Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I am way more proud of that title than I should be. Apart from Alestorm, we’ve got not one, not two, but three different Def Leppard live releases on here. They’re technically bundled together on the London to Vegas CD/Blu-Ray release, but they’re counted separately here. And hey, we’re almost halfway through June, so it’s time, for me anyway, to start looking at what releases I’m really digging so far this year and to really try and go through my list of 40+ albums I’ve yet to listen to.
Alestorm, Curse Of The Crystal Coconut (Napalm)
Alestorm’s sixth studio album sold a smidge lower, charted higher than its predecessor.
Def Leppard, Hits Vegas (Live) (Eagle Rock)
This live album was recorded during the band’s Las Vegas residency.
Def Leppard, Hysteria Live (Eagle Rock)
As the title suggests, this limited edition double LP is a live performance of the band’s Hysteria album at the O2 London.
Bleed From Within, Fracture (Century Media)
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Grave Digger, Fields Of Blood (Napalm Records)
This is the German band’s twelfth album.
Def Leppard, Hysteria at the 02 (Eagle Rock)
This is the last of the three Def Leppard live albums featured this week.
Mrs. Piss, Self-Surgery (Sergeant House)
This is the debut album from Chelsea Wolfe’s collaboration with Jess Gowrie.
Deathbreaker, Isolate (Facedown)
This is the hardcore bands second album.
Sorcerer, Lamenting Of The Innocent (Metal Blade Records)
This is the band’s third album.
The Wise Man’s Fear, Valley of Kings (Sharptone)
This is the band’s third album and is part of an ongoing storyline.
Alukah, Descending (Stay Sick)
This is the band’s second album.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#36 (from 38)
A 6% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#38 (from 41)
A 9% boost with over 80,000 sold.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#64 (from 58)
A 10% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#83 (from 74)
A 12% drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#92 (from 93)
This sold the same as last week.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#91 (from 99)
A 3% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#110 (from 100)
A 11% drop.
Testament, Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
#136 (from 118)
A 8% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#141 (from 129)
A 6% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#150 (from 126)
A 11% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Chunky Shrapnel(Flightless)
#157 (from 10)
A 90% drop.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#162 (from 142)
A 7% drop.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#164 (from 111)
A 28% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#165 (from 167)
A 7% boost.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#175 (from 134)
A 19% drop.
#187 (from 177)
This sold about the same as last week.
KISS, Kissworld – The Best of KISS(UMe)
#200 (from 164)
A 13% boost back onto the charts.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 16% drop.
Cirith Ungol, Forever Black(Metal Blade)
A substantial 164% boost back up.
Paradise Lost, Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)
A 43% drop.
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
This sold almost the same last week.
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still(Debemur Morti)
A 42% drop.
One Desire, Midnight Empire(Frontiers)
A 73% drop. Also, I’m sorry, but I just think of “I Want It That Way” when I read that band name.
Revenge, Strike.Smother.Dehumanize (Season Of Mist)
A 47% drop.
I Am Abomination, Passion Of The Heist II(Self-Released)
This gets boosted back up.
Havok, V(Century Media)
A 31% drop.