METZ-A Nova Aposta da Sub Pop

 

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There was a time, in recent history, when you needed to have at least twelve members to even be considered a band in Canada. It was nearly impossible to tour if you didn’t have access to some kind of personnel carrier, and making a record involved several years of tambourine overdubs. You know there were kids out there who just wanted to get in a van and play loud as hell through an Ampeg stack or a four-piece drum kit, but how could you call it a band if you didn’t even know a French horn player? By 2008, band membership had reached a critical mass. You’d go to a show and you might be the only person in the room who wasn’t playing an instrument. Hard times.

Thankfully, there are always a few naturally resourceful people who refuse to be intimidated or excluded from making their own wild racket in public. Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach have been around long enough to know that if you can’t fit it in the van, it’s not worth bringing. METZ play like one brutally heavy instrument with three heads, slashing heavy-gauge strings, bending guitar and bass necks in weird unison, along with what is probably the loudest drumming you’ve ever heard. It’s a return to everything that’s good about loud, ecstatic live music; a frantic nod to Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, and Public Image Ltd. at their most vicious, while still carving out some heavy new business. They play the instruments, the amps, and the room.

Thankfully, there are always a few naturally resourceful people who refuse to be intimidated or excluded from making their own wild racket in public. Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach have been around long enough to know that if you can’t fit it in the van, it’s not worth bringing. METZ play like one brutally heavy instrument with three heads, slashing heavy-gauge strings, bending guitar and bass necks in weird unison, along with what is probably the loudest drumming you’ve ever heard. It’s a return to everything that’s good about loud, ecstatic live music; a frantic nod to Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, and Public Image Ltd. at their most vicious, while still carving out some heavy new business. They play the instruments, the amps, and the room.

 

 

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Houve um tempo, na história recente, quando você precisava ter pelo menos 12 pessoas  até serem  considerados uma banda no Canadá. Era quase impossível fazer uma turnê, se você não tivesse  seu prorpio automóvel  e para gravar algo levava  anos.  Você sabe que havia jovens lá fora, que só queria entrar em uma van e tocar alto como o inferno através de uma pilha Ampeg ou um kit de bateria de quatro peças, mas como você pode ter uma  banda se você nem sabia qual seria seu futuro? Em 2008, Metz a associação da banda tinha atingiu uma massa crítica. Você iria a um show e você seria  a única pessoa na sala que não estava tocando um instrumento. Tempos difíceis.

Felizmente, há sempre algumas pessoas talentosas que se recusam a ser intimidadas ou excluídas em público. Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies e Chris Slorach há tempos sabem se você não pode se encaixar na van, a vida não vale a pena. METZ  tocam de forma brutal e  pesados como power trio  provavelmente  bateria mais alta  que você já ouviu. É um retorno a tudo o que há de bom em voz alta, na música em êxtase ao vivo, um aceno frenético do Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, e Public Image Ltd

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