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.


Notable Debuts:

Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
Debut #3
26,425 sold

This is the band’s fifth album. It charted slightly higher but sold lower than its 2017 predecessor.





Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen (BMG)
Debut #10
6,300 sold

This is the debut album from Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs).





Tomahawk, Tonic Immobility (Ipecac)
Debut #11
5,975 sold

This is Tomahawk’s fifth album and first in eight years.





Genghis Tron, Dream Weapon (Relapse)
Debut #35
2,550 sold

This is Genghis Tron’s third album and first in 13 years.





’68, Give One Take One (Cooking Vinyl)
Debut #60
1,825 sold

This is the band’s third album.





Underoath, Observatory Vinyl Box Set (Tooth & Nail)
Debut #98
940 sold

This boxset features recordings from three livestreams Underoath recorded last year.





Memoriam, To The End (Reaper Entertainment)
Debut #178
490 sold

This is the band’s fourth album.





Sanguisugabogg, Tortured Whole (Century Media)
390 sold

This is the band’s debut album.






Greenleaf, Echoes From A Mass (Napalm)
270 sold

This is the band’s eighth album.






Windir, The Sognametal Legacy (Season of Mist)
220 sold

This box set includes Windir’s four studio album.






Aara, Tirade I: Eos (Debemur Morti)
170 sold

This is the band’s third ablum.





Notable Sales:

Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#20 (from 12)
4,325 sold

A 32% drop.





Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#23 (from 4)
3,600 sold

A 65% drop.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#33 (from 26)
2,875 sold

A 7% drop.





Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#40 (re-entry)
2,425 sold

The deluxe edition releases boosts this back up.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#51 (from 41)
2,000 sold

A 10% drop.





Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#57 (from 37)
1,850 sold

A 25% drop.





Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC)
#81 (from 52)
1,200 sold

A 33% drop.





A Day To Remember, You’re Welcome (Fueled By Ramen)
#85 (from 66)
1,100 sold

A 25% drop.





The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#103 (from 91)
900 sold

A 15% drop.





Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#118 (from 105)
810 sold

Over 121,000 sold.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#133 (from 132)
660 sold

A 11% drop.





Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#137 (from 143)
640 sold

A 6% drop.





Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#138 (from 158)
630 sold

A 22% boost.





Various Artists, Many Faces of Def Leppard (Music Brokers Arg)
#153 (from 123)
560 sold

A 29% drop.





#156 (from 24)
540 sold

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)
490 sold

A 18% drop.





Architects, For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph)
#184 (from 166)
470 sold

A 18% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#191 (from 181)
460 sold

A 9% drop.





Pupil Slicer, Mirrors(Prosthetic)
370 sold

This got boosted back up by 413% after debuting two weeks ago. Also, this album really good.






Saxon, Inspirations (Militia Guard)
300 sold

A 74% drop in week two.






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

A 24% boost.






Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
190 sold

A 41% drop.






Enforced, Kill Grid (Century Media)
190 sold

A 19% drop in week two.






Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
190 sold

A 27% drop.






Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
190 sold

A 7% boost.






The Crown, Royal Destroyer (Metal Blade Records)
180 sold

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)
180 sold

A 67% second week drop.






Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
170 sold

A 44% drop.






Melvins, Working With God(Ipecac)
150 sold

A 35% drop.






John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
130 sold

A 26% boost.






Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
130 sold

A 91% boost brings this back up.






The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground(SPV)
130 sold

This sold the same as last week.






Evergrey, Escape Of The Phoenix (AFM)
130 sold

A 10% boost.






Brand Of Sacrifice, Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
120 sold

A 86% boost.






Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
120 sold

A 51% boost back up.






Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
110 sold

A 15% drop.






Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
110 sold

A 89% boost back up.






Seventh Day Slumber, Unseen: The Lion and the Lamb (Nashville)
110 sold

A 13% drop.






Thunder, All The Right Noises (BMG)
100 sold

A 47% drop.