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.

10th Anniversary Edition[edit]

The band celebrated the tenth anniversary of the album's release by releasing a 10th Anniversary Vinyl Edition featuring "all-new artwork as well as pre-production demos and bonus material."

In a statement announcing the reissue of Halestorm, Lzzy Hale said: "We lived through a fire, a mudslide, an earthquake and 19 months in Burbank, California to make sure our debut album was released. To celebrate our 10th year anniversary of our debut album on Atlantic Records, we decided to include raw, never-before-heard demos and rejects, new art, and personal letter from me taking you through our roller-coaster ride. I hope you enjoy this special piece of Halestorm history."[10]

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
12."Tell Me Where It Hurts"(iTunes/Amazon MP3 bonus track)3:48
13."Conversation Over"(iTunes/Amazon MP3 bonus track)3:05
14."Dirty Mind"(iTunes/Amazon MP3 bonus track)3:18
Japanese edition bonus tracks
12."I Get Off (Live From Philly 2010)"(Japanese edition bonus track) 
13."Better Sorry Than Safe (Live From Philly 2010)"(Japanese edition bonus track) 
10th Anniversary Edition
12."Hero (Reluctant Hero)" (2006 Basement Demo)4:08
13."Not Afraid of Losin'" (2007 Basement Demo)3:24
14."Ride or Die" (2006 Basement Demo)2:38
15."Gypsy Grifter" (2006 Basement Demo)3:53
16."Who Do You Love?" (2006 Basement Demo)4:10
17."The Proposition" (2005 Basement Demo)2:54
18."Tired of Trying" (2006 Basement Demo)4:20
19."Annabelle" (2006 Basement Demo)4:03
20."Everyone Dies (Heaven isn't where we belong)" (2008 Space Bitch Demo)3:39
21."Coming Back To Me" (2007 LA Demo)4:06
22."Not for Today" (2007 LA Demo)3:41
23."Still Breathing" (2008 B-side)3:03

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[11] 40
US Top Rock Albums[12] 11
US Top Hard Rock Albums[13] 4
Greek Albums Chart[14] 33


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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