Halestorm – Reanimate 3: The Covers EP
2017, Atlantic Records
- Still Of The Night
- Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
- I Hate Myself For Loving You
- Fell On Black Days
- Ride The Lightning
Lzzy Hale – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Joe Hottinger – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Josh Smith – Bass, Backing Vocals
Arejay Hale – Drums
Producer: Nick Raskulinecz
I would be totally content if Halestorm was nothing more than a cover band at this point. While I enjoyed their first album, nothing stuck out to me on their second album, and I quickly lost interest in the band and have never heard anything off their third album. But, regardless of how I feel about the band, Lzzy Hale is one of the best singers of her generation and the band has an obvious and great love for ’80s and ’90s rock.
Of the three cover EPs released so far, Reanimate 3 is easily the best. It’s great seeing Whitesnake getting some love from a modern rock band and it’s surprising to see the band tackle Metallica. Other pleasant surprises are “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and their cover of Twenty One Pilot’s “Heathens”. Not sure if I’ve ever heard a Twenty One Pilots song before, but I like this one… Halestorm’s version, at least.
Now if only the band would deliver an original album rooted in classic hard rock and heavy metal inspired by the likes of these artists…