Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
So you couldn’t get Metallica tickets, huh? Yeah, me neither. Not because of bots but because I don’t have the time or money to fly my ass across the country to see this thing. I remember when I was in high school and some friends thought S&M was lame. So I whipped up the golden comeback of “No, you’re lame” and listened to it anyway. Good on you if you manage to get yourself there though. Meanwhile, there’s not much going on over here in chart land. The month will finish out with Megadeth, Devin Townsend, and Whitechapel as far as big names go and then the next two months will bring a whole slew of albums I’m excited to hear.
Notable Debuts:
Fallujah, Undying Light (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #126
930 sold
Fallujah’s fourth album makes a debut that is a far cry from 2016’s Dreamless.
Venom Prison, Samsara (Prosthetic)
Debut #141
800 sold
This is the UK band’s second studio album.
Angel Du$t, Pretty Buff (Roadrunner)
Debut #177
630 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Noisem, Cease To Exist (20 Buck Spin)
240 sold
This is the band’s third full-length.
Oozing Wound, High Anxiety (Thrill Jockey)
200 sold
This is the Chicago band’s fourth album. Also, I decided to listen to it on a whim and it’s pretty damn good.
Waster, Waster (Self-Released)
170 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#3 (from 6)
11,000 sold
A 11% drop. Also, the film is being released in China but with all references to Freddie Mercury’s bisexuality removed.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#29 (from 25)
3,200 sold
A drop of 19%.
Tesla, Shock (UMe)
#46 (from 3)
2,175 sold
A 90% drop in week two isn’t that shocking.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#58 (from 50)
1,925 sold

A 21% drop with just under 275,000 sold.
Dream Theater, Distance Over Time (InsideOut)
#59 (from 36)
1,850 sold
A 40% drop with just under 30,000 sold.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#61 (from 73)
1,775 sold

A 2% drop

Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#64 (from 51)
1,750 sold
A 28% drop.
Queensrÿche, The Verdict (Century Media)
#79 (from 44)
1,550 sold
A 41% drop.


The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality(ATO)
#104 (from 46)
1,200 sold

A 53% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#107 (from 111)
1,160 sold

Not much change from last week.

In Flames, I, The Mask (Eleven Seven)
#110 (from 82)
1,100 sold
A 34% drop.





Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#117 (from 176)
1,000 sold

A big 53% boost.





#128 (from 165)
920 sold
A 29% boost.

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

A 9% drop.





Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#144 (from 133)
770 sold
A 15% drop. Just under 165,000 sold.
Children Of Bodom, Hexed (Nuclear Blast)
#146 (from 34)
750 sold
A 77% drop in week two.
Buckcherry, Warpaint(Red Music)
#151 (from 47)
730 sold
A second week 71% drop.
Overkill, The Wings Of War (Nuclear Blast)
#157 (from 156)
700 sold
A 6% drop.
#180 (from 173)
620 sold
A 9% drop
Memphis May Fire, Broken (Rise)
#191 (re-entry)
570 sold
This got a big boost back up.

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

A 35% drop.





Demon Hunter, War (Solid State)
#196 (from 128)
550 sold
A 45% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
#197 (from 190)
540 sold
A 6% drop.
Mark Morton, Anesthetic (Spinefarm)
480 sold
A 43% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
420 sold
A 9% drop.
Sleep Signals, At the End of the World(Self-Released)
420 sold
A 6% drop.
Týr, Hel (Metal Blade)
360 sold
A 77% drop in week two.
Misery Index, Rituals Of Power (Season Of Mist)
300 sold
A 79% second week drop.
Last In Line, II (Frontiers)
250 sold
A 30% drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
220 sold
A 38% drop.
Devil Master, Satan Spits On Children Of Light(Relapse)
200 sold
A 51% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
170 sold
Hey, it’s been a minute since we’ve seen King Gizzard on here! Boosted up by 17%.


Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs(Roadrunner)
170 sold
A 5% drop.
Avantasia, Moonglow (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold
A 20% drop.
Our Last Night, Let Light Overcome(Self-Released)
160 sold
A 95% drop in week two.
Fight The Fury, Still Breathing (Atlantic Records)
160 sold
This crept back up after an enormous 179% boost, possibly thanks to the band’s trek with Breaking Benjamin.