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CD REVIEW HALESTORM REANIMATE 2.0 THE COVERS

HALESTORM

REANIMATE 2.0 THE COVERS

2013

 

 

COMING SOON

 

 

Halestorm is a great band and alongside the originals, 2011’s ReAniMate was a great EP of well-chosen cover songs that highlighted the band and particularly Lizzy Hale’s great voice.

 


‘ReAniMate 2.0’ is more of the same, their first release after the Grammy earlier in the year it’s another set of rousing covers. This time though I have to say the song selection just isn’t as exciting and as well-executed as the EP is I for one can think of a few more Judas Priest songs I’d rather hear Lizzy have a go at than ‘Dissident Aggressor’ and a lot more Pat Benatar songs I think would have suited the EP than the rather average ‘Hell is For Children’. That’s not to say the covers here aren’t wonderfully executed.

 


As far as the rest goes it’s pretty fun to listen to Halestorm’s rather safe takes on AC/DC. Priest and Benatar. I honestly don’t like Daft Punk that much though and the cover here of ‘Get Lucky’ will do nothing to change that. Manson’s ‘1996’ is OK but again not being a huge fan of the original what can you really say? The best for us is the take on ‘Gold Dust Woman’ by Fleetwood Mac. It might not even be the best cover we’ve heard of that particular song but it’s a little less one-dimensional than most of the obvious choices here.     

 


Musically the ‘live’ feel of the recording works well though and I expect fans will enjoy this one, but to be perfectly honest the song selection lets this dwn a little..

 


"ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP" track listing:

01. Dissident Aggressor (originally performed by JUDAS PRIEST)
02. Get Lucky (originally performed by DAFT PUNK)
03. Shoot To Thrill (originally performed by AC/DC)
04. Hell Is For Children (originally performed by PAT BENATAR)
05. Gold Dust Woman (originally performed by FLEETWOOD MAC)
06. 1996 (originally performed by MARILYN MANSON)

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW HALESTORM REANIMATE 2.0 THE COVERS 2013