Metal By Numbers 5/30: Justice for none, sales for all

Posted by on May 30, 2018

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. Some of you might have spent it listening to the albums below. After all, what’s more American than blasting Five Finger Death Punch while downing crappy beer and flipping burgers? Probably a lot of things, actually. Also, can we talk about this album cover for a moment? If you count the knuckles, the band name is displayed/referenced seven freakin’ times. Is this because it’s the band’s seventh album? Are they afraid people won’t realize who’s album they’re buying? I’m not trying to shit all over the band; lord knows you guys will be doing that plenty once this is posted. I just never really took a good look at this album cover before. Well, anyway, it’s another slew of big releases this week, so if FFDP being featured up top is making your comment trigger fingers itch, surely you’ll find something else below to be excited for.


Notable Debuts:

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
60,000 sold

That FFDP is the top debut of the week should surprise nobody, but what might surprise some is that the band’s seventh album is the third lowest debut of the band’s career.



Burn The Priest, Legion: XX (Epic)
6,700 sold

Lamb of God’s second release under their old moniker gets a solid start on the charts.





At The Gates, To Drink From The Night Itself (Century Media)

At The Gates’ second album following their reunion sold roughly half of its predecessor in week one.





Amorphis, Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
2,400 sold

Amorphis’ latest sold better in the US than their two previous albums.





Dug Pinnick, Tribute to Jimi (Often Imitated But Never Duplicated (Rat Pak)
1,100 sold

The King’s X frontman has released a Jimi Hendrix covers album.





Overkill, Live In Overhausen (Nuclear Blast)
1,000 sold

This is Overkill’s third live album.






Alkaloid, Liquid Anatomy (Season of Mist)
600 sold

This is the band’s second studio album.






The Dead Rabbits, This Emptiness (Tragic Hero)
450 sold

This is the second album from this metalcore supergroup.





The Order of Elijah, Pathos, Logos, Ethos (Luxor)
300 sold

This is the Christian metalcore band’s fourth album.





Obliterate, Impending Death (Unique Leader)
160 sold

This is the band’s second studio album.





The Afterimage, Eve (Tragic Hero)
150 sold

This is the progressive band’s second full length.





Notable Sales:

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
6,400 sold

A 42% drop.




Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
4,200 sold

A 21% drop.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
4,000 sold

This sold about the same as last week.




Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
3,700 sold

A 75% second week drop.





Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
3,600 sold

A 22% drop.





A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
3,200 sold

A 23% drop with 90,000 sold.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
2,900 sold

A 26% boost with nearly 120,000. Come on, you didn’t think this would stop selling just because of the new album, did you?





Sevendust, All I See Is War (Rise)
2,900 sold

A 82% second week drop.





Parkway Drive, Reverence (Epitaph Records)
1,300 sold

A 43% drop.






Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
1,300 sold

A small 7% drop.






Sleep, The Sciences (Third Man)
1,100 sold

A 35% drop with 20,000 sold.







Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
1,300 sold

A 15% drop. Is this running out of power?






Three Days Grace,Outsider (RCA)
1,000 sold

A 2% drop.






Dimmu Borgir, Eonian (Nuclear Blast)
1,000 sold
A slight 11% boost. Also, the band announced their new bassist.

Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
800 sold

A 11% drop.





Stryper, God Damn Evil (Frontiers)
500 sold

A 43% drop.




Black Stone Cherry, Family Tree (Mascot)
500 sold

A 48% drop.





From Ashes To New, The Future (Better Noise)
450 sold

A 10% drop.





Limbs, Father’s Son (UNFD)
350 sold

Going out on a limb with a 30% drop.





Red Sun Rising, Thread (Razor & Tie)
300 sold

A 40% drop with just under 6,000 sold.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
300 sold

A 14% drop. I just re-listened to this the other day after a long time and, yeah, it still deserves all the praise it gets.




Skinless, Savagery (Relapse)
300 sold

A 57% drop in week two.





The Body, I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jocky)
200 sold

A 33% drop in week two.






Melvins, Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac)
200 sold

This sold the same as last week.





Kobra And The Lotus, Prevail II (Napalm)
150 sold

A 25% drop.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categorised in: Metal By Numbers