Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
This past 4th of July weekend I caught up with the rest of the world and watched Hamilton on Disney+. I now see what all the fuss is about. It’s really cool that a major Broadway show predominantly features R&B, rap, and hip-hop. Maybe one day we’ll see growling/screaming vocals in a major musical that utilizes death/black metal? A musical/metal fan can dream. Anyway Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin are the top debut and I couldn’t be happier about that.
Notable Debuts:
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)
Debut #53
1,575 sold
This sold more than 2017’s Mirror Reaper did in its first week.
Debut #58
1,425 sold
As the title suggests, this is a live EP recorded at the Stanley Hotel a.k.a. the Overlook from The Shining.
Emmure, Hindsight (SharpTone)
Debut #105
790 sold
This is the band’s eighth studio album.
Carach Angren, Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season Of Mist)
Debut #106
790 sold
This is the band’s sixth studio album.
Pyrrhon, Abscess Time (Willowtip)
Debut #155
480 sold
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Debut #177
400 sold
This is the band’s debut full length.
Falconer, From A Dying Ember (Metal Blade)
340 sold
This is the band’s ninth and final studio album.
Inexorum, Moonlit Navigation(Gilead Media)
230 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Thirty Nights of Violence, You’ll See Me Up There (Unbeaten)
210 sold
This is the band’s second EP.
Exocrine, Maelstrom (Unique Leader)
200 sold
 This is the band’s fourth album.
Notable Sales:
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#17 (from 2)
4,050 sold
A 85% second week drop, but still in the top 20.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#46 (from 38)
1,775 sold
A 12% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#55 (from 40)
1,475 sold
A 26% drop.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#65 (from 64)
1,325 sold
A 3% drop.
Hum, Inlet (Earth Analog)
#71 (from 30)
1,150 sold
A 58% second week drop.
Asking Alexandria, Like A House On Fire (Sumerian)
#82 (re-entry)
1,000 sold
This gets a whopping 522% boost back up.
Mushroomhead, A Wonderful Life (Napalm)
#85 (from 15)
980 sold
A 78% drop in week two.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#91 (from 142)
930 sold
A hearty 79% boost with just under 40,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#95 (from 80)
900 sold
A 12% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#99 (from 96)
840 sold
A 2% boost with just under 40,000 sold.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#130 (from 118)
610 sold
A 6% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#132 (from 142)
580 sold
A 7% boost.
Whitesnake, The ROCK Album(Rhino)
#149 (from 54)
500 sold
A 69% drop in week two.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#163 (from 172)
450 sold
A 9% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#182 (from 142)
400 sold
A 23% drop.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#199 (re-entry)
370 sold
A 16% boost with just under 70,000 sold.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#199 (re-entry)
370 sold
A 3% boost with just under 20,000 sold.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
330 sold
A 2% drop.
Havok, V(Century Media)
230 sold
A 47% drop.
Cro-Mags, In The Beginning (Mission Two)
170 sold
A 78% drop in week two.
Seventh Day Slumber, Closer To Chaos (Rockfest)
160 sold
This got boosted back up.
Alestorm, Curse Of The Crystal Coconut (Napalm)
160 sold
A 5% drop.
Ulthar, Providence (20 Buck Spin)
140 sold
A 3% drop.
Make Them Suffer, How To Survive A Funeral(Rise)
110 sold
A 94% drop in week two.

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

A 2% drop.
Beyond The Black, Hørizøns (Napalm)
100 sold
A second week 78% drop.