Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I remember when Soundgarden came back. I was still a little kid when they first broke up, but when I started making my way through the realm of hard rock/metal, I, like many, was quite taken with “Black Hole Sun.” I listened to them the most out of the Seattle four and wondered if I would ever see them back together. So I was pretty stoked when things got up and rolling again in 2010. I remember hearing “Live To Rise” at the end of The Avengers. I remember when “Been Away For Too Long” was released as the first single for King Animal. I remember having opportunities to see them on tour and never being able to. Now, after Chris Cornell’s death and the subsequent disbandment, it’s strange to not only see a live album on here, but one that was recorded when the band was just beginning to breath new life.
You may have noticed there were no charts last week so I’ve made sure to note debut numbers for big albums like Sabaton as well as this weeks numbers.
Notable Debuts:
Debut #23
3,975 sold
This live album was recorded during Soundgarden’s 2013 tour in support for King Animal.
Wolves At The Gate, Eclipse (Solid State)
Debut #29
3,025 sold
Wolves At The Gate’s fourth album marks their best debut yet.
Thy Art Is Murder, Human Target (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #32
2,900 sold
The band’s fifth album has a good debut, but it sold less than half of its predecessor.
Sanction, Broken In Refraction (Pure Noise)
Debut #65
1,525 sold
This is the band’s second album.
All Out War, Crawl Among The Filth (Unbeaten)
Debut #166
630 sold
This is the band’s seventh album.
Cherubs, Immaculada High (Relapse)
Debut #173
610 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
John 5, Invasion (60 Cycle Hum)
270 sold
This is John 5’s tenth solo album.
My Own Will, Disgust (Standby)
200 sold
This is the band’s second EP.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Hollywood)
#18 (from 15)
4,425 sold
A drop of 13%.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#45 (from 55)
This re-entered the charts last week. It got another boost of 25%.
Sabaton, The Great War (Nuclear Blast)
#56 (from 5)
1,800 sold
Last week, Sabaton’s latest album debuted at #5 with over 10,500 sold, making it their best debut yet in the US.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#86 (from 89)
1,175 sold
A 4% boost.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#100 (from 82)
970 sold
A 20% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#102 (fr0m 87)
940 sold
A 20% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#104 (from 97)
920 sold
A 12% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#120 (from 108)
820 sold
A 9% drop.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#137 (from 148)
740 sold
A 7% boost.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#140 (from 193)
730 sold
A 37% boost.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Space Between (BMG)
#151 (re-entry)
680 sold
A huge 129% boost back up the charts.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#152 (from 159)
680 sold

A 7% boost.





Crown The Empire, Sudden Sky (Rise)
#155 (from 20)
670 sold

The band’s forth album debuted last week at #20 and sold over 4,600 sold.





Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#156 (from 139)
670 sold
A drop of 8%.



Baroness, Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns)
#181 (from 142)
580 sold
A 18% drop.
Sleep Signals, At the End of the World (Self-Released)
400 sold
This got boosted way back up thanks to a tour with Hellyeah and Nonpoint.
Torche, Admission (Relapse)
390 sold
A 39% drop.
Awake At Last, The Change(Outlerloop)
370 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin)
350 sold
This debuted last week with just under 2,300 sold before dropping 85%.
Abbath, Outstrider (Season Of Mist)
310 sold
A 24% drop.
Through Fire, All Animal (Sumerian)
270 sold
This debuted last week with 800 sold and dropped 67% in its second week.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
210 sold
A 22% boost.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
190 sold
A 18% drop.
Striker, Play to Win (Record Breaking)
180 sold
A 47% drop.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
180 sold
A 40% drop.
David Ellefson, Sleeping Giants (EMP)
170 sold
David Ellefson’s debut solo album opened last week with 2,075 sold and dropped by 92% in week two.