And like an ancient painting the sun peaks through the high aired fog. We collectively stare off into the culmination of work no one ever had any intention of admiration. Each one of us must follow a path. Whether it be by our decision or another we follow. The idea that we’re in front is false.
Helicon takes on the dark abyss of nothingness with their self titled debut. Droning guitars with almost take on a wave like nature pummeled into your psyche masquerade themselves until they permeate your existence.
Beginning with “Devil On Your Tongue” I notice each one of their instruments perfectly falls into your head until its end leave you jarred and molded to what they think it ought to be. This hypnotic nature continues with the Indian influenced “Valmiki” which bleeds seamlessly into “Seraph”. The later adding a hopeful nature to your present situation. Vocals whimsically distorted bring your to another realm. Bringing nearly apocalyptic levels of crushing riff is “Drinking Of You”. Each chord is littered with glacial beats so dirty you can’t help with become even more engrossed and give up another aspect of control. At this point I notice the album’s art. Is this figure real? Have they been watching me this entire time? Have they always been there. The distant chanted vocals ease my troubled mind. Finishing off everything is the lovely titled “Ring the Albanian”. It take each aspect heard previously. All the filth. All the beauty and acts like a perfect coda for what I have just experienced.
By the this end of all of I’ve decided, no realized, that whatever nefarious purpose Helicon will lead me to will be where I’m meant to be.
Richard Murray Pow Magazine