Halestorm - The Strange Case of...

Halestorm The Strange Case of... cover
Halestorm
The Strange Case of...
Nuclear Blast
2012
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Here’s another example of how a big label and a good advertising campaign can make an average, every day band sell satisfactorily even on the first week of its official release. The official statement says about between 18,000 and 21,000 copies only in the US.
 
Halestorm is an alternative/modern rock band that was formed in 1997. They managed to release their self-titled debut in 2009 and they did make a break when they signed to Atlantic in the US and to Nuclear Blast in Europe. Throw a little bit of that “gay-cheesy” dark thing (not gothic though) Evanescence have… into the alternative modern rock and you’ve got another greatly advertised generic album with not a damn single song above average. Lzzy’s voice is wonderful and the production is excellent but then again no songs… no party… darlings…
 
The first video for “Love Bites (So Do I)” is so dull that you won’t remember a thing after you watch/hear it a couple of times… a little bit of nothing… covered up with a nice big expensive wrapper. Even the cover artwork is also as plain and uninspired as the music is….
 
Many reviewers have praised this album… but what a surprise huh? An album that’s been released by two very big labels and advertised extensively to get such great reviews! Is that a miracle or what? Who are they kidding? Hmm… judging by the 20,000 copies they’ve sold so far… I think a lot of people. There are so many better unsigned bands out there or signed to small labels that are writing great music but they never get the chance… try to find and praise those bands and not groups like this one… that do not offer anything at all. This album should have been called “The Strange Case of dull & uninspired music that sells thousands of copies”…