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  • Band members: Page Hamilton, Dan Beeman
  • Summary: The band fronted by Page Hamilton includes yet another new line-up for its seventh studio album.
  • Record Label: Work Song Incorporated
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
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  1. Featuring the classic, jagged and tar thick riffery and off-beat timing that have become Helmet's signature, Seeing Eye Dog is a great (especially re the vocals) and gritty listen.
  2. Helmet have fleshed out their minimalist grinding with proper tunes, but the question remains: will anyone care these days? [Nov 2010, p.105]
  3. While melodic skull-kickers like "In Person" will hook fans of the band's later work. It's when Hamilton overreaches--a cover of the Beatles' "And Your Bird Can Sing" and the string-driven "LA Water"--that things take a turn for the weird, but mercifully, the schizophrenia is short-lived. [Oct 2010, p.113]
  4. However much it lacks the crunch and thrust of classic Helmet albums like Meantime or Betty, though, Seeing Eye Dog is still a fine addition to the band's catalogue. [4 Sep 2010, p.52]
  5. Interesting, but hardly the band that made Meantime. [Sep/Oct 2010, p.90]
  6. Most of the album stays sludgy though, and Seeing Eye Dog tends to drag more than it hits.
  7. 50
    Points added for the tiered release options, including a tour laminate for the most devout, and sticking with the drill-press guitar thing. Points deducted for inventing nu metal--still more for songs that won't let an audience forget it.

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