Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.



Notable Debuts:

Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
Debut #8
7,100 sold

Underoath is back and Spencer Chamberlain learned how to swear!






Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
Debut #18
3,950 sold

An amazing effort from the New Jersey crew.







Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
Debut #53
1,250 sold

A big record for the up and coming melodic deathcore band.






Shadow Of Intent, Elegy (Blood Blast)
Debut #55
1,200 sold

Symphonic deathcore from Connecticut.






Worm Shepherd, Chalice Ov Rebirth (Unique Leader)
Debut #169
375 sold

Blackened Deathcore from the NorthEast.






Lee McKinney, In The Light Of Knowledge (Sumerian)
200 sold

The guitarist of Born Of Osiris releases his new sophomore solo record.






Magnum, The Monster Roars (SPV/Steamhammer)
180 sold

Their twenty-second studio album.






Notable Sales:

Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#5 (from 88)
11,700 sold
Skillet’s debut week only sold 700 copies but now their real numbers are shown a 999% increase in week two.





Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#44 (from 40)
1,450 sold

The Michigan based band drops 7%.






Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
875 sold

A 325% increase. Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Watch the short film here.






Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#85 (from 69)
850 sold

Volbeat’s eighth studio album drops 12%. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).







Portrayal Of Guilt, Christfucker (Run For Cover)
#92 (re-entry)
775 sold

The abrasively titled second full length album from the hardcore kids in Austin.






Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#95 (from 98)
760 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden fall 17% in week 20. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Exodus, Persona Non Grata(Nuclear Blast)
#103 (from 105)
700 sold

A sad 43% drop for their eleventh studio album. Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.






Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#114 (from 100)
575 sold

Mastodon falls only 3% in week twelve. Members of Mastodon write like they’re “…choreographed acrobatics






Dance Gavin Dance, Tree City Sessions 2 (Rise Records)
#116 (re-entry)
550 sold

DGD re-enter the charts!






Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#131 (from 90)
475 sold

Ice Nine Kills drops 29%. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!






Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#148 (from 150)
425 sold
Deftones’ ninth album jumps a small 1%. A fan of Deftones? You’re gonna wanna hear LOATHE.






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#158 (from 121)
400 sold

Spiritbox decrease by 22%. Catch them on tour with Underoath, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#164 (from 138)
375 sold

The Foo Fighters drop 17% this week. Catch them on their North American tour. Did you check out their trailer for “Studio 666“??!!






Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#167 (from 112)
375 sold

The Baltimore band’s fourth album drops 32%.






King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#169 (from 162)
375 sold

The Melbourne natives decrease by 5%.






Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
#176 (from 109)
350 sold

Zakk Wylde and friends drop 36% in week eight.






Of Mice & Men, Echo (SharpTone Records)
#187 (re-entry)
350 sold

Their seventh studio album returns to the charts!






Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#195 (from 156)
330 sold

Gojira drop 22%. Unfortunately, they had to postpone their European leg.






Every Time I Die, Radical (Epitaph Records)
#199 (re-entry)
325 sold

Sad to see the band in turmoil but maybe there’s some hope?
Read my album review here!






Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#199 (re-entry)
325 sold

FFDP return to the charts…again.






Swallow The Sun, Moonflowers (Century Media)
275 sold (re-entry)

The Jyväskylä natives eighth studio album returns to the charts!







Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
250 sold

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat drop only a mere 1%.







Vulvodynia, Praenuntius Infiniti (Unique Leader)
200 sold (re-entry)

“Vulvodynia is a chronic, severe vaginal pain with no identifiable cause.” The fifth album from South African slam juggernauts.







Wilderun, Epigone (Century Media)
175 sold

70% drop in week two. Their first batch of new material while signed with Century Media.







Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
175 sold

A mere 71% increase! Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.







Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
175  sold

The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album jumps 11%.







Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Flood ( Mom + Pop Music)
170 sold

It’s the third collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Alex Lifeson, Kirk Hammett, Manchester Orchestra, and more.







KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
150 sold

A 33% decrease for the profound and legendary guitarist.







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
140 sold

A 29% drop for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Check out their new video for “Disclosure!







Ghost Bath, Self Loather (Nuclear Blast)
130 sold

The third in a trilogy of records from the depressive black metal outfit.







Dance With The Dead, Driven to Madness (INDY LABEL)
125 sold

A 26% drop







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
125 sold

Their second studio album drops another 10%. Surprisingly, they might sue their label Sumerian.







Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
120 sold

Almost a 12% increase. Check out their other EP Better Days EP






Khemmis, Deceiver (Nuclear Blast)
115 sold

The fourth studio album falls by 61% in week nine.







Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
115 sold

A 20% drop. Oli Aleron’s stint on the Jasta Show only worked the charts for one week.







Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
95 sold

Tom Morello appearing twice this week! It’s the second collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more.