Album Review: Halestorm – Into The Wild Life- Atlantic Records

Album Review: Halestorm – Into The Wild Life-  Atlantic Records
May 8, 2015 | By More

I first became aware of the band Halestorm in 2008.  I heard some buzzing of a new band with an amazing front woman named Lzzy Hale.  Once I heard the band, I was instantly a fan.  The lineup for the band includes Lzzy Hale (vocals, guitar), Joe Hottinger (lead guitar), Josh Smith (bass), and Arejay Hale (drums).

The latest album release “INTO THE WILD LIFE” was released April 15th, 2015 via Atlantic Records and is a tasty blend of musical styles. The four come together and create a power house rock band that is undeniably exhilarating.  There are rocking anthems such as; “I Like it Heavy” that mirror Lzzy Hale to the likes of the great of Pat Benatar.  There are obvious influences of Black Sabbath on “Sick Individual”.   Heartfelt ballads like “Dear Daughter” that passes a message of being a strong female through a soft story-like song.

Halestorm – Into The Wild Life- 2015

The fantastic ability of Halestorm to not only say what they want to say, but also to incite emotion each and every song of “INTO THE WILD LIFE” is truly what makes this album one of the best for 2015.  Rock bands are about being loud, rebellious, even scandalous and Halestorm transcends through the genre stereotypes and blew away the lines with hits like “What Sober Couldn’t Say” which is more of a pop-country melody, “The Reckoning” a bluesy afflictions, and “New Modern Love” an impassioned soft rock tune while they tattooed the passage of the right to rock with the controversial lyrics of “Apocalyptic” and “Gonna Get Mine” With each and every new project that the band does, it is evident that not only are they becoming a force to be reckoned with, but they are capturing the hearts and souls of the fans.

Full Track list of “INTO THE WILD LIFE”
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1. “Scream”
2. “I Am the Fire”
3. “Sick Individual”
4. “Amen”
5. “Dear Daughter”
6. “New Modern Love”
7. “Mayhem”
8. “Bad Girl’s World”
9. “Gonna Get Mine”
10. “The Reckoning”
11. “Apocalyptic”
12. “What Sober Couldn’t Say”
13. “I Like It Heavy”

Halestorm 2015 Tour Dates:

May 08 7 Flags Event Center Des Moines, IA
May 09 Northern Invasion 2015 Somerset, WI
May 10 Coronado Theater Rockford, IL
May 12 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
May 13 State Theatre Portland, ME
May 15 Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
May 16 MMR-B-Q 2015 Camden, NJ
May 17 Rock On The Range 2015 Columbus, OH
May 19 James H Whiting Auditorium Flint, MI
May 20 The Pageant St Louis, MO
May 22 Riverfest Little Rock, AR
May 23 Rocklahoma 2015 Pryor, OK
May 24 River City Rockfest San Antonio, TX
May 26 American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX
May 27 Bayou Music Center Houston, TX
May 29 89.7 The River Rockfest Council Bluffs, IA
May 30 98.9 The Rock’s Rockfest Kansas City, MO
May 31 KEGL BFD 2015 Dallas, TX
Jun 02 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
Jun 03 The Great Saltair Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 05 The Grove Of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Jun 06 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Jun 08 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Jun 09 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
Jun 10 Revolution Center Boise, ID
Jun 12 Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
Jun 13 Knitting Factory Spokane Spokane, WA
Jun 14 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada
Jun 16 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
Jun 26 KLAQ Streetfest El Paso, TX
Jun 27 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
Jun 28 Loudwire Music Festival Mack, CO
Jul 01 Milwaukee Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jul 02 The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 03 TD Echo Beach Toronto, Canada
Jul 11 Red River Valley Fair West Fargo, ND
Jul 22 Alternative Press Music Awards Cleveland, OH
Aug 08 Leyendas Del Rock Villena, Spain
Aug 09 Vagos Open Air Vagos, Portugal
Aug 11 Rock Planet Ravenna, Italy
Aug 12 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary
Aug 13 Lucerna Music Bar Ostrov, Czech Republic
Aug 15 Huntenpop Ulft, Netherlands
Aug 20 Open Air Gampel Gampel, Switzerland
Aug 21 Frequencey Festival Sankt Pölten, Austria
Aug 22 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 23 Rock ‘n’ Heim Hockenheim, Germany
Sep 12 Xfest Shreveport, LA
Sep 24 Rock in Rio Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 26 Pier Six Concert Pavilion Baltimore, MD

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