Helmet
Size Matters
(Interscope)
It’s been seven years since Helmet released a disc of dark and angry tunes. The newly reformed outfit is back, and madder than ever. A direct shot toward the nü-metal that’s tarnished the heavy metal genre, Page Hamilton and co. deliver fierce, driving cuts like “Crash-ing Foreign Cars,” “Enemies” and “Last Breath,” kicking balls-less pseudo-metal acts like Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit to the curb. Unlike Godsmack, Helmet hasn’t lost its edge, and it’s good to see the band back behind the wheel.
—Jon Bruhm
categories: Canadian artist

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