Strap It On

Helmet - Strap It On
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Very solid musicianship, everything sounds very well put together. I was tapping my foot the whole time so that must say something. Overall, a very nice and grimy sounding rock album with few duds but not much diversity in each song.


The only way to cope with the raw and aggressive assault, overflowing from the debut of these noisy metalheads, is to wear the suggested helmet properly.


Grungy, filthy, angry, muddy, tight, sludgy and heavy as a blimp filled with cement! Helmet's debut LP was an astonishing addition to AmRep's stable of "noise" bands (also featuring Cows, Tar, Helios Creed, Thrown Ups and many many more), filled to the blimp (filled with cement) with aggressive detuned low-end chord/space/chord/space riffs, gruff shouted "guy who smokes for a living" vocals and a flavorful topping of slippery, queasy nearly out-of-tune Branca-esque guitar ... read more

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Track List

  1. Repetition
  2. Rude
  3. Bad Mood
  4. Sinatra
  5. FBLA
  6. Blacktop
  7. Distracted
  8. Make Room
  9. Murder

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Added on: January 25, 2014