Halestorm At The Palladium – Boston
Review by: Greg Walkowiak
Photograpger: Greg Walkowiak
More show photos: HERE
Meet The Band
Lzzy Hale – Vocals, Guitar
Arejay Hale – Drums
Josh Storm – Bass, Vocals
Joe Storm – Guitar, Vocals
Sometimes what you hear and what you see are two totally different aspects. For Halestorm what one hears and sees should be the same. The band hailing from Red Lion, Pennsylvania literally stormed into the Palladium in Worcester on Wednesday night. The siblings Lzzy & Arejay Hale along with brothers Josh & Joe Storm came in with an explosive impact and a high energy performance. They came to play and that they did.
Lzzy Hale’s incredible stage presence guided the way for the rest of the bands intensity. Her masterful guitar playing and searing vocals matched that of most seasoned veterans. The talents she possesses go well beyond the guitar and vocals, she not only can spark the crowd she can tame them as well. The song “Break In” which segued into “Poison” on piano could soothe the most savage of beasts. Lzzy’s take charge vocals and guitar playing roused the crowd throughout their set.
Drummer, Arejay Hale shows more of the same with mega-intensity. His incredible and outrageous antics behind the kit are astonishing to say the least. From his entrance to the end he is absolutely unpredictable and you don’t know what is coming next. He is like a runaway locomotive ready to crash. He combines all out playing with a style that one has to see to believe. He definitely fits into the mix of what Halestorm is about and he adds to who they are. Arejay’s drum playing is engaging in its own right, and he gave the audience a solo performance which was entirely amazing. One could say he plays with intentional turbulence.
With the first of two brothers, Joe Storm (Guitar/Vocals) plays with aspiration and conviction. Bending the chords, he diligently focuses on what he is doing. He performs with intent and certainty on every song. Watching as he and Lzzy share the mic, I realized this band enjoys what they do and it shows. His style of playing is hard hitting, persistent and the musical talents he has are complimentary to the others in the band.
Lastly, Josh Storm plays a pounding bass that surrounds the group and has the same attributes of his brother along with the vocals. He is completely engrossed on stage with what he does best. His blaring riffs cement the foursome’s product on stage. He sells his style to the crowd with no opportunity for a refund. His uncompromising and demanding part is like a missing puzzle piece, when you find it, it fits perfectly.
The two pairs of siblings that make up Halestorm know exactly what each one is doing. One could say that growing up together has given them a heightened sense of intuitiveness towards each other and how they perform on stage. They interlock to form this highly-combustible team that leaves one with a lasting impression. The crowd responded to them throughout the night with deafening applause and left everyone craving for more by the end of their set, including myself.
It’s Not You
I Get Off
Here’s To Us