01. Pure

02. Renovation

03. Exactly What You Wanted

04. Like I Care

05. Driving Nowhere

06. Birth Defect

07. Broadcast Emotion

08. It's Easy to Get Bored

09. Diet Aftertaste

10. Harmless

11. (High) Visibility

12. Insatiable

13. Crisis King

  Epitaph > Artists > Helmet > Aftertaste


Like many influential bands, Helmet was born out of an unusual set of influences. Oregon-born guitarist and founder Page Hamilton had actually moved to New York City to study jazz, but found inspiration in the late '80s through post-punk acts Sonic Youth, Killing Joke, and Big Black, and envisioned a group that combined then-unusual tunings (particularly dropped-D) with uneven and jazz-like time signatures and harmonies. The result was Helmet, the East Coast's answer to Seattle's then-underground sensation Soundgarden. LP only available on Epitaph.


No: #86496

US Rel. Date: 03/04/1997

EU Rel. Date: 02/18/1997

Type: Full


Editorial Reviews

Bill Gunsmith

Aftertaste is packed with the pessimistic and angry feel that is the trademark Helmet sound. Nowhere is this more noticeable than on "Exactly What You...


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