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HALESTORM
Self titled


 

 

Halestorm plough a field which is a little bit teen angst, a little bit string-laden gothic hard rock, and a little bit Euro-goth-metal.

 

The band are solid without being particularly exciting, which is par for the course with this style of metal and – quite rightly – the vocals of their MVP, singer Lzzy Hale, take centre stage.

 

If you like this sort of thing (Within Temptation, Evanescence, Nightwish, etc) you will probably love this album. For a sleaze/glam metalhead like myself… it’s merely okay – inoffensive, a nice solo here, a clever lyric there… ‘I Get Off’ and ‘Nothing To Do With Love’ help this album rise above the ordinary – but not something I’ll come back to very often.

Shane