Emerging in the late 2000s, Halestorm immediately distinguished themselves in hard-rock circles thanks to powerhouse vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale. The Pennsylvania native showed off both a silver-plated yowl and a dynamic lower range on the band’s 2009 breakthrough hit, “I Get Off,” while later singles unleashed a belting siren call (“I Miss the Misery”) and snarling metal ferocity (the Grammy-winning “Love Bites (So Do I)”). Halestorm’s roots date back to the late ’90s, when Hale and her younger brother Arejay, a drummer, started making music together. Following the release of several EPs as a duo, the group expanded into a quartet and made their major-label debut in 2006 with the One and Done live EP. A 2009 self-titled album established Halestorm as a band eager to slip between hard rock, post-grunge, and metal. In practice, this resulted in a 2011 covers EP featuring their takes on songs by Skid Row and Lady Gaga; “Here’s to Us,” a twangy 2013 collaboration with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash; and a faithful cover of AC/DC’s rowdy holiday standard “Mistress for Christmas.” And then there’s the slow-burning 2020 power ballad “Break In,” which features a vocal duet with Evanescence singer Amy Lee and shows off Hale’s limitless confidence in the earth-moving nature of her voice.
ORIGINRed Lion, PA