Darkness – Barbarians

Posted on May 28, 2015
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Yesterday I listened to Michael Butler do a track by track of the new Darkness album Last of Our Kind. I liked it, I like the Darkness in general. This album is something special though. It is somewhere between a theme album and a rock opera. What do you suppose the theme would be? Well, no. It is about medieval life and warfare. The opening song “Barbarians” is about the Danish invasion of East Anglia in 869. I like the video too, which is goofy, violent, and full of visual jokes that play off the themes and lyrics.

This album isn’t what immediately springs to mind when you think about a soundtrack to Song of Ice and Fire or Nicola Griffith’s Hild books but you know, it might work. If you go to the Darkness website you can listen to it via streaming. Check it out.

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  1. PJ Cabrera PJ Cabrera on May 28th, 2015 10:52 am

    Heading over there to listen to this. Sounds interesting.

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  3. PJ Cabrera PJ Cabrera on May 28th, 2015 11:03 am

    Wow! That was a really good track and the video is perfect. Reminds me of Frank Miller’s ‘300’.

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  5. Dave Slusher Dave Slusher on May 29th, 2015 10:49 am

    Michael Butler In the video towards the end when they show the animated band, is that Phil Lynott on bass?

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  7. Michael Butler Michael Butler on May 29th, 2015 10:52 am

    No Dave Slusher its Frankie the bass player

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  9. Michael Butler on May 29th, 2015 10:52 am

    No Dave Slusher its Frankie the bass player

    — via facebook.com

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  11. Dave Slusher Dave Slusher on May 29th, 2015 10:53 am

    Is he trying to cosplay as Phil? Does he really look like that?

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  13. Michael Butler Michael Butler on May 29th, 2015 10:54 am

    He really looks like that. He’s awesome

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