One of the most original hard rock/heavy metal bands to rise up from the United States underground; The original and most prominent lineup featuring Page Hamilton on guitar and vocals, Henry Bogdan on bass, John Stanier on drums, and various background guitarists. Their original sound was based around heavy guitar distortion with droning riffs, outrageous guitar shredding and solos (influenced by bands such as Sonic Youth, Void and Killing Joke as well as many jazz musicians), loud chuggy bass lines, heavy snare drumming, and background guitars to create a "wall of noise" sound.

In 1992 they blasted into the mainstream with their second album "Meantime", which featured their most known song "Unsung". The band also released "Give It" and "In the Meantime" as singles, but both songs flopped in sales and didn't receive as much attention as "Unsung". Helmet's two albums "Strap It On" and "Meantime" were both so groundbreaking that it spawned many watered down imitator bands that ripped from Helmet's sound, the most prominent three being Korn, Deftones and Tool. This move infuriated and disgusted the band, giving them the desire to do something much more experimental to alienate themselves from their imitators.

In 1994, Helmet released their third album "Betty"; a much more melodic album which owed more to bluesy and jazzy heavy metal, which featured the songs "Wilma's Rainbow" and "Milquetoast", both of which became minor hits on modern rock radio. Helmet have gone on to release 3 more albums and still remain a favorite of Modern rock, Hard rock and Heavy metal fans today.
HELMET are a very great, but HIGHLY underrated band.
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A fairly decent Groove metal band started in the New York City underground music scene in 1989. Fronted by lead guitarist and vocalist Page Hamilton. Original members include Henry Bogdan on bass, John Stanier on drums, and Peter Mengede on rhythm guitar. Broke up in 1998 but reformed in 2003 with new members.

Well, yes...I like the original Helmet; but not the watered down, newly reformed so called "Helmet" that plays crappy Alternative rock instead of Heavy metal.
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A Helmet or a Helm is a total 100% dumbass who has no idea what he is talking about or doing
Dude WTF are you doing? You are such a Helmet
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The tip of a circumsises penis. More specifically, any male individual who behaves like one, especially one who acts in an aggressive manner.

"John's always flexing his muscles and trying to start fights. The guy's a real helmet."
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Another way to call someone stupid.
Person #1: See that guy who ran into that door?

Person #2: Yea what a helmet
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A derivative of "idiot" or "pratt", Helmet fuses the semantics of the end of a man's penis and the un-cool nature of the common bicycle helmet. It is most commonly used in a jovial manner when laughing at a friend or aqcuaintance with another friend.

It can also be used to describe a person who is not a friend, who has committed an action upon those in the circle of friends which had malicious or vengeful intent, but ended up being a source of laughter to those inside of the circle of friends.
" You heard that Shaun is away this weekend seeing that minger from Blackpool ?! "

" Haha is he?! What a Helmet! "

" Did you see that lad come to push me away from that girl he was trying to pull and then slipped on the dancefloor?! "

" Yeh! What a Helmet! "
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A name given to a circumcised guy's penis. Or simply just a name given to a guy who has a circumcised penis. Used as the opposite of sock, i.e. an uncircumcised guy's penis.

This of course came about due to the obvious visual differences, i.e. a circumcised penis could appear to be wearing a helmet, whereas the extra skin on an uncircumcised penis kinda looks like a sock.
Curious Dude: "Hey man, question. Are you a helmet or a sock?"

Jewish Dude: "Holy crap, man, for the last time: I'm Jewish! Think about it."

Curious/Confused Dude: "What the hell, man? What's Judaism got to do with your package?"

Exasperated/Jewish Dude: "Oy!"
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To play the game of Helmet means to touch everything with the tip of your penis. i.e. - to go up to your friend's toothbrush and rub your penis tip on it. Gross? Yes. Amusing? Not really.
Wanna go for a game of helmet around the house?
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