• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2012
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30

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  1. Oct 10, 2012
    10
    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
  2. Dec 27, 2012
    7
    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
  3. May 11, 2015
    10
    What MaizeKraize said. No need to over-analyze this album. It just hits like a ton of bricks for 30 minutes non-stop. Hard to avoid any Nirvana/Bleach comparisons because it's honestly the best punk/grunge album since.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Mar 13, 2013
    67
    Metz locates a bittersweet spot between post-punk calculation and garage-rock urgency.
  2. Dec 12, 2012
    50
    Only when they tip the 'dumb' into an absurdism, in bouts of monotony or mindlessly devolved weirdness, do Metz sound anything like punk, or indeed art. Herein lies the retardation.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    Brilliant: like all the best bands in the world playing through one broken amp at maximum volume. [3 Nov 2012, p.53]