Metal By Numbers 3/13: Demon Hunter have a double debut

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I feel like I see double on the charts more so now than I ever have in my years of writing this column. For months we’ve had at least two to three bands with two albums on the charts. Usually its some combination of studio album, EP, or greatest hits compilation. In this case, Demon Hunter have two new studio albums debuting at the same time. Whatever you might think of them, this is a pretty impressive feat, especially since the two albums are so close together in sales.
Notable Debuts:
Demon Hunter, War (Solid State)
11,975 sold
Demon Hunter’s ninth album is one of two hitting the charts this week.
Demon Hunter, Peace (Solid State)
11,500 sold
And this is Demon Hunter’s tenth album. While the band’s 2017 Outlive album remains their best sales debut for a single album, one can consider the combined sales of War and Peace as a single unit since they were released simultaneously. The combined sales comes in at 23,475.
8,100 sold
6,525 sold
The band’s thirteenth didn’t sell as much as Battlesbut it charted higher.
4,350 sold
The Lamb of God guitarist’s debut solo album gets a solid start in the top 25 in the charts.
While She Sleeps, So What? (Spinefarm)
Debut #102
1,300 sold
This didn’t have quite as good a debut as the band’s previous album.
Debut #114
1,125 sold
This is the band’s debut album. Man, that’s a hell of an album title.
Debut #150
This is the band’s second studio album. Also, this is exactly the kind of album art I’d expect from a band named Pissgrave. Uh, NSFW I guess? Just don’t enlarge it.
Traitors, Repent (IndieGoBoom)
Debut #175
This the Florida band’s first release as a trio.
Darkwater, Human (Ulterium)
This is the band’s first album since. 2010.
Notable Sales:
#4 (from 3)
16,425 sold
A 47% drop, but its still in the top 5.
#20 (from 5)
5,325 sold
A 73% drop in week two, but this is still in the top 20.
#32 (from 31)
3,350 sold
A 10% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#42 (from 34)
2,900 sold
A 18% drop.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality(ATO)
#54 (from 9)
2,500 sold

This debuted last week with 8,800 sold.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#72 (from 67)
1,850 sold

A 3% drop

1,525 sold
This took a 76% second week drop.
#120 (from 196)
1,050 sold
A whopping 80% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#123 (from 181)
1,050 sold
A 65% boost, even bigger than last week.

Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#137 (from 129)
925 sold

A 5% drop.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#138 (from 194)
910 sold

A big 52% boost.

#149 (from 146)
An 8% boost.
#163 (from 160)
A 4% boost.
Last In Line, II (Frontiers)
#169 (from 60)
A 63% drop in week two.

Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#186 (from 198)
670 sold

A 17% boost.

Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
#188 (from 142)
A 22% drop.

Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#197 (re-entry)
590 sold

This got a 39% boost back up.

A 6% drop with over 10,000 sold.
A 9% drop.
This came out in late 2017 but just got a huge boost in sales thanks to the band’s opening slot for All That Remains.
This made its official debut in the US.
A 24% drop.
A 66% drop.

A 12% boost.
A 77% drop in week two.
A 8% drop.
A 62% drop in week two.
A 25% drop.