Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Of Mice & Men, Cold World (Rise)
Of Mice & Men land a solid debut with their fourth album, though it didn’t have nearly as big of a debut as their previous album.
Devin Townsend Project, Transcendence (InsideOut)
HevyDevy is back with his seventh album under the DTP moniker, outdoing his previous album and making this one his best US debut yet.
Artifex Pereo, Passengers(Tooth & Nail)
This is the second album from this Louisville post-hardcore act.
Rev Theory, The Revelation (Another Century)
The band’s fourth studio album is their first in five years.
Evergrey, The Storm Within (AFM)
The band’s tenth album is their highest charting yet in the US.
Breakdown of Sanity, Coexistence (Self-Released)
This is the fourth album from this unsigned Switzerland band.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
This is the band’s debut album. Also, they covered “Eleanor Rigby”.
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, Brothers In Farms (Spinefarm)
Who knew that hillbillies could come from Finland? The band’s sophomore album, which finds the metal/bluegrass band taking on a pair of Guns N’ Roses songs, as well as Foo Fighters, Deep Purple and many more, has a solid debut.
Cruel Hand, Your World Won’t Listen (Hopeless)
This is the band’s fifth album.
Pain, Coming Home (Nuclear Blast)
This is the eighth album from the band and their first in five years.
Crown The Empire, Retrograde (Rise)
This rocketed back up the charts after dropping off a week or so ago. Impressive.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#100 (from 83)
A 3% dip down in sales isn’t going to slow this down much, label lawsuit or not, and it will cross over 400,000 in a few weeks.
Prophets of Rage, The Party’s Over (Prophets of Rage)
#125 (from 79)
A 33% drop does not merit a party.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#127 (from 94)
A drop of 10% on week 15, but it crossed over 100,000-sold last week.
Steven Tyler, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere (Dot Records)
#149 (from #95)
A 24% drop isn’t for everybody.
Deftones, Gore (Reprise)
#171 (from 115)
A 26% drop isn’t a deft move. The album has sold over 125,000.
Chevelle, The North Corridor (Epic)
#184 (from 150)
A drop of 14% in week 10.
Fire From the Gods, Narrative (Rise)
A big 68% boost makes up for the drop last week.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
A 33% drop.
Delain, Moonbathers (Napalm)
A 28% drop show that delain they’re going leads down.
Sylar, Help! (Hopeless)
This has been on the charts for three weeks now, but since someone asked about it last week I figured I should add it.
Twelve Foot Ninja, Outlier (Volkanik)
A 46% foot drop? Ninja please.
Inquisition, Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith (Season of Mist)
This sheds a few sales with a 40% drop.
Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
A 12% drop, son.
Sodom, Decision Day (SPV/Steamhammer)
A decisive 31% drop.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
This got boosted back up thanks to tour magic.
Nails, You Will Never Be One Of Us (Nuclear Blast)
A 17% boost. If those are new listeners, they’re going to be disappointed when they find out the band’s status.