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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678967658
  • Catalog Number: 518222
  • Sales rank: 4,557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Not You (2:54)
  2. 2 I Get Off (3:03)
  3. 3 Bet U Wish U Had Me Back (3:43)
  4. 4 Innocence (3:15)
  5. 5 Familiar Taste of Poison (4:04)
  6. 6 I'm Not an Angel (3:14)
  7. 7 What Were You Expecting? (3:34)
  8. 8 Love/Hate Heartbreak (3:18)
  9. 9 Better Sorry Than Safe (3:12)
  10. 10 Dirty Work (3:16)
  11. 11 Nothing to Do with Love (6:02)
  12. 12 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Halestorm Primary Artist
Howard Benson Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Phil X. Guitar
Technical Credits
Howard Benson Programming, Producer
Paul DeCarli Digital Editing
Ted Jensen Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic CD

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love it!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very good

    An excellent album by a very talented new band. I highly suggest checking them out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Meet 2010's Lita Ford

    Absolutely love the entire albumn.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the best bands of our time!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT ALBUM!

    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 ! )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    love this chick, she can rock!

    love this chick, she can rock!

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