Helmet is an extremely influential NoiseRock / PostHardcore band from New York City formed in 1989. They consisted of [[FaceOfTheBand Page]] [[IAmTheBand Hamilton]] on lead guitar and vocals, Henry Bogdan on bass, Peter Mengede on Rhythm Guitar and John Stanier on drums. They broke up in 1998 but have reformed in 2004 and released two albums ''Monochrome'' in 2006 and ''Seeing Eye Dog'' in 2010

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!!Examples:
* AlternativeMetal
* BreakupBreakout: John's [[Music/{{Battles}} second band]] was far more successful than Helmet.
* CoverVersion: BlackSabbath's "Symptom Of The Universe", Music/KillingJoke's "Primitive", Music/LedZeppelin's "Custard Pie" (with guest vocals by [[Music/TheJesusLizard David Yow]]). Perhaps a bit more surprising are versions of Music/TheBeatles "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Beautiful Love", a jazz standard originated by the Wayne King Orchestra.
* IAmTheBand: Page Hamilton wrote all the songs back when they started, and now he's the only original member left.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A solid 6.
* NoiseRock: Much more [[HeavyMetal heavy]] though.
* PostHardcore: Particularly their early material.
* RapRock / RapMetal: "Just Another Victim", their collaboration with Music/HouseOfPain. In live performances, they tended to slightly RearrangeTheSong by skipping the extended rap section entirely.
* UrExample[=/=]UnbuiltTrope: For NuMetal, while their use of drop d tuning has influenced acts such as Music/{{Deftones}}, Music/LimpBizkit, and Music/{{Korn}}, they have denied it and said that the true UrExample is Music/FaithNoMore.