Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Woo boy, it’s been awhile since we saw such a swath of debuts, eighteen to be exact. The top debut this week, of course, is KoRn. Between their’s, Tool’s, and Slipknot’s new albums (and to a lesser extent Puddle Of Mudd), it makes you wonder if we’ve temporarily slipped back in the metal scene of the early to mid 2000’s. This will either make you nostalgic or bring up repressed memories if you’re the nu metal hating type.
Notable Debuts:
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
Debut #2
28,600 sold
KoRn’s thirteenth album is its highest charting since 2010’s KoRn III.
Starset, Divisions (Fearless)
Debut #5
11,275 sold
Starset’s third album lands in the top five, though it didn’t beat the band’s previous debut.
The Hu, The Gereg (Eleven Seven)
Debut #9
7,400 sold
The Mongolian band’s debut album impressively cracks the top 10.
Chelsea Wolfe, Birth of Violence (Sargent House)
Debut #18
4,050 sold
Chelsea Wolfe’s sixth album is her highest charting yet.
KXM, Circle Of Dolls (Rat Pak)
Debut #19
4,025 sold
This is the third album from the trio of Ray Luzier (Korn), Dug Pinnick (King’s X), and George Lynch.
Debut #32
3,150 sold
The band’s sixth album is its first in eight years.
Disciple, Love Letter Kill Shot (BEC)
Debut #36
2,950 sold
This is the band’s twelfth studio album.
Alice Cooper, Breadcrumbs EP (earMUSIC)
Debut #54
1,975 sold
This new covers EP pays tribute to Cooper’s hometown Detroit.
War Of Ages, Void (Facedown)
Debut #56
1,925 sold
This is the band’s ninth album and its highest charting to date.
Puddle Of Mudd, Welcome To Galvania (Pavement)
Debut #64
1,675 sold
The long wait is over: Puddle of Mudd has at least released its first studio album in a decade.
Betraying The Martyrs, Rapture (Sumerian)
Debut #183
600 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
The 69 Eyes, West End (Nuclear Blast)
500 sold
This is the band’s twelfth album.
Visceral Disgorge, Slithering Evisceration (Agonia)
500 sold
The band’s second album comes eight years after its original debut.
Crypt Sermon, The Ruins Of Fading Light (Dark Descent)
440 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Being As An Ocean, Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story (Self-Released)
420 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Crashdïet, Rust (Frontiers)
410 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Cloud Rat, Pollinator (Artoffact)
380 sold
This is the grindcore band’s third album.
Weeping Wound, Pain (Stay Sick)
240 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#6 (from 5)
10,000 sold
A 63% drop, but this still sold 10,000 days—er, I mean units.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#24 (from #14)
3,800 sold
A 25% drop.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#34 (from 29)
3,025 sold
A 9% drop.
Infant Annihilator, The Battle of Yaldabaoth (Self-Released)
#46 (from 112)
2,175 sold
This defied a second week drop in favor of a 156% boost.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement (Metal Blade)
#61 (from 48)
1,775 sold
A 14% drop.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#73 (from 55)
1,500 sold
Over 40,000 sold.
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#74 (re-entry)
1,500 sold
This rocketed back up the charts following the start of the band’s latest tour and the release of two new singles.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#76 (from 56)
1,475 sold
A 17% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#112 (from 140)
970 sold
A 36% boost.
Volbeat, Rewind, Replay, Rebound(Republic)
#126 (from 73)
880 sold
A 33% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#153 (from 117)
730 sold
A 11% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#173 (fr0m 179)
660 sold
A boost of 19%.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#200 (re-entry)
560 sold
A 14% boost was enough for this to peek its head up.
Black Star Riders, Another State of Grace (Nuclear Blast)
380 sold
A drop of 72% in week two.
Witch Vomit, Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave(20 Buck Spin)
290 sold
A 5% boost.
Sacred Reich, Awakening(Metal Blade)
260 sold
A 28% drop.
Sonata Arctica, Talviyö (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold
A 69% drop in week two.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
200 sold
A 28% boost.
Sons Of Apollo, Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony(InsideOut)
200 sold
A 51% drop.
Ceremony, In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)
180 sold
A 16% boost.
Vitriol, To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice(Century Media)
180 sold
A 52% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
180 sold

This sold about the same as last week.