Sinner (Drowning Pool album)

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Studio album by Drowning Pool
Released June 5th, 2001
Recorded January–April 2001
Genre Nu metal,[1][2][3] alternative metal[4]
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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [5]
Entertainment Weekly B+[6]
Q 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [7]

Sinner is the debut studio album by the heavy metal band Drowning Pool. The album is the band's most popular album, being certified platinum in the same year that it was released in. 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. Drowning Pool released a reissue of the album called the "Unlucky 13th Anniversary Edition" in 2014.[3] The album was put at no. 25 on Metal Descent's list "The 25 Best Alternative Metal Albums".[4]

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 Want It That Way"   3:27
9. "Follow"   3:20
10. "Told You So"   3:05
11. "Sermon"   4:19
Total length:

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 Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 19
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. ^ a b "Q". 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... 
  2. ^ "Drowning Pool". Tim Grierson. 
  3. ^ a b "New LP by Drowning Pool: 13th Anniversary Reissue of "Sinner" On The Bicycle Music Company/Concord". Jam Magazine. 
  4. ^ a b "The 25 Best Alternative Metal Albums". Metal Descent. 
  5. ^ Morris, Kurt. "Sinner - Drowning Pool | AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ Sinclair, Tom (July 27, 2001). "Drowning Pool: Sinner Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Abowitz, Richard (June 25, 2001). "Drowning Pool: Sinner : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 26, 2007. Retrieved June 24, 2012.