12 Songs, 40 Minutes

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Hurtrules12 ,

Halestorm is back!!

The second album for most bands is a tough one. We have all heard of the sophmore slump and how it can make or break bands. In this case, it has made Halestorm. While their debt album "Halestorm" was great, "Strange Case Of..." blows it out of the water! The music is more in depth and heavier. The lyrics are deeper and more personal, and Lzzy Hales' voice is better then ever. This is what rock and roll is all about, and is a must by for any fan of rock!

SonDayMourning ,

A great band that got even better

I recieved this cd in the mail yesterday. It has 3 bonus track that are completely awesome. This is a great band that's only getting better. Every song rocks the house. Before this record I was a big Halestorm fan. Today I'm even bigger fan.

Hyacinth11 ,

The Strange Case Of...AMAZING

Dont think just buy, this album is just amazing you see the two sides of lizz and get an awesome mix of heavy and soft I love as should you!

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