Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Of the 13 new debuts listed below, five of them come from bands that haven’t released a new album for at least five years. Lamb Of God is at the top, and while many will point out the band released the 2018 album Legion: XX, it was a covers album under the moniker Burn The Priest, so this is the first new studio album in five years. For other bands, however, its been more than 4 times as long, like Hum and their surprise-release of its first new album in 22 years. I guess this is the part where I make a Tool joke, but I’ve got nothing.
Notable Debuts:
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
Debut #2
26,850 sold
Lamb Of God’s first album in five years debuted only second only to Bob Dylan. It’s their first album new drummer Art Cruz.
Mushroomhead, A Wonderful Life (Napalm)
Debut #15
4,375 sold
Mushroomhead’s first album in six years charted higher but sold lower than its predecessor.
Protest The Hero, Palimpsest (Spinefarm)
Debut #25
3,000 sold
The band’s first full studio album in seven years technically appeared last week because it released on a Thursday instead of Friday, but this is its proper debut. It’s sold just under 3,900 so far.
Hum, Inlet (Earth Analog)
Debut #30
2,750 sold
The band’s fifth album is its first in 22 years.
Make Them Suffer, How To Survive A Funeral (Rise)
Debut #47
1,800 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Whitesnake, The ROCK Album (Rhino)
Debut #54
1,625 sold
This compilation features remixed and remastered tracks as well as one previously unreleased track.
Cro-Mags, In The Beginning (Mission Two)
Debut #99
790 sold
The band’s sixth album is its first in 20 years.
The Sword, Chronology: 2006-2018 (Craft)
Debut #151
480 sold
This is the the second of two compilations The Sword released in June.
Beyond The Black, Hørizøns (Napalm)
Debut #157
450 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Vile Creature, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic)
Debut #191
370 sold
This is the duo’s third studio album.
Hollow Front, Loose Threads (2108664)
270 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Firstborne, Firstborne EP (Self-Released)
240 sold
This is the debut release for Chris Adler (ex-Lamb Of God) and James Lomenzo (ex-Megadeth).
Enterprise Earth, Foundation Of Bones (eOne)
180 sold
This EP features Lamb Of God and Necrophagist covers.
Notable Sales:
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#38 (from 32)
2,025 sold
A 2% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#40 (from 35)
1,975 sold
A 5% boost.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#64 (from 60)
1,350 sold
A 23% boost.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#80 (from 76)
1,025 sold
A 15% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#96 (from 66)
830 sold
A 16% drop.
The Sword, Conquest of Kingdoms(Craft)
#105 (re-entry)
750 sold
This dropped off a week after its debut, but it’s back up again.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#118 (from 120)
640 sold
A 17% boost.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#142 (from 125)
550 sold
A 7% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#142 (from 143)
520 sold
A 13% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#142 (from 149)
520 sold
A 16% boost.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#156 (from 119)
460 sold
A 16% drop.
#159 (from 162)
450 sold
A 7% boost with just under 40,000 sold.
Havok, V(Century Media)
#166 (re-entry)
430 sold
This got a massive 300% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#172 (from 148)
420 sold
A 7% drop.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#176 (from 182)
400 sold

A 5% boost.





Testament, Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
#184 (re-entry)
380 sold

A 11% boost.

The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
340 sold
This sold the same as last week.
#75 (from 63)
180 sold
A 80% drop.
Alestorm, Curse Of The Crystal Coconut (Napalm)
170 sold
A 47% drop.
Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, We Are The Night (Frontiers)
160 sold
This is the third album from the Primal Fear guitarist debuted last week with 360 sold.
Mark Morton, Ether EP(Rise)
160 sold
Looks like some Lamb Of God fans decided to pick up the new album and Mark Morton’s solo EP.
Covet, technicolor (Triple Crown)
160 sold
A 22% drop.
Green Carnation, Leaves Of Yesteryear (Season Of Mist)
160 sold
A whopping 474% boost.
Ulthar, Providence (20 Buck Spin)
150 sold
A second week drop of 80%.
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still(Debemur Morti)
130 sold
A 200% boost back up.
Aversions Crown, Hell Will Come For Us All (Nuclear Blast)
130 sold
A 78% drop in week two.
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
120 sold
A 39% drop.

Currents, The Way It Ends (SharpTone)
120 sold

A 64% drop.





Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville)
110 sold
A 28% boost back up.

Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
100 sold

A 54% boost.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
100 sold
A 1% drop.
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
100 sold
A 4% boost.