Freedom Hawk keeping 1970 alive and rockin'
July 3, 2015 6:40 PM   Subscribe

Emanating from the barrier dunes of Virginia, Freedom Hawk’s heavy riffs, rolling groove, and soulful guitar melodies to produce a sound that is distinctly their own. The trio’s brand of heavy rock capitalizes on the best of the heavy ‘70s, but presents a fuzzy take that’s modern and based around quality songwriting rather than style-over-substance retro posturing. for me... Sabbath meets early KISS another track here
posted by bobdow (12 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
I hear some COC in there too.
posted by 445supermag at 7:27 PM on July 3, 2015


Hey, if you like this kind of stuff, also check out:
Graveyard
Orchid
Red Desert
Mothership
Elder
Sandrider
The Sword
Egypt
Salem's Pot
Saviours
Witchcraft
Kadavar

...or just PM me. I'm kind of into this stuff.
posted by Demogorgon at 9:43 PM on July 3, 2015 [5 favorites]


I like their sound quite a bit, although both of these songs sound like B-sides to me. (Note for the young'uns - a B-side is the song on the other side of the 45 rpm vinyl record of the single. In other words, not a bad song, but no potential to be a hit. Needs more of a hook.)
posted by MexicanYenta at 12:06 AM on July 4, 2015


I agree they need better hooks. As such, I got more of a Sabbath vibe than Kiss. As stupid as Kiss songs were, they had, back in the 70s, a pretty good knack for making up good hooks.
posted by 2N2222 at 1:02 AM on July 4, 2015


Not bad, but I think The Sword does this sound a lot better.
posted by KingEdRa at 5:45 AM on July 4, 2015


I'm a big fan of The Sword and I like this a lot. Thanks bobdow! And thanks to Demogorgon too - now I have a bunch of new stuff to check out.
posted by djeo at 6:04 AM on July 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'll fight anyone who won't agree that 70's were hands down the greatest decade of rock and roll music ever. Meet me outside.
posted by hwestiii at 7:13 AM on July 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


For a Texas country-fried steak stoner trip, try Wo Fat
posted by Ber at 8:04 AM on July 4, 2015


Freedom Hawk has it all, man.
posted by The Tensor at 8:17 AM on July 4, 2015


I've always been a huge fan of The Fucking Champs and wondered why there weren't more bands like them around. Apparently there are, and one of them is named The Sword.
posted by Dokterrock at 10:32 AM on July 4, 2015


I kind of hope their name came from mishearing that old Time Life Records commercial.
"Hey man, is that Freedom Hawk?"
posted by detachd at 12:11 PM on July 4, 2015 [3 favorites]


Hey, if you like this kind of stuff, also check out:
...
Witchcraft yt


Love these guys. Also, Blood Ceremony (if you like witchy Ian Anderson style fluting).
posted by batfish at 4:03 PM on July 4, 2015


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