Halestorm (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 28, 2009
GenreHard rock,[1] post-grunge[2]
ProducerHoward Benson
Halestorm chronology
One and Done
Live in Philly 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Dangerdog.com4.74 stars on a 5 point scale[4]
Jukebox:Metal2/5 stars[5]
Kerrang!4/5 stars
Rock Sound6/10 stars[6]
TuneLab9/10 stars[7]

Halestorm is the debut studio album by American rock band Halestorm. It was released in 2009 on Atlantic Records. Howard Benson produced the album.[8] It peaked at #40 on the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "I Get Off" received considerable play time. The song reached #17 on Billboard's Rock list.[9] The track "Innocence" was co-written by ex-Evanescence member, Ben Moody.

Track listing[edit]

1."It's Not You"Lzzy Hale, Howard Benson, David Ivory2:55
2."I Get Off"Hale, Benson, Dana Calitri, Nina Ossoff, Kathy Sommer3:04
3."Bet U Wish U Had Me Back"Hale, Benson, Bobby Huff3:43
4."Innocence"Hale, Benson, Ben Moody3:16
5."Familiar Taste of Poison"Hale, David Bassett, Benson, Ivory4:04
6."I'm Not an Angel"Hale, Benson, Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen3:15
7."What Were You Expecting?"Hale, Benson, John Lowery, James Michael3:34
8."Love/Hate Heartbreak"Hale, Benson, Tommy Henriksen, Trevor Lukather3:19
9."Better Sorry Than Safe"Hale, Cody Hanson, Brian Howes3:12
10."Dirty Work"Hale, Gavin Brown, DioGuardi3:17
11."Nothing to Do with Love"Hale, Bassett, Benson3:30
Total length:37:03

iTunes/Amazon bonus tracks[edit]

Japanese edition bonus tracks[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Lzzy Hale - vocals, guitar, keyboard
  • Arejay Hale - drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Joe Hottinger - guitar, backing vocals
  • Josh Smith - bass guitar, backing vocals



Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard 200[10] 40
US Top Rock Albums[11] 11
US Top Hard Rock Albums[12] 4
Greek Albums Chart[13] 33


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. ^ Tim Grierson. "Halestorm". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
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  4. ^ "Halestorm:2009:Review". Dangerdog.com. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  5. ^ "Halestorm album Review". Jukebox:Metal. Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  6. ^ "Review: Halestorm - 'Halestorm'". Rock Sound. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  7. ^ "Review: Halestorm - 'Halestorm'". TuneLab Music. Archived from the original on June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  8. ^ "Halestorm Set to Hit Hard With Debut Album". Atlantic Records. Archived from the original on November 17, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  9. ^ "Halestorm". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  10. ^ "Halestorm - Chart history". Billboard. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  11. ^ "Halestorm - Chart history". Billboard. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  12. ^ "Halestorm - Chart history". Billboard. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  13. ^ "Halestorm - Halestorm". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Halestorm – Halestorm". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.