They say that you should stick to your strengths. So it’s not with complacency, but with determined, sheer rigour that Metz are back with an ear-splitting, brilliant piece of scuzzy noise-pop. ‘Spit You Out’ is an intense piece of music, if you ignore for a second the Beatles-esque unified singing in the song’s chorus, buried underneath shards of drum stick and guitar string. With a lo-fi studio sound that’s indebted somewhat to Times New Viking, there’s a rasping, dirty hook, punctuated with animalistic drumming and a guttural, primal bass-line. Supposedly inspired by ‘modern culture’, capitalism and disenfranchisement, this is a roaring, snarling behemoth of an effort by the Toronto trio, complete with – bien sûr – an obligatory gnarly guitar solo.
Matching the sheer velocity of the live Metz experience is a gargantuan task, yet ‘Spit You Out’ does just that – you can almost taste the stale beer odour, feel the sweat and see plaid-covered bodies fly around with teenage abandon. To sum it up in the most articulate and grandiose way possible: fuck yeah, this rules.
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