on 7 November 2010
This album seems to have been received some negativity from old fans of the band, as it is not like the early full on metal alternative angular riffs and abstracted lyrics but it does have a lot going for it. It is simply a different clearer direction, and they are trying something new. Nothing wrong with that as the songs have a very accomplished, layered, defined style, very built up, but catchy, and modern, moving on as their sound was becoming stale and very much copied by many over the years. It has a fresher feel, a positive sound and new bigger style. Very good move.
on 4 March 2005
Being a long time Helmet fan, a die hard kind of thing, i was slightly concerned upon hearing Jon Stanier wasn't on the new record due to his Tomahawk commitments. But, it doesn't make a great difference.
Granted, there are one or two album fillers on here to pass the time to, but the remaining songs are as gruesome, chunky and beautiful as ever before, with a mr.Page Hamilton speaking for all the males out there who have ever been treated like dog turds by women. Own it, now