Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, a Perfect Circle Releases Amongst the Highest Selling Metal and Hard Rock Albums of 2018 so Far


Metal Insider has helpfully compiled a list of 2018’s highest selling metal and hard rock albums so far. It’s exactly what you’d expect in that a lot of it is old and the majority of it is radio rock garbage. For that same reason, it’s also kind of depressing. Check out the list below, then cheer yourself up by thinking about Dave Mustaine feels that Metallica have three records on here and he doesn’t have any.

15. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (49,000 sold)
14. Metallica – Master of Puppets (58,500 sold)
13. Kid Rock – Sweet Southern Sugar (59,500 sold)
12. Godsmack – When Legends Rise (60,000 sold)
11. Ghost – Prequelle (62,000 sold)
10. Shinedown – Attention Attention (80,500 sold)
9. Five Finger Death Punch – And Justice for None (82,500 sold)
8. Judas Priest – Firepower (84,000 sold)
7. Metallica – Metallica (87,000 sold)
6. Five Finger Death Punch – A Decade of Destruction (87,300 sold)
5. A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant (94,000 sold)
4. Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires (98,000 sold)
3. Breaking Benjamin – Ember (117,000 sold)
2. Bon Jovi – This House is Not for Sale (131,000 sold)
1. Metallica – Hardwired… to Self Destruct (136,000 sold)

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