by Halestorm


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From the very sound of their name - a name shared by their 2009 debut - Halestorm sounds like a generic active rock band of the 2000s, and to a certain extent that's true: the band does specialize in strident power chord rock not too dissimilar from what their former tourmates Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, and Trapt sound like. What sets Halestorm apart from their pack is lead singer Lzzy Hale, the rare female in this testosterone-obsessed sound. Unlike Evanescence's Amy Lee, there isn't a shred of brooding gothic romanticism to Hale: she's a straight-out rock chick, the farthest thing from an angel, a tough girl who gets off on the fact that you're getting off on her. The mere fact that she flips mook-rock on its head is enough to give Halestorm an identity in a genre ruled by anonymity, but they also stand apart from the pack because they've studied not only the scale of classic arena rock but also its hooks, another area that's typically neglected by the male-fronted aggro-rockers. Of course, having Lzzy as their frontwoman does allow Halestorm to sneak in some flair, such as the Queeny pre-chorus of "Love/Hate Heartbreak," and it also allows them to flirt with genuine crossover power ballads like "Bet U Wish U Had Me Back," which sounds a bit like a louder, angry Kelly Clarkson. This gives them more variety than almost every other band of their ilk, but it's the combination of the group's pop skills and Lzzy Hale's charisma that makes Halestorm a bit of a pleasure, albeit somewhat of a guilty persuasion for some.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2009
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678967658
catalogNumber: 518222
Rank: 3685

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Halestorm   Primary Artist
Howard Benson   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Phil X.   Guitar

Technical Credits

Howard Benson   Programming,Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer
Mark Stutzman   Cover Illustration
Nina Ossoff   Composer
Halestorm   Composer
Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki   Engineer
Marc VanGool   Guitar Techician
Anthony Delia   Marketing Consultant
Jon Nicholson   Drum Technician
Bill McGathy   Management
Brian Ranney   Package Production
Ashburn Miller   Engineer
Vincent Hartong   Management

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Halestorm 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter actually got me hooked on Halestorm. To me they have the sound of Heart and Heart is one of my all time favorite groups. The lyrics on quite a few of the songs are pretty suggestive but my daughter is 15 and trust me at 15 they know what the people are singing about and I don't feel like it's in your face suggestive. Overall I really like this CD.
MusicSellerMN More than 1 year ago
An excellent album by a very talented new band. I highly suggest checking them out.
shannonc More than 1 year ago
I love Halestorm and this album is amazing. It's already one of my favorite albums of 2009. Everyone needs to get it, because Halestorm is an amazing band and this album just proves that.
DRDRJAY More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed listening to this album. ( And I really don't like being ambushed by B & N asking me to write reviews on cds I purchased months ago ! )
Lizzard1 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love the entire albumn.
SDfan1986 More than 1 year ago
Halestorm is amazing! I recommend this album to any and all. Lzzy Hale (the lead singer) is one of the greatest female singers of our time, no lie! Get this album and support this band, they are amazing and they will be a huge hit before too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love this chick, she can rock!
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