In 1989, Page Hamilton co-founded the New York-based Helmet, fusing Zeppelinesque riffing with a vehement post-hardcore precision, augmented by dense chords and offbeat time signatures based in Hamiltons formal jazz training. The combination was that rarest of visionary creations--it was successful in its own time. After their 1990 debut album "Strap It On" (on revered indie label Amphetamine Reptile), Helmet unleashed the major label "Meantime" (1992), a widely acclaimed album that earned a Grammy nomination, went gold, and launched a thousand other bands. "Betty" followed in 1994, successfully branching out from the bands ferocious attack and into more varied musical waters. Another acclaimed album "Aftertaste" followed in 1997 and after nine years and thousands of shows, Helmet called it a day in 1998. In 2004 Hamilton restarted Helmet, releasing two acclaimed albums - "Size Matters" in 2004, "Monochrome" in 2006 - and "Seeing Eye Dog" in 2010.