markofcain wrote:i have no problem with this record and i go through aftertaste phases every once in a while, but i would have to say that there is something missing in this album....im not sure, its almost souless...it could be just me but this album says to me (this is what a band sounds like when its going through a break up but they have to get an album out) i got that same feeling with soundgarden on "down on the upside"
human5 wrote:this is actually my favorite helmet album. i love the guitar tones. they have a warmth to them yet they're gritty. i think all around this album has the best of the best tone wise for everything to me. and it was pretty much un-matched at the time.
eht13 wrote:Glad to hear you're enjoying it. It is a very good album, but I just feel like as a Helmet album it's not quite up to par and has less staying power or long term life to it. It's somehow missing something and just feels like the kind of album that a band on the verge of a breakup might put out.
Yeah, Page and Winona Ryder used to date. I think her bizarre shoplifting situation occurred at that time, and I think I remember hearing that Page went to the trial with her as a supportive boyfriend... haha.
fnm wrote:and while exactly what you wanted is a great song, it's not up there with those singles
btizubayer wrote:fnm wrote:and while exactly what you wanted is a great song, it's not up there with those singles
Aftertaste was the first album I was able to get my hands on. Looking on that, after all the effort it took to get the rest of my commercially available HELMET albums, if I were to recommend an album as a sampler, Aftertaste would be it.
Not knowing of the albums popularity...and well after I had obtained my HELMET albums... I was out and about about 6 years ago trying to find stuff at a local mall. While there, stopped into Hot Topics for a little... and a few minutes into being in the store, Exactly What You Wanted came out through the stores system. I was flattered.I didn't know it was a hit. Had to ask my buddy if he knew of it.....and he assured me that it was popular, when I thought that HELMET lost most of it's airtime after Betty was released. He listened to radio alot but man that sounded fantastic coming in almost all directions.
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