1996Released
6:59

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Interesting facts and trivia about Floods. By Songfacts®.

A Pantera classic, this song is about a flood that comes along and ends mankind. It's an allusion to the biblical flood from the book of Genesis, which is part of the Noah's Ark story - God was essentially disappointed with his creations and wanted to start fresh. Pantera frontman/lyricist Phil Anselmo covers two themes here: religion and the value of life. He equates the great flood with modern times, questioning if mankind deserves another reckoning for its sins.

Dimebag Darrell's guitar solo in this song was voted 15th best of all time by Guitar World magazine, putting him in between Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.

In our interview with Pantera bass player Rex Brown, he said: "That was one of my favorite bass lines on that song. We'd rehearsed it a couple of times and Dime and I sat down for quite a while with that. It was more of trying to get yourself in a mellow mood. It's a blazing solo with a really cool rhythm section underneath it - I'm really proud of the bass line. I think that was Dime's favorite solo on that song."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Floods.
BKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
121BPM

Album

The album Floods is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Floods.
Rhino/Elektra
© 1996 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
℗ 1996 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

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