Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend. I live in Massachusetts, and it finally feels like someone flipped a switch and made it summertime outside. In turn, I had to flip a switch to turn my fan on when only a scant few weeks ago I still had my heat turned on because, well, that’s New England for you. I’m still delving through my backlog of albums to listen to, including some of the band’s on this weeks Notable Debuts, specifically Paradise Lost.
Notable Debuts:
Asking Alexandria, Like A House On Fire (Sumerian)
Debut #6
6,825 sold
The band’s sixth studio album didn’t sell nearly as much as its predecessor.
Paradise Lost, Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #48
1,500 sold
Paradise Lost’s sixteenth studio album sold about the same as 2017’s Medusa.
Off With Their Heads, Character (Anxious and Angry)
Debut #63
1,150 sold
This album includes stripped down versions of songs from the band’s previous album which came out last year.
Triptykon with the Metropole Orkest, Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) (Century Media)
Debut #98
790 sold
This is a live performance of the “Requiem Trilogy.”
ACxDC, Satan Is King (Prosthetic)
290 sold
This is the band’s second album and first in six years.
Firewind, Firewind (AFM)
230 sold
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Devangelic, Ersetu (Willowtip)
170 sold
This is the band’s third studio album.
Kruelty, A Dying Truth (Profound Lore)
100 sold
This is the Japanese band’s debut full-length.
Notable Sales:
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#31 (from 28)
2,000 sold
A 4% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#35 (from 29)
1,875 sold
A 10% drop.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#48 (from 36)
1,500 sold
A 11% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#67 (from 66)
1,025 sold
A 2% drop with just under 425,000 sold.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#74 (from 44)
960 sold
A 36% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#67 (from 73)
850 sold
A 14% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#99 (from 72)
790 sold
A 13% drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#114 (from 86)
640 sold
A 21% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#131 (from 114)
560 sold
A 7% drop with over 35,000 sold.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#136 (from 136)
550 sold
A 8% boost with over 190,000 sold.
Testament, Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
#141 (from 104)
510 sold
A 20% drop.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#146 (from 160)
490 sold

A 8% boost.

Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N.(Eleven Seven)
#148 (from 144)
480 sold
A 2% drop.
I Am Abomination, Passion Of The Heist II(Self-Released)
#149 (first entry)
480 sold
This came out a few weeks ago, but got boosted up to the Top Current Albums.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement II: B-Sides for Charity (Metal Blade)
#151 (from 27)
460 sold
A 78% drop.
Danzig, Sings Elvis(Cleopatra)
#159 (from 95)
450 sold
A 39% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#160 (from 127)
450 sold
A 17% drop.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#164 (from 182)
440 sold
A 9% boost with over 70,000 sold.
#178 (from 185)
400 sold
A 1% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#181 (from 159)
390 sold
A 13% drop.
Nightwish, Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast)
#184 (from 150)
390 sold
A 17% drop.
Joe Satriani, Shapeshifting(Legacy)
#187 (from 158)
380 sold
A 17% drop.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#195 (from 174)
370 sold
A 12% drop.
Fake Names, Fake Names(Epitatph)
240 sold
A 63% drop in week two.
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold
A 40% drop
Havok, V(Century Media)
220 sold
A 55% drop.
Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville)
180 sold
A 43% drop.
Warbringer, Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm)
140 sold
A 17% drop.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
140 sold
A 19% drop.
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
130 sold
A 10% boost.
Naglfar, Cerecloth (Century Media)
120 sold
A 50% boost.
Cirith Ungol, Forever Black(Metal Blade)
120 sold
A 59% drop.
Axel Rudi Pell, Sign Of The Times(Steamhammer)
110 sold
A 53% drop.
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still(Debemur Morti)
110 sold
A 59% drop.
Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kyns(Nuclear Blast)
100 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
100 sold
A 10% drop.