Album Review: The Strange Case Of...

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    Release Date: April 10, 2012(reissued on April 16, 2013)

    Genres: Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge

    Band: Halestorm

    Lineup: Lzzy Hale(Lead vocals, guitars, keyboard), Arejay Hale(Drums, percussion, backing vocals), Joe Hottinger(Lead guitar, backing vocals), and Josh Smith(bass guitar, backing vocals)

    Hit Single
    I Miss the Misery
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    Lyrics
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    Ohhh, I miss the misery!

    I've been a mess since you stayed,
    I've been a wreck since you changed,
    Don't let me get in your way,
    I miss the lies and the pain,
    The fights that keep us awake-ake-ake
    I'm tellin you!

    I miss the bad things,
    The way you hate me,
    I miss the screaming,
    The way that you blame me!
    Miss the phone calls,
    When it's your fault,
    I miss the late nights,
    Don't miss you at all!
    I like the kick in the face,
    And the things you do to me!
    I love the way that it hurts!
    I don't miss you, I miss the misery!

    I've tried but I just can't take it,
    I'd rather fight than just fake it (cause I like it
    Rough),
    You know that I've had enough,
    I dare ya to call my bluff,
    Can't take to much of a good thing
    I'm tellin you!

    I miss the bad things,
    The way you hate me,
    I miss the screaming,
    The way that you blame me!
    Miss the phone calls,
    When it's your fault,
    I miss the late nights,
    Don't miss you at all!
    I like the kick in the face,
    And the things you do to me!
    I love the way that it hurts!
    I don't miss you, I miss the misery!

    Just know that I'll make you hurt,
    (I miss the lies and the pain what you did to me)
    When you tell me you'll make it worse
    (I'd rather fight all night than watch the TV)
    I hate that feelin inside
    You tell me how hard you'll try
    But when we're at our worst
    I miss the misery

    I miss the bad things,
    The way you hate me,
    I miss the screaming,
    The way that you blame me.

    I miss the rough sex,
    Leaves me a mess,
    I miss the feeling of pains in my chest!
    Miss the phone calls,
    When it's your fault,
    I miss the late nights,
    Don't miss you at all!
    I like the kick in the face,
    And the things you do to me!
    I love the way that it hurts!
    I don't miss you, I miss the misery!

    I don't miss you, I miss the misery!


    Love Bites(So do I)
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    Don’t listen what your girlfriend says
    She reads those magazines
    That say you failed the test
    You don’t have what she needs
    I slither like a viper
    And get you by the neck
    I know a thousand ways to help you forget about her

    That bitch can eat her heart out!
    Love bites, but so do I, so do I.
    Love bites, but so do I, so do I.
    Love bites!

    My lips are pale and vicious.
    You’re foaming at the mouth.
    You’ve suffered in the darkness.
    I’ll suck the pain right out.
    So come and taste the reason
    I’m nothing like the rest.
    I kiss you in a way you’ll never forget about me.

    That chick can eat her heart out!
    Love bites, but so do I, so do I.
    Love bites, but so do I, so do I, so do I!

    It checks you in and kicks you down,
    And chews you up and spits you out.
    It messes with your sanity by twisting all your thoughts around.
    They say it’s blind they say it waits but every time it seals your fate.
    And now it’s got you by the balls it won’t let go until you fall.
    I was down and out, got up I said “Hey love I’ve had enough!”
    I’ve felt pleasure without pain.
    My soul you’ll never tame!

    Love bites, but so do I.
    Love bites, but so do I, so do I
    Love bites, but so do I, so do I, so do I!
    Love bites, but so do I, so do I.
    Love bites!
    Love bites!

    Freak Like Me
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    I’m on the train that’s pullin the sick and twisted,
    Makin the most of the ride before we get arrested,
    We’re all wasted,
    And we’re not going home tonight.

    Covered in black we lack the social graces,
    Just like an animal we crawl out of our cages,
    They can’t tame us,
    So if you’re one of us, get on the bus

    If you’re a freak like me,
    Wave your flag!
    If you’re a freak like me,
    Get off your ass!
    It’s our time now,
    To let it all hang out

    So shout if you’re a freak like me,
    You were born to burn,
    This is no disease you don’t need a cure!
    It’s our time now to come out!
    If you’re a freak like me!
    If you’re a freak like me!

    We’re underground but we will not surrender,
    We’re gonna give them something to remember, yeah,
    So write your name in gasoline,
    And set that shit on fire

    If you’re a freak like me,
    Wave your flag!
    If you’re a freak like me,
    Get off your ass!
    It’s our time now,
    To let it all hang out

    So shout if you’re a freak like me,
    Don’t apologize,
    They can’t hold you down,
    You were born to rise!
    It’s our time now to come out!

    If you’re a freak like me
    If you’re a freak like me
    Are you a freak like me?
    Are you a freak, like, me?!

    If you’re a freak like me,
    Wave your flag!
    If you’re a freak like me,
    Get off your ass!
    It’s our time now,
    To let it all hang out

    So shout if you’re a freak like me,
    Don’t apologize,
    They can’t hold you down,
    You were born to rise!
    It’s our time now to come out!
    If you’re a freak like me!
    If you’re a freak like me!
    If you’re a freak like me!
    If you’re a freak like me!
    If you’re a freak like me!


    The Strange Case Of... is Halestorm's second album, after their debut and self titled album, "Halestorm." This album received many positive reviews. It received 8.5 stars from 411mania, 3 stars from Allmusic, 4 stars from Kerrang, 4.5 stars from Loudwire, and 10/10 stars from Live Metal. Here's To US was featured on Glee(rewritten) and another version with multiple artists, featuring Slash. The Strange Case Of... reached number 1 on the US Hard Rock albums, 6 on US Alternative Albums, and 7 on US Top Rock albums in 2012. The single, Love Bites(So Do I) received a grammy award for best Hard Rock/Metal performance, which marked history as the first female fronted hard rock band to win this award.

    The Strange Case Of... is an interesting album, or the band as a whole is. They gained popularity by working with bands such Buckcherry, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Seether, and many more, including the reformed Dio Black Sabbath lineup of Heaven and Hell. I personally enjoy this album quite a lot, my favorite song on here being I Miss the Misery. Lzzy is aggressive with her lyrics, but they all have that special message in them. The instrumentals of this band isn't bad either, they produce good hard rock music. If I had to rate this album I'd give it a 4/5 stars. It's great, of course it could be better, but it's only their second album. I expect the band to pull together and even better album on their next release. And that's all for now :otunga: Lzzy why won'y you marry me!

    Same thing as last, posted it on another site as well. Same username and shit, so no Im not stealing this if anybody finds it or whatnot.
     
  2. I pretty much agree with ya. This album fucking rocked! Can't wait for the new one!
     
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