Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Every Time I Die, Low Teens (Epitaph)
ETID are granted their first top 10 album of their career, making this their best debut yet, and beating a debut in the low teens.
Stick To Your Guns, Better Ash Than Dust (Pure Noise)
The band’s new EP actually charted higher than last year’s LP.
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Broken Lines (Cooking Vinyl)
The debut album of the Mastodon, Alice In Chains, Dillinger Escape Plan supergroup gets a solid start on the charts.
Airbourne, Breakin’ Outta Hell (Spinefarm)
Album number four charted higher than their last, though it didn’t sell as much.
The Sword, Low Country (Razor & Tie)
This album features acoustic versions of tracks from last year’s High Country.
Allegaeon, Proponent for Sentience (Metal Blade)
The band’s fourth album is the best debut they’ve had yet.
Neurosis, Fires Within Fires (Neurot)
Neurosis’ newest album nabs a higher debut than their pervious release four years ago.
Insomnium, Winter’s Gate (Century Media)
The band’s seventh album is their first foray into the Billboard 200.
Crobot, Welcome to Fat City (Wind-Up)
The debuts about the same as Crobot’s previous album, but this time it’s on the Billboard 200.
Expire, With Regret (Bridge 9)
The band’s latest charts higher, but does debut with as much as their last album.
Operation: Mindcrime, Resurrection (Frontiers)
The second in a projected trilogy, Geoff Tate’s new album doesn’t do quite as well as last year’s LP.
True Widow, Avvolgere (Relapse)
The band’s fourth album debuts slightly better than the band’s previous release.
Trap Them, Crown Feral (Prosthetic)
The band’s fifth album doesn’t sell quite as well as Blissfucker (or Blissfluffer to more sensitive ears).
Monte Pittman, Inverted Grasp of Balance (Metal Blade)
Known for playing with Madonna and Prong, this is Pittman’s latest solo studio album.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#54 (from 50)
A 7% drop, but this is now at 100,000 sold.
Led Zeppelin, Complete BBC Sessions (Rhino)
#58 (from 10)
A 73% drop in week two.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#131 (from 105)
A 10% drop is the biggest drop this has had in a few weeks.
Of Mice & Men, Cold World (Rise)
#167 (from 98)
A 41% drop is not mice.
Megadeth, Dystopia (UMe)
A 62% boost puts this back up on the charts thanks to the band’s current US run.
Ghost, Meliora (Loma Vista)
#192 (from 95)
A 51% drop and just under 98,000 sold after re-entry last week.
Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood)
A drop of 12%
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
Knocked from the Billboard with an 88% drop.
King 810, La Petit Mort or A Conversation with God (Roadrunner)
An 80% second week drop.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
A 39% drop after last week’s boost.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
A 57% boost continues the band’s on-again, off-again sales with just under 25,000 total sold.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
Say hollow to a 7% boost.
Evergrey, The Storm Within (AFM)
A 19% drop is not so greyt.
Fire From the Gods, Narrative (Rise)
A 14% drop doesn’t fit the narrative.
Heaven Shall Burn, Wanderer (Century Media)
A 72% drop in week two burns.
Twelve Foot Ninja, Outlier (Volkanik)
A 43% drop kick.
Sylar, Help! (Hopeless)
A drop of 9%.
Delain, Moonbathers (Napalm)
A 26% drop. Fun fact: the band covered “Scandal” by Queen on this album.
Erra, Drift (Sumerian)
Another 8% boost after last week’s big boost.
Russian Circles, Guidance (Sargent House)
A 36% boost back up.
Hail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
Looks like the band has racked up some fans with a huge boost back onto the charts.
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, The Night Creeper (Rise Above)
The band’s US tour has nabbed some numbers for this album.