This Day In Music History: June 5th, 2001 – Drowning Pool makes their nu-metal debut with ‘Sinner’

Between 1998 and 2001, there was probably no better time to be a fan of nu-metal, or music in general. With increasing accessibility to high-speed internet connections and burgeoning social media networks, it was easier than ever to discover new music, art, and communicate with people you didn’t even know. This also had the byproduct of greater accessibility for musicians to garner a new audience than they would have otherwise in previous years.

Perhaps it was just fortunate timing, but nu-metal bands like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Korn, and especially Drowning Pool benefited from that immensely. Whether you consider Drowning Pool a nu-metal band, alternative metal, or something else entirely doesn’t detract from the fact that their debut album, Sinner, was a smash hit. Sadly the only album they released with late vocalist Dave Williams, it ended up being a smash hit mainly because of the title track, and especially the band’s signature song “Bodies”.

An album that covered religious issues just as much as relationship and interpersonal ones, the album ended up going Platinum in the same year it was released in 2001.

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