Canada’s METZ aren’t going to let this pandemic slow them down. The purveyors of noise heavy punk have always done things their own way, even if it’s in a time such as this. With their new digital release Acid/Slow Decay, they deliver their extensive foray into seeing how far your speakers will let them go before separating from the cabinet.
With “Acid”the band starts the process of digging deep into the ether of noise punk. The searing example is wild and unfettered, while their structure here is chaotic and unrefined. It works, delivering their intensity in a raw yet immense way. The way the squealing guitars pair against the thunderous drums offers their signature tone in a way that sounds like the soundtrack to the earth’s demise.
On “Slow Decay,” METZ wastes no time in steering the ship towards the proverbial rocks. The unwieldy tones mixed with drums that sound like they’re being played on a stolen kit keeps things fresh. The vocals sound like they’re being sung in front of a box fan while the sound of the song is woozy and ready for a hangover the next day.
Both songs are available to be streamed and purchased exclusively from Bandcamp via Sub Pop Records. METZ is scheduled to perform in Malaga, Spain on August 05 at Canela Party until August 27 in Norman, OK at Norman Music Festival. Due to COVID-19, these dates are subject to change. Their complete tour schedule can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Nicholas Sayers.