According to Billboard, SLIPKNOT's "We Are Not Your Kind" sold 118,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Singer Corey Taylor said that some of "We Are Not Your Kind" was writing the album after his recent divorce, and without relapsing into substance abuse.
Taylor says “All I was doing was giving and I found myself absolutely, completely tapped. You could see it in my skin. You could see it in my eyes. That's basically the journey I'm going to take people on this album. Show them what happens to depression when you have no chemicals to fall back on."
This is the 5th consecutive Slipknot project to debut in the top 10 Billboard charts.