- Metz

Metz - Metz
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Rank: #36 / 881
USER SCORE
79
Based on
83 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

For all its abrasion and denatured noise, Metz isn’t a statement of nihilism or finality; it’s a bright, exploratory scalpel making the first of hopefully many incisions.

90
PopMatters

Undeniably one of my favorite albums of the year, METZ shines brightly, like a Molotov cocktail at the moment of impact.

90
musicOMH

This is an album that sounds fresh despite having its roots firmly planted in the post-hardcore/pre-grunge era.

90
No Ripcord

This is METZ suggesting, insisting and demanding to be heard. Theirs is the voice of freedom and expression and we should all listen very carefully to what that means. 

85
Pitchfork

While it ably captures the band's ferocity, Metz is less a recreation of the band's live shows than a surveillance-video document of it, one that's been edited and manipulated to maximize dynamic impact.

80
Drowned in Sound

By the end of this album’s 30 boisterous minutes you’ll feel absolutely exhausted.

79
Beats Per Minute

By approaching their craft with both diligence and ebullience, Metz have tapped into something primeval, something that should appeal as much to basement-dwelling metalheads as it will to neurotic art rockers.

50
FACT Magazine

Below the surface of their post-hardcore box-ticking – the filling-pain feedback and off-tone notes – Metz are something quite orthodox.

SiberianBreaks
69
This band has a promising debut to offer with a good amount of fun and intense songs. Their influences just stick out too much in their sound. These guys are pretty great live as well.

Favourite tracks: Headache, Get Off, Rats, Wasted, Negative Space
50
Wears it's influences so openly that you zone out.
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DETAILS

October 9, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Noise Rock / Genres
metzztem.com / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 27 - Consequence of Sound
# 15 - Exclaim!
# 35 - NME
# 31 - No Ripcord
# 44 - Pitchfork
# 43 - PopMatters
# 55 - Pretty Much Amazing
Track List
  1. Headache 
  2. Get Off 
  3. Sad Pricks 
  4. Rats 
  5. Knife in the Water 
  6. Nausea 
  7. Wet Blanket 
  8. Wasted 
  9. The Mule 
  10. Negative Space 
  11.  --))--
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Added on: October 9, 2012