Drowning Pool (album)

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Drowning Pool
Studio album by Drowning Pool
Released April 27, 2010
Recorded 2008-2009 at House of Loud Studios, Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock, post-grunge, heavy metal
Length 39:57
Label Eleven Seven
Producer Kato Khandwala
Drowning Pool chronology
Loudest Common Denominator
(2009)
Drowning Pool
(2010)
Resilience
(2013)
Singles from Drowning Pool
  1. "Feel Like I Do"
    Released: February 9, 2010
  2. "Turn So Cold"
    Released: July 19, 2010
  3. "Let the Sin Begin"
    Released: August 12, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Hard Rock Hideout 9/10 stars[2]
Sputnik 3.5/5 stars

Drowning Pool is the eponymous fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Drowning Pool. It was released on April 27, 2010[3] and is the band's first album not to feature a new singer, as Ryan McCombs remained with Drowning Pool after their 2007 release, although he did, however, leave the band in 2011 to rejoin his previous band SOiL.

The song "Feel Like I Do" was released as a digital single. It reflects a tough period in McCombs' life during which he went through a divorce, moved out of his home and lost his father.[4] Fans who preordered the album received a download of the single as well as the second single "Turn So Cold" starting April 13, 2010.[5] According to Blabbermouth.net, Drowning Pool's self-titled album sold 12,000 copies in its first week, earning it the #35 spot on the Billboard 200, up from the #64 reached by Full Circle in 2007.

Three singles, "Feel Like I Do", "Turn So Cold" and "Let The Sin Begin" were released to promote the album. The first two singles reached Top 10 in the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. It was thought that "Regret" would have been released as the third single. However, this never happened for unknown reasons.

In late 2010, the band announced their intentions to record a music video for each of the album's songs.[6]

The band ceased promotion of the album in 2011 due to Ryan McCombs' departure. The band began writing new material and have since hired Jasen Moreno as McCombs' replacement.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ryan McCombs, all music composed by Drowning Pool.

No. Title Length
1. "Let the Sin Begin"   3:36
2. "Feel Like I Do"   3:33
3. "Turn So Cold"   3:38
4. "Regret"   3:16
5. "Over My Head"   3:26
6. "All About Me"   3:41
7. "More Than Worthless"   3:56
8. "Children of the Gun"   3:31
9. "Alcohol Blind"   4:12
10. "Horns Up"   3:45
11. "King Zero"   2:59
Total length:
39:57

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • John Bender - Additional backing vocals/additional vocal production

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2010 US Billboard 200 35
US Independent Albums 5
Top Hard Rock Albums 3
Top Rock Albums 10

Singles charts[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US Mainstream Rock US Rock Songs
2010 "Feel Like I Do" 4 19
"Turn So Cold" 8 25
2011 "Let the Sin Begin"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hard Rock Hideout review
  3. ^ "Drowning Pool Set Release Date | tunelab™". Tunelab.com. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Feel Like I Do". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Turn So Cold". drowningpool.com. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  6. ^ Drowning Pool to Release Video for Each Song From Latest Album drowningpool.com