METZ
METZ - METZ
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2012 Ratings: #78 / 940
User Score
Based on 103 ratings
2012 Ratings: #49
October 9, 2012 / Release Date
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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.

Dec 12, 2017
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
Nov 19, 2012
50
Wears it's influences so openly that you zone out.
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Added on: October 9, 2012