Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Kataklysm, Meditations (Nuclear Blast)
Kataklysm’s thirteenth album is the band’s best US debut yet, charting far higher and selling more than its 2015 predecessor.
Gruesome, Twisted Prayers (Relapse)
The band’s second album gets a solid debut.
Def Leppard, The Collection: Volume One (Mercury)
Def Leppard diehards picked up this box set featuring the band’s first four albums.
Convictions, Hope For The Broken (InVogue)
This is the third album from this Christian metalcore band.
This is the latest studio album from the Boston hardcore act.
Nervosa, Downfall Of Mankind(Napalm Records)
This is the third album from this trio.
Tomb Mold, Manor of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin)
This is the band’s second album.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#30 (from 38)
A 32% boost makes this album rise.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#62 (from 49)
A tiny 1% drop.
A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#68 (from 59)
This sold the same as last week. Also, don’t expect the new Tool album until next year.
Jonathan Davis, Black Labyrinth (Sumerian)
#78 (from 12)
A 78% second week drop.
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#81 (from 64)
A 9% drop.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#131 (from 110)
This sold the same as last week.
Burn The Priest, Legion: XX (Epic)
#143 (from 90)
A 29% drop.
Underoath, Erase Me (Fearless)
This got a 67% boost with just under 30,000 sold.
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
#189 (from 109)
A 35% drop.
Circle of Dust, Machine of Our Disgrace(FiXT)
This managed to climb its way up the charts after releasing in 2016.
Graveyard, Peace (Nuclear Blast)
An 80% second week drop.
Amorphis, Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
A 43% drop.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
A small 3% drop.
Candlemass, House Of Doom (Napalm)
A 69% drop in week two.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Gumboot Soup (ATO)
A 21% drop.