKS
Last week: 1,790 (debut)

Wow! Was not expecting to see this on the list. Golf clap for these doomy Japanese.

73 OTEP – ATAVIST
Last week: 1,368
Cume: 14,779

Is that Cume a good or bad number for Otep? Hard to say.

78 CAVE IN – WHITE SILENCE
Last week: 1,323 (debut)

Another one I wasn’t expecting to see on the charts, and another one I’m happy to see on the charts.

89 KORN – KORN III-REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE
Last week: 1,190
Cume: 175,391

I’m not sure what’s responsible for a sudden 159% increase in album sales over the prior week, but whenever I see this album’s name I think of the time that Roadrunner head honcho Jonas Whatshisname introduced the band at an exclusive pre-release listening party, told the audience how excited he was to be working with Korn, then proceeded to forget the name of the record. Classic.

-VN

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