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Halestorm – The Strange Case Of… Review

Release by: Atlantic Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Modern Hard Rock

Links: http://www.halestormrocks.com/

 

Line Up:

Lzzy Hale – Vocals, Guitar

Arejay – Drums

Josh Storm – Bass, Vocals

Joe Storm – Guitar, Vocals

 

Tracklist:

01. Love Bites (So Do I)

02. Mz. Hyde

03. I Miss The Misery

04. Freak Like Me

05. Beautiful With You

06. In Your Room

07. Break In

08. Rock Show

09. Daughters Of Darkness

10. You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing

11. American Boys

12. Here’s To Us

 

There is no singer with more balls and passion in this business right now than the singer of Halestorm. Lzzy Hale has one of the most incredible voices out there performing. Able to go from the most beautiful lilt to a scream that would make Janis Joplin jump up and say, “Damn” she has it all.

Halestorm play a brand of hard rock that ventures closer and closer to the metal realm as time goes. Anyone that has an issue with the fact that this band has a sound that tends to be geared more towards “radio friendly” needs to reassess that decision after listening to their newest album The Strange Case Of… before finalizing that choice. The songs range from all out ballsy rockers like the opener “Love Bites (So Do I)” to the tender “Beautiful With You.” One of the things I enjoy about what they do, besides the excellent songs, is the fact that Hale makes no bones about being confident and cocksure in the lyrics. She has as much bravado as any male singer like David Lee Roth, Brett Michaels or Vince Neil, not afraid to get down and dirty like “You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing” and “American Boys” where she can get just as misogynistic like the best of them. The tongue in cheek humor is great as well.

Musically the band is more akin to Seether and Breaking Benjamin, though they’re far heavier than either of those groups. Not to take anything away from the band, this is 100% Lzzy Hales’ vehicle. Without her they’d likely be just another band on the rock radio scene. Her voice and delivery is what truly sets them apart from the pack. Now with two full length albums under their belt, Halestorm are due to take over the world. The Strange Case Of… is just another step up the ladder to super stardom. Here’s hoping the average music consumer will realize the greatness that is Halestorm.

 

Written by Chris

Ratings    Chris    9/10

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