Drowning Pool is a four-piece [[strike: NuMetal]] HardRock / AlternativeMetal band from Dallas, Texas. Formed in 1996, the founding members were vocalist Dave Williams, guitarist C.J. Pierce, bassist Stevie Benton, and drummer Mike Luce. To date, they have released three albums.
If you've spent time on the internet, you may have come across a song featuring the verse: [--Let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the--] [+'''FLOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRR'''!!!+]. Well, that was these guys.
Dave Williams died in his sleep on his tour bus in 2002. The autopsy results revealed that he had cardiomyopathy, a heart disease. He was initially replaced by Jason Jones, who left in 2003 to be replaced by Ryan [=Mc=]Combs. [=Mc=]Combs, in turn, left in 2011 for a reformation of his old band [=SOiL=].
Drowning Pool is one of a very, very small number of groups in any genre to A) continue after the death of a singer and B) continue on with not one, but two replacement singers, which means [[TheBandMinusTheFace a different vocalist for each of their first three albums.]]
* AnimatedMusicVideo: "Enemy."
* BaldOfAwesome: Guitarist C.J. Pierce.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Let the bodies hit the... '''FLOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRR'''
* LoveMartyr: "Turn So Cold" off the SelfTitledAlbum.
* MetalScream: The chorus of "Bodies."
* NewSoundAlbum: The sophomore album ''Desensitized,'' where the band switched from NuMetal to straight up HardRock, and ''Full Circle,'' which incorporated influences from PostGrunge.
** Perhaps this has something to do with the revolving cast of vocalists.
* NiceGuy: Dave Williams, despite his band persona. Which makes his death all the more [[TearJerker tragic.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Jason Jones and Ryan [=Mc=]Combs.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Ryan [=Mc=]Combs.
* ReligionRantSong: "Sermon." It refers to religion as a joke and "the great deception," and suggests that God does not exist.
** And in case that song doesn't make it clear enough, they later released "Hate".
** "Sinner" sort of counts as one, as it deals with religious hypocrisy. A line like "Look at all this useless talk upon the cross" is hard to ignore, though.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Released in 2010.
* SuddenlyShouting: '''FLOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRR'''
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "37 Stitches," which was a surprise hit on rock radio at the time of release.
* TakeThat: "Enemy" is one at Ryan [=Mc=]Combs' former band [=SOiL=], who mocked him when he left them to spend more time with his family.
* TitleOnlyChorus: "All Over Me."