Sinner (Drowning Pool album)

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Studio album by Drowning Pool
Released June 5, 2001
Recorded January–April 2001
Genre Nu metal, alternative metal
Length 37:30
Label Wind-up
Producer Jay Baumgardner
Drowning Pool chronology
Pieces of Nothing
Singles from Sinner
  1. "Bodies"
    Released: May 14, 2001
  2. "Tear Away"
    Released: April 30, 2002
  3. "Sinner"
    Released: August 13, 2002

Sinner is the debut studio album by the American nu metal band Drowning Pool. The album is considered the band's most successful, reaching platinum only six weeks after its release. This was due at least in part to "Bodies" which remains the band's most well-known song. This is the only studio album by the band to feature original lead singer Dave Williams. While touring in support of Sinner, he died on August 14, 2002 from cardiomyopathy. The album debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was initially released with a Parental Advisory sticker, but a clean version of the album without the sticker was later released.

The album will be re-released on November 11, 2014 to commemorate 13th anniversary, titled "Sinner: Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition". This re-mastered release includes all Dave Williams songs, including all demos and featuring one never before released demo called "Heroes Sleeping". It also includes "Bodies" lyric video and some never before released footage featuring their late frontman Dave Williams, in which the band speaks about meaning of the songs on Sinner album, and more.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Drowning Pool

No. Title Length
1. "Sinner"   2:27
2. "Bodies"   3:21
3. "Tear Away"   4:14
4. "All Over Me"   3:13
5. "Reminded"   3:24
6. "Pity"   2:52
7. "Mute"   3:19
8. "I Am"   3:49
9. "Follow"   3:20
10. "Told You So"   3:05
11. "Sermon"   4:19
Total length:


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]

Chart positions[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2001 US Billboard 200 14
UK Album Charts 70
New Zealand Album Charts 18

Singles charts[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Bodies" US Billboard Hot 100 119
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks 12
2002 "Sinner" US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 28
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks 36
"Tear Away" US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 18
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks 37


Drowning Pool
  • Produced and Mixed by Jay Baumgardner
  • Engineered by James Murray
  • Assistant Engineer: J.D. Andrew
  • Recorded at Ocean Studios, Burbank, CA
  • Mixed at NRG, North Hollywood, CA
  • Mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering, Hollywood, CA
  • A&R: Diana Meltzer & Victor Murgatroyd
  • Guitar Tech: Stig
  • Drum Tech: Ross @ Drum Doctors
  • Management: Paul Bassman for Bassmanagement
  • Legal: Nicholas C. Ferrara, Esq. for Serling, Rooks & Ferrara, LLP
  • Business Management: Michael Hagerty for Curo Financial Management, LLC
  • Booking: Andrew Goodfriend and Dave Kirby for The Agency Group, Ltd
  • Artwork: Ed Sherman
  • Photography: Glen DiCrocco
  • Band Photo: Chapman Baehler

In media[edit]


  1. ^ Morris, Kurt. "Sinner - Drowning Pool | AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom (July 27, 2001). "Drowning Pool: Sinner Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Q: 106. February 2002. "4 stars out of 5 - "...The point where old and nu-metal meet. The impeccable riffs and uncompromising rhythms are perfectly balanced by Dave William's fashionably angst-full lyrics..." 
  4. ^ Abowitz, Richard (June 25, 2001). "Drowning Pool: Sinner : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 26, 2007. Retrieved June 24, 2012.