Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
An album selling less than its predecessor is a common thing nowadays. Some of it does come down to trends: a band that was doing hot three or four years ago might experience a dip in popularity. And then there’s streaming, which has had a huge impact on people buying actual albums. In the case of this week’s edition of MBN, Bring Me The Horizon’s new album debuted with 71% less in sales compared to its 2015 predecessor, which remains their best debut to date. Other bands from this year have already experiences similar dips like Papa Roach’s debut last week. But its not like that for every band; some manage to out do their previous debuts, even if by only a little. MONO is one such band, and you can check out how their new album did down below.
Notable Debuts:
Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
Debut #4
16,125 sold
The band’s latest album charts in the top five though it sold considerably less than its predecessor.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots (Atlantic)
Debut #13
6,175 sold
The band’s sixth album marks their best debut yet.
Debut #40
2,425 sold
How are there people who still don’t have a KISS greatest hits compilation?
MONO, Nowhere Now Here (Pelagic)
Debut #90
1,180 sold
The Japanese band’s tenth album sold more than its predecessor.
Evergrey, The Atlantic (AFM)
Debut #94
1,150 sold
The band’s eleventh studio album sold about the same as its predecessor but charted higher.
King Diamond, Songs For The Dead Live (Metal Blade)
Debut #112
930 sold
Sure, we all want a new studio album from the King, but I’ll take a new live album too.
Swallow The Sun, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light (Century Media)
Debut #120
850 sold
Swallow The Sun’s seventh album sold a little more than its triple album predecessor. And just my two cents: I just finished listening to this and it’s worth your time.
Starbreaker, Dysphoria (Frontiers)
Debut #184
580 sold
This is the band’s third album and first since 2008.


Inglorious, Ride to Nowhere (Frontiers)
450 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Incite, Built to Destroy (Minus Head)
370 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Light the Fire, Compassion in Unlikely Places (Standby)
360 sold
This is the band’s third album.
King 810, Suicide King (Self-Released)
290 sold
The band’s third album makes a debut that’s a far cry from its predecessor.
Judiciary, Surface Noise (Closed Casket Activities)
190 sold
This is the West Texas band’s debut album.
Puppy, The Goat (Spinefarm)
180 sold
This is the UK band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#9 (from 15)
7,025 sold
A 3% boost.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#10 (from 12)
6,800 sold
This made its way back into the top 10.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#15 (from 19)
4,325 sold

A drop of 13%. Not that you could tell.




Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#18 (from 21)
3,900 sold
Over 160,000 sold.
Papa Roach, Who Do You Trust? (Eleven Seven)
#73 (from 11)
1,510 sold
A 79% drop in week two.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#99 (from 93)
1,070 sold

A over 145,000 sold.


Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#111 (from 108)
950 sold

Over 175,000 sold.





Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#115 (from 89)
910 sold

This holds the same chart position as last week.




Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell(UMe)
#124 (from 109)
830 sold
Over 30,000 sold.


Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#144 (from 120)
730 sold

A 19% drop.





#147 (from 155)
720 sold
A 6% boost.

Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#161 (from 156)
660 sold

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Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#164 (from 158)
633 sold

After 40 weeks, this has sold just under 115,000.

Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs(Roadrunner)
#166 (from 50)
630 sold
A 70% drop in week two.
Flotsam And Jetsam, The End Of Chaos (AFM)
430 sold
This dropped 66% in week two.





Cane Hill, Kill The Sun (Rise)
360 sold
This only dropped 1% in week two.
Jinjer, Micro EP (Napalm)
260 sold
A 44% drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
260 sold
This got a huge 137% boost back up.

A Pale Horse Named Death, When The World Becomes Undone (Long Branch)
Debut #175
160 sold

A drop of 73%.