Pacific Northwest ragers Helms Alee have been making noise in the metal underground for the past decade or so. This fall, the power trio released its fourth LP, Stillicide, via Sargent House Records, and it’s full of riffs and beats and propulsive energy like the best of its Seattle peers (we’re talking The Melvins moreso than Pearl Jam). But this crew also displays fierce dynamism, knowing how to get loud and shred, but also how to lure listeners in with the ebb and flow of a rumbling sonic tide. Listen to the fierce “Tit to Toe” from Stillicide below, and get psyched to see Helms Alee’s return to Philly at Union Transfer tonight opening for Russian Circles. Tickets and more information on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.
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