Halestorm (album)

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Halestorm
Halestorm2009albumcover.jpg
Studio album by Halestorm
Released April 28, 2009
Genre Hard rock,[1] post-grunge[2]
Length 37:03
Label Atlantic
Producer Howard Benson
Halestorm chronology
One and Done
(2006)
Halestorm
(2009)
Live in Philly 2010
(2010)
Singles from Halestorm
  1. "I Get Off"
    Released: 2009
  2. "It's Not You"
    Released: 2009
  3. "Familiar Taste of Poison"
    Released: August 24, 2010
  4. "Bet U Wish U Had Me Back"
    Released: November 30, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Dangerdog.com 4.75/5 stars[4]
Jukebox:Metal 2/5 stars[5]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
Rock Sound 6/10 stars[6]
TuneLab 9/10 stars[7]

Halestorm is the debut studio album by the hard 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's Not You"   Howard Benson, Lzzy Hale, David Ivory 2:55
2. "I Get Off"   Benson, Dana Calitri, Hale, Nina Ossoff, Kathy Sommer 3:04
3. "Bet U Wish U Had Me Back"   Benson, Hale, Bobby Huff 3:43
4. "Innocence"   Benson, Hale, Ben Moody 3:16
5. "Familiar Taste of Poison"   David Bassett, Benson, Hale, Ivory 4:04
6. "I'm Not an Angel"   Benson, Hale, Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen 3:15
7. "What Were You Expecting?"   Benson, Hale, John Lowery, James Michael 3:34
8. "Love/Hate Heartbreak"   Benson, Hale, Tommy Henriksen, Trevor Lukather 3:19
9. "Better Sorry Than Safe"   Hale, Cody Hanson, Brian Howes 3:12
10. "Dirty Work"   Gavin Brown, Hale, DioGuardi 3:17
11. "Nothing to Do with Love"   Bassett, Benson, Hale 3:30
Total length:
37:03

iTunes/Amazon 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

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

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

Certifications[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Grierson. "Halestorm - 'Halestorm' Review". About.com. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ Tim Grierson. "Halestorm". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Halestorm > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  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