Monochrome - Helmet
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7.6

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  • Summary: This is the second release for the second incarnation of Helmet, which features frontman Page Hamilton backed by a new rhythm section.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. What matters most is, with Monochrome, Helmet is back to doing what they do best.
  2. It’s the sound the band became known with: big guitars playing suspended chords, crisp drums, barked verses and carefully sung choruses. [17 Jul 2006]
  3. Monochrome is marred by Hamilton's vocals. [Sep 2006, p.218]
  4. With Monochrome, Hamilton seems to have realised that stepping away from the majors and their requisite studio production sludge can only be a good thing. Now, if he can find a new direction to blaze in rather than re-tread thrice-covered ground, he may be on to something.
  5. For the most part, songs lumber along with little forward motion.
  6. The band has reached its absolute nadir on Monochrome, which commits the cardinal sin of any music: it is freaking boring.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 12, 2011
    6
    The music in Monochrome is what you'd expect from a Helmet album, but the singing not so much. Not sure if the notes were out of his range or what, but it turned me off of this album. Expand

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