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  • Record Label: Sargent House
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Heavy Metal, Experimental Rock, Sludge Metal
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  1. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    With a sound that tends to drift between the discordant jangle of the Pixies and the powerful sonic gut-punch of the Melvins, the trio weave together a dense tapestry of moody noise rock that seems to constantly shift and change directions.
  2. Mar 10, 2014
    80
    Its confident shape-shifting compositional power and instrumental thunder make for one of 2014's most immediate and satisfying releases.
  3. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    It is unquestionably their finest, and strangest, work to date.
  4. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    On Sleepwalking Sailors, Helms Alee finally feels bigger than the sum of its parts.
  5. Feb 21, 2014
    78
    Helms Alee doesn’t slough any of its previous interests wholesale, and each aspect of their musical personality is too distinct to camouflage with the rest. But the seams now crisscross in brilliantly unsuspected patterns, giving each element its space and the benefit of contrast.
  6. Mar 18, 2014
    70
    Don’t expect an ordinary cruise through placid conditions; this is music for those who love weathering a storm.
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