Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
For Thanksgiving this year I am thankful that I don’t have to travel anywhere. I did all my traveling last week: I’ve relocated from Tennessee to Massachusetts. Which means…absolutely nothing to you, but it does mean that when I call my mother I don’t have to remind her that I’m an hour behind and that her 6pm is really my 5pm. So, hooray for living in the same time zone. If you are traveling, stay safe and bring a Bell Witch album; it’ll probably still be going by the time you reach your destination.
Notable Debuts:
Architects, Holy Hell (Epitaph)
Debut #21
7,325 sold
The band’s eighth album and first without the late Tom Searle marks the band’s best US debut yet.
All That Remains, Victim Of The New Disease (Razor & Tie)
Debut #34
5,300 sold
This is the band’s ninth album. It comes less than a month after the death of founding guitarist Oli Herbert.
Red Dragon Cartel, Patina (Frontiers)
Debut #76
2,125 sold
This is the second album from the band led by guitarist Jake E. Lee.
Cult Leader, A Patient Man (Deathwish)
Debut #84
1,900 sold
This is the band’s second LP.
Stephen Pearcy, View to a Thrill (Frontiers)
Debut #136
1,100 sold
Pearcy latest album follows up his solo album from last year.
August Burns Red, Winter Wilderness EP  (Fearless)
Debut #142
1,075 sold
If you’re like me and you were a big fan of the band’s 2012 release Sleddin’ Hill, then you’re probably excited for this one.
Thomas Giles, Don’t Touch The Outside (Sumerian)
Debut #196
750 sold
This is the latest solo album from the Between the Buried and Me frontman.
Psycroptic, As The Kingdom Drowns (Prosthetic)
Debut #198
730 sold
This is the band’s seventh studio album.
Evoken, Hypnagogia (Profound Lore)
450 sold
This is the band’s seventh studio album.
Nordic Union, Second Coming (Frontiers)
420 sold
This is the band’s second studio album.
Old Wounds, Glow (Good Fight)
400 sold
This is the band’s third full-length.
Burning Witches, Hexenhammer (Nuclear Blast)
240 sold
This is the band’s second studio album.
Warzone, Open Your Eyes (Revelations)
230 sold
This is a reissue of the band’s second album released 30 years ago.
Greenleaf, Hear the Rivers (Napalm)
220 sold
This is the band’s seventh album.
Ashes of Ares, Well of Souls (Rock of Angels)
160 sold
This is the second studio album from the band fronted by Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth).
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#7 (from 4)
20,275 sold
A 14% drop hardly did anything to slow this down.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#19 (from 11)
8,775 sold
Over 100,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#22 (from 14)
6,925 old
A 20% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#92 (from 97)
1,725 sold

A 17% boost.


Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#106 (from 81)
1,550 sold

A 14% drop with just under 220,000 sold.





Tenacious D, Post-Apocalypto (Columbia)
#112 (from 17)
1,375 sold
A drop of 82% in week two.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#129 (from 120)
1,125 sold

A 5% drop.

Ace Frehley, Spaceman (eOne)
#139 (from 95)
1,100 sold
A 27% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#149 (from 145)
1,010 sold

At week 50, this has sold over 161,000 copies.

Coheed And Cambria, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures (Roadrunner)
#158 (from 171)
910 sold
A 8% boost with just under 40,000 sold.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#160 (from 198)
900 sold
A 23% boost with over 150,000 sold.
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream (Fearless)
#162 (from 129)
890 sold
A 20% drop.
Silent Planet, When the End Began (Solid State)
#178 (from 16)
820 sold
This debuted last week with over 7,900 sold then dropped by 90%.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#178 (from 166)
820 sold

Over 100,000 sold.





Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#188 (from 144)
790 sold

A 22% drop.





Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
#195 (from 107)
750 sold
A 45% drop.

Warrel Dane, Shadow Work (Century Media)
620 sold

These numbers reflect the album’s physical release as opposed to the numbers two weeks ago, which were only digital.

Hate Eternal, Upon Desolate Sounds (Season Of Mist)
350 sold
A 15% drop.
Internal Bleeding, Corrupting Influence (Unique Leader)
280 sold
A 79% boost back up.
Fight The Fury, Still Breathing (Atlantic Records)
280 sold
A 41% drop.
Arsis, Visitant (Nuclear Blast)
240 sold
A 65% drop in week two.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Wasteland (Rise Above)
240 sold
A 38% drop.
Amaranthe, Helix (Spinefarm)
230 sold
A 29% drop.
Bloodbath, The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)
230 sold
A 58% drop.
Haken, Vector (InsideOut)
210 sold
A 44% drop.

Windhand, Eternal Return (Relapse)
190 sold

A 23% drop.






Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground (Mom + Pop Music)
190 sold
A 33% drop.


Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth (Self-Released)
170 sold
I think this is just pops up on a bi-weekly basis now.
The Ocean, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade)
160 sold
A second week drop of 82%. Also, just gonna go ahead a throw it out there: this is one of my favorite albums of the year, no doubt.

Deicide, Overtures Of Blasphemy(Century Media)
150 sold

A 14% drop.