Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Saxon, Thunderbolt (Militia Guard)
This is Saxon’s highest charting album ever in the US.
W.A.S.P., ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol) (Napalm)
W.A.S.P.’s sixteenth album has a respectable debut, though not as high as its 2015 predecessor.
Genocide Pact, Order Of Torment (Relapse)
This is the band’s second album.
Brick by Brick, Thin the Herd (Fast Break!)
The latest from this Albany hardcore/metal act.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#33 (from 42)
A 7% boost with just under 70,000 sold.
A 79% drop in week two.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
This got boosted back up onto the charts.
Corrosion Of Conformity, No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)
#85 (from 87)
A 18% drop.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#88 (from 86)
A 21% drop.
Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Better Noise/Eleven Seven)
#155 (from 134)
Over 40,000 sold.
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
#162 (from 170)
A drop of 9%.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
#166 (from 181)
A 1% drop.
#168 (from 77)
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
#173 (from 143)
A 25% drop.
Glassjaw, Material Control (Century Media)
This re-enters the charts.
Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
This dropped off last week, but now it’s back up.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
If it seems like you’re seeing a lot of new King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard one here, it’s not just you. The band put out five albums last year, and this is one of them.
Tribulation, Down Below (Century Media)
A second week drop of 76%.
Mammoth Grinder, Cosmic Crypt (Relapse)
A 61% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe (ATO)
A 28% boost.
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, The Age Of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast)
A 63% second week drop.
Portal, Ion (Profound Lore)
A 78% drop in week two.
Autopsy, Puncturing the Grotesque (Peaceville)
This EP came out in December last year.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
A 12% drop.
Orphaned Land, Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs (Century Media)
A 65% drop.
A 16% drop.