NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: DYSTOPIAN IDEALS
Last week was a slow one for new releases, but don’t worry, this week’s slate is a bit more impressive so next week’s Soundscam column should be a bit more exciting. This week Suckanescence and Five Finger Death Suck grabbed the respective #1 and #2 spots on the Current Hard Music charts once again by a long shot, even with 69% and 68% Week 2 declines; it’s gonna be a while before those go anywhere, and this week’s #3 isn’t exactly going to please headbangers either. But Iced Earth’s first album with new vocalist Stu Block grabbed the #4 spot, while Cradle of Filth, Insomnium and Evile all made it into the top 100.
1 EVANESCENCE – EVANESCENCE
Last week: 39,626
2 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – AMERICAN CAPITALIST
Last week: 29,204
Look, you can laugh at them all you want (and we certainly do around here), but they’ll be laughing at us all the way to the bank.
3 ALESANA – PLACE WHERE THE SUN IS SILENT
Last week: 7,790 (debut)
No care ever.
4 ICED EARTH – DYSTOPIA
Last week: 6,283 (debut)
Good to see that people still care about Iced Earth. Makes me wonder how much better this record could’ve done if there was actually any big media push around it.
23 CRADLE OF FILTH – EVERMORE DARKLY
Last week: 1,943 (debut)
B-sides and rarities for the die-hardest of die-hard fans only.
40 SKELETONWITCH – FOREVER ABOMINATION
Last week: 1,022
This will pass 5k in week 3, which is great.
43 INSOMNIUM – ONE FOR SORROW
Last week: 1,074 (debut)
In a perfect world this band would go platinum out of the gate!
56 EVILE – FIVE SERPENT’S TEETH
Last week: 717 (debut)