The first time I ever heard of Drowning Pool was during a WWF live event in 2004 when their song ‘Bodies’ headlined a LIVE wrestling event. I found the song to be catchy and a cleverly designed song. So I went ahead earlier this year and purchased the entire album ‘Sinner’ from Amazon.com. After listening to this delightful album a number of times it is time for me to share my feelings on this nu-metal band.
Firstly the artwork is pretty interesting and different. The girl looks alittle like Amy Lee of Evanescence at first. The scope of the album pretty much matches the artcover, the mood of this album ranges from discussing religion in earnest in the first song ‘Sinner’ to relationships in ‘All Over Me’ and ‘Reminded’. The better songs of this album are ‘Bodies’, ‘Mute’ and ‘Follow’. ‘Bodies’ quickly became a moshpit favourite in concerts and dancefloors and ‘Follow’ became a BBQ song to be played with a loop with friends.
Drowning Pool is a band with promise. The band had a death in the lead singer after this album so this album pretty much is the original sound of Drowning Pool. The later albums have a new sound and atmosphere. (See my Desensitized review). I like this Drowning Pool sound best.
Fans of Staind, Linkin Park, Godsmack and Dishwalla will like the offerings of this album. Check it out, you will be surprised to find you like the songs and the sound of Drowning Pool’s debut album.