September 11 attacks
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks. Four passenger airliners operated by two major U. S. passenger air carriers —all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California—were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed. Debris and the resulting fires caused a partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures.
A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, which led to a partial collapse of the building's west side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was flown toward Washington, D. C. but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, after its passengers thwarted the hijackers. 9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively. Suspicion fell on al-Qaeda; the United States responded by launching the War on Terror and invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had failed to comply with U. S. demands to extradite Osama bin expel al-Qaeda from Afghanistan. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. Although Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's leader denied any involvement, in 2004 he claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U. S. support of Israel, the presence of U. S. troops in Saudi Arabia, sanctions against Iraq as motives. After evading capture for a decade, bin Laden was located in Pakistan and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U. S. Navy in May 2011; the destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure harmed the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, which resulted in the closing of Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U. S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, the Pentagon was repaired within a year. On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site; the building was opened on November 3, 2014. Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County and the Flight 93 National Memorial in a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Although not confirmed, there is evidence of alleged Saudi Arabian involvement in the attacks. Given as main evidence in these charges are the contents of the 28 redacted pages of the December 2002 Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; these 28 pages contain information regarding the material and financial assistance given to the hijackers and their affiliates leading up to the attacks by the Saudi Arabian government. The origins of al-Qaeda can be traced to 1979. Osama bin Laden helped organize Arab mujahideen to resist the Soviets. Under the guidance of Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden became more radical. In 1996, bin Laden issued his first fatwā. In a second fatwā in 1998, bin Laden outlined his objections to American foreign policy with respect to Israel, as well as the continued presence of American troops in Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War.
Bin Laden used Islamic texts to exhort Muslims to attack Americans until the stated grievances are reversed. Muslim legal scholars "have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries", according to bin Laden. Bin Laden orchestrated the attacks and denied involvement but recanted his false statements. Al Jazeera broadcast a statement by bin Laden on September 16, 2001, stating, "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation." In November 2001, U. S. forces recovered a videotape from a destroyed house in Afghanistan. In the video, bin Laden admits foreknowledge of the attacks. On December 27, 2001, a second bin Laden video was released. In the video, he said: It has become clear that the West in general and America in particular have an unspeakable hatred for Islam.... It is the hatred of crusaders. Terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice, aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel, which kills our people....
Post-grunge is a rock music subgenre that emerged in the 1990s. The term was used pejoratively to label bands such as Bush and Collective Soul that emulated the original sound of grunge. In the late 1990s, post-grunge morphed into a more defined style that married the sound and aesthetic of grunge with a less intense and abrasive tone, rising to prominence that lasted in the 2000s. Bands such as Foo Fighters, Puddle of Mudd, Nickelback and Matchbox Twenty all achieved mainstream success. During the 1990s, a post-grunge sound emerged which emulated the attitudes and music of grunge its thick, distorted guitars, but with a less intense and less abrasive tone. Unlike a lot of early grunge bands, post-grunge bands worked through major record labels and incorporated influences from a variety of musical genres including: jangle pop, pop punk, ska revival, alternative metal and classic rock. Post-grunge music tends to be in mid-tempo and is noted for having "a polished, radio-ready production". Grierson of About.com wrote that musically, post-grunge bands "split the difference between plaintive ballads and aggressive rockers, resulting in songs that combine the two extremes into a sad-eyed, propulsive middle ground".
Post-grunge tends to feature the "...same kind of melody as...bubblegum pop" and pop song structures. Sometimes post-grunge music features both an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar playing simultaneously. Post-grunge tends to have production quality, much higher and cleaner than grunge. A "major rift" between grunge and post-grunge is in the lyrical substance of the music. While describing lyrics that are common in post-grunge, Sasha Geffen of Consequence of Sound wrote that post-grunge "plunged directly into the "I." " Geffen wrote that most post-grunge songs that achieved mainstream success "call after a prospective or past companion in the first person". Post-grunge lyrics tend to be about topics such as relationships and drug addiction. According to Geffen, "grunge's frontmen posed with their addictions. Geffen states that post-grunge songs "fit the mold of songs made for...teenage and pre-teen girls" who were "longing for a distant someone", the songs "wore signs of femininity" which she posits may be why the "...post-grunge moment pissed off so many angry dudes."
