Metz – II – Album Review by Killian Laher
Canadian trio Metz kick up one hell of a racket on second album, II. It roars out of the speakers right from powerful opener Acetate. Singer Alex Edkins screams blue murder, roaring “TAAAAKKKKEEE! Take away these thoughts!” over slamming, screeching guitars and pounding drums, thrilling and rocking in equal measure. The album doesn’t sound like Nirvana, but it sounds like it’s in the spirit of Nirvana – The Swimmer and Spit You Out barrel along with a noisy, Albini-like production.
The album doesn’t let up, I.O.U. is exhilarating angst-rock, a powerful motherf*cker of a track and in common with the rest, doesn’t outstay its welcome. The one criticism is that in ten tracks over half an hour there is little variation but I’m pretty sure that’s not what the album was designed for. It is simply one of those albums that has come to blow your f**king head off, which everyone needs from time to time.
2. The Swimmer
3. Spit You Out
7. Nervous System
8. Wait In Line
9. Eyes Peeled
10. Kicking A Can of Worms
Acetate: METZ – Acetate (not the video)