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

Was last week’s list of debuts not robust enough for you? Then perhaps you’ll find this week more to your liking because Christ on a bicycle, do we have numbers for you. Doom metal masters? Got it. Reunion releases from previously defunct bands? Got it. Something with Mike Portnoy? Got it. Hell, we even have the latest soundtrack by Trent Reznor for good measure. If you can’t find something you don’t like on here, well, we don’t know what to tell you. Maybe chill yourself out with some slowed down Danzig?


Notable Debuts:

Nonpoint, The Return (Razor & Tie) #39, 8,125 sold

We’re not sure what the band is returning from, but this is the highest charting album they’ve had yet.


Electric Wizard, Time To Die (Spinefarm) #62, 5,225 sold

The doom metal kings release album eight, their longest album to date.


Flying Colors, Second Nature (Mascot) #72, 4,550 sold

The prog supergroup doesn’t quite top the sales of its debut album. but if you Portnoy, they will come.


Finch, Back To Oblivion (Razor & Tie) #97, 3,525 sold

Finch are back with their first album since 2005.


Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl [Soundtrack] (Columbia) #103, 3,075 sold

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are on David Fincher soundtrack duty again, this time for Gone Girl.


Mr. Big, The Stories We Could Tell (Caroline) #133, 2,325 sold

This is the band’s second album post-reunion.


Thank You Scientist, Maps of Non-Existent Places (Evil Ink) #153, 1,900 sold

The band is opening for Coheed and Cambria on their current tour.


Decapitated, Blood Mantra (Nuclear Blast) #154, 1,875 sold

The band’s sixth album is its first with drummer Michał Łysejko.


Butcher Babies, Uncovered (Century Media) #159, 1,850 sold

As the title suggests, this is a covers EP featuring tracks by ZZ Top and The Osmonds.


Meshuggah, The Ophidian Trek (Nuclear Blast) #184, 1,575 sold

The band’s second live album gets started on the charts.


Sick of it All, Last Act of Defiance (Century Media) 1,250 sold

The hardcore veterans put out album eleven.


Black Crown Initiate, The Wreckage of Stars (eOne) 1,250 sold

The band’s debut album is finally here and we got to talk to them about it.


Evergrey, Hymns for the Broken(AFM) 1,200 sold

The Swedish prog metallers get started with album number nine.


1349, Massive Cauldron of Choas (Season of Mist) 780 sold

The old school black metallers are back with their first album in four years.


Come The Dawn, Light of the Dawn (Sumerian) 710 sold

This is the debut album from the band out of Cincinnati, OH.


Righteous Vendetta, Defiance (Street Smart) 360 sold

This EP is the band’s latest.


Internal Bleeding, Imperium (Unique Leader) 320 sold

After a decade, Internal Bleeding returns with album five.


Notable Sales:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, World On Fire (Dik Hayd) #66, 4,950 sold

A 42% drop, but this is still a hot one.


Godsmack, 1000hp (Universal Republic) #94, 3,550 sold

This continues a relatively slow descent.


Motionless In White, Reincarnate (Fearless) #107, 3,025 sold

Nearly 40,000 sold in three weeks.


Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (Warner Bros.) #126, 2,425 sold

If this was out ten years ago, it would already be gold probably.


Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #128, 2,375 sold

A 18% climb doesn’t stagger this one.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #130, 2,325 sold

Nearly 425,000 sold.


Judas Priest, Redeemer of Souls (Epic) #147, 2,025 sold

As expected, the band’s tour has brought this one back up.


Seether, Isolate & Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company) #150, 1,925 sold

A tiny drop of 5%


The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #156, 1,875 sold

This sells nearly the same amount as last week.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #155, 1,850 sold

So did this one, but who’s counting anymore? We are, actually.


Rise Against, The Black Market (Interscope) #168, 1,750 sold

This drops against a 31% decrease.


Theory of a Deadman, Savages (Roadrunner) #174, 1,700 sold

This enters its 10th week on the charts.


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #186, 1,575 sold

Another small bump of 9%.


Disciple, Attack (Self-Released) #187, 1,550 sold

This takes a second week drop of 79%.


Mastodon, Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise) #192, 1,550 sold

Looks like the band’s new video got the album some more numbers. It’s sold over 67,000 so far.


Cannibal Corpse, A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade) #197, 1,500 sold

A 40% drop puts this near the bottom of the 200.


Doyle, Abominator (MonsterMan) 1,200 sold

This, again, makes its bi-monthly appearance.


Earth, Primitive and Deadly (Southern Lord) 410 sold

A drop of 28%.


No Bragging Rights, The Concrete Flower (Pure Noise) 350 sold

A second week 89% drop.


HammerFall, (R)evolution (Nuclear Blast) 350 sold

Remember that time HammerFall covered The Knack?


I Declare War, We Are Violent People By Nature (Artery) 330 sold

I declare a small 8% drop.


Godflesh, A World Lit Only By Fire (Avalanche) 300 sold

How much anticipation for this album is there? Its got unoffical numbers on the charts. The real debut numbers will come next week.


The Haunted, Exit Wounds (Century Media) 280 sold

This is soon to exit from the charts.