Release Info: Singles Going Single #158 - My Life in Rain "This is Your Ballistic Helmet" 7" (1993, 50%)
Bearing a moniker that just oozes 'emo,' had always struck me as the runt of the litter of the D.C. scene. Ultimately, this crew never quite meshed with any of the sub rosa contingents of their day, be it punk, hardcore, or again, emo. A trio of albums were released during their mid-90s lifespan, but according to this handy discography, the single in question (produced by ex-Gray Matter/Senator Flux figurehead Geoff Turner) was their debut offering. The three-cut ...Ballistic Helmet is a sturdy slice of hard-strummed, no frills indie-rawk, just not particularly revelatory.