Halestorm – Apocalyptic

Philadelphia rockers Halestorm are back with a new single and their third album for a major label.

Picking up where we left off after A Strange Case Of… the band even issued an (in my view) excuse for the direction and sound of the new album Into The Wild Life. Why would they do this unless it’s shit!?

I really hope it isn’t, and judging by lead single ‘Apocalyptic’ there are some different sounds in there, but it isn’t “bad”. Still, strange they went out their way to suggest we listen to the album in full before judging!

The full statement is as follows:

This album is not a departure, it is an invitation to all things Halestorm. We didn’t stray from who we are, there’s just a lot more of who we are. If you dare, start with the outer most layer of the onion, our first single “Apocalyptic” which is the medium between where we left off on The Strange Case Of.. and where Into The Wild Lifebegins.

Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a standard for this record, and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically Halestorm in every way. In a time where everyone is freaked out about the state of music, rock n’ roll, hit singles, sales….we decided to ignore all of that and make a true album.

My insider’s advice: Close your eyes and listen to the album from start to finish. There are some surprises that await you inside that are well worth the journey. Enjoy

Listen to the song below and tell us what you think!

Gareth Fraser

Editor of Musicscramble. Obsessed with music from a young age leading to over 1100 gigs under his belt with little sign of slowing down. A serious record collecting habit and a love of concert photography.

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