Helmet is an alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.
Helmet has released seven studio albums and two compilation albums. The band found mainstream success with their 1992 major label debut "Meantime", which debuted at number 68 on the Billboard 200, with singles "Unsung" and "In the Meantime". After the release of "Betty" (1994) and "Aftertaste" (1997), Helmet broke up in 1998, however reformed in 2004. The band released their fifth album, "Size Matters", later that year and it was their last release on their longtime label Interscope Records. They were briefly signed with Warcon Records, who released their sixth album, "Monochrome", on July 18, 2006. Currently, Helmet are signed to Work Song Records, who released their seventh album "Seeing Eye Dog".
Rather tha being a band's influence, Helmet is one of Chris if not his favorite band.
What's the best album of all time?
Matt: greatest hits or something - simon and garfunkel
Dom: haven`t heard it yet
Chris: aftertaste - helmet 
What's the best gig you've ever seen?
Matt: either primus or rage against the machine (reading 1996) also saw half of the jeff buckley set at reading 1994, very impressive
Dom: primus at brixton academy, june 1997
Chris: helmet 1997 suppoting korn in newport