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

The list of debuts this week isn’t as lengthy compared to previous editions, but the coming weeks will see big names like Immortal, Between the Buried and Me (for the second time this year!), Deafheaven, Obscura, and Skeletonwitch just to name a few. Still, there’s new Converge on the charts this week, so that’s pretty damn great.


Notable Debuts:

Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
Debut #5
20,675 sold

The band’s latest is in the top five, but it’s also the band’s lowest selling album since their debut.




Converge, Beautiful Ruin (Epitaph/Deathwish)
Debut #69
2,200 sold

The band’s new EP comes eight months after their latest LP.




Night Verses, From The Gallery Of Sleep (Equal Vision)
Debut #163
910 sold

This the band’s third studio album.





Fates Warning, Live Over Europe (InsideOut)
680 sold

This is the band’s third live album.


The Night Flight Orchestra, Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Nuclear Blast)
430 sold
This is the band’s fourth studio album.



DENS, No Small Tempest (Facedown)
300 sold

This EP is a followup to the band’s 2016 debut.





Shylmagoghnar, Transcience (Napalm)
200 sold

This is the band’s second studio album.





Notable Sales:

Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#21 (from 2)
5,000 sold

A second week 81% drop doesn’t bring this down too far.



Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#22 (from 29)
4,725 sold

This rose up the charts, but dropped by 2%.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#33 (from 43)
3,600 sold

A 12% boost with just under 160,000 sold.




Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#35 (from 37)
3,350 sold

A drop of 11%.





Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#47 (from 61)
2,775 sold

At week 10, this got an 8% boost with over 70,000 sold.




Various Artists, 2018 Warped Tour Compilation (SideOneDummy)
#57 (from 51)
2,400 sold

This dropped by only 14% in week two.





Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#64 (from 64)
2,300 sold

This stayed in the same position as last week.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#73 (from 71)
2,150 sold

A tiny 1% drop.





Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#86 (from 80)
1,775 sold

A drop of 3%.



Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
#97 (from 46)
1,625 sold

A 49% drop.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#101 (from 93)
1,525 sold

A 7% drop.



A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#118 (from 104)
1,225 sold

A 17% drop with over 100,000 sold.




Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#169 (from 170)
880 sold

A 2% boost.






Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#170 (from 145)
870 sold

A 20% drop.






Pantera, Live At Dynamo 1998 (F.R.E.T.)
#191 (from 86)
780 sold

A 55% drop in week two.



YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
460 sold

A 24% drop is a raw deal.




Khemmis, Desolation (20 Buck Spin)
400 sold

A 66% drop.




Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)
350 sold

A 88% drop in week two.





Marduk, Viktoria(Century Media)
330 sold

A 66% drop in week two.





Dead Cross, Dead Cross EP (Ipecac)
320 sold

This got boosted back up.




Like A Storm, Catacombs(Century Media)
270 sold

A second week 86% drop.






Spock’s Beard, Noise Floor (InsideOut)
220 sold

A 25% drop.






Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
210 sold

A 19% boost.


Craft, White Noise and Black Metal(Season Of Mist)
210 sold

A 61% second week drop.




Lizzy Borden, My Midnight Things(Metal Blade)
200 sold

A 33% drop.






Madball, For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)
190 sold

A 36% drop is madness.






Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
190 sold

This dropped off last week, but this week it got a 72% boost.






Amorphis, Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
180 sold

A 7% drop.






Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA)
170 sold

A 29% drop is strange.






Exmortus, The Sound Of Steel (Prosthetic)
170 sold

A 64% boost up after dropping off last week.






Orange Goblin, The Wolf Bites Back (Candlelight)
170 sold

A 24% drop.






Hatchet, Dying To Exist (Combat)
170 sold

A 77% drop in week two.






Dead Girls Academy, Alchemy (Victory Records)
160 sold

A 27% drop.






Graveyard, Peace (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold

A 20% boost back up.