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

Sometimes I like to listen to one of the debut albums while I’m writing the charts, so I went with Polyphia. And damn, I’ve seen their name floating around the past couple years but sitting down to actually listen to this new album made me slap myself upside the head and think “Jeez, why did I sleep on this?” Always good to expand horizons and all that.
Notable Debuts:
Polyphia, New Levels New Devils (Equal Vision)
Debut #12
9,600 sold
The third album from this instrumental band gives them their best debut yet.
Atreyu, In Our Wake (Spinefarm)
Debut #15
8,325 sold
The band’s seventh album charted pretty high and sold little more than half of its predecessor.
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground (Mom + Pop Music)
Debut #29
4,900 sold
This is the first album released by Tom Morello under his own name.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Wasteland (Rise Above)
Debut #52
2,875 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Beyond Creation, Algorythm (Season Of Mist)
Debut #129
1,050 sold
This is the band’s third album and it marks their best debut yet.
Outer Heaven, Realms Of Eternal Decay (Relapse)
Debut #176
760 sold
This is the band’s debut full length.
Seventh Wonder, Tiara (Frontiers)
Debut #180
730 sold
This is the band’s fifth album and their first in eight years.
Terrorizer, Caustic Attack (The End)
240 sold
This is the band’s fourth album and first in six years.

Notable Sales:

Coheed And Cambria, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures (Roadrunner)
#22 (from 6)
5,850 sold
A drop of 80% in week two doesn’t take this out of the top 25.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#45 (from 58)
3,125 sold

A 9% boost.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#49 (from 43)
2,975 sold

A 12% drop, but the band will probably is probably raking it in with their debut LP.





Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream (Fearless)
#92 (from 7)
1,625 sold
A drop of 88% in week two.





Behemoth, I Loved You At Your Darkest (Metal Blade)
#95 (from 18)
1,550 sold
A second week drop of 82%.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#99 (from 86)
1,475 sold

A 17% drop and just under 150,000 sold.





Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Living The Dream (Snakepit)
#101 (from 73)
1,475 sold
A 35% drop.
Beartooth, Disease (Red Bull Records)
#110 (from 69)
1,275 sold
A 44% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#117 (from 109)
1,150 sold

It feels like it’s been a decade since this came out. Or rather 46 weeks.





High On Fire, Electric Messiah (eOne)
#126 (from 23)
1,050 sold
A drop of 81% in week two.




Clutch, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music)
#130 (from 118)
1,050 sold
A 14% drop. Looks like 1,050 of people made a good decision this week.

All Them Witches, ATW (New West)
#144 (re-entry)
950 sold

After a steep second week drop, this gets a huge boost of 181%. More like All Them Sales, am I right?





Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#146 (from 115)
950 sold

A 25% drop.





Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#156 (from 121)
900 sold

A 22% drop.





Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#157 (from 149)
900 sold

The tiniest 1% drop with just under 50,000 sold.





Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#168 (from 186)
850 sold

A 16% boost. Maybe because of that new music video?





Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#190 (re-entry)
670 sold

A small 2% was enough to bring this back up after dropping off last week.





Windhand, Eternal Return (Relapse)
#194 (from 63)
650 sold

A 76% drop in week two.





Terror, Total Retaliation(Pure Noise)
310 sold

A 57% drop.





Sylar, Seasons (Hopeless)
300 sold
A second week 73% drop.

Revocation, The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)
290 sold

A 55% drop.


Riverside, Wasteland (Inside Out)
290 sold

A 66% drop.






Deicide, Overtures Of Blasphemy(Century Media)
270 sold

A 48% drop with almost 5,000 sold.






Horrendous, Idol (Season Of Mist)
Debut #160
240 sold

A 2% drop.





Hail the Sun, Mental Knife(Equal Vision)
230 sold

A 23% drop.






Anaal Nathrakh, A New Kind Of Horror (Metal Blade)
230 sold
The horror of a 25% drop.
Monuments, Phronesis (Century Media)
210 sold
A drop of 81% in week two.

Omnium Gatherum, The Burning Cold (Century Media)
180 sold

A 4% drop is just cold.

Voivod, The Wake (Century Media)
170 sold
A 46% drop. Looks like more people need to wake up and get this.