by Helmet


Meantime is the second studio album and major label debut by American alternative metal band Helmet. It was released on June 23, 1992, through Interscope Records. Despite initially only achieving moderate commercial success, peaking at number 68 on the Billboard 200 chart upon release in 1992, the album influenced multiple bands in its wake, and has been well received by music critics and is considered an influential album of the metal genre. Meantime has continued to sell consistently well in the years since its release, and in 1994 was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.Helmet released one single from Meantime, “Unsung”, which was a charting success on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, and remains their best-known song. Music videos were also made for “Unsung”, “Give It” and “In the Meantime”.


  1. In The Meantime (3:11)
  2. Ironhead (3:23)
  3. Give It (4:17)
  4. Unsung (3:59)
  5. Turned Out (4:13)
  6. He Feels Bad (4:02)
  7. Better (3:09)
  8. You Borrowed (3:49)
  9. FBLA II (3:22)
  10. Role Model (3:31)

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Meantime (1992)

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Format Vinyl LP Limited Edition Reissue (Red And Blue 50 / 50 Split)
Label Interscope Records
Catalog Number B0026776-01
Notes Recorded at Fun City, except “In the Meantime” recorded at Chicago Recording Company. The catalog number B0026776-01 appears on the spine, the rear of the sleeve and the hype sticker. The catalog number B0026621-01 appears on the disc. All songs copyright 1992 P. Hamilton, except “Unsung” copyright 1991 P. Hamilton, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation/Ver Music/Headlift Music (BMI) ℗ 1992 © 2017 Interscope Records.
Discogs URL Helmet - Meantime