Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
To be fair, A Perfect Circle were longer overdue for a new album than Tool; their last album came out on 2004 whereas 10,000 Days came out in 2006. Plus, that last album was a covers album, so their last full-length of original material was actually 2oo3. This week’s list of debuts also includes Sleep’s surprise album The Sciences, continuing the trend of long-awaited releases. You could even count Dokken’ new live album too since it includes a new song with the classic lineup.
Sleep, The Sciences (Third Man)
Surprise release albums sales tend to suffer, but Sleep’s first album in 20 years still managed to end up in the top 50.
Stryper, God Damn Evil (Frontiers)
Black Stone Cherry, Family Tree (Mascot)
This sold little more than half of its predecessor.
From Ashes To New, The Future (Better Noise)
This sold less than half of what the band’s first album debuted with.
TesseracT, Sonder (Kscope)
The band’s fourth album has a solid debut, though it didn’t sell as much as its predecessor.
Dokken, Return To The East Live (2016) (Frontiers)
This live album features a new song recorded with the classic Dokken lineup, the first in over 20 years.
Melvins, Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac)
The latest from Melvins comes less than a year after their 2017 double album.
Stone Sour, Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions EP (Roadrunner)
This EP was a Record Store Day exclusive.
Tad, Quick and Dirty (MVD)
This RSD release is the band’s first release in 20 years.
Gus G., Fearless (AFM Records)
This is Gus G.’s third solo album.
Issa, Run With The Pack (Frontiers)
This is the fifth album from this Norwegian singer.
Ross The Boss, By Blood Sworn (AFM)
This is the third album from the former Manowar guitarist.
Cancer Bats, The Spark That Moves (New Damage)
The band’s sixth album was the second of two surprise albums to drop on April 20th.
Nightwish, Decades (Nuclear Blast)
This sold about the same as last week.
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
This got boosted back up the charts.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
A 3% drop with over 75,000 copies sold.
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand (Reprise)
The RSD release of the picture disc gave this a boost.
Three Days Grace, Outsider (RCA)
A 11% drop.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
This sold the same as last week.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
This actually got boosted up last week but I missed it.
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
A 8% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
A 22% boost.
Between The Buried And Me, Automata I (Sumerian)
Just under 20,000 sold.
Kamelot, The Shadow Theory (Napalm)
A 33% drop in week two.
Turnstile, Time & Space (Roadrunner)
A 20% boost.
The Dead Daisies, Burn It Down (Spitfire)
A slight boost from last week.
The Sword, Used Future (Razor & Tie)
Over 9,000 sold.
Light The Torch, Revival (Nuclear Blast)
A 36% drop.
Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
Same sold as last week.