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 heavy metal band. They used to rock, but now they suck.

Haven't you all noticed that they sound different? Page Hamilton sings different, too. They sound like poppy mainstream crap now. They don't even sound metal anymore. It's not even Helmet without Henry Bogdan, Peter Mengede and John Stanier. Mr. Hamilton should just retire.
Helmet used to be a good band in the early 90's. But not anymore!
by a former HELMET fan September 23, 2007
the head of a penis also used to refer to those who are considered dorks, losers, nerds, or simply those who never get tail
Man, that dude's such a f****n helmet!
by giblets January 13, 2004
Used to describe sex and sexual activity in a generic way.

"I need to get some helmet"

"that guy is giving her some helmet"

"I can't believe that guy is getting so much helmet, he's nearly getting yards
by wazgilbert May 04, 2008
to give head to a man
she gave me helmet on the first day she knew how to blow instruments in a good way
by Niceemcee January 19, 2004
something Ben Roethlisberger needs to wear
As a Steeler fan, I'm breathing a sigh of relief to know that Ben is ok, but if he would have worn a damn helmet, he wouldn't have so many facial injuries
by Ben's Helmets June 21, 2006
"helmet" is a phrase used when visually appreciating a perticualry beautifull woman,normally of and all round great appearance.
"cor blimey look at the helmet over there,john me old mucker!"
by Trickygeezer August 06, 2006
when one gives oral sex to a male who is circumsized.
that girl can give good helmet!
by frank valente October 22, 2006

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