Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

It’s another week with a shorter debut list and a couple of other noteworthy albums have dropped off. However, next week will see a round of heavy hitters, including Cannibal Corpse, Liquid Tension Experiment’s first album in over 20 years (!!!), and everyone’s absolute favorite band that no one ever makes fun of: Greta Van Fleet. Yes sir, nothing makes me enjoy doing this column more than continually posting about your favorite bands.



Notable Debuts:

Zao, The Crimson Corridor (Observed/Observer)
Debut #24
2,800 sold

The band’s 12th album is its first in 5 years.





The End Machine, Phase2 (Frontiers)
Debut #29
2,200 sold

This is the second album from ex-Dokken members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson.





Primal Fear, I Will Be Gone (Nuclear Blast)
210 sold

This five track EP features a rerecording of the track “I Will Be Gone” featuring Tarja Turunen.






ScreaMachine, ScreaMachine (Frontiers)
150 sold

This is the Italian band’s debut album.






Termina, Dysphoria (Self-Released)
140 sold

This is the band’s debut album.






Infinite & Divine, Silver Lining (Frontiers)
130 sold

This is the band’s debut album.







Notable Sales:

Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#19 (from 12)
3,550 sold

A 23% drop.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#27 (from 29)
2,300 sold

A 10% drop.





Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#30 (from 27)
2,200 sold

A 19% drop.





Godspeed You! Black Emperor, G_d’s Pee at State’s End (Constellation)
#34 (from 8)
2,025 sold

A 67% second week drop.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#45 (from 43)
1,700 sold

A 14% drop.





Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#51 (from 36)
1,525 sold

A 31% drop.





Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#71 (from 63)
1,150 sold

A 19% drop.





Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC)
#76 (from 80)
1,075 sold

A 4% drop.





Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen (BMG)
#89 (from 48)
890 sold

A 50% drop.





The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#103 (from 82)
740 sold

A 34% drop.





Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#121 (from 117)
660 sold

A 13% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#122 (from 113)
640 sold

A 19% drop.





A Day To Remember, You’re Welcome (Fueled By Ramen)
#138 (from 114)
580 sold

A 22% drop.





Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#150 (from 135)
520 sold

A 17% drop.





Various Artists, Many Faces of Def Leppard (Music Brokers Arg)
#151 (from 179)
520 sold

A 16% boost.





Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#152 (from 166)
510 sold

A 2% drop.





Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#154 (from 198)
510 sold

A 24% boost.





Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#183 (from 174)
420 sold

A 38% drop.





Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
#184 (re-entry)
420 sold

A 99% boost back up the charts.






Tomahawk, Tonic Immobility (Ipecac)
#97 (from 11)
410 sold

A 85% drop in week two.




Underoath, Observatory Vinyl Box Set (Tooth & Nail)
#198 (re-entry)
380 sold

This dropped off the week after it debuted, now its back.





300 sold

A 12% drop.






Wode, Burn In Many Mirrors (20 Buck Spin)
290 sold

A 66% drop in week two.






230 sold
This gets boosted back up after being absent since the end of last year.

Genghis Tron, Dream Weapon (Relapse)
380 sold

A 85% drop.






Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
210 sold

A 28% boost.






Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
200 sold

A 14% boost.






Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
170 sold

A 6% boost.






Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold

A 20% drop.






Melvins, Working With God(Ipecac)
140 sold

This sold the same as last week.






The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground(SPV)
130 sold

A 21% boost.