Hawkwind are a band from the United Kingdom that has been around for almost 50 years that plays psychedelic space rock and are one of the originators of heavy metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Space Hawks" which was released by Four Worlds media.
The album starts out with psychedelic and ambient sounds before going into a more progressive rock direction along with solos and vocals and after awhile the music bring s in a mixture of clean and hard parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
As the album progresses the synths start having a more powerful sound to them and yo can tell the band has influences that go past the 60's and the music gets more experimental and progressive with each song and you can also hear more traces of heavy metal in some of the tracks as well as spoken word parts in certain sections in the music which also bring in an early industrial feeling.
When the album goes into the 6th song acoustic guitars are added into the music before returning to a harder direction on the following track while the acoustics return later and you can also hear the roots of experimental rock while also bringing in a proto punk feeling at times.
With this recording Hawkwind show a great amount of diversity and the music is very experimental, progressive and psychedelic sounding while also having its hard rock and metal moments and you tell that they updated their sound over the years.
Song lyrics cover Science Fiction, Metaphysical and philosophical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as some fo the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding album from Hawkwind and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Seasons" "Where Are They Know" "Masters of the Universe" and "It's All Lies". 8 out of 10.