Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
At first, I wasn’t going to include Pearl Jam on here because, well, they’re not particularly metal. But we write about so many of their peers (Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots) that I figure, eh, what the hell. Plus, I know there are fans out there and are going to ask for the numbers anyway. So here it is along with the new In This Moment album and the two surprise albums from Nine Inch Nails, which people spent money on despite it being a free download.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
The band’s eleventh album is its first in seven years.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
The band’s seventh album doesn’t chart quite as high as its 2017 predecessor.
Tesla, Five Man London Jam (UMe)
This live album references the band’s first live album, Five Man Acoustical Jam.
Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts V: Together (The Null Corporation)
The band’s tenth album and one of two NIN albums listed this week.
Parkway Drive, Viva The Underdogs Soundtrack (Epitaph)
This is the soundtrack to the band’s new documentary.
Nine Inch Nails, Ghost VI:Locusts (The Null Corporation)
Both NIN albums have sold over 2,400 copies combined, which is impressive when you consider they’re both up for free download.
Igorrr, Spirituality And Distortion (Metal Blade)
This is Igorrr’s fourth studio album.
Me & That Man, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1 (Napalm)
This is the second album from Negal’s (Behemoth) side project.
Candlemass, The Pendulum (Napalm)
The band’s new EP comes little over a year after their twelfth studio album.
Wake, Devouring Rain(Translation Loss)
This is the band’s fifth album.
Solothus, Realm of Ash and Blood (20 Buck Spin)
This is the band’s third album.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#22 (from 17)
A 14% drop with nearly 100,000 sold.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#28 (from 24)
A 14% drop with over 63,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#68 (from 61)
A 6% boost with over 417,000 sold.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#82 (from 68)
A 5% drop with over 570,000 sold.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#121 (from 102)
A 8% drop with over 187,000 sold.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#136 (from 103)
A 14% drop and just under 30,000 sold.
#141 (from 108)
A 12% drop with just under 65,000 sold.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#144 (from 118)
A 5% drop with over 30,000 sold.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#146 (from 122)
A 7% drop with just under 68,000 sold.
Myrkur, Folkesange (Relapse)
#181 (from 25)
A second week 85% drop.
#188 (from 95)
Only a drop of 14% in week two.
Heaven Shall Burn, Of Truth And Sacrifice(Century Media)
A 79% drop in week two.
The Word Alive, Monomania (Fearless)
A 123% boost back up.
Stitched Up Heart, Darkness(Another Century)
A 27% drop.