Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Man, it was Papa Roach and Serj Tankian topping the charts last week and now its Evanescence this week. There’s even an Underoath box set on here. Next you’ll tell me Ozzfest is happening this summer. Joking aside, it’s another week of strong showings on the charts, including an impressive debut for Smith/Kotzen’s debut collaborative album. A few albums have also been boosted back up, such as Pupil Slicer’s insane debut album.
Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
This is the band’s fifth album. It charted slightly higher but sold lower than its 2017 predecessor.
Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen (BMG)
This is the debut album from Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs).
Tomahawk, Tonic Immobility (Ipecac)
This is Tomahawk’s fifth album and first in eight years.
Genghis Tron, Dream Weapon (Relapse)
This is Genghis Tron’s third album and first in 13 years.
’68, Give One Take One (Cooking Vinyl)
This is the band’s third album.
Underoath, Observatory Vinyl Box Set (Tooth & Nail)
This boxset features recordings from three livestreams Underoath recorded last year.
Memoriam, To The End (Reaper Entertainment)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Sanguisugabogg, Tortured Whole (Century Media)
This is the band’s debut album.
Greenleaf, Echoes From A Mass (Napalm)
This is the band’s eighth album.
Windir, The Sognametal Legacy (Season of Mist)
This box set includes Windir’s four studio album.
Aara, Tirade I: Eos (Debemur Morti)
This is the band’s third ablum.
Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#20 (from 12)
A 32% drop.
Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#23 (from 4)
A 65% drop.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#33 (from 26)
A 7% drop.
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
The deluxe edition releases boosts this back up.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#51 (from 41)
A 10% drop.
Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#57 (from 37)
A 25% drop.
Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC)
#81 (from 52)
A 33% drop.
A Day To Remember, You’re Welcome (Fueled By Ramen)
#85 (from 66)
A 25% drop.
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#103 (from 91)
A 15% drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#118 (from 105)
Over 121,000 sold.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#133 (from 132)
A 11% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#137 (from 143)
A 6% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#138 (from 158)
A 22% boost.
Various Artists, Many Faces of Def Leppard (Music Brokers Arg)
#153 (from 123)
A 29% drop.
ERRA, ERRA (UNFD)
#156 (from 24)
A commenter pointed out this actually debuted at #24 last week, not #177 as originally written. This was due to a numerical error in the charting date I received.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#174 (from 157)
A 18% drop.
Architects, For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph)
#184 (from 166)
A 18% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#191 (from 181)
A 9% drop.
Pupil Slicer, Mirrors(Prosthetic)
This got boosted back up by 413% after debuting two weeks ago. Also, this album really good.
Saxon, Inspirations (Militia Guard)
A 74% drop in week two.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
A 24% boost.
Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
A 41% drop.
Enforced, Kill Grid (Century Media)
A 19% drop in week two.
Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
A 27% drop.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
A 7% boost.
The Crown, Royal Destroyer (Metal Blade Records)
As it turns out, this band did not write the soundtrack to the hit TV show of the same name.
Dvne, Etemen Ænka (Metal Blade)
A 67% second week drop.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
A 44% drop.
Melvins, Working With God(Ipecac)
A 35% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
A 26% boost.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
A 91% boost brings this back up.
The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground(SPV)
This sold the same as last week.
Evergrey, Escape Of The Phoenix (AFM)
A 10% boost.
Brand Of Sacrifice, Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
A 86% boost.
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
A 51% boost back up.
Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
A 15% drop.
Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
A 89% boost back up.
Seventh Day Slumber, Unseen: The Lion and the Lamb (Nashville)
A 13% drop.
Thunder, All The Right Noises (BMG)
A 47% drop.