Chicago Heavy Rock band SOiL are best known for the hit singles "Halo", "Unreal", "Redefine", "The Lesser Man", and "Shine On". ? With the song "Halo" gaining major radio attention, a major label bidding war broke out in an attempt to sign SOiL. They experienced mainstream success with the major label debut "Scars" which was released in September 2001. This achievement was aided by the popular singles "Halo" and "Unreal" which gained the band exposure on MTV.
Ryan has also fronted legendary group Drowning Pool! Drowning Pool is an alternative/nu-metal band that combines muscular drums, angry riffs, and dark themes.
The group found mainstream success in 2001 with the release of their platinum-selling debut album, Sinner, which included the hit single "Bodies." After the death of vocalist Dave Williams in 2002, Drowning Pool relied on a rotating cast of lead singers (Jason Jones, Ryan McCombs, and Jasen Moreno) to deliver hard-hitting efforts like Full Circle (2007), Resilience (2013), and Strike a Nerve (2022).