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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Canadian hard rock band was recorded in a barn by Graham Walsh and Alexandre Bonenfant.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Nov 27, 2012
    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.
  2. Oct 18, 2012
    This is an album that sounds fresh despite having its roots firmly planted in the post-hardcore/pre-grunge era.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    Metz [have] easily made one of the finest and most ferocious punk albums in years on this sledgehammer of a debut.
  4. 80
    On Record, they bring a sharpened tune-smithery to their noise-punk.
  5. Oct 9, 2012
    It's a real relief, then, to hear METZ's self-titled debut, a tight set of 10 gut-punch punk songs that, in 30 minutes, delivers the type of catharsis we've been lacking.
  6. Oct 8, 2012
    METZ is pulverizing, but in an artistic, superior way; the Canada-based trio balance noise, aggression and tact expertly.
  7. Oct 9, 2012
    Thirty minutes of METZ feels more like hard work than fun playtimes, and the sameness of the venture underscores the futility of whatever it is they're trying to accomplish, which falls somewhere between "artist defending bowel movement on a gallery floor" and "third demo tape by an up-and-coming new band."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 10, 2012
    I registered just to rate this album, since that user score is a joke. This album absolutely demolishes. Imagine a Jesus Lizard album cranked to the absolutely extreme. 10/10 Album of the Year Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2012
    This is the heaviest rock and roll band this year. They make grunge sound modern. Each track is heavy hitting and pounds these huge riffs in your face. Productions slick, vocals are abrasive, and the sound of Metz are one in a few nowadays. All In All, Metz make a solid debut with this record. B Expand
  3. Oct 17, 2012
    The songs are pretty bland, though the production tries to disguise this. It's a testament to Alex Edkin's vocal abilities that he can make the shouty vocals catchy, but the music behind them just isn't very interesting. There aren't really any stand-out 'riffs', only a dark background chug. The review comparing this to a Jesus Lizard album is absolute rubbish: they let all of the elements of their music stand out, whereas this band try and disguise their blandness by mixing the music into a smoggy stew. Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2012
    METZ has got great sound and interesting melody, but all songs look very simple without something extraordinary, without wow-things. It is ordinary, but good album, which doesn't open new doors and windows. They sit on warm place, which was found many years ago. But I'm sure, that there will be lot of people, who would die because of awesomeness of this band. Expand

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