Speed of Darkness

Speed of Darkness

by Flogging Molly
     
 

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No one does maudlin quite like the Irish, and on their fifth studio album, Speed of Darkness, Flogging Molly show once again that no one does Irish quite like them. With a blend of rock and Celtic folk, the band continues to keep things more pastoral than punk, adding drive where it's needed without ever taking away from their

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No one does maudlin quite like the Irish, and on their fifth studio album, Speed of Darkness, Flogging Molly show once again that no one does Irish quite like them. With a blend of rock and Celtic folk, the band continues to keep things more pastoral than punk, adding drive where it's needed without ever taking away from their use of traditional instrumentation. Like rain on a shining summer day, Flogging Molly's more traditional approach allows them to cultivate a sound that's plaintive without being overly depressing, delivering lines like "It's not a good day left to be in a fight/Living is hard through the struggles of life" with a smile on their faces and a bounce in their step on "Don't Shut 'Em Down." While Flogging Molly hasn't done much to innovate on their sound over the past decade or so, it doesn't feel like they have to. Rather than growing stale, Speed of Darkness shows a band that's only grown more confident in their style over the years, performing songs like "Rise Up" and "Revolution" with a self-assuredness that allows the listener to let them do their thing without worrying about their bona fides, giving them the chance to draw us into their world without ever questioning what they're doing. If you're already familiar with Flogging Molly, then Speed of Darkness isn't going to disappoint, and if you're not a fan yet, there's no better time to jump on the wagon than today.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2011
Label:
Borstal Beat Records
UPC:
0626570612032
Rank:
39391

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flogging Molly   Primary Artist
Ed Roth   Piano
Dennis Casey   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Bridget Regan   Violin,Vocals,tin whistle,Group Member
Nathen Maxwell   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
George Schwindt   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Dave King   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Classical Guitar,Bodhran,Group Member
Joe Kwon   Cello
Evan Hill   Vocals
Matthew Hensley   Concertina,Vocals,Button Accordion,Group Member
Robert Schmidt   Bouzouki,Mandolin,Vocals,5-string Banjo,Tenor Banjo,Group Member
Rich Wiley   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Ryan Hewitt   Producer,Engineer
Flogging Molly   Producer
Dennis Casey   Composer
Bridget Regan   Composer
Matt Hensley   Composer
Nathen Maxwell   Composer
George Schwindt   Composer
Dave King   Composer
Jordon Silva   Engineer
Robert Schmidt   Composer
Dino Misetic   Cover Design

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