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Drowning Pool — Hellelujah

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★☆☆☆ It’s not that the songs on this album are bad per se, but what you’ve got is 48 less-than-inspiring minutes of a hybrid of latter-day Alice In Chains, Godsmack, and Nickelback. Jason Suecof produced this, and you can definitely hear a bit of Trivium’s DNA in this, but the music here flirts with metal without truly committing to it. Also, there are virtually no surprises on here, and once a song starts, you know exactly where it’s going to wind up.