Drowning Pool [2010]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Drowning Pool have never been very much fun, but on their eponymous fourth album the group attempts to up the ante, partially due to much of it being written in the wake of various traumas in singer Ryan McCombs' personal life. During the creation of Drowning Pool, McCombs lost his father and saw his marriage fall apart, so naturally these events bubble up throughout the 11 songs here, sometimes explicitly and sometimes elliptically. Since Drowning Pool are not a subtle band, they're best when they address the pain head-on or, better still, avoid it for a dunderheaded rocker like "Horns Up," which is the closest they've gotten to a fist-pumping anthem since ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Drowning Pool have never been very much fun, but on their eponymous fourth album the group attempts to up the ante, partially due to much of it being written in the wake of various traumas in singer Ryan McCombs' personal life. During the creation of Drowning Pool, McCombs lost his father and saw his marriage fall apart, so naturally these events bubble up throughout the 11 songs here, sometimes explicitly and sometimes elliptically. Since Drowning Pool are not a subtle band, they're best when they address the pain head-on or, better still, avoid it for a dunderheaded rocker like "Horns Up," which is the closest they've gotten to a fist-pumping anthem since "Bodies." It also indicates what works best on Drowning Pool: McCombs may attempt to mine the darkness but the production is the slickest and cleanest they've ever had, which fits because the group's hard rock has opened up some, no longer confined to a heavy minor grind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • Label: Eleven Seven Music
  • UPC: 846070074028
  • Catalog Number: 740
  • Sales rank: 79,249

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let the Sin Begin (3:36)
  2. 2 Feel Like I Do (3:33)
  3. 3 Turn So Cold (3:38)
  4. 4 Regret (3:16)
  5. 5 Over My Head (3:26)
  6. 6 All About Me (3:41)
  7. 7 More Than Worthless (3:56)
  8. 8 Children of the Gun (3:31)
  9. 9 Alcohol Blind (4:11)
  10. 10 Horns Up (3:45)
  11. 11 King Zero (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Drowning Pool Primary Artist
John Bender Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Drowning Pool Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Bobby Huff Composer
John Bender Engineer, Digital Editing, Vocal Producer
Dan Korneff Programming, Engineer, Digital Editing, Drum Technician
Kato Khandwala Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Trevor Niemann Art Direction
Michael "Mitch" Milan Engineer, Digital Editing, Guitar Techician
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