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METZ - METZ

METZ - METZ
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Rank: #43 / 664
USER SCORE
80
Based on
50 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club
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
PopMatters

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

90
musicOMH
musicOMH

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

90
No Ripcord
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
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
Drowned in Sound

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

79
Beats Per Minute
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
FACT Magazine

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

User Reviews
50
Wears it's influences so openly that you zone out.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 9, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Sub Pop
GENRE: Noise Rock
TAGS
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