Helen Money are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very experimental and avant garde form of music with elements of doom metal, post punk and noise rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Arriving Angels" which was released by Corpseflower Records.
The album starts out with a very dark sound along with drones and a couple of minutes later heavy guitars make their way into the music and bring in a post doom metal sound as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
As the album continues it goes fro a very original sounding ambient doom metal direction along with electronic violins being the lead instrument as well a s being as heavy as a guitar as well as bringing in tribal sounding drums as well as bringing in cellos and influences from early 20th century avant garde music.
With this album Helen Money create a sound that is very hard to categorize while it has the heaviness of doom metal it also has elements of classical, avant garde, noise rock and post punk and with all of these styles combined the music ends up having a very dark and haunting sound.
SOng lyrics are absent from this recording with the music being all instrumental, while the production has a very raw and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Helen Money are a very great sounding experimental/avant garde metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rift" "Radio Recorders" and "Runout". 8 out of 10.