Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Opeth, Sorceress (Nuclear Blast)
Opeth’s twelfth album nabs a higher debut than their previous album.
Sully Erna, Hometown Life (BMG)
This is the second solo album from the Godsmack frontman.
Epica, The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
Epica’s seventh album is their best debut yet in the US.
Suicidal Tendencies, World Gone Mad (Suicidal)
The band’s latest album sold more than 13 in its first week.
Famous Last Words, The Incubus (Revival)
This is the band’s third album from the post-hardcore act.
Alcest, Kodama (Prophecy)
Alcest’s fifth studio album reintegrates the black of the band’s blackgaze sound.
Oathbreaker, Rheia (Deathwish)
This is the Belgian band’s third album.
Asphyx, Incoming Death (Century Media)
This is the Dutch band’s ninth album.
The Agonist, Five (Napalm)
The band’s fifth album doesn’t sell as much as last year’s predecessor.
Brant Bjork, Tao of the Devil (Napalm)
The latest solo album from Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork.
Bad Seed Rising, Awake In Color (Roadrunner)
This is the band’s debut album.
Truckfighters, V (Century Media)
The band’s fifth album is their first on Century Media.
Winterfylleth, The Dark Hereafter (Spinefarm)
This is the fifth album from the English black metal band.
Brain Tentacles, Brain Tentacles (Relapse)
Dave Witte (Municipal Waste) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) unite for this jazzy project.
Lordi, Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy) (AFM)
Lordi’s eighth album debuted with less sales than its predecessors.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
Just under 400,000 sold.
Every Time I Die, Low Teens (Epitaph)
Ghost, Meliora (Loma Vista)
Just under the 100,000 mark.
Neurosis, Fires Within Fires (Neurot)
A 53% drop is a smaller than average second week drop.
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Broken Lines (Cooking Vinyl)
A 71% drop in week two.
Airbourne, Breakin’ Outta Hell (Spinefarm)
Breakin’ out a 74% drop.
Insomnium, Winter’s Gate (Century Media)
A drop of 71% in week two.
The Sword, Low Country (Razor & Tie)
A 76% drop down low.
Allegaeon, Proponent for Sentience (Metal Blade)
A second week 80% drop.
Crobot, Welcome to Fat City (Wind-Up)
A fat 77% drop in week two.
True Widow, Avvolgere (Relapse)
A second week 73% drop.
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
A 39% is nothing to laugh about.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
A 21% drop with over 9,000 sold.
Charred Walls of the Damned, Creatures Watching Over the Dead (Metal Blade)
Somehow I forgot to include this on the last of debuts last week. D’oh! It debuted with 1,150 sold.
King 810, La Petit Mort or A Conversation with God (Roadrunner)
An 80% second week drop.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
This has sold over 25,000 copies.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)