The Midweekly – Helms Alee

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

There’s a rumbling coming from the depths of the alt metal sea. It is a leviathan of an album called Keep This Be The Way, and there is a ship ready to do battle. Helms Alee, hailing from Seattle, is its crew of sludge rockers. KTBTW is the trio’s sixth, and most recent release. Saber sharp guitars, and hammer heavy bass lend the riffs that drone on and reverb out. But the drums, like cannon fire, are what give this record its life. Vocals from all three members will lure you out with dark melodies, then crash you against the rocks when the screaming starts. The pacing journeys from full on metal to folksy ballad. Helms Alee are flying an adventurous flag in this particular genre.

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