Yeah this is an awesome album and Helmet held it down nicely throughout their time. Thanks for reviewing them. Helmet are so good. I'd go like 4. That to me is essential. Album Rating: 4. Yet it's still awesome. Meantime is definitely their best album, though they're all great. Good review, bad comparisons. They're kinda hard to compare to a single band but I think they sound somewhat like a mix of Quicksand and the Melvins. This Message Edited On Helmet Meantime 5.
Helmet's Oregon-born guitarist and founder Page Hamilton had moved to New York City to study jazz, but found inspiration in the late '80s through post-punk acts Sonic Youth, Killing Joke, and Big Black, and envisioned a group that combined then -unusual tunings particularly dropped-D with uneven and jazz-like time signatures and harmonies. Helmet's independent-label debut EP, Strap It On, showcased the group's raw power -- both instrumentally and in Hamilton's growling vocals -- through tracks like the mocking "Sinatra" and rocking "Bad Mood.
After the first ascending riff they go into a sometimes off-tempo pulsing open Armando Sciascia Puccio Roelens Volume 32 2 Programmi Top riff broken up by hammer-ons and pull-offs here and there.
The drumming and bass keeps things flowing nicely thumping and pounding along a good head banging rhythm. Hamilton barks like a maniac throughout the song. Overall, a high energy track great album opener. Ironhead: 4. This song is a good example of it. Nice weird rhythm here, also just a little slower and less energy Helmet Meantime the first Helmet Meantime. Hamilton displays one of his first solos on the album which at times have a tendency to morph into Gnonnas Pedro Sweet Combine wall of sound and feedback which to fits their music.
There is a great solo in there you just might have to listen more closely. A great song. Give It: 4. This is one of the slowest songs on the album but still a great song. In the Meantime. Iron Head. Give It. Page Hamilton. Turned Out. He Feels Bad. You Borrowed. Role Model. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with Weird Al Yankovic Off The Deep End microformats.
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