Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Have you actually looked at Stryper’s album covers in recent years? From 2013’s No More Hell To Pay and onward, they all depict biblical figures in scenarios that look deserving of their own anime intro with some hype as shit J-rock behind it. The cover of the band’s latest album, shown above, is no exception as it depicts God doing his best Abe Lincoln impression as he lays the divine smackdown on Satan. Doesn’t hurt that the album landed in the top 5 either.
The band’s sixth studio album is its best debut yet.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo
This a tribute to Sabbath’s debut album featuring Zakk Wylde, Rob Blasko, and Joey Castillo.
This is the band’s thirteenth album.
This is the Swedish band’s debut album.
Cult Of Lilith, Mara
(Metal Blade Records)
This is the band’s debut full-length.
This is the hardcore band’s debut album.
This is the industrial band’s debut album.
This is the band’s second album.
This is the band’s first EP in seven years.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2
#4 (from 1)
Still in the top 5 after a 75% second week drop.
#15 (from 5)
A 74% drop in week two.
#61 (from 82)
A 24% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man
#73 (from 130)
#90 (from 30)
A drop of 75% in week two.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8
#103 (from 133)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits
#104 (from 176)
#109 (from 49)
A second week drop of 70%.
A 62% boost back up.
Tool, Fear Inoculum
(Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#123 (from 162)
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God
#150 (from 123)
Unleash The Archers, Abyss
#157 (from 125)
This gets a sizable 44% boost back up the charts.
From Ashes To New, Panic
(Better Noise Music)
#172 (from 45)
A drop of 82% in week two.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton
(Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
A second week 85% drop.
A 91% drop in week two.
Pain Of Salvation, Panther (Century Media)
A 70% drop in week two.
This also takes a 70% second week drop.
This pops of thanks to a 3% boost.
A 2% boost.
A nice 35% boost back up after dropping last week.
A 16% drop.
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