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This Week In Metal: Week of October 15, 2005

Things were shaken up a bit on the metal charts this week. Let's take a look:

Top 10 Metal Albums (according to CMJ):

1. 2 3 1 4 Hypocrisy - Virus -- Last week #2 -- Weeks On Chart: 4
2. 1 1 1 7 Opeth - Ghost Reveries -- Last week #1 -- Weeks On Chart: 7
3. 3 2 2 6 Between The Buried And Me - Alaska -- Last week #3 -- Weeks On Chart: 6
4. 5 11 4 3 God Forbid - IV: Constitution Of Treason -- Last week #11 -- Weeks On Chart: 3
5. 7 30 5 3 Soulfly - The Dark Ages -- Last week #7 -- Weeks On Chart: 3
6. 4 4 4 6 Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon -- Last week #4 -- Weeks On Chart: 6
7. 6 6 6 7 Fear Factory - Transgression -- Last week #6 -- Weeks On Chart: 7
8. 26 - 8 2 Cryptopsy - Once Was Not -- Last week #26 -- Weeks On Chart: 2
9. 8 5 1 11 Arch enemy - Doomsday Machine -- Last week #8 -- Weeks On Chart: 11
10. 10 7 1 10 Chimaira - Chimaira -- Last week #10 -- Weeks On Chart: 10

Hyprocrisy has managed to oust Opeth from the number one spot this week, which is even all the more amazing given their extreme sound compared to teh rest of the chart. Cryptopsy, another extreme metal band, has also entered into the top ten at number 8. The other newcomer to the top ten is of course Soulfly, who make a huge jump to number 5. Chimaira and Arch Enemy are still barely hanging on to their positions - both had peaked at #1 and have been on the charts for 10 and 11 weeks respectively - and Fear Factory and Every Time I Die look to be sliding, so expect some new blood next week. Next week we might see Most Precious Blood break into the top ten with "Merciless" which charted strong this week and we could also see Animosity break in as well with "Empire"

Top 10 Metal Singles (according to MusicChoice):

1. God Forbid - "Chains of Humanity" -- Last week n/a -- Weeks On Chart: 1
2. Watch Them Die - "Bastard Son" -- Last week #1 -- Weeks On Chart: 2
3. Roadrunner United (Team Flynn) - "The Dagger" -- Last week n/a -- Weeks On Chart: 1
4. Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" -- Last week n/a -- Weeks On Chart: 1
5. Every Time I Die - "Guitarred and Feathered" -- Last week #8 -- Weeks On Chart: 4
6. As I Lay Dying - "Confined" -- Last week #9 -- Weeks On Chart: 2
7. Bullet For My Valentine - "Hand of Blood" -- Last week #6 -- Weeks On Chart: 2
8. Byzantine - "Taking up Serpents" -- Last week #10 -- Weeks On Chart: 3
9. Hypocrisy - "Scrutinized" -- Last week #2 -- Weeks On Chart: 2
10. Soulfly - "Babylon." -- Last week #4 -- Weeks On Chart: 2

God Forbid's new single, "Chains of Humanity" is going strong, skyrocketting to #1, knocking Watch Them Die's single "Bastard Son" down to #2. Roadrunner United's "The Dagger" charted strong at #3, which was a surprise to me because I though Heafy's lighter song on that album was officially their first single. But "The Dagger" is probably my favorite song off the album, so it's a well-deserved spot on the charts. Byzantine was looking like they'd drop off with "Taking up Serpents" but managed to gain new ground this week. And Every Time I Die has been hanging around for a fourth week, which is quite uncommon for a singles chart in metal from what I've seen.

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A self-described "metal geek," Doug Gibson has been listening to heavy metal for more than twenty years and designed and coded Metal Underground.com from scratch over ten years ago.

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1. ADD writes:

Byzantine f***in rules

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2. theresshitonthewalls writes:

That's actually a pretty good album list. The singles I could live without, but I give a thumbs up to the albums list, particularly Hypocrisy at No. 1, who saw THAT coming?

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