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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 646 ratings

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5 stars 4.5: The fifth studio album by Hawkwind and the most commercially successful. almost all the lyrics are written by Michael Moorcok and is mostly based in his novel The Eternal Champion. The recordings were plagued with a lot of problems between the members of the band. The dynamic used for writing the lyrics is that Dave Brock comes with an idea of a concept and Moorcock see if he can improve and develop the idea. The history talks about a legendary warrior that in the past won a war versus an Alien Eldren and then he is reincarnated in a ordinary person that needs to remember all the past life of this warrior in order to win the battle again. Musically is a typical space rock album, it is most focus in guitar riffs and keyboard passages without doing nothing spectacular, however it set really good the mood and thematic of the album, it is a very good structured album, you are not going to find random jams like other band tends to do, it has really good moment without exaggerating in putting a lot of noise. The vocals do a really good job singing and portraying the legendary history, although sometimes it feels repetitive singing some parts of the lyrics repeatedly. Some song are just only poems recited with some space synths at the background, but they help us to get inside the history. In conclusion, I considered it a excellent addition to any prog collection, and a really good album of Space Rock, almost a masterpiece, but a few moments are not good as the majority.
mariorockprog | 5/5 |


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