NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: A STORM OF CORRODED AND DECAPITATED CATTLE
A day late, but never a dollar short: let’s look at the debut numbers for new albums by Storm Corrosion, Off!, Cattle Decapitation, John 5, Allegaeon, Huntress, Horseback and more.
1 VARIOUS – AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
Last week: 14,350
“Only” a 47% drop in Week 2, as opposed to the usual 60-70% drop. I guess because it’s a soundtrack and this movie’s got legs.
4 STORM CORROSION – STORM CORROSION
Last week: 9,486 (debut)
Wow, I honestly had no idea this record would do so well first week. Didn’t get a whole lot of press, despite the star-studded collabo.
7 OFF! – OFF!
Last week: 5,043 (debut)
Ok? I’m completely oblivious. Should I check this out? They’re a PitchveganNPRgum-core band right?
15 AT THE SKYLINES – SECRETS TO LIFE
Last week: 2,754 (debut)
Between this record, Storm Corrosion, Nickelback (#5) and Korn (#12), it was a good week for Roadrunner.
18 CATTLE DECAPITATION – MONOLITH OF INHUMANITY
Last week: 2,504 (debut)
Really solid number for a band so brutal. Perhaps their best debut ever? Not sure, but either way it’s big and it’s deserved. Good record.
29 SLEEP – DOPESMOKER
Last week: 1,473 (debut)
Obviously a reissue, so I’m not sure why this isn’t grouped in with the album’s past sales…
40 JOHN 5 – GOD TOLD ME TO
Last week: 1,018 (debut)
Shred dudes gonna be shred dudes. This album’s actually got some really cool acoustic tracks, though, which end up being my favorites. If this release had been as aggressively marketed as Jeff Loomis’ Plains of Oblivion I’m sure it would’ve done as well, if not better.
41 ALLEGAEON – FORMSHIFTER
Last week: 1,001 (debut)
Nice. No one’s getting rich here, but this is a step up for Allegaeon and Metal Blade… 1k is a nice milestone to cross.
51 MOONSPELL – ALPHA NOIR
Last week: 871 (debut)
56 LIONHEART – UNDISPUTED
Last week: 808 (debut)
59 HUNTRESS – SPELL EATER
Last week: 747 (debut)
I guess boobs don’t sell as many records as people thought they would.
89 HORSEBACK – HALF BLOOD
Last week: 504 (debut)
93 LUCASSEN*ARJEN – LOST IN THE NEW REAL
Last week: 458 (debut)
Lastly, a shout-out to our boys and girl in HUNG, who sold a total of 251 units of their new album (stream it here) first week!