Lita Ford’s song “Close My Eyes Forever”, featuring a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, is one of Lita Ford’s biggest hits. David Draiman’s new project, Device did a cover of this Lita Ford classic. This is one of the songs on Device’s up and coming self titled album, due out April 9th.
The new version of the song features Lzzy Hale from Halestorm on vocals.
I have always liked Disturbed, and I love Lzzy Hale, but this cover just falls flat in my opinion. Check it out below, and let us know what you think.
When I found out Halestorm was opening up for a couple of bands that I saw earlier this year, I didn’t think they would be much. I still got to the show on time, because I wanted to check them out. Much to my surprise, the band made me an instant fan with their excellent live set, and they have impressed me more with their new self titled CD.
Lzzy Hale is easily one of the best new female rockers to come around in a long time. Not only can has Hale dished out some powerful vocals on this disc, but she has also added some tasty guitar licks as well.
The first two cuts “It’s Not You”, and “I Get Off” are two very rocking tracks. “It’s Not You” has some cool crunching guitars and is very catchy. Lzzy Hale really cuts loose with the screams on “I Get Off”. Both of these tunes are easily my favorites on this disc.
Not that it is a bad thing, but “Bet U Wish U Had Me Back” reminds me of a Kelly Clarkson song. Maybe that isn’t a fair comparison, but I could see this song having some crossover potential on to the pop/rock radio stations.
“What Were You Thinking” is a crunchy rocker with some cool guitar parts & great vocals (seeing a pattern here yet?). This is another hit worthy tune.
I really couldn’t find a bad song in the bunch on Halestorm. That is a credit to Lzzy Hale’s strong song writing, musicianship and awesome vocals. This band has a lot of talent, and I am sure I will be hearing a lot more from this Pennsylvania four piece in the near future. Give the band a chance, and I think you will be surprised this CD. You can check out some of the songs on this disc on the Halestorm myspace page .
Rating: Out of 10
1. It’s Not You
2. I Get Off
3. Bet U Wish U Had Me Back
5. Familiar Taste of Poison
6. I m Not An Angel
7. What Were You Expecting?
8. Love/Hate Heartbreak
9. Better Sorry Than Safe
10. Dirty Work
11. Nothing To Do With Love
Lzzy Hale – Vocals & Guitar
Joe Hottinger – Guitar
Arejay Hale – Drums
Josh Smith – Bass