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Dallas-based heavy metal group Drowning Pool was one of the most promising bands upon their debut in the early 2000s. The project represented the vision of drummer Mike Luce and guitarist C.J. Pierce, who formed the band after relocating from New Orleans to Dallas and hooking up with bassist Stevie Benton. Although they initially performed as an instrumental trio, their sound coalesced with the arrival of Dave "Stage" Williams as vocalist. Drowning Pool experienced success from the outset. When a copy of their first demo reached members of Sevendust, they were invited to tour with the industrial metal group. Tours with Kittie and (hed) p.e. followed. Their second demo, recorded after two years on the road, reached the Top Ten on Dallas radio station KEGL and led to a contract with the Wind-Up Records label. Produced by Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Godsmack, Coal Chamber), their first album, Sinner: Unlucky 13, became an instant hit. It was certified platinum within six weeks of its release, while their first single, "Bodies," was one of the most frequently aired videos on MTV for a new band. They reached out to an even greater audience with dynamic performances at Wrestlemania XVIII and Ozzfest during the summers of 2001 and 2002. Unfortunately, their streak of success was not to last. Shortly after rousing the crowd at Ozzfest in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 3, 2002, Williams was found dead of natural causes on the tour bus. In the wake of that tragedy, the band forged ahead. A DVD, Sinema, featuring more than two-and-a-half hours of concert footage, was released in late 2002. In January 2004, the band announced the addition of singer Jason "Gong" Jones, and their sophomore effort, Desensitized, followed several months later. In 2006, former Soil singer Ryan McCombs assumed the vocal duties, and a year later they released Full Circle, which was followed by live album, Loudest Common Denominator, in 2009. A self-titled album dropped in 2010, making McCombs the first DP singer to record more than one album with the group. However, it was not to last: he departed the following year, and was replaced by Suicide Hook vocalist Jasen Moreno, who made his official debut on 2013's Resilience. Three years later, Moreno would match McCombs' record with the announcement of the second Moreno-led and sixth overall Drowning Pool album, Hellelujah. Produced by Jason Suecof (Deicide, Motionless in White), the release featured the single "By the Blood." ~ Craig Harris & Neil Z. Yeung
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Top Tracks

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  2.   Bodies
  3.   37 Stitches
  4.   Turn So Cold
  5.   Feel Like I Do
  6.   Step Up
  7.   Sinner
  8.   Enemy
  9.   Soldiers
  10.   Killin' Me
  11.   Tear Away
  12.   Rebel Yell
  13.   Creeping Death
  14.   One Finger and a Fist
  15.   Reborn
  16.   Pity
  17.   Meet the Bullet
  18.   Goddamn Vultures
  19.   Follow
  20.   Reminded
  21.   We Are the Devil
  22.   Stitches
  23.   Sermon
  24.   One Way Prophecy
  25.   Paralyzed
  26.   Rise Up!
  27.   Love & War
  28.   Think
  29.   The Game
  30.   Reason I'm Alive
  31.   Another Name
  32.   All Over Me
  33.   All Saints Day
  34.   Stomping Ground
  35.   Sympathy Depleted
  36.   My Own Way
  37.   Drop
  38.   By the Blood
  39.   Push
  40.   Heroes Sleeping
  41.   Apathetic
  42.   Blindfold
  43.   In Memory Of
  44.   Skip to the End
  45.   Bleed with You
  46.   Understand
  47.   Broken Again
  48.   Life of Misery
  49.   Low Crawl
  50.   Digging These Holes
  51.   Die for Nothing
  52.   Anytime Anyplace
  53.   Saturday Night
  54.   King Zero
  55.   Regret
  56.   Alcohol Blind
  57.   You Made Me
  58.   Shame
  59.   Full Circle
  60.   Hate
  61.   Cast Me Aside
  62.   Forget
  63.   Bringing Me Down
  64.   Nothingness
  65.   This Life
  66.   Numb
  67.   Break You
  68.   Told You So
  69.   I Am
  70.   Duet
  71.   Upside Down
  72.   Black Baghdad
  73.   All About Me
  74.   Over My Head
  75.   Horns Up
  76.   Children of the Gun
  77.   Soul
  78.   Love X 2
  79.   Mute
  80.   Hell to Pay
  81.   Let the Sin Begin
  82.   Less Than Zero
  83.   No More
  84.   Mask
  85.   Snake Charmer
  86.   More Than Worthless
  87.   Care Not
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