Why everyone should listen to Halestorm

It has “Nothing to do With Love.” Halestorm is just amazing. Whether they are performing a hit song from the past or are playing a song from their new album, Halestorm never disappoints. With a heavy sound and a loyal fan base, they are a “Familiar Taste of Poison.” I could quote song titles all day, but you really should listen to them yourself.

The popularity of the band Halestorm has been steadily rising since their formation in the late 90’s by brother and sister duo Lzzy and Arejay Hale. The band has seen many successes in the past few years, and nothing is stopping them from becoming rock and roll legends.

From Red Lion, Pennsylvania, the band consists of vocalist Lzzy Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, drummer Arejay Hale and bassist Josh Smith. Their self-titled debut album took the world by “storm” in 2009 through Atlantic Records, enticing rock fans.

Lzzy’s powerful vocals and the band’s overall chemistry makes fans want to come back for more, and their versatility and ability to constantly produce good albums grows their popularity exponentially.

Halestorm performing one of their hit songs in Magna, Utah. (Emilee Atkinson/ The Signpost)
Halestorm performing one of their hit songs in Magna, Utah.
(Emilee Atkinson/ The Signpost)

Halestorm’s self-titled album released in 2009 is all about love and the frustrating pain that can come with it.

Tracks like “Innocence” and “What Were You Expecting” are anti-love songs that you want to sing right after a break up. At the same time, one of the most popular tracks on this album “It’s Not You” sends a message of being in love but not with the person the song speaks to.

Later in 2011, Halestorm released their second album, “The Strange Case Of…” which made previous fans have a more deeply rooted love for the band, while recruiting new Storm Chasers, or Halestorm fans.

The last song on the album entitled “Here’s to Us” gave fans a way to connect with the band on a deeper level. The song talks about giving cheers to your friends, remembering rough times and anticipating what’s ahead. The song is a staple for the band and is played at nearly every show.

While Halestorm is able to produce amazing music of their own, they are able to bring new life to older songs in their two cover albums. The band has revitalized songs from Fleetwood Mac as well as Pat Benatar. They also bring new sound to more recent songs like “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and “1996” by Marilyn Manson.

Lzzy Hale rocking out with the crowd on June 3rd (Emilee Atkinson/ The Signpost)
Lzzy Hale rocking out with the crowd on June 3rd
(Emilee Atkinson/ The Signpost)

Whether Halestorm is covering a classic or producing their own sound, it’s safe to say they rock just about anything.

The band’s latest album, Into the Wild Life, was just recently released and was highly anticipated by the Storm Chaser community. The band launched the long-awaited album in March and have been performing the new songs across the country.

The best part about this band is the fact that they are so appreciative of their fans. They always take the time to tell their fans how much they mean to them and how the fans are a big part of what they do.

Meeting Halestorm is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Each band member introduces themselves and interacts with you as if they’ve known you forever. They are personable and so down to earth that it’s easy to talk to them.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Halestorm three times in the past few years, and each time has been an amazing experience. They have the ability to always give fans the best experience possible.

Joe Hottinger of Halestorm performing a solo during last Wednesday's show. (Emilee Atkinson/ The Signpost)
Joe Hottinger of Halestorm performing a solo during their June 3rd show.
(Emilee Atkinson/ The Signpost)