Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Best of 2005-2013 (Warner Bros.)
The controversial compilation album released by Warner Bros doesn’t have quite the debut you’d expect from something with the Avenged Sevenfold moniker. I’m sure all those one star reviews on Amazon won’t help either.
Hollow Earth, Dead Planet (Good Fight)
The latest LP from this Detroit band.
Crystal Lake, True North (Artery)
This is the fourth album from this Japanese band.
The Anchor, A World Ahead (Self-Released)
This is the debut album from this Denver metalcore act.
Metallica are still in the top 10 and are closing in on the 400,000 mark.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (Rhino Atlantic)
#29 (from 34)
A 13% boost with over 80,000 sold.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#141 (from 139)
Got your 6% boost. I actually haven’t gotten to use that pun much in the 66 weeks this has been on the charts.
Sixx:A.M., Prayers for the Blessed Vol. 2 (Eleven Seven)
#143 (from 104)
A 31% drop
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#155 (from 138)
A tiny 5% drop with over 20,000 sold
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#156 (from 146)
The smallest 1% drop.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#179 (from 195)
A 15% boost.
The Pretty Reckless, Who You Selling For (Razor & Tie)
#195 (from 150)
A 23% drop may reck everything.
Dark Tranquillity, Atoma (Century Media)
A slight drop of 3%.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
A huge 85% boost. Looks like this is going to play the long game just like its predecessor.
Amaranthe, Maximalism (Spinefarm)
A nice boost of 38%.
Epica, The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
A 23% drop with nearly 9,000 sold after 10 weeks.
Glenn Hughes, Resonate (Frontiers)
Turned up to an 11% boost.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
A small 8% drop after last week’s surge.
Starkill, Shadow Sleep (Prosthetic)
A 49% boost brings this up after dropping off last week.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
Hammerfall, Built to Last (Napalm)
A 10% drop.
Sonata Arctica, The Ninth Hour (Nuclear Blast)
Touring boosts this back up.