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4.0 out of 5 stars The guy below...
...was obviously never in posession of ears in the first place. You like Betty AND Size Matters? Betty was superb but Size Matters was a horrible made-for-radio Hamilton-pension-plan piece of poo.
This is MUCH better.
The off-kilter riffs and angry sound make a welcome return and although Page's vocals have changed (and I miss the old style)I think they work ok...
Published on 13 Aug 2006 by J. Driscoll

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1.0 out of 5 stars The seminal Helmet gets even worse...
Being along time fan, since Strap it on, I just want to say, this is not the Helmet we all know and love. This is cheesy metal and almost as bad as the previous album. They should have stayed down after the release of Aftertaste. So, why is it a bad album? well, the guitar playing as usual is superb. The new drummer, although not as tight as Stanier, sounds ok. What lets...
Published on 25 July 2006 by Mr. D. R. Ashton


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4.0 out of 5 stars The guy below..., 13 Aug 2006
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J. Driscoll (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Monochrome (Audio CD)
...was obviously never in posession of ears in the first place. You like Betty AND Size Matters? Betty was superb but Size Matters was a horrible made-for-radio Hamilton-pension-plan piece of poo.
This is MUCH better.
The off-kilter riffs and angry sound make a welcome return and although Page's vocals have changed (and I miss the old style)I think they work ok with the new guitar tunings.
I've got to say though that Bury Me (aka Every Single Word) and Money Shot sounded better on the Gandhi demos. Just the production though, they're good songs.
It could have been a lot worse. It could have sounded like the appalling Institute album Page produced and Chris Traynor played on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helmet Monochrome, 12 Feb 2010
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Mr. M. Rowe "mikeromeo" (England, UK) - See all my reviews
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I've seen this album described as a "return to form" for Helmet, implying that it's closer in composition and production to Meantime. The growled vocals of the first track, Swallowing Everything, oppose that statement entirely, but there are tracks whose vocals are more melodious, and do resemble thye Helmet of old. It's a good album all-in-all, and should please existing fans whilst attracting new ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The return of Helmet!!, 24 Jun 2006
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Mr. John Williamson "Capt. Spaulding" (Greenock,Scotland) - See all my reviews
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I had the chance to listen to most of this album and its amazing!Theres never been a poor Helmet song and by the sound of the mew album there is'nt ever going to be.As soon as you hear the first song you know its Helmet...the riffs....Page's voice....its all as good as it ever was and ever will be!

5/5 for what ive heard so far.

MILQUETOAST!!!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The seminal Helmet gets even worse..., 25 July 2006
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This review is from: Monochrome (Audio CD)
Being along time fan, since Strap it on, I just want to say, this is not the Helmet we all know and love. This is cheesy metal and almost as bad as the previous album. They should have stayed down after the release of Aftertaste. So, why is it a bad album? well, the guitar playing as usual is superb. The new drummer, although not as tight as Stanier, sounds ok. What lets it down, as with the previous album, is the vocals. This is just painful and embarrising! Page seems to be trying to sing in the style which is trendy at the the time. Size matters vocaly sounded like Blink 182. This one vocaly is whiney as hell. And Page is also snarling now!!. Vocals were never his strong point, but they suited the tight industrial precsision of the music. Now his voice is just painful. Anyone who calls this progression is insane. Give it up, Helmet! Either that or carry on as an instrumental band ala Don Cabbalero/(spelling?)Battles.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe size doesn't matter., 11 Aug 2006
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Hmm. This reminds me of the crushing disappointment that was "Aftertaste" having liked "Betty" so much. "Size Matters" was, I felt, a welcome return to form. I now feel that it's SONGS that matter, not size, and I'll be selling my ears on ebay if Hamilton does this again.
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