Music: Drowning Pool
Drowning Pool is a four-piece
Nu Metal Hard Rock / Alternative Metal band from Dallas, Texas. Formed in 1996, the founding members were vocalist Dave Williams, guitarist CJ 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 FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!. 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 McCombs. McCombs, 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 a different vocalist for each of their first three albums.
- Animated Music Video: "Enemy"
- Bald of Awesome: Guitarist C.J. Pierce.
- Careful with That Axe: "Let the bodies hit the...FLOOOOOOOOOOR!"
- Love Martyr: "Turn So Cold" off the Self-Titled Album.
- Metal Scream: The chorus of "Bodies."
- New Sound Album: the sophomore album Desensitized, where the band switched from Nu Metal to straight-up Hard Rock, and Full Circle, which incorporated influences from Post-Grunge
- Perhaps this has something to do with the revolving cast of vocalists.
- Nice Guy: Dave Williams, despite his band persona. Which makes his death all the more tragic.
- One-Hit Wonder: Two songs actually did better than "Bodies," but well after Memetic Mutation set in on it, so it's safe to say that "Bodies" is what they're known for.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Jason Jones and Ryan McCombs.
- Perishing Alt Rock Voice: Ryan McCombs.
- Religion Rant Song: "Sermon". It refers to religion as a joke and "the great deception", and suggests that God does not exist.
- Self-Titled Album: Released in 2010.
- Suddenly Shouting: FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRR
- Surprisingly Gentle Song: "37 Stitches," which was a surprise hit on rock radio at the time of release.
- Take That: "Enemy" is a Take That at Ryan McComb's former band SOiL, who mocked him when he left them to spend more time with his family.
- Title Only Chorus: "All Over Me"