Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
We’ve got the full-blown charts this week, which means I can list percentage increases and decreases without having to bust out my cell phone’s calculator like I’m back in math class. There’s also a few debuts that we didn’t get last week, so I’ve made sure to include them this week with debut numbers.
Ninja Sex Party, Under the Covers Vol. II (Self-Released)
Admittedly, this album’s metal ties are small; it features covers of Rush and Def Leppard and a guest appearance from Satchel of Steel Panther. But I love these guys, so I’m putting it up here for this week’s edition.
Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
Hollywood Undead’s latest studio release debuted with little more than half the numbers of its 2015 predecessor.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
This debuts with about 40% less than the band’s previous LP.
Red, Gone (Essential)
This isn’t even half of what the band’s previous album debuted.
The Used, The Canyon (Hopeless)
This is the band’s seventh studio album. It didn’t chart quite as high as its predecessor.
Butcher Babies, Lilith (Century Media)
The Babies’ third album has a debut that doesn’t quite match up to its predecessor.
Winds Of Plague, Blood Of My Enemy (eOne)
The band’s first album in four years charted higher and sold about the same as its predecessor.
Powerman 5000, New Wave (Pavement)
This is the industrial band’s ninth studio album. It charts a little lower than the band’s 2014 release.
Ne Obliviscaris, Urn (Season of Mist)
The band’s third album lands its best US debut yet.
Ashes Remain, Let the Light In (BEC)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Appice, Sinister (Steamhammer)
This is a new project from the Appice brothers Carmen (Vanilla Fudge) and Vinny (Black Sabbath, Dio).
Left Behind, Blessed by the Burn (Unbeaten)
This is the band’s second album.
Serenity, Lionheart (Napalm)
This is the Dutch band’s sixth studio album.
Delain, A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso (Napalm)
This is the band’s first live album.
All Pigs Must Die, Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)
This is the band’s third album.
Sharptooth, Clever Girl (Pure Noise)
This is the band’s debut album.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#24 (from 119)
They’re not done yet. huge 400% boosts puts this back in the top 25.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#47 (from 37)
A 17% drop.
Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
#61 (from 6)
Last week, this debuted at #6 with over 16,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#84 (from 49)
A 36% drop, but this has got a foothold on the charts.
Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
#86 (from 52)
A 32% drop.
Mastodon, Cold Dark Place (Reprise)
A nice 83% boost with just under 20,000 sold.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
#117 (from 88)
At week 10, this has sold just under 110,000 total.
Hellyeah, Unden!able (Eleven Seven)
A big boost back onto the charts thanks to a special edition with over 60,000 sold.
A big 66% boost. Maybe because of the Loudwire awards?
Primus, The Desaturating Seven (ATO)
#144 (from 109)
A 22% drop.
Veil Of Maya, False Idol (Sumerian)
#151 (from 17)
This debuted with over 7,700 sold and dropped 84% in week two.
Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
#162 (from 34)
This debuted last week with over 5,100 sold.
We Came As Romans, Cold Like War (Sharptone)
#172 (from 16)
This debuted with over 8,000 sold last week.
Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spun (Sargent House)
A small 2% boost.
Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
This debuted last week with over 1,300 sold.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Volume 1 (Reissue) (Rise Above)
A 57% drop.
Revolution Saints, Light in the Dark (Frontiers)
The supergroup’s sophomore album sold less than the first.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sketches of Brunswick East (ATO)
Four weeks late, but better late than never. This is the band’s third release in 2017.
Sons Of Texas, Forged By Fortitude (Razor & Tie)
Over 3,000 sold.
Enslaved, E (Nuclear Blast)
A 50% drop.
Exhumed, Death Revenge (Relapse)
A 34% drop.
Blut Aus Nord, Deus Salutis Meæ (Debemur Morti)
This actually got a boost in its second week.
The Relentless, American Satan (Sumerian)
Soundtrack from the film of the same name.