5 The modern metal riff began heresheriffjackson | 14/08/2009 | See all sheriffjackson's reviews (14)This album's influence on modern metal cannot be overstated; hundreds of bands owe their sound to Helmet, and more specifically Page Hamiliton. Latter albums expanded their formula considerably, but Meantime displays the core ingredients at their most powerful:huge (I mean Godzilla huge!) downtuned start stop riffs;abstract ear splitting solos;powerful, groove orientated drumming with an ultra tightsnaredrum sound;angry, but controlled vocals.The riffs are clearly the main attraction here with the well-known Unsung (best riff ever contender?) sitting alongside other less known bruisers like In the Meantime and FBLA 2. Indispensable.