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CD review HALESTORM "ReAniMate 2.0 - The CoVeRs"

Veröffentlicht am 19. November 2013 von Markus W. in Halestorm, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

(8/10) Lzzy and her guys are back. I few weeks ago they have been on tour with Alter Bridge and played several shows in Europe. In addition to that they also released a new EP with 6 songs. The thing is called "ReAniMate 2.0 - the CoVeRs" and contains only cover versions. As we know from the first EP those are very divers and very good. Also this time Halestorm handles quite different stuff.

The opener is their interpretation of Judas Priest's "Dissident aggressor". It takes quite some courage to cover Judas Priest, but the Halestorm version became very good. The difference couldn't be bigger, since the second song is "Get lucky" from Draft Punk. Total other genre, total other lyrics than the Slayer ones, but still great. Halestorm has a good feeling about making the songs their own. Even "Shoot to thrill" from AC/DC is performed in a way that it's just fun to listen to it. Lzzy's rougher vocals do a good job here. A funny side note is when you hear her singing about "…too many women, with too many pills…". Cool version with a lot of power. Going further wih a great version of Pat Benetars "Hell is for children" which is a bit more average Halestorm rearranged the Fleetwood Mac song "Gold dust woman" in a rocking version, which gives the songs another dimension. Last but not least Marilyn Mansons "1996" rounds of a good continuation of Halestroms "cover journey".

An highly entertaining EP which is a good soundtrach for every party.

(8/10)

Tracklist:

  1. Dissendent aggressor"
  2. Get lucky
  3. Shoot to thrill
  4. Hell is for children
  5. Gold dust woman
  6. 1996

Label: Atlantic

Genre: Alternative Metal

CD review HALESTORM "ReAniMate 2.0 - The CoVeRs"