Of course, that disc is now 15 years old, and Helmet has since released two albums, broken up, reformed, shuffled the lineup again, and released two more albums. These days the band is touring off its sixth studio album, Monochrome. And the fact that vocalist/guitarist Page Hamilton is the only remaining original member doesnt detract from the albums sound: The beats remain tight, the guitars are still thick, and Hamiltons vocals still have that airy-megaphone thing going on. So if youre ready to strap it on again, catch Helmet when they visit the Culture Room (3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost a shockingly-low $15. Call 954-564-1074, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2007