Slipknot hit the top of the Billboard 200 chart with their fourth studio release “All Hope Is Gone” on September 13, 2008. That album followed their 2005 release “9.0: Live” and featured the singles "Psychosocial,” “Dead Memories,” “Sulfur,” and “Snuff” in addition to the title track.
When the album hit number one on the chart, it claimed the top spot from “A Little Bit Longer” by the Jonas Brothers. The masked rockers held on at number one through September 19 of that year when “The Recession” by Young Jeezy claimed the top spot.
Corey Taylor spoke on the album’s second single “Psychosocial” with Kerrang! in 2008, saying:
"Man, what a love song to the band! It’s got that Rammstein/ministry mechanical edge to it, but my vocals add something very real and very human to it. The juxtaposition works and I wanted to play in and out of that world. Lyrically it's very much about us, and the fact that we can pull it off when were focused."