According to Geffen, artists such as Alanis Morissette, No Doubt and Sarah McLachlan all "crystallized the songwriting strategy that would form the emotional core of the post-grunge moment". Post-grunge was a label, meant to be pejorative, suggesting that grunge bands labelled as post-grunge were musically derivative, or a cynical response to an "authentic" rock movement; when grunge became a mainstream genre because of bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, record labels started signing bands that sounded similar to these bands' sonic identities. Bands labeled as post-grunge that emerged when grunge was mainstream such as Bush and Collective Soul are all noted for emulating the sound of bands that launched grunge into the mainstream. According to Tim Grierson of About.com, the pejorative use of the "post-grunge" label to describe these bands was "suggesting that rather than being a musical movement in their own right, they were just a calculated, cynical response to a legitimate stylistic shift in rock music".
During the late 1990s, post-grunge morphed, becoming a derivative of grunge that combined characteristics of grunge with a more commercially accessible tone. During this time, post-grunge bands such as Creed and Nickelback emerged. Grierson wrote: Creed and Nickelback espoused a more conventional conservative worldview built around the comforts of community and romantic relationships; this attitude was diametrically opposed to the antisocial angst of the original grunge bands, who railed against conformity and instead explored troubling issues such as suicide, societal hypocrisy and drug addiction. Grierson wrote, "Post-grunge was a profitable musical style, but bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam were beloved because of their perceived integrity in avoiding the mainstream. Post-grunge, by comparison, seemed to exist in order to court that audience." At the height of their popularity, after the release of Nevermind brought grunge to international attention, Nirvana experienced increasing problems caused by Kurt Cobain's drug addiction and growing dissatisfaction with commercial success.
In late 1992, Cobain was photographed in a T-shirt with'Grunge is Dead' printed on its front and the genre's decline started to be discussed. The death of Cobain in 1994, as well as Pearl Jam's touring problems, marked a decline for grunge that year. Problems of addiction for Layne Staley of Alice in Chains led to the band cancelling scheduled dates in 1995; when grunge was mainstream, major record labels began signing and promoting bands emulating the genre. In spite of the fact that bands such as Bush and Candlebox have been categorized as grunge, both bands have been categorized as post-grunge. Tim Grierson of About.com wrote about bands like Bush and Candlebox: Perhaps not because these bands seemed to be ripping off a trendy sound, critics dismissed them as bandwagon-jumpers. Tellingly, these bands were labeled pejoratively as'post-grunge', suggesting that rather than being a musical movement in their own right, they were just a calculated, cynical response to a legitimate stylistic shift in rock music.
Collective Soul and Live are two other bands categorized as post-grunge that emerged along wit
Drowning Pool is an American rock band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool. Since its formation, the band has consisted of guitarist C. J. Pierce, bassist Stevie Benton, drummer Mike Luce, as well as a revolving cast of vocalists, the latest being Jasen Moreno. After the release of their debut album, original vocalist Dave Williams was found dead on August 14, 2002 from heart disease. Jason Jones, who replaced Williams in 2003, recorded one album, but left in 2005 due to musical differences. Ryan McCombs of Chicago-based band SOiL replaced Jones and released two albums, Full Circle and Drowning Pool, making it the first time Drowning Pool had not switched singers after just one album. However, McCombs left the band in 2011 to rejoin SOiL. Jasen Moreno was announced as McCombs' replacement in 2012, the band has since recorded two albums with him: Resilience and Hellelujah. Drowning Pool formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. Guitarist C. J. Pierce and drummer Mike Luce formed Drowning Pool after relocating from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Dallas.
