Roundhouse 10th March 2015
This was Halestorm's first headline show at the Roundhouse and they made it clear that they felt honoured to be playing a venue steeped in rock history. Despite playing for a hour and fifteen minutes, the gig was a perfect example of quality rather than quantity. the Pennsylvanian quartet put on a perfect set fuelled with crowd pleasers like Love Bites, Freak Like Me, Miss the Misery and Ms Hyde, along with some material from their forthcoming third album Into The Wild Life.
The Grammy nominated band are known for their gruelling touring schedules and great live energy, tonights gig was no exception - the band worked their arses off. Lzzy Hale is an ideal front woman in an ever increasing genre of rock chick fronted metal bands (hurrah!) She proves that she can deliver power rock tracks to rival any testosterone pumped heavy metal band but also use her feminine side to deliver songs with a softer edge like I Hate It when you See Me Cry. Unfortunately for Girl Power her little brother Arejay stole the show with his fine drum solos and is every bit as charismatic as his sister.
Hopefully in time their headline shows will improve in length, just so long as they don't let the quality slip.