WHAT’S UP NATION!?
Well I picked up a copy of the re release of Drowning Pool’s Debut album SINNER and I would like to tell you my thoughts on it. Personally……There are somethings I would of have done different. All the images I have seen of this album’s advertisement looked like this
I love this picture. The ghostly image of the number thirteen tells you that’s the thirteen anniversary edition of the record and doesn’t over power the original artwork but, that’s not what we got. Instead we get this.
Just the same cover with a sticker on the shrink wrap. Sure it’s big so it catches your eyes & it says its the new version but when all your advertising was of that other image. People will be looking for that, I know I was. There is also no booklet but, instead a sticker that says “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor”
which isn’t bad but I was hoping that there would be a new booklet with photos or notes from the band talking about what it was like recording these songs with they’re late singer (Dave Williams) and what they meant to him.
One of the special features of this record is original album re-mastered and I didn’t notice any real significant difference. To be sure I sent both versions of the song “Bodies” to my editor Curt Schimmel and sadly he didn’t notice much of a difference in quality either but, the real selling point of this album is the second disc which contains unreleased demos with Dave. It is a very nice collection of demos and it’s good to hear Dave’s voice on something different. That being said, It would of been nice to have Tear Away (Acoustic), Break You, Bodies (Vrenna XXX Remix), and Sermon (Live Radio Session). Now I can already hear what everyone is saying “Hey those were on the SINEMA DVD”.
And that’s the problem it’s on a DVD which means I can’t put those songs on a compact disc without conducting some form of piracy. It would have been nice to have those songs all on one CD. Along with songs from soundtracks they were featured on like Bodies (Live), Creeping Death (Live) Reminded (Live), Triple H theme, and The Man Without fear feat. Rob Zombie (One of the most underrated songs of all time). I hope they are saving something like that for another release sometime in the future. Now all that said, is the CD worth getting?……..I would say YES! It’s really refreshing to hear Dave’s voice again and all these unreleased Demos is an absolute must have for any Drowning Pool fan. Dave was unique man with a great personality and not only is great to see Drowning Pool continuing as a band but, the fact that they’re keeping Dave’s legacy alive. So until next time nation STAY LOUD!!!!