Metz – Review


(Sub Pop Records)
release date: 10/9/2012
by Scott Hefflon

Metz reminds us of the good ol’ days of pre-folk-cuddling Sub Pop and noisy rock labels like Amphetamine Reptile and Frank Kozik’s Man’s Ruin. Too-bright days and smoke-filled nights when the music was loud and frantic, the bass rumbled your belly, and while it wasn’t actually punk or metal or swagger rock, it stuffed its crotch with the best of each, sportin’ that noisy rock bulge loud and proud. Think Jesus Lizard, Melvins, Shellac, Unsane, The Bronx, and Holy Fuck. “Headache” is the single off the Canadian trio’s first full-length.