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Debut album from Canadian post-hardcore trio produced by Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh

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  1. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    Metz isn’t a statement of nihilism or finality; it’s a bright, exploratory scalpel making the first of hopefully many incisions
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    METZ shines brightly, like a Molotov cocktail at the moment of impact
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  3. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    An album that sounds fresh despite having its roots firmly planted in the post-hardcore/pre-grunge era
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  4. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This is not just the best debut you will hear all year, but the best of the decade thus far
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  5. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    One of the finest and most ferocious punk albums in years
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  6. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    It’s impossible not to be enamoured with the spirit and the message of METZ
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  7. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    They understand pop-song economy, carefully arranging their riffs, rhythms, and screams in two-to-three-minute bursts that still feel immediate and catchy in the absence of proper sing-along hooks
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  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Metz make you want to jump in the air and hurl yourself at the wall for no reason
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  9. 8.0 |   BBC

    Metz take three-chord rock, in all its misfit, dilapidated glory, back to the mildew-ridden basement where ultimately it belongs
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  10. 8.0 |   NME

    Metz deliver the same righteous anger that informed much of their favourite music in the early ’90s
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  11. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    They bring a sharpened tune-smithery to their noise-punk
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  12. 8.0 |   The Fly

    If this record doesn’t persuade you that you’ve experienced an unstoppable force with near irreversible impact, it’s not METZ’s problem, it’s yours
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Intense, primal and ferocious, Metz are a band to soundtrack today’s hard times with suitably tough and unrelenting music. A magnificent piece of work
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  14. 7.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    By approaching their craft with both diligence and ebullience, Metz have tapped into something primeval, something that should appeal as much to basement-dwelling metalheads as it will to neurotic art rockers
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  15. 6.5 |   Prefix

    METZ is, in short, an almost-amazing album, an album of extremely well built and executed rock songs undone by a production that all too often calls attention to
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  16. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Strictness, precise savagery, burning frustration and searing guitars populate the serrated set of eleven purposely brutalist tracks here
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  17. 6.0 |   State

    Under the guidance of Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh and Crystal Castles’ Alexandre Bonefante, they’ve managed to record something that captures the essence of their enigmatic gigs
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  18. 6.0 |   All Music

    The Toronto trio is just a ball of heavy genres, lumping together noise rock, post-punk, hardcore, no wave, or any style that might punish a pair of eardrums
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