Melody Maker
Issue: 19930821

Helios Creed
Previously one half of Chrome. Who? Listen up, punk. You know how you’ve got your Steve Albini, your Thurston Moore, your John Spencer? Well, every one of these guitarists could trace a line back to Chrome in the late-Seventies, when the urge still rankled high. Helios is your actual industrial music guru – not crap disco played through a distortion box (hello, Nine Inch Nails!)- but noise which is huge and abrasive, mutated through the biggest array of effects pedals known to man. Think: an ultra-tall dude wearing a big hat, long overcoat and knee-high boots. Think: a living legend.

The mind-altering ‘Kiss To The Brain’ (LP) is still available