I Like It Heavy
Label: Atlantic Records
Don't worry, Halestorm fans: Ms. Lzzy Hale is as pissed off, venomous and tormented as ever. Just get a load of these song titles: "Bad Girl's World," "I Am the Fire," "Sick Individual" and (best of all) "What Sober Couldn't Say." Sonically speaking, Into the Wild Life isn't a radical departure from previous full-lengths; it boasts a familiar mix of riff ragers and radio-friendly pop fare. Yet new producer Jay Joyce does lend the group a leaner and wirier attack. This pays dividends on the record's two most exciting cuts: "Mayhem" and the anthemic "I Like It Heavy," which is a cool closer.