Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)
The band’s debut album managed to chart in the top 50.
Various Artists, 2018 Warped Tour Compilation (SideOneDummy)
It’s that time again, and quite possible for the last time. This is the compilation for the final edition of Vans Warped Tour.
Like A Storm, Catacombs (Century Media)
This is the band’s third album, and it’s their biggest debut yet in the US.
Pantera, Live At Dynamo 1998 (F.R.E.T.)
This came out the same day that Vinnie Paul died. Yes, writing that sentence is very weird.
Khemmis, Desolation (20 Buck Spin)
Khemmis’ third album marks their best debut yet.
Marduk, Viktoria (Century Media)
This is Marduk’s fourteenth studio album.
Haken, L-1VE (InsideOut Music)
This is the band’s first live album.
Craft, White Noise and Black Metal (Season Of Mist)
This is the band’s first album in seven years.
Mortuous, Through Wilderness(Tankcrimes)
This is the band’s debut album.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#44 (from 41)
A 21% drop.
Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
#46 (from 6)
This is still in the top 50 after a second week 86% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#61 (from 61)
This is in the same chart position as last week.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#71 (from 79)
A 2% boost with over 130,000 sold at week 30.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#80 (from 85)
A slight drop of 4%.
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#93 (from 102)
This has sold just over 27,000 so far.
Nine Inch Nails, Add Violence (The Null Corporation)
As is wont to happen, Nine Inch Nail’s EP from a year ago got a boost alongside the new album.
A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#104 (from 91)
A 18% drop.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#145 (from 54)
A 65% drop.
Nine Inch Nails, Not the Actual Events(The Null Corporation)
This got boosted back up too, meaning all three albums of Nine Inch Nail’s purported trilogy are on the charts.
Dance Gavin Dance, Artificial Selection(Rise)
#157 (from 59)
A second week drop 67%.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#170 (from 161)
A 14% drop.
Megadeth, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! – The Final Kill (Century Media/Legacy)
#176 (from 118)
A 43% drop.
Sleep, The Sciences (Third Man)
#178 (from 162)
A 20% drop. Too bad it wasn’t a 420% drop, amirite? Heh. I’ll see myself out.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#179 (from 174)
A 16% drop.
Tremonti, A Dying Machine (Napalm)
#181 (from 126)
A 43% drop.
YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
A 33% drop is a raw deal.
Madball, For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)
A 76% drop in week two.
Lizzy Borden, My Midnight Things(Metal Blade)
A 75% drop. Another one like this and this album gets the axe.
Spock’s Beard, Noise Floor (InsideOut)
A 79% drop after popping back up.
ASG, Survive Sunrise (Relapse)
A second week 78% drop.
Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA)
A 56% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
On the latest episode of “The Three King Gizzard Albums”, this got a 44% boost.
Orange Goblin, The Wolf Bites Back(Candlelight)
A 77% second week drop bites.
Amorphis, Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
A 23% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
A 11% boost.
Gruesome, Twisted Prayers(Relapse)
A 30% drop.
Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
This got boosted back up.
Kataklysm, Meditations (Nuclear Blast)
A 8% drop.