Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
There were a lot of boosts in sales this week. It’s interesting how I write “A (number)% drop in sales” so often that when a boost happens I get this odd little beat of excitement. Even if it isn’t a band I care about or particularly like, it’s just neat because it isn’t the norm. And when it is a band I like, it’s all the more exciting. For example, I love that I’m still seeing Power Trip’s Nightmare Logic pop up every now and again 2.5 years after its debut (though I’d love to see a new album even more). Oh, and hey, Baroness is back.
Notable Debuts:
Baroness, Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns)
Debut #5
13,075 sold
Baroness’s fifth album marks their highest charting debut yet.
Thrice, Palms – Deeper Wells EP(Epitaph)
Debut #126
900 sold
This EP is a followup to Thrice’s LP from last year.
Thank You Scientist, Terraformer(Evil Ink)
Debut #161
720 sold
The band’s third album did not perform quite as well on the charts as its predecessor.
Pinkish Black, Concept Unification (Relapse)
360 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Hate, Auric Gates Of Veles (Metal Blade Records)
330 sold
This is the band’s eleventh studio album.
Jorn, Live on Death Road (Frontiers)
280 sold
This live album was recorded during Jorn’s headlining set in Milan in 2018.
Ingested, Call Of The Void (Unique Leader)
250 sold
This EP is the band’s followup to last year’s LP.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#12 (from 14)
6,500 sold
A teeny tiny .3% boost.
Bad Religion, Age Of Unreason (Epitaph)
#16 (re-entry)
5,525 sold
This surged way back up after debuting in April.
Motionless In White, Disguise (Roadrunner)
#47 (from 4)
2,025 sold
A drop of 87% in week two.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#51 (from 51)
1,925 sold
A drop of 8%, but it stays in the same chart position.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#55 (from 68)
1,850 sold
A 19% boost.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Space Between(BMG)
#64 (from 61)
1,725 sold
A 6% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#80 (from 87)
1,375 sold
A 10% boost.
CHON, CHON (Sumerian)
#83 (from 21)
1,325 sold
A 72% drop in week two.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#85 (fr0m 116)
1,325 sold
A 34% boost with over 215,000 sold.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#100 (from 103)
1,200 sold
A 12% boost.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#134 (from 141)
860 sold
A 8% boost
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
#141 (from 169)
830 sold
A 23% boost is berserk.
Death Angel, Humanicide (Nuclear Blast)
#142 (from 100)
820 sold
A 25% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#149 (from 163)
790 sold
A 12% boost.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#150 (from 160)
780 sold

A 8% boost.

Pelican, Nighttime Stories(Southern Lord)
#156 (from 80)
730 sold
A 43% second week drop.
#166 (re-entry)
700 sold
A 42% boost back up the charts.
#169 (from 177)
690 sold
A 2% boost.
Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
Debut #198
600 sold
A 6% boost.
Duff McKagan, Tenderness (Blood Meridian/UMe)
480 sold
A 45% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
340 sold
A 27% boost.
Earth, Full Upon Her Burning Lips (Sargent House)
310 sold

A 11% boost

Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
310 sold
A 41% boost.
Texas Hippie Coalition, High In The Saddle (eOne)
310 sold
A 22% drop.
Darkthrone, Old Star (Peaceville)
310 sold
A 59% drop.
Black Mountain, Destroyer(Jagjaguwar)
310 sold
A 34% drop.
300 sold
A 46% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
270 sold
A 14% boost.
Venom, In Nomine Satanas (BMG)
230 sold
A 36% boost.
Combichrist, One Fire (Out Of Line)
220 sold
A 32% second week drop.
Cave In, Final Transmission (Hydra Head)
210 sold
A 88% drop in week two.
The Protest, Legacy(Rockfest)
200 sold
This came out a year ago, but is just now popping up.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
200 sold
A big 121% boost back up.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
180 sold
A 111% boost back up.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
170 sold
This has popped up after a 31% boost.
Paul Gilbert, Behold Electric Guitar(Music Theories)
170 sold
A 9% boost brings this up after dropping off last week.