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.
by capt. May 27, 2007
A stupid person
see also: idiot
by alan March 06, 2004
1. shave your head
2. cover it in baby oil
3. from a distance of about 10 feet, run right into your girlfriend's vagina
that is a helmet
by ffffffffffffefffffffffffffffff November 20, 2009
the tip and or head of the mals penis. the word is easily formed into a insult by adding another word, forming a compound word "Helmetshiner" or "german army Helmet"
and other things of that nature.although it can be used in a good way like so...
Mike: dude i got the best Helmet last night.
Tyler: she spitshined your Helmet?
Mike: yeah i whipped out my Hoag and she went to town grinding my Helmet

Mike: (yelling at in a movie theatre) hey ho! whatch out, i drank to much soda now i gotta piss!
Gabe: shut the fuck up Helmet-shiner!
by MiKeD666 March 18, 2009
A term used to describe a particular group of teenagers living in the town of Healdsburg, California. They typically have about 6-8 members; their attire is usually reconstructed denim, from thrift stores, or They are mostly homeschooled or attend the local community college, and several make up the pop-punk band known as Secret Cat and attend the theater group known as the Imaginists. Helmet is famous for its genius creativity and obsession with apes.
Helmet's emblem or logo is characterized by a minimalistic face made up of a simple circle for a head, two dots for eyes and a straight line for a mouth.
Are you and Katrina going to the Helmet party on Saturday?
by H. Arlequinne August 19, 2008
oral stimulation of the penis
Yo' broad gives some mean helmet.
by Joseph Momma November 07, 2003
A device worn by special people like you.
Now now, Remugsum and Michael, remember your helmets, and make sure to catch the short bus!
by IXAM May 27, 2008
some who is retarded or constantly does or says stupid things

AKA- a helm
that kids a helmet
by A Bo October 27, 2007

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