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These are the Top 25 Metal Albums on Apple Music

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Ever wondered how various artists from throughout the metal and hard rock communities stack up against one another when it comes to YouTube views, Apple Music streams, pure album sales, ticket sales (back when those were a thing… and when they become so again) and other metrics? Stream N’ Destroy is a newsletter that features all of those things and then some. Compiled by metal journalist and manager Ryan J. Downey, Stream N’ Destroy, which arrives a couple of times a week, has quickly become one of our most anticipated reads the moment it hits our inbox.

The most recent Stream N’ Destroy newsletter, which arrived last night (April 6), highlights the Apple Music Metal Albums chart, among other rankings. And, for a change — on a chart that typically displays an unwavering degree of homogeneity (just five artists dominated all but one spot in the top 25 as of one month ago) — we have a little variation this time around, with the likes of Erra, Gojira, Rob Zombie and Lamb of God breaking up the usual suspects.

Here is the chart:

Apple Music🇺🇸
Top 200 Metal Albums 
April 06, 2021 

  1. Metallica, Metallica (Blackened) 
  2. Tool, Fear Inoculum (RCA) 
  3. ERRA, ERRA (UNFD) 
  4. Metallica, Ride the Lightning (Blackened) 
  5. Black Sabbath, Paranoid (Rhino) 
  6. Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner) 
  7. Five Finger Death Punch, F8 (Better Noise) 
  8. Tool, 10,000 Days (RCA) 
  9. Tool, Ænima (RCA) 
  10. Tool, Lateralus (RCA) 
  11. Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast) 
  12. Metallica, Master of Puppets (Remastered) (Blackened) 
  13. Metallica, …And Justice for All (Remastered Deluxe Edition Box Set)(Blackened) 
  14. Slipknot, Slipknot (Roadrunner) 
  15. Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade of Destruction (Prospect Park) 
  16. Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version) (Epic) 
  17. Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner) 
  18. Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice for None (Deluxe) (Prospect Park) 
  19. Metallica, Kill ‘Em All (Blackened) 
  20. Slipknot, Iowa (Deluxe) (Roadrunner) 
  21. Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Deluxe) (Roadrunner) 
  22. Tool, Undertow (RCA) 
  23. Pantera, Vulgar Display of Power (Rhino) 
  24. Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Deluxe Edition) (Prospect Park) 
  25. Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Deluxe) (Prospect Park) 

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