80s Rock Is Dead, Long Live 80s Rock

Some bad bad shit came out of the eighties. Discos, Black Monday, leather pants…okay, maybe leather pants were okay. The worst sin of the decade may have been hair metal. Bands like Twisted Sister and Def Leppard hurt the genre as badly as Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit did in the nineties (Side Note: Bad metal bands can’t spell). But every cloud has a silver lining and it’s hard to deny there’s a big hit of Jack Daniels drenched 1980s swagger in Halestorm’s modern hard rock stomp, from the guitar tone to the raw screwed-up-boy meets screwed-up-girl lyrics. The band dropped the first video, Apocalyptic, from their forthcoming album, Into The Wild Life, this week and it’s business as usual.  The guitar tone’s filthy, the riffs are catchy from the  get go, and nobody in rock sings about sex quite like Lzzy Hale (Apparently good rock bands can’t spell either). The video’s below if you care to get some rock in your earholes. And the single’s on itunes if you’re the sort of person who doesn’t need pretty pictures with their rock.

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