Seeing Eye Dog

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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.
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  • 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. Q Magazine
    80
    Helmet have fleshed out their minimalist grinding with proper tunes, but the question remains: will anyone care these days? [Nov 2010, p.105]
  3. Alternative Press
    70
    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. There was a question mark over whether Hamilton's muse would have been better served by adopting a new moniker to go with this band. It's not a question of him stepping away from an impressive legacy, rather giving him the freedom to fully explore his creative urges.
  5. Revolver
    60
    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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