Somewhere in America, Page Hamilton is wondering what went wrong with the Helmet reunion album. Hopefully he's not wasting too much thought on it, because it's pretty obvious what went wrong: Hamilton attempted to travel backward in time, returning to the last century when America was still suffering the grunge hangover. Back then, Helmet's mechanically precise riffs and Spartan vocals sounded different, almost exotic compared to the organic generational wail of the Cornells and Cobains. Post-Limp Bizkit, it just sounds tired. Simple is the new stupid, which is the new mainstream, which no one buys because it's ubiquitous. Only stupid buys stupid, Hamilton, and stupid spent its money on the Ashlee Simpson album. Or worse, Velvet Revolver. Either way,... More >>>
Battles will play the Creepy Crawl on Saturday, if they
can remember where they left the van.