We can only assume Page Hamilton named his band Helmet because you need one to protect your head from all the massive blows. After all, this music is violent, but it's also smart, and you'll want every brain cell you can muster to enjoy it properly.

We can only assume Page Hamilton named his band Helmet because you need one to protect your head from all the massive blows. After all, this music is violent, but it's also smart, and you'll want every brain cell you can muster to enjoy it properly.

This post-millennial version of the band finds Hamilton relocated from New York to Los Angeles, but the recent "Seeing Eye Dog" is no sunnier than Helmet's previous alt-metal dalliances.

Intronaut, Bastards and Absolute Magnitude are on board for Friday's Skully's show.