Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Man, I remember a mere a few weeks ago I was breezing through this column. Now so many albums have been added. Either that or I’m just slow and haven’t had enough caffeine. Either way, got a good list of new stuff and a few albums that have popped up again after an absence (more Behemoth anyone?). I went ahead and decided to give the new Týr a listen as I’ve only listened to one or two songs of theirs before and it’s pretty good so far. Oh, and the new Amon Amarth rips. So I guess I’m just all Nordic up in here today.
Notable Debuts:
Tesla, Shock (UMe)
Debut #3
21,750 sold
Tesla’s ninth album did even better than their 2014 release.
Children Of Bodom, Hexed (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #34
3,350 sold
Bodom’s tenth album didn’t sell as much as its predecessor but it charted higher.
Our Last Night, Let Light Overcome (Self-Released)
Debut #39
3,000 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Buckcherry, Warpaint (Red Music)
Debut #47
2,525 sold
This sold less than half of its predecessor’s debut.
Týr, Hel (Metal Blade)
Debut #88
1,550 sold
The band’s eighth album manages to outdo its 2013 predecessor.
Misery Index, Rituals Of Power (Season Of Mist)
Debut #94
1,425 sold
The band’s sixth album managed to outdo its 2014 predecessor.
SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Songs For The Firing Squad (Pure Noise)
Debut #150
810 sold
This is the hardcore band’s debut album.
The Raven Age, Conspiracy (Corvid)
420 sold
This is the band’s second studio album.
Holding Absence, Holding Absence (Sharptone)
200 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#6 (from 4)
12,375 sold
A 25% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#25 (from 32)
3,925 sold
An 18% boost.
Dream Theater, Distance Over Time (InsideOut)
#36 (from 20)
3,050 sold
A 43% drop.
Queensrÿche, The Verdict (Century Media)
#44 (from 14)
2,600 sold
A 68% drop in week two.


The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality(ATO)
#46 (from 54)
2,550 sold

A slight boost of 2%.


Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#50 (from 58)
2,425 sold

A tiny 1% boost.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#51 (from 42)
2,400 sold
A 17% drop.


Behemoth, I Loved You At Your Darkest (Metal Blade)
#69 (re-entry)
1,850 sold
This has re-appeared on the charts, having dropped off sometime last November.


Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#73 (from 72)
1,800 sold

A 2% drop





In Flames, I, The Mask (Eleven Seven)
#82 (from 17)
1,675 sold
A 74% drop in week two.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell(UMe)
#100 (from 120)
1,300 sold
This continues to climb back up the charts with a 22% boost.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#111 (from 98)
1,150 sold

A 21% drop.

Demon Hunter, War (Solid State)
#128 (from 7)
990 sold
This took a second week 92% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#132 (from 127)
930 sold

A 8% drop with over 180,000 sold.

Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#133 (from 123)
910 sold
A 13% drop.
Demon Hunter, Peace (Solid State)
#136 (from 8)
890 sold
This also took a second week 92% drop.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#138 (from 194)
910 sold

A big 52% boost.

Mark Morton, Anesthetic (Spinefarm)
#144 (from 22)
850 sold
A 81% second week drop.
Overkill, The Wings Of War (Nuclear Blast)
#156 (from 95)
750 sold
A 51% drop.
#165 (from 149)
720 sold
A 16% drop.





The Smashing Pumpkins, SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN (Napalm)
Debut #172
680 sold

This got an enormous 220% boost back up the charts.





#173 (from 163)
680 sold
A 13% drop. Also, out of curiosity I looked up the track list for this to see how it compares to the dozens of other KISS compilations and all I can say is…really? This is selection you’re picking to coincide with your farewell tour? No “God of Thunder”, “Cold Gin”, “Black Diamond”, not even “Strutter”? Lame.

Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#175 (from 186)
660 sold

A 2% drop. Anyone else ready for a new Ghost EP?





Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#176 (from 137)
660 sold

A 29% drop.





Papa Roach, Who Do You Trust? (Eleven Seven)
#183 (re-entry)
620 sold
This got a 6% boost back up.
Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
#190 (from 188)
580 sold
A 12% drop.
Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#196 (re-entry)
550 sold
A 4% boost back up.
Within Temptation, Resist (Vertigo/Spinefarm)
#200 (re-entry)
540 sold
This reappears with over 10,000 sold.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots (Atlantic)
460 sold
A 16% drop.
Sleep Signals, At the End of the World (Self-Released)
440 sold
Popularity continues with a 4% boost.
Devil Master, Satan Spits On Children Of Light (Relapse)
410 sold
A second week 64% drop
Last In Line, II(Frontiers)
360 sold
A 52% drop.


Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
360 sold
A boost of 8% is what you want.
While She Sleeps, So What? (Spinefarm)
240 sold
A 82% drop in week two.
Rotting Christ, The Heretics (Season Of Mist)
230 sold
A 46% drop.
Avantasia, Moonglow (Nuclear Blast)
210 sold
A 15% drop.
Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs(Roadrunner)
180 sold
A 5% drop.
Beast In Black, From Hell With Love(Nuclear Blast)
170 sold
A 5% drop.
Palisades, Erase the Pain(Rise)
170 sold
A 29% drop.