Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I haven’t actually checked, but I’m pretty sure this is the largest list of debuts compiled yet for 2018. There’s a whopping 17 albums listed below, some you likely know, some you don’t know, some you don’t care about, and some that will make you say “wtf this is not metal.” Either way, there’s surely something for everyone here as always.
Senses Fail, If There Is Light, It Will Find You (Pure Noise)
The band’s seventh album charted higher than its 2015 predecessor.
Pop Evil, Pop Evil (eOne)
Pop Evil’s fifth LP debuted with the lowest sales since the band’s first album.
Slaves, Beautiful Death (SBG)
The band’s third album sold a little more than their previous release.
The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
This sold about the same as the band’s last album.
American Nightmare, American Nightmare (Rise)
This is the band’s first new album in 15 years.
Pianos Become the Teeth, Wait for Love (Epitaph)
This is the band’s fourth album.
John Corabi, Live ’94 (One Night In Nashville) (Rat Pak)
On this live album, vocalist/guitarist John Corabi performs Mötley Crüe’s self-titled 1994 album in its entirety.
Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs, Split (Relapse)
This split EP features two tracks from Windhand and three from Satan’s Satyrs.
Eyes Set To Kill, Eyes Set To Kill (Century Media)
The band’s sixth album and first in five years didn’t sell even half what its predecessor did.
For The Fallen Dreams, Six (Rise)
Similarly, For the Fallen Dreams’ sixth album also sold less than half of its predecessor.
Angra, Ømni (earMUSIC)
This is Angra’s ninth album and first without Kiko Loureiro as a full member (he did a guest guitar solo on “War Horns”).
Visions Of Atlantis, The Deep & The Dark (Napalm)
This is the band’s sixth album.
Traitors, Anger Issues (Kirkbride)
This is the band’s third album.
Facing Fire, Facing Fire (Pavement)
This is the band’s debut EP.
Letters From The Colony, Vignette (Nuclear Blast)
This is the Swedish band’s debut album.
Extinction A.D., Decimation Treaty (Good Fight)
This is the band’s second album.
Harakiri For The Sky, Arson (AOP)
Harakiri For The Sky release their fourth album of atmospheric post black metal.
Black Veil Brides, Vale (Lava/Republic)
This got another boost this week and crossed over 30,000 sold.
Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
A 16% drop.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
A 13% boost.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
A 31% drop.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
A 18% drop.
13,000 sold. Also, the tour is apparently back on.
35,000 copies sold.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
Joe Satriani, What Happens Next (Sony)
A 30% drop.
Visigoth, Conquerer’s Oath (Metal Blade)
A 23% drop.
Corrosion Of Conformity, No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)
A 33% drop with 15,000 sold.
Fu Manchu, Clone Of The Universe (At The Dojo)
A 77% second week drop.
Saxon, Thunderbolt (Militia Guard)
Sales drop by half.
A 36% boost.
The Atlas Moth, Coma Noir (Prosthetic)
A 60% second week drop.
Tribulation, Down Below (Century Media)
Just under 3,000 sold.
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Housecore)
An 80% second week drop.
Ded, Mis•an•thrope (Surestone)
About the same sold as last week.
Mammoth Grinder, Cosmic Crypt (Relapse)
Same as last week.
Watain, Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media)
Again, same as last week.