The Strange Case Of... by Halestorm on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Though many a music writer has noted that Lzzy Hale's versatile voice is what separates Halestorm from so many other post-grunge groups, it can be argued that the band simply writes catchier songs. Halestorm’s 2012 sophomore album shows this with the opening cut, “Love Bites (So Do I),” where Hale snarls suggestive lyrics over hard-chugging riffs and a well-oiled rhythm section. “Mz. Hyde” employs even more menacing melodies, as Hale howls nightmarish narratives over Black Sabbath–inspired riffs filtered through radio-friendly production. She hints at masochistic tendencies in the plodding midtempo rocker “I Miss the Misery” before rallying her troops to wave their weirdo banners on the anthemic “Freak Like Me.” It’s not until the power ballad “Beautiful with You” that Hale sings of a romance that has nothing to do with tough love. “In Your Room” similarly softens the album’s darker moods.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though many a music writer has noted that Lzzy Hale's versatile voice is what separates Halestorm from so many other post-grunge groups, it can be argued that the band simply writes catchier songs. Halestorm’s 2012 sophomore album shows this with the opening cut, “Love Bites (So Do I),” where Hale snarls suggestive lyrics over hard-chugging riffs and a well-oiled rhythm section. “Mz. Hyde” employs even more menacing melodies, as Hale howls nightmarish narratives over Black Sabbath–inspired riffs filtered through radio-friendly production. She hints at masochistic tendencies in the plodding midtempo rocker “I Miss the Misery” before rallying her troops to wave their weirdo banners on the anthemic “Freak Like Me.” It’s not until the power ballad “Beautiful with You” that Hale sings of a romance that has nothing to do with tough love. “In Your Room” similarly softens the album’s darker moods.

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About Halestorm

Siblings Elizabeth and Arejay Hale, the core members of the hard rock band Halestorm, formed the group in late 1997 near York, Pennsylvania, with Arejay on drums and Elizabeth on vocals and keyboard. Wanting to expand their sound, the duo invited their father, Roger, to play bass for Halestorm. Soon after their first professional gig in 1998 at the Blue Mountain Coffee House in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the band added various guitar players and released an EP, 1999's (Don't Mess with The) Time Man. More lineup changes occurred, but Halestorm finally solidified with Elizabeth (who was by then going by Lzzy) on vocals and guitar, Josh Smith on bass, Arejay on drums, and Joe Hottinger on guitar. The band caught the attention of producer David Ivory as well as Atlantic Records -- both were involved in the band's major-label debut, 2006's One and Done, a five-song EP recorded live at a show in Philadelphia. They would finally make their full-length studio debut in 2009 with the eponymous Halestorm, all the while maintaining a rigorous touring schedule that would see them playing upwards of 250 shows a year. The following year, Halestorm released the concert recording Live in Philly 2010, and Reanimate: The Covers EP appeared in 2011, featuring the band's takes on songs by Heart, Guns N' Roses, and Lady Gaga. Their sophomore album, The Strange Case Of..., followed in 2012, and the single "Love Bites (So Do I)" earned the group a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Reanimate 2.0 was released in 2013, this time finding the band tackling Fleetwood Mac, Daft Punk, and Marilyn Manson. The band's eclectic third studio long-player, the Jay Joyce-produced Into the Wild Life, was released in April 2015, and was preceded by the single "Apocalyptic." The live EP Into the Wild Live: Chicago arrived in 2016, followed in early 2017 by Reanimate 3.0, which featured covers of songs by Whitesnake, Metallica, and Soundgarden. ~ Marisa Brown

  • ORIGIN
    York, PA
  • FORMED
    1997

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