NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: DOWN TO THE EPICLOUD
Lots of big debuts last week from Down, Devin Townsend, Vision of Disorder, Ensiferum, Becoming the Archetype and more. Numbers and snarky analysis after the jump:
1 DOWN – DOWN IV PART I-THE PURPLE EP
Last week: 12,080 (debut)
Down III: Over the Under debuted with 19k sold first week back in 2007. Still, a great number for the guys in Down, and it’s “only” an EP anyway with more on the way.
5 DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – EPICLOUD
Last week: 4,103 (debut)
10 SAMBORA*RICHIE – AFTERMATH OF THE LOW
Last week: 2,515
No idea Richie Sambora had a new solo album and morbidly curious to hear it. Wonder if its inclusion in the “hard music” chart is based on legacy alone or reality.
14 VISION OF DISORDER – CURSED REMAIN CURSED
Last week: 1,769 (debut)
15 BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE – I AM
Last week: 1,687 (debut)
Celestial Completion debuted with 2,133 last year, so taking into account overall industry declines this number is probably in line with expectations.
26 RIVAL SONS – HEAD DOWN
Last week: 1,283 (debut)
46 PROJECTED – HUMAN
Last week: 704 (debut)
John Connelly and Vince Hornsby from Sevendust’s side project. It’s actually pretty good, anyone listened?
59 PROPAGANDHI – FAILED STATES
Last week: 583 (debut)
78 ENSIFERUM – UNSUNG HEROES
Last week: 421 (debut)
82 DRIVIN N CRYIN – SONGS ABOUT CARS SPACE & THE R
Last week: 398 (debut)
84 MADISON RISING – MADISON RISING
Last week: 394
Cume: 4,269 (debut)
85 AT THE SKYLINES – TO BUILD AN EMPIRE
Last week: 392 (debut)
Oof… the sound of a Roadrunner signing falling flat on its face. OK, it’s just an acoustic EP, but still, 392 records doesn’t even pay for the interns to go fetch coffee.