October 22, 2019

Helmet - Aftertaste (1997)

*A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Post Hardcore
Label Number: INTD-90073

© 1997 Interscope Records
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Helmet pushed at the boundaries of their sound with Betty, perhaps too much for their audience's liking -- the album stiffed in comparison to Meantime. As a result, the band returned to straightforward Helmet territory with Aftertaste, restoring grinding guitars and pummeling rhythms to prominence. Theoretically, this approach should have made Aftertaste a more immediate, visceral record, but it is simply numbing. Without the invention of Betty or the gut-level force of Meantime, Helmet is simply a bland alternative metal band, lacking riffs, hooks, and purpose and relying only on volume. It's a shocking and disheartening turn of events for one of the more intriguing metal bands of the '90s.

tags: helmet, aftertaste, after taste, 1997, flac,


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