Helmet release Strap It On
Strap It On is the first album by Helmet.
Originally released in 1990 through Amphetamine Reptile Records, it was subsequently rereleased by Interscope in November 1991.
Critics considered the album innovative for its explosive, propulsive, and often staccato riff style which greatly exploited drop D tuning. It has since become a cult classic in the post-hardcore genre and even influential on the metal scene. The moody, atmospheric "Sinatra" differed from most of the fast-paced, metal-influenced songs on the album; its lyrics featured a paraphrasing of Dean Martin's famous line about the crooner, "It's Sinatra's world/ We just live in it."