Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The list of debuts this week isn’t as lengthy compared to previous editions, but the coming weeks will see big names like Immortal, Between the Buried and Me (for the second time this year!), Deafheaven, Obscura, and Skeletonwitch just to name a few. Still, there’s new Converge on the charts this week, so that’s pretty damn great.
Converge, Beautiful Ruin (Epitaph/Deathwish)
The band’s new EP comes eight months after their latest LP.
Night Verses, From The Gallery Of Sleep (Equal Vision)
This the band’s third studio album.
DENS, No Small Tempest (Facedown)
This EP is a followup to the band’s 2016 debut.
Shylmagoghnar, Transcience (Napalm)
This is the band’s second studio album.
Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#21 (from 2)
A second week 81% drop doesn’t bring this down too far.
Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#22 (from 29)
This rose up the charts, but dropped by 2%.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#33 (from 43)
A 12% boost with just under 160,000 sold.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#47 (from 61)
At week 10, this got an 8% boost with over 70,000 sold.
Various Artists, 2018 Warped Tour Compilation (SideOneDummy)
#57 (from 51)
This dropped by only 14% in week two.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#64 (from 64)
This stayed in the same position as last week.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#73 (from 71)
A tiny 1% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#86 (from 80)
A drop of 3%.
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#101 (from 93)
A 7% drop.
A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#118 (from 104)
A 17% drop with over 100,000 sold.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#169 (from 170)
A 2% boost.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#170 (from 145)
A 20% drop.
Pantera, Live At Dynamo 1998 (F.R.E.T.)
#191 (from 86)
A 55% drop in week two.
YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
A 24% drop is a raw deal.
Khemmis, Desolation (20 Buck Spin)
A 66% drop.
Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)
A 88% drop in week two.
Marduk, Viktoria(Century Media)
A 66% drop in week two.
Dead Cross, Dead Cross EP (Ipecac)
This got boosted back up.
Like A Storm, Catacombs(Century Media)
A second week 86% drop.
Spock’s Beard, Noise Floor (InsideOut)
A 25% drop.
Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
A 19% boost.
Craft, White Noise and Black Metal(Season Of Mist)
A 61% second week drop.
Lizzy Borden, My Midnight Things(Metal Blade)
A 33% drop.
Madball, For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)
A 36% drop is madness.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
This dropped off last week, but this week it got a 72% boost.
Amorphis, Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
A 7% drop.
Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA)
A 29% drop is strange.
Exmortus, The Sound Of Steel (Prosthetic)
A 64% boost up after dropping off last week.
Orange Goblin, The Wolf Bites Back (Candlelight)
A 24% drop.