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

It’s interesting to look back on how far Trivium has come, at least for me. I started listening to them back in high school right around the time when The Crusade came out (a.k.a. when they were labeled as Metallica wannabes). It’s important to look back on bands that were part of your musical evolution during high school, mostly because that’s probably one of the few things people remember with fondness from that time in their lives. Unless you’re Matt Heafy and you instead fondly remember touring Europe during senior year. Not a bad way to go out. Also check out sales for a certain Grammy winning band that just keeps popping up everywhere as well as some classic thrashers.


Notable Debuts:

Trivium, Vengeance Falls (Roadrunner) #15, 17,225 sold

With album number six, Trivium get their second highest charting album yet behind 2011’s In Waves.


Halestorm, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP (Atlantic) #40, 8,375 sold

The band doesn’t stay off the charts for long with this new covers EP.


Death Angel, The Dream Calls For Blood (Nuclear Blast) #72, 5,275 sold

The band has its best debut in a while as it cracks the top 100.


Dayshell, Dayshell (Sumerian) #138, 3,025 sold

This band is fronted by former Of Mice & Men singer Shayley “Dayshell” Bourget.


Monster Magnet, Last Patrol (Napalm) #171, 2,300 sold

The ninth album from these stoner rockers makes its debut.


Pelican, Forever Becoming (Southren Lord) 1,775 sold

The Chicago post-metallers are back with album number five.


Rivers of Nihil, The Conscious Seed of Light (Metal Blade) 1,050 sold

This new death metal band makes its debut.


Doomriders, Grand Blood (Deathwish Inc.)  1,025 sold

The third album from the group featuring Nate Newton (Converge, Old Man Gloom) gets started.


I Am King, Onehundred (Rise) 370 sold

This is the experimental hardcore band’s debut and features Spencer Sotelo (Periphery) as a guest on the track “Omega”.


Thousand Foot Krutch, Made In Canada: The 1998-2010 Collection (Self-Released) 350 sold

If you ever wanted a compilation of the band’s material…well, here you go.


Notable Sales: 

Korn, The Paradigm Shift  (Prospect Park) #22, 13,600 sold

The band doesn’t drop too far in its second week on the charts, and has already sold 60,000.


Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #33, 6,925 sold

This will soon hit the 300,000 total mark.


Alter Bridge, Fortress (UNiversal) #53, 29,550 sold

A 77% second week drop for Alter Bridge.


Red Fang, Whales & Leeches (Relapse) #66, 5,850 sold

After getting a few copies out before its street date last week, this makes an actual solid debut on the charts.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #69, 5,575 sold

This has only been dropping a little bit at a time (266,000 sold so far), and will soon be joined by Vol. 2.


Metallica, Through The Never (Blackened) #81, 4,875 sold

Just under 50,000 sold thus far.


Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks (Columbia) #83, 4,775 sold

A slight drop of 11%.


Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, High Rise  (Play Pen) #106, 3,900 sold

This takes a second week drop of 67%. Hard to say how it would’ve done if Weiland was still in the band.


Dream Theater, Dream Theater (Roadrunner) #140, 2,950 sold

This is just under the 50,000 mark.


Skillet, Rise (Atlantic), #160, 2,500 sold

These guys are about to start a European trek.


30 Seconds To Mars, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (Virgin) #165, 2,400 sold

Remember when Jared Leto played that guy who got axed in the head by Christian Bale in American Psycho?


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #183, 2,175 sold

A tour edition of this album will be out November 5th with a DVD of live footage.


Rush, Vapor Trails Remixed (Atlantic) #199, 1,950 sold

This is currently trailing on the charts, but not bad for a reissued album.


Fates Warning, Darkness In a Different Light (Inside Out) 940 sold

A 45% drop was fated this week.


Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 820 sold

This gets another boost of 13% this week. Things are starting to pick up for the band. Doesn’t hurt that they’re on tour with FFDP.


Scar The Martyr, Scar The Martyr (Roadrunner) 730 sold

This also gets a drop of 45%.


Fit For A King, Creation/Destruction (Solid State) 640 sold

This gets bumped back up in sales thanks to the band’s current tour with Attila.


The Browning, Hypernova (Earache) 520 sold

The band is currently touring with This Or The Apocalypse.


Butcher Babies, Goliath (Century Media) 410 sold

This makes  a return to the charts as well. Thank Danzig for that, perhaps.


Dangerkids, Collapse (Rise) 370 sold

The band names sounds like the next pseudo-anime kids show on Cartoon Network.


Týr, Valkyrja (Metal Blade) 370 sold

This sells nearly the same as last week.


Primitive Man, Scorn (Relapse) 350 sold

This came out back in August, but it looks like the band has been making some new fans on its most recent tour.


Eyes Set To Kill, Masks (Century Media) 320 sold

You can’t quite mask a 44% drop.


Throw The Fight, What Doesn’t Kill Us (Bullet Tooth) 310 sold

Even with a 33%, this is still hanging on.