Ten years ago, Drowning Pool unexpectedly lost their original lead singer, Dave Williams, to heart failure. Since Williams’s passing, the band has gone through a roulette of different vocalists over the course of three albums.
Now, following Ryan McCombs’s departure, the band has returned once again with new vocalist, Jason Moreno, and hopes to solidify a permanent line-up. “Saturday Night,” a heavy, feel-good party anthem serves as the lead single off their upcoming, currently untitled fifth album.
The song’s lyrics aren’t exactly clever, but its arrangement masks this notion for the most part; surprisingly, despite legions of similar, contemporary bands, Drowning Pool’s signature style is still very easy to identify within seconds. However, Moreno’s voice, though similar to McCombs’s at times, alters the band’s usual mudslide sound. He sings with a rough, slithering draw that sounds like a fusion of Taproot and Rob Zombie.
“Saturday Night” barely compares to past Drowning Pool material, but it teases listeners with fresh potential.
Drowning Pool- “Saturday Night:” 2.5/5