Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
This week boasts another list of debuts that is robust both in size and pedigree from the return of Slash’s solo albums to Voivod’s first album in five years to another slab of post metal goodness from SUMAC. We’ll be seeing plenty more noteworthy debuts in the coming weeks from Anaal Nathrakh (hey, I spelled that right on the first try!) to Revocation to, of course Behemoth. To say I’m a little bit excited about Behemoth would be like saying Brett Kavanaugh is a little bit of a beer drinker.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Living The Dream
The band’s third album didn’t sell as much as its 2014 predecessor
, but it charted just as high.
This EP includes the band’s tracks written in collaboration with the Call of Duty: Black Ops series.
This is the band’s best US debut yet.
Voivod, The Wake
This is the band’s fourteenth album and first in five years.
This is the band’s third studio album.
The band’s third studio album is the band’s first in 13 years.
This is the band’s seventh studio album.
Dead Letter Circus, Dead Letter Circus (Rise)
This is the band’s fourth album. It’s also #10 on the charts in Australia.
Dir En Grey, The Insulated World(Okami)
This is the band’s tenth album.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#32 (from 33)
A 6% boost with just under 200,000 sold.
#57 (from 21)
A 56% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#58 (from 42)
A 31% drop.
Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#60 (from 53)
A 19% drop.
Deicide, Overtures Of Blasphemy(Century Media)
#64 (from 88)
This avoided a second week drop and instead boosted by 24%.
#66 (from 7)
A drop of 89% in week two.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#78 (from 107)
An 11% boost.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#94 (from 106)
A 7% drop.
Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#94 (from 133)
A 25% boost.
Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#124 (from 122)
A drop of 14%.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#130 (from 138)
A 4% drop.
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#143 (from 146)
A 7% drop.
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#178 (from 168)
A 12% drop.
Alter Bridge, Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Napalm)
#180 (from 77)
A 59% drop. Myles Kennedy seems to be doing alright these days.
Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#184 (from 167)
A 16% drop.
Pig Destroyer, Head Cage (Relapse)
A 40% drop.
Metal Allegiance, Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast)
A 26% drop.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
A 30% drop.
Nothing, Dance On The Blacktop(Relapse)
A 34% drop.
Satan, Cruel Magic(Metal Blade)
To last week’s commenter who said this should be selling more, here you go! A 19% boost.
Thou, Magus (Sacred Bones)
A 12% drop.