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Halestorm - Apocalyptic (Single)
Atlantic Records
Posted 1/13/15 - 6:40 PM ET


Halestorm's first single off their upcoming third full length album, Into The Wild Life, is another hard rock, guitar heavy, ode to a failing relationship; however, this time Lzzy Hale's lyrics focus on one last time having sex rather than the more emotional side of a relationship's end as she has showcased in the past. "Apocalyptic" from start to finish is all about that last anger bang goodbye, and despite some of the negative content some fans have been commenting on the audio video the band released on YouTube to debut the song, this reviewer is digging the song. My personal bias for Halestorm aside, the song is solid, definitely rock radio fare but not in a bad way. Overall the song displays the expanding and experimental sound the band has been touting they are reaching for with this album, breaking from the bubble they have expected to stay. In the composition of this song that can heard, clearly they are still sticking with what makes them great but a wider range of influences can heard even within "Apocalyptic". I am looking forward to the April release of Into The Wild Life to see what the fan favorite foursome is bringing to the table this time.

Halestorm gets a solid 4 out of 5 for the single cut of "Apocalyptic".

Halestorm is Lzzy Hale (vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar) Arejay Hale (percussion, drums), Joe Hottinger (lead guitar), and Joe Smith (bass guitar). For more from Halestorm visit www.halestormrocks.net.

- Michael Meade

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