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

Well, it’s not technically summertime quite yet but where I’m living it broke 80 degrees the other day and now I gotta get the window AC units installed. And I needed a good pun for the title. So, yeah, might as well be summer. Gojira is still the top selling metal release in the US. Soon other big releases from Myles Kennedy, The Devil Wears Prada, and Panopticon will arrive on here too.


Notable Debuts:

Sumo Cyco, Initiation (Napalm)
Debut #115
840 sold

This is the band’s third album.





Convictions, I Won’t Survive (Self-Released)
Debut #139
670 sold

This is the Christian metalcore band’s third EP and a followup to their 2018 full-length.





Candlemass, Green Valley (Live) (Peaceville)
300 sold

This album was recorded during lockdown last year.





Osiah, Loss(Unique Leader)
240 sold

This is the band’s third album.






Seth, La Morsure du Christ (Season Of Mist)
210 sold

This is the band’s sixth album.





Chaoseum, Second Life(Ingroove)
140 sold

This came out last September.






Inferno, Paradeigma (Phosphenes Of Aphotic Eternity) (Debemur Morti)
130 sold

This is the band’s eighth album.






Carcass, Heartwork(Earcache)
130 sold

This is a limited edition vinyl release.






Cvlt Ov The Svn, We Are The Dragon (Napalm)
120 sold

This is the band’s debut album.




Notable Sales:

Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#11 (from 1)
4,250 sold

A 82% drop, but still in the top 15.





Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#14 (from #13)
3,975 sold

A 35% week drop.





Royal Blood, Typhoons (Imperial Galactic/Warner Records)
#42 (from 7)
2,150 sold

A drop of 81% in week two.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#68 (from 60)
1,600 sold

A 1% increase.





Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#75 (from 56)
1,475 sold

A 12% drop.





Dropkick Murphys, Turn Up That Dial (Born & Bred)
#79 (from 8)
1,425 sold

A 87% drop in week two.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#84 (from 72)
1,225 sold

A 7% boost.





Cannibal Corpse, Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade)
#123 (from 75)
790 sold

A 34% drop.





Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#131 (from 100)
710 sold

Has it really been 4 years already?





Diamante, American Dream (Self-Released)
710 sold

This is Diamate’s second album.






Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#136 (re-entry)
680 sold

A 85% boost back up after dropping off last week.





Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#137 (from 108)
680 sold

A 21% drop.





Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#143 (from 107)
630 sold

A 26% drop.





Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
#146 (from 113)
630 sold

A 22% drop.





The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#149 (from 133)
620 sold

A 32% drop.





Various Artists, Many Faces of Def Leppard (Music Brokers Arg)
#150 (from 100)
610 sold

A 32% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#156 (from 198)
590 sold

A 45% boost back up.





Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#166 (from 139)
540 sold

A 10% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#168 (from 135)
530 sold

A 17% drop.





Currents, The Way It Ends (SharpTone)
#170 (re-entry)
520 sold

This pops up for the first time since last summer.





Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories(earMUSIC)
#195 (from 145)
440 sold

A 24% drop.





Blood From The Soul, DSM-5 (Deathwish Inc.)
410 sold

A 111% boost up.






Zao, The Crimson Corridor(Observed/Observer)
380 sold

A whopping 141% boost.






Artillery, X (Metal Blade)
350 sold

This is the band’s tenth album.






Evile, Hell Unleashed (Napalm)
280 sold

A 76% drop in week two.






Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
250 sold

A 9% drop.






Amigo The Devil, Born Against (Ingrooves)
210 sold

A 63% drop.






Tetrarch, Unstable (Napalm)
190 sold

A 87% drop.






The Armed, Ultrapop (Sargent House)
180 sold

This sold the same as last week.






Spectral Wound, Diabolic Thirst(Profound Lore)
170 sold

A 10% boost.






The End Machine, Phase2 (Frontiers)
160 sold

A 29% drop.






The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground (SPV)
160 sold

A 32% boost.






Hail The Sun, New Age Filth (Equal Vision)
140 sold

A 1% drop.






Brand Of Sacrifice, Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
130 sold

A 71% drop.






Genghis Tron, Dream Weapon (Relapse)
110 sold

This popped back up by 56%.