Flogging Molly – Speed of Darkness (2011)

“We drink, we fight, we puke, we die…” In very few words, this is the essence of Celtic Punk. It might be funny once, it might be cool twice, but third time it’s boring and forth time irritating. “Revolution” talking about hot topics like loosing job, just like “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down”, it seems the global crises sneaked into the hearts of everybody, even into the life of the people from the ever-shining LA.
Formed in 1997 in Los Angeles, California, Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish-American band merging Punk Rock with Celtic Punk. Prior to forming Flogging Molly, Dublin-born Dave King was the vocalist for heavy metal band Fastway featuring guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke of Motörhead and bassist Pete Way of UFO in the early to mid ’80s. In the footsteps of The Dubliners and The Pogues, Flogging Molly fifth studio album keeps the tradition alive.
The “darkness”, depression from the title is all over the album, it’s pretty strange actually, the so-called Celtic Punk usually it’s kind of “happy”, Flogging Molly bring a few pretty gloomy subjects and tunes into it. Strange matching, but interesting. And well, when you drink up the last drop of the booze from the bottom of the bottle, all your problems will be still there staring back at you…

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