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)One and Done2006
Halestorm
(2009)
Live in Philly 2010
(2010)Live in Philly 20102010
Singles from Halestorm
  1. "I Get Off"
    Released: June 16, 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 4.74 stars on a 5 point scale[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 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]

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