Metal By Numbers 4/10: Trauma prevails on the charts

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Most reactions to the charts nowadays involves lots of tut-tutting and head shaking. Many championed bands are debuting with less than stellar sales, and that understandably bums a lot of people out. Whitechapel’s new album, for example, sold even less than their last release which was already less than half of the one before that. But some bands are getting their due, and this week that band is Devin Townsend. No one can deny Townsend is one of the hardest working musicians in the business, and with such a long, rich career under his belt its great to see that his new release has garnered a very respectable debut.
Notable Debuts:
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
17,625 sold
I Prevail’s sophomore album sold slightly less than their debut, but it’s in the top 5.
Devin Townsend, Empath (InsideOut)
5,900 sold
Devin Townsend’s latest album marks his best debut yet, outdoing his 2016 album as Devin Townsend Project.
5,825 sold
3,075 sold
2,025 sold
This is Yngwie Malmsteen’s 21st studio album.
Debut #167
This is the debut album from this three-piece fronted by David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel).
Moon Tooth, Crux (Modern Static)
Debut #170
This is the band’s second full-length album.
This new supergroup is fronted by Tim “Ripper” Owens.
Brutus, Nest (Sargent House)
This is the band’s second album.
Blessing A Curse, Waste (Smartpunk)
This is the band’s second album. We premiered the title track back in February.
This is the debut solo album from the Born of Osiris guitarist.
This is the band third album.
This is the band’s second album.
Totaled, Lament (Profound Lore)
This is the blackened hardcore band’s second album.
Notable Sales:
#9 (from 6)
8,950 sold
A 3% boost.
#11 (from 3)
6,950 sold
A 54% drop in week two doesn’t take this down far.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#23 (from 79)
4,500 sold
This got an enormous 193% boost.
#51 (from 50)
2,350 sold
A 5% boost.
#57 (from 196)
2,100 sold
This got boosted waaaaay up by 281%. Looks like some people wanted to rock n’ roll all nite.
#85 (from 83)
1,475 sold
This sold the same as last week.
#106 (from 19)
1,225 sold
A 68% second week drop.
#128 (from 93)
1,000 sold
A 23% drop.

Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#136 (from 143)
960 sold

A 13% boost.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#143 (from 126)
940 sold

A 5% drop with over 185,000 sold.

#162 (from 162)
This got boosted by 19% but held the same chart position.
Queensrÿche, The Verdict (Century Media)
#164 (from 132)
A 13% drop.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality(ATO)
#166 (from 130)
790 sold

A 15% drop.
#197 (from 188)
A 5% boost.
A second week drop of 76%.
A 14% drop.
A 32% drop.
A 67% drop in week two.
A 22% drop.
A 38% drop.
Steven Wilson newest live album actually came out last November, but only just cropped up on here.
A 200% boost brings this back up.
A second week drop of 80%.
A drop of 36% in week two.

A 29% drop.