Drowning Pool – Hellelujah

To be honest, I had never really listened to Drowning Pool after their first album and lead singer Dave Williams’ tragic death. Since then the line-up has changed quite a few times, but whatever their history, whatever their struggles may have been, one thing needs to be said: Hellelujah is a freaking kickass collection of songs! With smashing drums, formidable riffs and raw melodies, this album is everything a good hard-rock/metal album should be. The only downside to it may be that it’s not a very innovative album. None of the songs are really eccentric or different. But in the end, does that really matter when all you want to do is rock? All in all, I can’t really say Drowning Pool has gained a fan, but they definitely have regained one.    

– Renske Gommer