Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Woo boy, it’s been awhile since we saw such a swath of debuts, eighteen to be exact. The top debut this week, of course, is KoRn. Between their’s, Tool’s, and Slipknot’s new albums (and to a lesser extent Puddle Of Mudd), it makes you wonder if we’ve temporarily slipped back in the metal scene of the early to mid 2000’s. This will either make you nostalgic or bring up repressed memories if you’re the nu metal hating type.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
KoRn’s thirteenth album is its highest charting since 2010’s KoRn III.
Starset, Divisions (Fearless)
Starset’s third album lands in the top five, though it didn’t beat the band’s previous debut.
The Hu, The Gereg (Eleven Seven)
The Mongolian band’s debut album impressively cracks the top 10.
Chelsea Wolfe, Birth of Violence (Sargent House)
Chelsea Wolfe’s sixth album is her highest charting yet.
KXM, Circle Of Dolls (Rat Pak)
This is the third album from the trio of Ray Luzier (Korn), Dug Pinnick (King’s X), and George Lynch.
Cold, The Things We Can’t Stop (Napalm)
The band’s sixth album is its first in eight years.
Disciple, Love Letter Kill Shot (BEC)
This is the band’s twelfth studio album.
Alice Cooper, Breadcrumbs EP (earMUSIC)
This new covers EP pays tribute to Cooper’s hometown Detroit.
War Of Ages, Void (Facedown)
This is the band’s ninth album and its highest charting to date.
Puddle Of Mudd, Welcome To Galvania (Pavement)
The long wait is over: Puddle of Mudd has at least released its first studio album in a decade.
Betraying The Martyrs, Rapture (Sumerian)
This is the band’s fourth album.
The 69 Eyes, West End (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s twelfth album.
Visceral Disgorge, Slithering Evisceration (Agonia)
The band’s second album comes eight years after its original debut.
Crypt Sermon, The Ruins Of Fading Light (Dark Descent)
This is the band’s second album.
Being As An Ocean, Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story (Self-Released)
This is the band’s fifth album.
Crashdïet, Rust (Frontiers)
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Cloud Rat, Pollinator (Artoffact)
This is the grindcore band’s third album.
Weeping Wound, Pain (Stay Sick)
This is the band’s debut album.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#6 (from 5)
A 63% drop, but this still sold 10,000 days—er, I mean units.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#34 (from 29)
A 9% drop.
Infant Annihilator, The Battle of Yaldabaoth (Self-Released)
#46 (from 112)
This defied a second week drop in favor of a 156% boost.
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
This rocketed back up the charts following the start of the band’s latest tour and the release of two new singles.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#76 (from 56)
A 17% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#112 (from 140)
A 36% boost.
A 11% drop.
A boost of 19%.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
A 14% boost was enough for this to peek its head up.
Black Star Riders, Another State of Grace (Nuclear Blast)
A drop of 72% in week two.
Witch Vomit, Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave(20 Buck Spin)
A 5% boost.
Sacred Reich, Awakening(Metal Blade)
A 28% drop.
Sonata Arctica, Talviyö (Nuclear Blast)
A 69% drop in week two.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
A 28% boost.
Sons Of Apollo, Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony(InsideOut)
A 51% drop.
Ceremony, In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)
A 16% boost.
Vitriol, To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice(Century Media)
A 52% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
This sold about the same as last week.