Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Now I know what you’re all thinking: why isn’t the top debut of the week Voyager by 311? Well, partially because the only time we really talk about 311 on here is on “311” day a.k.a. March 11th because it’s funny. But also, I just thought Torche should be the focus this week because they’re Torche. But, hey, in case you really want to know: Voyager debuted at #2 and sold 18,125 copies. So yeah, 311 is doing just fine. Moving on!
Torche, Admission (Relapse)
Torche’s fifth album didn’t sell as much as its predecessor, but it’s their highest charting yet.
Oh, Sleeper, Bloodied/Unbowed (Solid State)
The band’s fourth album is its first since 2011 and is their highest charting yet.
Wear Your Wounds, Rust On The Gates Of Heaven (Deathwish Inc.)
This is the second album from the Jacob Bannon-led band.
Batushka, Hospodi (Metal Blade)
This is the version of Batushka led by Bartłomiej “Bart” Krysiuk.
RVNT, These Thoughts I Cannot Bear EP (Self-Released)
This is the band’s second EP. Also, it’s pronounced “Revenant”, not “Runt”, as I initially thought.
False, Portent (Gilead)
This is the black metal band’s second album.
Disentomb, The Decaying Light (Unique Leader)
This is the band’s third full-length.
Joe Satriani, Squares (Earmusic)
Before hitting it big time, Joe Satriani was in a band called The Squares. This album features previously unreleased demos from that band.
Auras, Binary Garden (eOne)
This is the band’s second album.
Falls Of Rauros, Patterns In Mythology (Gilead)
This is the band’s fifth full-length album.
Elder, The Gold & Silver Sessions (Blues Funeral)
Elder’s new EP is released ahead of next year’s planned LP.
Over 220,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#88 (from 42)
A 38% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#104 (from 96)
A 1% boost
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#106 (from 83)
A 7% drop.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#107 (from 113)
A boost of 20%.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#126 (from 99)
A drop of 13%.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#127 (from 111)
Remember a couple years ago when Godsmack wrote a song about Motley Crue called “Cryin’ Like A Bitch”? Man, what a time to be alive.
Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#149 (from 138)
A 1% boost.
A 15% drop.
Abbath, Outstrider (Season Of Mist)
#159 (from 32)
A 69% drop in week two.
#161 (from 87)
A 34% drop.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard (UMC)
#189 (from 147)
A 13% drop.
AngelMaker, AngelMaker (Self-Released)
This got boosted back up.
Striker, Play to Win(Record Breaking)
A 110% boost in week two.
3Teeth, Metawar (Century Media)
A drop of 80% in week two.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
A 41% drop in week two.
Awake At Last, The Change (Outlerloop)
This got boosted back up.
This EP came out at the end of May but is just now popping up.
Darkthrone, Old Star (Peaceville)
A 26% boost.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 5% boost.
Texas Hippie Coalition, High In The Saddle (eOne)
A 10% drop.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
A 8% boost.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 25% drop.
Gloryhammer, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex (Napalm)
A 9% drop.
Cave In, Final Transmission (Hydra Head)
A 153% boost brings this back up.
Black Mountain, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar)
This sold the same as last week.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
Last week it was Flying Microtonal Banana, this week it’s Polygondwanaland.