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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Female-Fronted Band, September 15, 2009
This review is from: Halestorm (Audio CD)
As a hardcore rocker and a lover of symphonic metal, I was surprised that I have enjoyed this album as much as I have since it is a very polished first release designed for 'mass popular appeal' (normally a musical death sentence). However, the very powerful, over-the-top, and outstanding female vocal performance by lead singer Lizzy Hale, the catchy tunes and phrasing, and the very good and well-practiced backup band make for a compelling listen. This is not a boring album or a series of plain-jane musical compositions. I found myself playing this album over and over (maybe there is something wrong with me!). This band has been winding up a loooooong time before releasing this album, and the effort is obvious. In any case, I have a weak spot for such powerful female singers - gets me right in the gut (it's a guy thing). My congratulations to this young band on a fine first effort. However, don't expect Bob Dylan lyrics as the message is based on popular music themes (not too much depth). However, give these 'kids' time to grow up a little, and perhaps their lyrics will catch up to the outstanding musical effort shown here. Hey Guys - this gal Lizzy Hale deserves some serious attention and a good listen - she's a very strong and terrific rock singer who can seriously belt it out.
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Initial post: Oct 17, 2009 11:05:33 AM PDT
RJ says:
"...'mass popular appeal' (normally a musical death sentence)."
Agreed.
"In any case, I have a weak spot for such powerful female singers - gets me right in the gut (it's a guy thing)."
Agreed.
Agree wholeheartedly with this post.
:)
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