This is bad effin' ass:
Personally I'm not sure album sales tells the story. I thought Machine Head had a large, growing following and lost many fans during that period. They certainly didn't add many that's proven by the horrible sales of TTAOE which was far superior than those efforts. A shitton of fans came back because of that cd but it kills me that this band isn't even as big as clowns like Five Finger Death Punch. The Blackening sold more copies in 2 weeks than TTAOE has sold to date. Maybe after their next masterpiece they'll be headlining huge tours again.