Floodgate were a 4 piece band from New Orleans, USA. If you don't know them maybe the name Kyle Thomas rings some bells (vocals in Exhorder and Alabama Thunderpussy). Anyone who is a fan of Down as well as Pantera I might say, has to check this one. Smoked, Southern-driven bluesy-stoner at its best. Great sludgy riffage, great vocals by Kyle, grooves spreading all over the place but also chill-out moments too (see "Whole"). This is their one and only album released in 1996 by Roadrunner Records (later on they were kicked out from the label. Apparently nu-metal was not what Floodgate wanted) and it's awesome from all sides. Definitely a must-listen release!
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