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

Welcome back, missed you all last week. I was on my favorite kind of vacation: sitting in a cabin in the woods doing absolutely nothing while listening to Agalloch. But now I’m back just in time to tell you that 1) the soundtrack to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the number one debut this week (you know, if ABBA b-sides are your thing) and 2) Skeletonwitch is the top metal debut of the week, and man does it feel good to write that. Honestly, I’d kind of just forgotten about the band for a minute. Their last EP was okay but didn’t have the “blow me away” quality of their previous works. Devouring Radiant Light, on the other hand, feels like a whole new monster entirely. Also, since I missed last week, I made sure to include the numbers from last week for big releases like Deafheaven and Between The Buried And Me.



Notable Debuts:

Skeletonwitch, Devouring Radiant Light(Prosthetic)
Debut #37
2,825 sold

Skeletonwitch return with their first LP in five years.



The Agony Scene, Tormentor (Outerloop)
Debut #45
2,375 sold

This is the band’s fourth album and their first in eleven years.




Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
Debut #48
2,300 sold

This is the band’ seventh studio album and their best US debut yet.




Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway, Dictator (Scarred For Life)
Debut #72
1,800 sold

This is the band’s second album and their first in 10 years.





Jungle Rot, Jungle Rot (Victory)
Debut #106
1,175 sold

This is the band’s ninth studio album.





Epica, Epica Vs Attack On Titan (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #114
1,125 sold

This new EP features covers of songs from the anime Attack On Titan. If you’ve ever heard the original AOT opening theme, you understand why this is awesome. If not, here you go.





If Not For Me, Capture The Current (Standby)
460 sold

This is the band’s debut EP.






Lost In Separation, Sister Moon (Pale Chord)
330 sold

This is the band’s debut album.






Mike Patton, 1922′ Original Score (Ipecac)
260 sold

This is the score for the horror film 1922 based on the Stephen King novella of the same name.






Extremity, Coffin Birth (20 Buck Spin)
260 sold

This is the band’s debut LP.






Wisdom In Chains, Nothing In Nature Respects Weakness (Fast Break!)
200 sold

This is the band’s sixth studio album.






The Lion’s Daughter, Future Cult (Season Of Mist)
160 sold

This is the band’s third album.






Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#15 (from 30)
4,725 sold

At week 10, this gets a 21% boost with over 117,000 sold.




Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#25 (from 38)
3,900 sold

An 18% boost.



Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#47 (from 72)
2,300 sold

A 20% boost puts this over 130,000 sold.




Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#53 (from 52)
2,175 sold

A drop of 4%.





Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#54 (from 74)
2,075 sold

An 8% boost.





Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#55 (from 64)
2,050 sold

A 2% boost with just under 100,000 sold.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#70 (from 75)
1,800 sold

A 5% drop.





Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#73 (from 77)
1,750 sold

An 6% drop.





Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#78 (from 134)
1,575 sold

This raked in a 62% boost.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#82 (from 89)
1,500 sold

A 2% boost.




Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#87 (from 78)
1,450 sold

A 21% drop.





Deafheaven, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti-)
#99 (from 11)
1,300 sold

This debuted last week at #11 with over 6,600 sold, making it the band’s highest charting album yet.





Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
#107 (from 112)
1,175 sold

A 1% boost.





Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#129 (re-entry)
1,000 sold

This got boosted way back up.





Between The Buried And Me, Automata II (Sumerian)
#135 (from 7)
960 sold

BTBAM’s second part of their double album debuted last week at #7 with over 9,800 copies sold.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#136 (from 144)
960 sold

A 3% boost.





A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#138 (from 129)
940 sold

A 10% drop.





Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#172 (from 191)
740 sold

At week 20, this gets a 4% boost and has sold just under 90,000 in total.





Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
#175 (re-entry)
710 sold

A 17% boost brings this album to life.





Chelsea Grin, Eternal Nightmare (Rise)
#176 (from 20)
710 sold

This debuted last week at #20 with over 4,800 sold.





Immortal, Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)
440 sold

A 55% drop.






Obscura, Diluvium (Relapse)
420 sold

This debuted last week with over 1,900 sold.






Like A Storm, Catacombs(Century Media)
340 sold

This dropped off last week but then got a big boost back up.






YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
240 sold

A 1% drop.






Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
200 sold

A 1% boost






Hopesfall, Arbiter (Equal Vision)
200 sold

This debut with over 3,000 sold last week.






King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
180 sold

A 46% boost. Wow, can’t remember the last time there was only one King Gizzard album on here.






Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA)
170 sold

A 9% boost.






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

A 40% drop.






Lucifer, Lucifer II (Century Media)
160 sold

A 40% drop.






Black Fast, Spectre Of Ruin (eOne)
150 sold

This debuted last week with 640 sold.






Alien Weaponry,  (Napalm Records)
150 sold

This dropped off last week and then got a 14% boost.