Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
As the late great George Carlin once explained, no word is more versatile in its usage than the word “fuck”. It’s funny to think that there was a time when the usage of any dirty word in music was enough to make the likes of Tipper Gore label you as the worst sort of scum in the universe. And now we have two bands debuting on the charts that make use of the supposed mother of naughty words. Not that I imagine many of you were looking forward to Bam Margera’s new album as Fuckface Unstoppable, but whatever, it’s still there. Other debuts this week include a free album League of Legends fans will appreciate and the return of Godflesh.
Fucked Up, Glass Boys (Matador) #74, 3,600 sold
The hardcore punk act is back with their fourth album and their best debut yet.
Pentakill, Smite and Ignite (Self-Released) #175, 1,775 sold
Jørn + ex-Dragonforce members + League of Legends = Pentakill. Also, the album is free.
King Buzzo, This Machine Kills Artists (Ipecac) 980 sold
Melvins’ Buzz Osborne goes solo on this new acoustic album.
Fuckface Unstoppable, FFU (Artery) 470 sold
It’s a band with Bam Margera and that’s all you really need to know.
Nightmares, Suspiria (Rise) 410 sold
This is the debut album from this 5 piece band from Atlanta.
Godflesh, Decline and Fall (Shellshock)
Godflesh return with all new material ahead of a future full-length.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #95, 3,125 sold
These kings still reign with a 4% boost.
KISS, KISS 40 (Universal) #102, 2,975 sold
A 59% drop for this greatest hits album (no, not that one, the other one.)
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #109, 2,775 sold
Just under 260,000 sold.
The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #110, 2,750 sold
Just under 80,000 sold in total.
Chevelle, La Gargola (Epic) #129, 2,400 sold
10 weeks on and this is over 90,000 sold.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #152, 2,050 sold
60 weeks and the (vol)beat still goes on for this one.
Pop Evil, Onyx (Entertainment One) #173, 1,775 sold
A small 9% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #185, 1,675 sold
45 weeks and this is over 390,000 sold.
Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force (Rise) #188, 1,650 sold
This sold the same amount as last week.
Marty Friedman, Inferno (Prosthetic) 840 sold
A 60% drop this week, but considering how popular he is in Japan, he’s probably ok with that.
Doyle, Abominator (MonsterMan) 400 sold
Again, this shows up out of nowhere.
Triptykon, Melana Chasmata (Century Media) 360 sold
This gets tripped up on a 31% drop.
Misery Index, The Killing Gods (Season of Mist) 360 sold
Killing a 64% drop.
Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 340 sold
Slight drop of 6%.
Agalloch, The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore) 310 sold
A 41% drop.
Bury Tomorrow, Runes (Nuclear Blast) 290 sold
This gets buried by a 73% drop.
Prong, Ruining Lives (SPV) 280 sold
Living with a 22% drop.
Kyng, Burn The Serum (Razor & Tie) 260 sold
This may get some boosts in the summer.
Butcher Babies, Goliath (Century Media) 260 sold
20% drop for these babies.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 250 sold
A small boost of 6%.
Nothing, Guilty of Everything (Relapse) 240 sold
A big boost of 89% brings this back up.