Van Halst – World of Make Believe (2016) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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I can tell you what they are not. Van Halst are not some sort of an Evanescence clone, as was suggested by some.

Their debut World of Make Believe features some pretty strong similarities for sure. But they don’t imitate the typical sound of the latter, nor should they. If there has been a typical style left, that is, after the unhappy departure of the old band around Ben Moody.

Van Halst deploy a much fresher and – I daresay – a more thoughtful brand of their own music. Too tough and more varied [...] Click to raid more!

Halestorm – The Strange Case of … (2012) – Review

Last updated on 4 October 2020

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Hahaa!! Right up my alley! Halestorm at its best, delivering some solid Heavy Rock and then some with The Strange Case of…!

Taking off at full speed, Lzzy Hale is doing her very best with aggressive vocals of love and pain. Feelings about rock shows and … soft stuff. Yes! You heard right! Soft stuff, not only tough like on the previous record. On their previous one, you were wondering who is the toughest guy on the set. No woman there, right? Lzzy – are you getting old or what?

Of course, there [...] Click to raid more!