There, they recruited bassist Stevie Benton. For a few years they stuck to performing as an instrumental trio, but this all changed in 1999 with the arrival of vocalist Dave Williams. After recording a demo, Drowning Pool hooked up with Sevendust which got Drowning Pool in touch with Hed PE and Kittie. After touring with these bands, Drowning Pool got their demos enough radio play to get signed by Wind-up Records; the band made music with producer Jay Baumgardner. Drowning Pool rose to fame with their debut album and played at the Ozzfest in 2001, their 2001 debut album Sinner was certified platinum within six weeks. A number of songs from the album were featured at various WWE events that year, three tracks would be included on the soundtrack for the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge in early 2002. On August 14 that year, Dave Williams was found dead inside his tour bus, he died from an undiagnosed heart condition, now known to be cardiomyopathy. When asked if the band had any unreleased songs, according to a 2002 Blabbermouth article, drummer Mike Luce replied that "only 3-4 songs were done, including one called "Heroes,", a tribute to dead rock musicians such as Layne Staley.
I don't know if we will release them."In 2003, Jason'Gong' Jones replaced Williams as Drowning Pool's vocalist and the band released the album Desensitized in 2004. Despite the success of the album's lead single, "Step Up," the album was not nearly as successful as Sinner, it was publicly announced on June 14, 2005 that Jones had departed from the band, due to "irreconcilable differences"; the band announced that their replacement singer would be formally announced at Ozzfest in Dallas, where the band did a one-off performance on the main stage. On July 20, 2005, the website SMNNews revealed that Ryan McCombs former singer of SOiL, was the new vocalist; the band wanted McCombs to join Drowning Pool as the replacement of Dave Williams, nearly two years prior. In spring of 2006, the band announced. In October 2006, a new song "No More" was announced to be released on the Saw III soundtrack, their first song with McCombs; the bands recorded version of "Rise Up", was used as the theme song for WWE SmackDown from September 30, 2004 – September 26, 2008.
The band signed a new deal with Eleven Seven Music and announced a new management company, Tenth Street Entertainment. The band's third album, Full Circle, was released on August 7, 2007. Two songs on the album were produced by Funny Farm Records, owned by Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and former Beautiful Creatures guitarist DJ Ashba; the remaining songs were produced by Ben Schigel at the Ohio-based Spider Studios. The band toured with Saliva in North America and Sick Puppies and Seether in support of the album. In the year, work on a fourth album was announced. On March 3, 2009, the band released a live album, Loudest Common Denominator, which featured acoustic versions of "Shame" and "37 Stitches" from Full Circle; the band finished recording their self-titled album with producer Kato Khandwala at House of Loud in New Jersey. It was the first studio album in the band's history not to feature a change of vocalist from the preceding album; the album's first single "Feel Like I Do", was released as a free download on their official website, the album was released on April 27, 2010.
On November 7, 2011, C. J. Pierce and Mike Luce announced a new project with former Nonpoint members Zach Broderick and Ken McMillan titled Voodoo Corps. In November 2011, McCombs left the band to reunite with SOiL for a new album; the band, now once again without a singer, began writing new material for a fifth studio album while holding vocalist auditions. In July 2012, Jasen Moreno, from The Suicide Hook, was announced to be the band's new vocalist. On August 14, the 10th anniversary of Dave Williams' death, the band released a song in tribute of him, their first with Moreno titled "In Memory Of...". Two further singles were released with Moreno, "Saturday Night" in November 2012, "One Finger and a Fist" in December 2012, before the band released their fifth album, Resilience, on April 9, 2013. On September 10, the band announced that they would celebrate the thirteenth anniversary of Sinner with a U. S. tour starting from October 22, in which they plan to dig deep into the songs from their debut album.
