Label: Work Song Inc
Always the metal band's metal band, Helmet regroup for their seventh full-length and come as stripped-down and revved up as ever. Now a three- piece fronted by founder Page Hamilton and abetted by three long-standing Helmet tour players, the band unleashes a crunchy, angular sound that feels remarkably relevant in 2006's suddenly revived metal scene. Wharton Tiers returns to the production booth, a vet of Helmet's first two (now classic) albums. Check the killer title track for the softer side of one of the hardest -- and hardest working -- groups around.