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Darxtar — Daybreak
(SBm CDA001, 1994, CD)

by Steve Robey, Published 1995-11-01

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This sonically rich recording strongly evokes mid-70s era Hawkwind, with an updated sound that takes advantage of 90s recording techniques. They're not nearly as strange as Hawkwind, but the metal-edged space-chug groove is locked firmly into place, and trippy synthesizers frame the power chord drone of the electric guitar and bass. The first track, "Eternal War," is especially impressive, and is downright catchy in the same mode as Hawkwind's classic "Silver Machine." The rest is hit and miss, but the overall groove wins out, making it a great album to crank on your car stereo, at least.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 8, 1994 releases

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