MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW
"Mayhem" by Halestorm
Written by: Lexie
TODAY, February 1, Halestorm graced us with a music video for their fierce track, "Mayhem!" Appropriately named, this song evokes the sort of chaos and commotion that would be expected from a song called "Mayhem." From start to finish, this song upholds an accelerated, wild sound that only continues to grow over the course of the track. Both the instrumentals and Lzzy Hale's vocals are so intricate and dynamic in how they shape the sound of the song; the music and vocals are equally dominant in the evocation of power and animosity, neither component overpowering the other. As Hale laments the usual and mundane and demands "mayhem," the music perfectly compliments the power in the delivery.
The video is simplistic in that it only depicts the band performing the piece, but through erratic movement and genuine ferocity, the video evokes the same kind of chaos that the sound does. Together, it truly does become mayhem, in the most appealing form possible. This song will get your heart racing and blood pumping! Because of its awesome sound and success in arousing a sense of discord, I rate this release a 10 out of 10. Go and check it out for yourself NOW on YouTube! If you like what you hear, you can purchase this song AND the rest of Halestorm's latest album "Into the Wild Life" TODAY, on iTunes!