Drowning Pool released a reissue of their album "Sinner" called the "Unlucky 13th Anniversary Edition" in 2014. The band signed to eOne Music in August 2015. On October 13, it was announced the band's sixth album titled Hellelujah would b
Feel Like I Do
"Feel Like I Do" is the first single from American rock band Drowning Pool's self-titled album. It was released to radio on February 9, 2010, it was used during the broadcast of the Los Angeles Galaxy vs Chivas USA game on ESPN. It was used during the 2010 NFL Draft. "Feel Like I Do" is the highest-charting single by Drowning Pool to date, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, surpassing "37 Stitches", which peaked at #5. It is the band's second top-5 hit on that chart; the music video for the song premiered on February 2010. It features the band playing in a large white room with two small metal staircases on either side of a metal platform, with a smaller one in front of it which the drummer is seated on. Over the course of the video, groups of diverse people can be seen singing along during the chorus; the song ends with the groups dancing to the song. The music video features a unique camera effect. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Rick Derringer is an American guitarist, Grammy Award-winning producer and entertainer. He came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the McCoys, when he was brought in to record lead vocals for the number-one hit single with "Hang On Sloopy", he turned to blues rock, scoring a 1974 hit with "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo". He has worked extensively with brothers Edgar and Johnny Winter, with the group Steely Dan, he worked with "Weird Al" Yankovic, producing Yankovic's Grammy Award-winning songs "Eat It" and "Fat", with the World Wrestling Federation, penning entrance songs for Hulk Hogan and Demolition. Derringer was born in Celina and grew up in Fort Recovery, the son of Janice Lavine and John J. Zehringer, a railroad worker, he started a band in Ohio known as "the Rick Z Combo", known as "Rick and the Raiders". In the summer of 1965, when Derringer was 17, he recorded lead vocals over an already-recorded backing track provided by the Strangeloves for the song "Hang on Sloopy." It was released under the band name the McCoys, to avoid confusion with another popular band of the era, Paul Revere and the Raiders.
It became the number one song in America for a week. The single was issued by Bang Records. Derringer adopted his stage name at this time, inspired by the Bang Records logo which featured a derringer pistol, foreshadowing Derringer's obsession with firearms. Derringer recorded and played with a version of Johnny Winter's band called "Johnny Winter And..." and both Edgar Winter's White Trash and The Edgar Winter Group. In 1973, Derringer released his first solo album All-American Boy; as a first single from the album, Derringer released the re-recording of his song "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo,", recorded on the Johnny Winter And album. Derringer's version rose to #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, becoming his highest-charting single. Derringer contributed guitar to "Show Biz Kids" on Steely Dan's Countdown to Ecstasy and "Chain Lightning" on Steely Dan's Katy Lied. Derringer was a regular in Andy Warhol's circle and frequented Warhol's studio, The Factory. Of the period, Derringer has said "Liz and I were always on the scene.
We were the consummate partiers." Derringer contributed guitar to "My Rival" on Steely Dan's Gaucho. In 1983, he played guitar on two songs written and produced by Jim Steinman: Air Supply's hit power ballad "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" and Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", he has publicly stated that his guitar solo in "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" is his favorite guitar solo out of the many he has recorded, despite the fact that the song appears on "worst song ever" lists. That same year, he recorded guitar parts for Meat Loaf's poorly-received album Midnight at the Lost and Found. Both "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" were offered to Meat Loaf by Steinman for that album, but Meat Loaf's record company refused to pay Steinman for the compositions.1984 saw Derringer playing guitar on Barbra Streisand's cover of Steinman's "Left in the Dark", released as the lead single of Emotion. A year he and Steinman collaborated again on The Wrestling Album, an album consisting of wrestler's theme songs.
Derringer performed production duties on the album and helped write the song "Real American" with Bernard P Kenny. That song is known for its use as Hulk Hogan's entrance theme, famously for its use by US President Barack H. Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, where he played the song while unveiling his birth certificate. In 1986, he returned to the Meat Loaf fold for Blind. Per Meat Loaf's 1998 biography, he wanted Steinman to work on material for the album, but was precluded by contractual obligations. Instead, he turned to other songwriters, including Derringer, who received a co-authorship credit on the song "Masculine". Despite this high-profile session work, Derringer was forced to find outside work as his solo career had reached its nadir, he began writing commercial jingles, including a notable Budweiser commercial that executives demanded be written to "sound like ZZ Top". He worked for several NYC-based "jingle houses" during this period. Unbeknownst at the time, his future wife Brenda Jean was writing commercial jingles from her home studio.
