It’s been a long time coming, but the second emotional drawl from Metz is finally here. Indulging in the Toronto bunch is, as expected, a brutish affair packed with unhinging guitar lines and throttling vocals. Tracks like ‘Acetate’ state their intentions from the off; intelligent while decidedly confrontational. If one thing’s clear it’s that this is a far less introspective record, detailing instead vocalist Alex Edkins’ relationships with politics, the media and so on.
It’s still fair to say it takes a certain calibre of band to release under Sub Pop, home to Nirvana, Pissed Jeans and Goat to name but a few — but it’s evident Metz have earnt their colours with this one.
Check out ‘Acetate’ right here: