Halestorm continues their series of cover Eps’ and is now up with release number 3. As the previous ones, the band have selected band some expected tunes, but also some more unusual ones.
1. Still of the Night (Whitesnake)
That the band chose to embark on a Whitesnake song feels really right. Halestorm is a classic hard rock bands in a modern twist so to dig among David Coverdale and his men's “treasures” cannot be anything than absolutely right. Still of the Night is one of my favorite tracks with WS and have to say that is a very nice interpretation, even though it does not surprise purely constructively.
2. Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover (Alannah Myles)
A little more unusual choice and really like the band set a more arena rock stamp on it.
3. I Hate Myself For Loving You (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
Another pretty given tune. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts is guaranteed to be a source of inspiration for Lzzy and her men. Am glad that they chose this and not "I Love Rock N Roll” that you don’t want hear again.
4. Heathens (Twenty One Pilots)
This is clearly this Eps peak. Don’t think that Twenty One Pilots version is especially brilliant, but this version is really, really good and gives the song new life clearly.
5. Fell On Black Days (Soundgarden)
Since I'm a big fan of Soundgarden it feels that Halestorm really is out here on holy ground, for me. Had they done something of their own, I had thought it was a cool choice, but this version feels more or less exactly like the original so I don’t think it adds that much to be honest.
6. Ride The Lightning (Metallica)
Finally, the band covers Metallicas’ thrash classic Ride The Lightning and does it well. Think there will be a future classic in the band's live repertoire with it’s raw energy. Must also give extra credit to Joe Hottinger here that shows what a great guitarist he is.
So overall a good Ep with more direct hits than misses so a safe purchase if you like what the band have delivered earlier.