This fallow period in Derringer's career ended once he was hired by "Weird Al" Yankovic to produce his debut album. Derringer produced six Yankovic albums between 1983 and 1989. However, as Yankovic's music became more sophisticated, the musician felt that he "was wasting his time with " and began to produce his own music. Yankovic has subsequently indicated at certain points that he would be open to working with Derringer again. In 1997, Derringer became an evangelical Christian. Since that point, he has aligned himself with conservative causes in the United States. Derringer describes himself as a "Jesus freak." He released Free Ride Smooth Jazz, which featured vocals by Rick's wife Jenda, who sang the title song "Free Ride" and wrote the song "Hot & Cool". In May 2009, he self-released the album Knighted by the Blues and its single, "Sometimes", written by his wife Jenda. In 2010, two of Derringer's homes in Florida were foreclosed upon when he defaulted on a $46,000 line of credit that his wife Brenda J. Hall obtained in 2004 from Branch B
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew on the genres of blues and blues, from country music. Rock music drew on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, incorporated influences from jazz and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar as part of a rock group with electric bass and one or more singers. Rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become diverse. Like pop music, lyrics stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are social or political. By the late 1960s "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, southern rock, raga rock, jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.
New genres that emerged included progressive rock. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s. Rock music has embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race and drug use, is seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.
The sound of rock is traditionally centered on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll. It was influenced by the sounds of electric blues guitarists; the sound of an electric guitar in rock music is supported by an electric bass guitar, which pioneered in jazz music in the same era, percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments keyboards such as the piano, the Hammond organ, the synthesizer; the basic rock instrumentation was derived from the basic blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed as a rock group. Furthermore, it consists of between three and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four.
Melodies originate from older musical modes such as the Dorian and Mixolydian, as well as major and minor modes. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel perfect fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Since the late 1950s and from the mid 1960s onwards, rock music used the verse-chorus structure derived from blues and folk music, but there has been considerable variation from this model. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock; because of its complex history and its tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that "it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition." Unlike many earlier styles of popular music, rock lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, rebellion against "The Establishment", social concerns, life styles. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources such as the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music, rhythm and blues.
Music journalist Robert Christgau characterizes rock lyrics as a "cool medium" with simple diction and repeated refrains, asserts that rock's primary "function" "pertains to music, or, more noise." The predominance of white and middle class musicians in rock music has been noted, rock has been seen as an appropriation of black musical forms for a young and male audience. As a result, it has been seen to articulate the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions, "rock and roll implies an identification of male sexuality and aggression". Since the term "rock" started being used in preference to "rock and roll" from the late-1960s, it has been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from wh
Resilience (Drowning Pool album)
Resilience is the fifth studio album by American rock band Drowning Pool. The album was released on April 9, 2013, it is the first Drowning Pool album recorded with vocalist Jasen Moreno. The album was made available for download from iTunes and in MP3 Format at Amazon; the album features a anthemic sound than their previous material. It is a heavy metal album, but with hints of post-grunge, its lyrical themes include partying, resistance and other similar themes. Three singles have been released from the album so far; the first single, "In Memory Of..." was dedicated to their original vocalist Dave Williams and was released August 14, 2012, on the 10th anniversary of his death. The next single, "Saturday Night" was released on November 13, 2012; the third, "One Finger and a Fist", was released on January 29, 2013. The album was recorded at the House of Loud Studios in New Jersey and it was finished up in Dallas; the album was produced by Kato Khandwalla. In a post on the band's official Facebook page, guitarist C.
J. Pierce wrote, In an interview in September 2012 with Guitar World, Jasen Moreno said Resilience has received mixed reviews. Revolver Magazine criticized "One Finger and a Fist" for being "full of unconvincing declarations of being “hardcore,”" and "Saturday Night" for being "an awkward attempt at a party song" but described "Anytime Anyplace", "Life of Misery" and "Broken Again" as songs that "blow through the front door like an angry bull." Metal Storm described Jasen as a worthy replacement for Ryan McCombs, as well as describing "Life of Misery" as the album's strongest track. Shyam Rajdev from Sound and Motion Magazine was positive towards the album and describes its solos as "incredible" and regards Jasen Moreno's vocals as the highlight of the album. All tracks written by Drowning Pool. Jasen Moreno – lead vocals C. J. Pierce – guitar Stevie Benton – bass guitar Mike Luce – drumsAdditionalJohn Feldmann - Production and composing Kato Khandwalla - Production and engineering Marie D'Antonio - Management Allen Kovac - Management Dan Korneff - Mixing Fred Kevorkian - Mastering David Jackson - Cover art and photography Tommy English - Additional production and engineering Trevor Niemann - Design