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.
Notable Debuts:
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
Debut #2
56,800 sold
The band’s eleventh album is its first in seven years.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
Debut #6
13,600 sold
The band’s seventh album doesn’t chart quite as high as its 2017 predecessor.
Tesla, Five Man London Jam (UMe)
Debut #10
6,800 sold
This live album references the band’s first live album, Five Man Acoustical Jam.
Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts V: Together (The Null Corporation)
Debut #51
1,300 sold
The band’s tenth album and one of two NIN albums listed this week.
Parkway Drive, Viva The Underdogs Soundtrack (Epitaph)
Debut #58
1,150 sold
This is the soundtrack to the band’s new documentary.
Nine Inch Nails, Ghost VI:Locusts (The Null Corporation)
Debut #60
1,150 sold
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)
Debut #60
1,150 sold
This is Igorrr’s fourth studio album.
Me & That Man, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1 (Napalm)
Debut #92
700 sold
This is the second album from Negal’s (Behemoth) side project.
Candlemass, The Pendulum (Napalm)
Debut #175
390 sold
The band’s new EP comes little over a year after their twelfth studio album.
Wake, Devouring Rain(Translation Loss)
Debut #197
320 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Solothus, Realm of Ash and Blood (20 Buck Spin)
170 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Temple Of Void, The World That Was(Shadow Kingdom)
160 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Imonolith, State Of Being(Imonolith Music)
140 sold
This debut album features former members of the Devin Townsend Project.
Irist, Order Of The Mind (Nuclear Blast)
120 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#22 (from 17)
2,800 sold
A 14% drop with nearly 100,000 sold.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#28 (from 24)
2,225 sold
A 14% drop with over 63,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#68 (from 61)
1,025 sold
A 6% boost with over 417,000 sold.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#82 (from 68)
780 sold
A 5% drop with over 570,000 sold.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#121 (from 102)
510 sold
A 8% drop with over 187,000 sold.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#136 (from 103)
470 sold
A 14% drop and just under 30,000 sold.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#141 (from 108)
460 sold
A 12% drop with just under 65,000 sold.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#144 (from 118)
460 sold
A 5% drop with over 30,000 sold.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#146 (from 122)
450 sold
A 7% drop with just under 68,000 sold.
Code Orange, Underneath (Roadrunner)
#180 (from 34)
370 sold
A 80% drop.
Myrkur, Folkesange (Relapse)
#181 (from 25)
360 sold
A second week 85% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#184 (from 162)
360 sold
A 2% drop with over 28,000 sold.
Master Boot Record, Floppy Disk Overdrive(Metal Blade)
#188 (from 95)
350 sold
Only a drop of 14% in week two.
Heaven Shall Burn, Of Truth And Sacrifice(Century Media)
140 sold
A 79% drop in week two.


The Word Alive, Monomania (Fearless)
130 sold
A 123% boost back up.
Stitched Up Heart, Darkness(Another Century)
130 sold
A 27% drop.