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METZ

Alert (!) to those who like bands who play deafening loud and ferociously tight, with live shows that will leave you covered in a combination of bloody, sweat and beers…

METZ bandCanadian hard rock trio METZ put on a wild live show. One of the tightest acts to behold, the noise they create is impressive. Thank you once again, Canada.

METZ capitalise their name, and this should signify to you that they are LOUD. Loud as all hell. Their self-titled debut album, released in late 2012, was produced by the band with the help of Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck. We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: Canada pumps the good stuff.

One of Sub Pop Records’ cherished children; the Canadian trio are from Toronto. METZ represent their labels humble origins aptly with their frantic grunge sound. Their sound is reminiscent of early punk with ghosts of the grunge scene.

Sonically, expect to hear deafening drums, (the kind that shoot straight through to the pit of your stomach) and classic rebellious vocals that are glued to some pretty frenetic guitar sounds. Just the right amount of static, they exude an energy I would really like to experience live. Described as a seminal live act throughout the Canadian and US press, this makes me very envious to be divided by sea.

Adding to this jealousy is the news that they are touring with one of my favourite newish bands, Cloud Nothings, in the USA in June. METZ have been making noise for over three years now, which has seen them share the stage with some pretty rad bands – notably Mudhoney, Death From Above 1979 and Constantines.

They have a few EP’s under their belt, having released their debut self titled album in 2012. With a string of shows and festival dates throughout the States, Let’s hope they bring with them some new releases and some shows in Australia.

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May 8, 2014

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