|Label:||Sub Pop Records|
|Add Date:||2015-05-22||Pull Date:||2015-07-24|
|Week Ending:||Jul 26||Jul 19||Jul 12||Jun 28||Jun 14||Jun 7||May 31|
|1.||Jul 21, 2015:||Meow After Midnight
|4.||Jun 27, 2015:||What was scene?
Spit You Out
|2.||Jul 13, 2015:|| In The Year 1000, 8000: Summer School (Session 2)
Spit You Out
|5.||Jun 24, 2015:||Brownian Motion
|3.||Jul 08, 2015:||ZoëRadio
|6.||Jun 09, 2015:||In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand - Guest DJ: Ala Ebtekar [SPQ08]
Subpop returns to their heavier 90’s roots with this new cd from METZ. Bass-driven rock, aggressive and thick, the guitar a constant noisy wash, and impassioned sung/yelled vocals (often through distortion), and lots of amp hiss. However, the songwriting is fairly conventional rock, with plenty of melody. While METZ is following a well-trod path, and nothing new or unexpected happens, that is also their charm. The 90’s bands who sounded similar to this - Jesus Lizard, Green Magnet School, Six Finger Satellite, pretty much every band Amphetamine Reptile ever put out - are long gone. And it’s too bad, because this is a great genre! The record is a little too controlled for me, but I suspect they may be a bit sloppier (and more exciting live.)
FCCs: none that I heard
RIYL: Amphetamine Reptile bands, 90s “industrial rock” and/or noise rock
Recommended tracks: 1*, 2*, 7,
1 Acetate - guitar line sounds like Arab on Radar. Odd time works well. Maraca drum part is unexpected treat.
2 The Swimmer - Good, driving melody on this. Hot track.
3 Spit You Out - Killer riff, melodic chorus.
4 Zzyx - filler sounds
5 I.O.U. - A bit faster. Good melody.
6. Landfill - sounds like one of the other ones.
7. Nervous System - Starts with a scream, more punk than the others. Nice.
8. Wait in Line - Not sloppy enough.
9. Eyes Peeled - pretty awesome (though short) atonal guitar solo punctuates a straight-ahead rocker
10. Kicking a can of worms - slower and dirgier, more reverb on the vocals. Like being in a tunnel.
|2.||The Swimmer||7.||Nervous System|
|3.||Spit You Out||8.||Wait In Line|
|5.||I.O.U.||10.||Kicking A Can Of Worms|