METZ - METZ
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2012 Ratings: #81 / 952
User Score
Based on 123 ratings
2012 Ratings: #61
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.

MasterCrackfox
88
What has stood as one of my favorite noise rock records of all time for nearly a decade since its release, Metz self titled album is a wild ride from front to back with shockingly catchy guitar riffs, ear rattling drum beats, heavy and booming bass and gnarly shouting vocalization.

There is something undeniably rooted in punk coming off of this record as well, which I think is where some of this catchiness can come from. The riffs are often repetitive but form and shift throughout a song. ... read more
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
50
Wears it's influences so openly that you zone out.
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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