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The esteemed Sub Pop label doesn’t return too often these days to the gnarly, nasty sounds that made it a household name 20 years ago, but when it does it does so in spectacular fashion. Toronto trio Metz have been attracting rave reviews for their just-released eponymous debut, and whilst one particularly idiotic article earlier this week had me seriously questioning their judgement, I do have to agree with Pitchfork on this one. Sharing many of the same influences as 2012 favourites like Cloud Nothings, Japandroids and The Men – late ’80s/ early ’90s grunge and post-hardcore – it’s the most brutal Sub Pop offering since Pissed Jeans’ King Of Jeans, and one that often invites comparisons with the label’s most famous alumni Nirvana. High praise indeed, but hard to contest; listen to the whole record below and judge for yourself.



About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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