DROWNING POOL - 'Feel Like I Do'
February 22, 2010, 8 years ago
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. DROWNING POOL's tale of perseverance is just as inspiring as their music.
The all-American anthemic rock band has persevered through the death of their first singer and losing their second, emerging a stronger unit than ever before. From presenting the Lane Evans Health Act to Barack Obama, while senator, and coming back with their first consecutive album with a singer, vocalist Ryan McCombs, Drowning Pool continue to survive. After their biggest single ever, 37 Stitches and four years of nonstop touring, which culminated with 2009's Crüe Fest 2, the Dallas quartet are set to release their fourth full-length album, Drowning Pool, due out in April on Eleven Seven Music.
The album is a statement on various levels. It's a statement that Drowning Pool can write anything with the combination of Ryan McCombs's roar, C.J. Pierce's fret fireworks, Stevie Benton's thundering bass lines and Mike Luce's propulsive percussive palette. It's a statement that Drowning Pool won't stop, coming back with the fourth album of their decade-long career after withstanding the tragic death of original vocalist Dave Williams and parting with his replacement.
When it came time to make Drowning Pool right after Crüe Fest, one thing was clear for these four musicians. "We just want to be a rock band," says McCombs. "The material on Drowning Pool shows that. It's what comes naturally to us."
Pierce adds:, "An album has to be entertaining and it has to flow. This is our staple record. We've grown so much since Sinner. We wanted to make this the strongest rock album possible and I believe we've done just that. We went in the studio with the highest expectations of ourselves and took this music to a whole new level."