NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: NOT LIKE IT WAS 10 YEARS AGO FOR ROB ZOMBIE
10 Years and Rob Zombie had the biggest debuts on the Current Hard Music charts this week. We also check in on the most recent releases by Gojira, Nachtmystium, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and more.
1 LINKIN PARK – LIVING THINGS
Last week: 14,159
Yeah, well… what’d you expect?
2 10 YEARS – MINUS THE MACHINE
Last week: 11,873 (debut)
Too soon to make a “ten years ago” pun yet, but when this Tool-lite band broke in 2005 I had no idea they’d have this kind of staying power.
3 ZOMBIE*ROB – MONDO SEX HEAD
Last week: 7,905 (debut)
Rob Zombie will always have a career, but I’ll bet 7k feels like a bit of a disappointment to him.
4 TESTAMENT – DARK ROOTS OF EARTH
Last week: 6,394
69% drop from Week 1, but this record still continues to crush.
18 JACKYL – BEST IN SHOW
Last week: 1,924
48 GOJIRA – L’ENFANT SAUVAGE
Last week: 866
Seven weeks in. A nice start to what will hopefully be a true, full album-cycle campaign that isn’t just a “one and done” first week. In casual conversations with folks at Roadrunner, everyone at the label seems amped about this band, which is great.
65 NACHTMYSTIUM – SILENCING MACHINE
Last week: 590
66 LAMB OF GOD – RESOLUTION
Last week: 588
Very few other metal bands can sell 123k records these days. Serious question: I wonder if there will be a post-Czech Incident album sales surge?
77 SHADOWS FALL – FIRE FROM THE SKY
Last week: 508
Razor & Tie knew exactly what they were getting when they signed this band. I’d think everyone involved is making money at 22k.
81 CONTORTIONIST – INTRINSIC
Last week: 474