Jasen Moreno says one of his greatest influences was Freddie Mercury from Queen, but he didn't envision himself as a singer when he first walked into the store and bought a Queen album. Listening to Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson and Pantera's Phil Anselmo helped to shape his vocals as the frontman first for The Suicide Hook and later Drowning Pool. He joined the band in 2012 after Ryan McCombs left to reunite with his original band, SOiL. Moreno's joining took some fans outside of Dallas by surprise. Drowning Pool, however, has always been one of those bands that could be considered heavy metal or hard rock, and Moreno is the kind of vocalist who can feel and relay the emotion in songs of both genres, much like his predecessor and friend Dave Williams, who helped to lead Drowning Pool to the national spotlight with hits like "Bodies" and "Tear Away" until his death from cardiomyopathy in 2002.